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Barrelhouse words : a blues dialect dictionary

Author: Stephen Calt
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
This fascinating compendium explains the most unusual, obscure, and curious words and expressions from vintage blues music. Utilizing both documentary evidence and invaluable interviews with a number of now-deceased musicians from the 1920s and '30s, blues scholar Stephen Calt unravels the nuances of more than twelve hundred idioms and proper or place names found on oft-overlooked "race records" recorded between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic resource
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Texts Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barrelhouse words
(DLC) 2009021912
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Calt
ISBN: 9780252090714 0252090713 1283070081 9781283070089
OCLC Number: 743404421
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Author' Note --
Contents --
Introduction --
Select Annotated Bibliography of Dictionary Sources --
General Bibliography --
Informants Cited in Text --
Abbreviations and Symbols Used in Text --
A Blues Dialect Dictionary --
Appendix --
Responsibility: Stephen Calt.


An exhaustive, engrossing lexicon of blues idioms 
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"An impeccably scholarly, irresistibly readable guide to the language heard on the recordings of the great blues singers who were active in the first half of the 20th century."--Wall Street Journal Read more...

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