Barrelhouse Words

Barrelhouse Words : A Blues Dialect Dictionary

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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252033477
  • 9780252033476

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"A treat for anyone who loves language, and who sees it as a living, breathing entity."--PopMatters "A very useful and mamlishly good book."--Juke Blues"A fascinating and entertaining read."--All About Jazz "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 Journalshow more

About Stephen Calt

Stephen Calt is the author or coauthor of the blues biographies I'd Rather Be The Devil: Skip James and the Blues and King Of The Delta Blues: The Life and Music of Charlie Patton.show more

Table of contents

Author's Note; Introduction; A Note on Language; Select Annotated Bibliography of Dictionary Sources; General Bibliography; Informants Cited in Text; Abbreviations and Symbols Used in Text; Dictionary Entries A-Z; Indexshow more

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