Bibliographic Details

Barrelhouse words : a blues dialect dictionary / Stephen Calt.

Author / Creator Calt, Stephen.
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2009.
Description 1 online resource
Language English
Subject Blues (Music) -- Texts -- Dictionaries.
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Blues.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Soul & R 'n B.
Blues (Music)
English language -- Dialects
Lied
Blues
Electronic resource.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Dictionaries
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11124634
ISBN 9780252033476
0252033477
9780252076602
0252076605
9780252090714
0252090713
1283070081
9781283070089
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 1923 and 1949. From "aggravatin' papa" to "yas-yas-yas" and everything in between, this truly unique, racy, and compelling resource decodes a neglected speech for general readers and researchers alike, offering invaluable information about black language and American slang.
Other form Print version: Barrelhouse words 9780252033476 (cloth : alk. paper)