Barrelhouse words : a blues dialect dictionary /

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Author / Creator:Calt, Stephen.
Imprint:Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2009.
Description:xxxi, 286 p. ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Blues (Music) -- Texts -- Dictionaries.
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Blues (Music)
English language -- Dialects.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Dictionaries.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7844294
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ISBN:9780252033476 (cloth : alk. paper)
0252033477 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780252076602 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0252076605 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.

Physical Description:xxxi, 286 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780252033476 (cloth : alk. paper)
0252033477 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780252076602 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0252076605 (pbk. : alk. paper)