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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
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Dictionaries
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2009021912
(OCoLC)317462383
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: 776588936
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 286 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Author's 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""; ""Index""
Other Titles: Blues dialect dictionary
Responsibility: Stephen Calt.

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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 Read more...

 
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