Stephen Calt's Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary PDF

By Stephen Calt

This interesting compendium explains the main strange, vague, and curious phrases and expressions from classic blues tune. using either documentary proof and necessary interviews with a few now-deceased musicians from the Nineteen Twenties and '30s, blues pupil Stephen Calt unravels the nuances of greater than twelve hundred idioms and correct or position names stumbled on on oft-overlooked "race documents" recorded among 1923 and 1949. From "aggravatin' papa" to "yas-yas-yas" and every little thing in among, this actually designated, racy, and compelling source decodes a missed speech for basic readers and researchers alike, supplying necessary information regarding black language and American slang.

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