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By Stephen Calt

This attention-grabbing compendium explains the main strange, vague, and curious phrases and expressions from classic blues track. using either documentary facts and worthy interviews with a few now-deceased musicians from the Twenties and '30s, blues pupil Stephen Calt unravels the nuances of greater than twelve hundred idioms and correct or position names discovered 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 certain, racy, and compelling source decodes a missed speech for basic readers and researchers alike, supplying useful information regarding black language and American slang.

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