Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary

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    Number of Pages: 320
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780252076602
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    Listed in: Blues, Reference works, Popular culture
    Publisher: University of Illinois Press

    Books by Stephen Calt

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