Friday, March 02, 2007

speakin of jookin

This showed up in this morning's paper:

The word 'juke' is believed to be derived from the African-influenced Gullah dialect of the Southeast coast, in which 'jook' means 'disorderly'or 'wicked'.

From As Night Falls, Farmer Trades His Tractor For the Blues in this morning's New York Times.

The piece, a good read, is about a juke joint called Po' Monkey in Merigold, Mississippi, and its proprietor Willie Seaberry who says, "I love all music as long as it's the blues."

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails