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Definition of Barrelhouse

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cheap bar or saloon for drinking and dancing; early style of jazz piano music which is loud and rough accented by two-beat rhythm
Barrelhouse Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
A building on the refinecy grounds where barrels are filled with various grades of lubricating and other oils, sealed, and made ready for shipment oil house. See Drum.
Barrelhouse Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Barrelhouse can refer to:
  • A "juke joint", a bar or saloon. Originates from the storage of barrels of alcohol.
  • An early form of jazz with wild, improvised piano, and an accented two-beat rhythm (see Boogie-woogie).
  • A style of piano-playing associated with the above.
  • Barrelhouse Records, a record label.
  • The London Blues and Barrelhouse Club, a blues club in London founded by Alexis Korner and Cyril Davis.
  • The Barrelhouse Club, a rhythm and blues nightclub in Los Angeles, co-owned by Johnny Otis.

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Barrelhouse Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Jazz Glossary
a rough-and-ready music.
Barry Ulanov
Barrelhouse Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. a cheap drinking and dancing establishment
(synonym) honky-tonk
(hypernym) barroom, bar, saloon, ginmill, taproom