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Synonyms for barrelhouse

a cheap drinking and dancing establishment

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In addition to a passion for baseball, black people in Bogalusa evolved from the barrelhouses a love for swing music, which had become the "most popular musical form in many Southern mill towns.
The Beginnings," includes a chapter on "Industries and Centers Supporting Boogie-Woogie in the South," which recounts stories of piano playing in the barrelhouses of lumber and turpentine camps of the Southern states, extending from Florida northward to the Carolinas and westward to Texas and Oklahoma.
On weekend nights, the hearts of these camps were their rowdy social halls, called barrelhouses, where traveling musicians would play the boogie and people would dance and drink the night away.
Indeed, page after page of Gussow's stories of black-on-black violence confirm for me that their black violence toward each other was almost always enacted indoors--inside barrelhouses, chock-houses, jook joints, and cabarets.
There are some eye-opening glimpses into the business of recording, musical discoveries with amplification, sharecropping life, and the get-down funkiness of the juke joints and barrelhouses.
The original barrelhouses, built without air-conditioning, electrical ventilation or humidifiers, provide Flor de Cana a natural, undisturbed environment in which the rum ages, ensuring that no excessive flavors or aromas are acquired.