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#1 2011-10-11 16:17:13

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 982

"jute" and "duke" for juke

This forum should not be a compendium of every drive-by assault on the language, but you’d never know it by me. Don’t ask me how, but I happened to be a witness to an unusual usage at 57 seconds in to this more-than-forgettable country song (some songs are to be forgotten, some are to be violently flung away). “Juke” is a loan-word from Gullah meaning “wicked, disorderly”, echoing Wolof and Bambara dzug, for “unsavory”. Juke boxes appeared in the late thirties playing that unsavory black music in wicked juke joints, referred to in this 1941 multiracial number by Anita O’Day, which showcases some provocative, disorderly jitterbugging.

I still play 45s, surprising considering I am 17. We have a jute box that plays them.
http://www.defectiveyeti.com/archives/000819.html

WURLITZER AMERICANA III JUTE BOX beleive it is 1960
Classified ad

Also out there: jude, jube, and duke boxes.

I loved going to a particular restaurant in town because they had ‘losing my religion’ on the dukebox and I used to play it as often as I could.
http://jenny-theguidedogblog.blogspot.c … ow-it.html

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#2 2011-10-12 13:34:33

JuanTwoThree
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From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 372

Re: "jute" and "duke" for juke

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, undeservedly unacknowledged in the history of rock/soul/R&B, get called the Dukes on a regular basis.

http://www.songkick.com/artists/46813-s … bury-dukes

On this website the Dukes are supporting the Jukes, apparently.


On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.

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#3 2011-10-13 12:05:32

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 982

Re: "jute" and "duke" for juke

Among the top albums of 1979, number 30 was “The Jukes” by Southside Johnny & the Amboy Jukes
http://hitsofalldecades.com/chart_hits/ … 6&Itemid=9

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