field-holler

field-holler

n
(Jazz) a cry employing falsetto, portamento, and sudden changes of pitch, used in African-American work songs, later integrated into the techniques of the blues
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His range is still impressive, capable of handling bullfrog bass parts as well his superbly-controlled yelping field-holler. There was no way he'd neglect Rock Island Line, this obvious highlight opening with a chugging narration, then breaking out into an impatient tumble.
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