jook house


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Noun1.jook house - a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukeboxjook house - a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
joint - a disreputable place of entertainment
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Toward the end of the meal, when I mentioned in passing that I played music, Pudding said if I wasn't in a hurry, I should follow her out to "J.R.'s jook house" and sit in with the local blues band.
As stated earlier, the snap dancing was observed in at a small Bankhead nightclub called "The Poole Palace." The Poole Palace is a modern day juke joint or jook house. Jook houses developed throughout the South as segregated leisure and dance halls (Emery, 1972, p.220).
He confirmed for me that indeed he was performing this old Jook house dance believed to have been derived from dances to the African divinity of Smallpox.