jazz played in the raucous and high-spirited style of barrelhouse.

1925–30; gut + bucket Unabridged
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gutbucket (ˈɡʌtˌbʌkɪt)
a highly emotional style of jazz playing
[C20: from US gutbucket a cheap gambling saloon where musicians could play for hand-outs]

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In his baritone phrasing, thick, romantic tones rose up from the gutbucket into wide clouds of lyricism.
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