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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gutbucket definition

  1. n.
    a chamber pot, especially one used in a prison cell. (See also gash bucket.) : You got something around here I can use as a gutbucket?
  2. n.
    a toilet; a makeshift toilet. : Where's the gutbucket around here?
  3. n.
    the stomach. : Sam poked Pete right in the gutbucket.
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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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