Thu, 15 Aug 2002 07:07:57 -0400
It is also a card game...which was played for blood sometimes in the
musician's backroom of Chicago's Jazz Ltd. by drummer Freddie Kohlman and
trombonist Dave Rasbury.
I helped with their bar bills when they undertook to teach me the game.
I soon began to buy my own drinks with the money I saved by NOT playing it
with those sharks!
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Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Tonkology
> The question has been asked:
> >What is a tonk?
> John, a "tonk" is a verbal abbreviation for "honky-tonk" which is a term
> a low class saloon.
> Hope this clears up the mystery for you.
> Bill "Down In Honky Tonky Town" Gunter
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