Notes on Music
2:33 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Jukeboxes

Do you remember the juke boxes so common a few decades ago and wondered how they got their name?  

It seems that a jook house or jook joint was a “honky-tonk” roadhouse, often a brothel, certainly not appropriate in a so-called “good society.”  

Eventually, in order to lower costs, coin-operated machines were installed.  

Called “nickel-in-the-slot” machines  they quickly found their way into the general culture.

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