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What is a shout-singer?


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The description of the Background and Occupational Keyword for the Urban Occupation Entertainer in Sartar:Kingdom of Heroes, p.20 contains a list of possible specific entertainers, that could be selected. This list mentions a shout-singer. Never heard about that. Is anybody able to explain this type of entertainer?

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I suspect it's synonymous with "belting". If it isn't then let's rope the author in @Jeff. Have a look here:






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I'm going to concur with Mr. Scott. Blues shouters were musicians, mostly from the 1940s and 1950s, whose vocals were halfway between shouting and singing. Big Joe Turner is the most well known, but if you're interested, also check out Wynonie Harris, Tiny Bradshaw, H-Bomb Ferguson, and Bull Moose Jackson. Lyrics were often risque or advocated massive alcohol consumption.Tiny Bradshaw's "Snaggle Tooth Ruth" is particularly insane--it describes an out-of-control party that turns into a huge fistfight.


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