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Retro Valley Juke Joint by Acaciathorn Retro Valley Juke Joint by Acaciathorn
Historical note: "Juke Joint" is term for an informal establishment featuring music, dancing, gambling, and drinking, primarily operated by African American people in the southeastern United States. Tons of these "freed slave saloons" popped up after emancipation in the rural south, where Jim-Crow laws generally prevented sharecroppers and other black workers from going to "whites only" establishments.

MOAR crappy sketch...Will probably scrap at some point :p

Sorry I've only been posting half-finished stuff lately - my health has been poor for months ^^;

Anyway, saw an awesome pic of a saloon girl and HAD to make my own version...this is still for ~famouslies and ~Katia711's JN AU contest. don't judge I'm loving this My fic entry (thus far still in progress) can be found here: [link] JN fans only please or I'll die of embarrassment
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kobaltkween Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure that's completely accurate?  Juke joints were very big in the west, and many were operated by Mexicans.  In fact, I once (randomly) spoke to a professor whose specialty was the narrative ballads that got recorded because the Mexican juke joints needed records to play (though the ballads predated the records).  I forget the term for them, but they had a specific form and types of subject matter.  Pancho Villa was, for instance, the subject for one set of ballads.  Anyway, such establishments were apparently huge in Texas, which probably means they were big in Oklahoma and New Mexico, too.  My mom still refers to them.

And I think there were juke joints for poor whites, too.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Juke joints definitely spread beyond their origins and were frequented by a variety of patrons. Still got started in the south by blacks, though.
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Carzilla Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Love the design, she's pretty, this is awesome, what more can I say? Bravo 
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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PrayerGirl1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
This is not crappy! It's very good! Are you planning on doing everyone? That would be way coolClap I am a dummy! !
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SweetieeC Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
stunning!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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starcru Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
NICE.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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elegantgeisha Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :D
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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Cherry-tama Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
She' so pretty :iconyuiwahplz: I love her pose and those lips <3
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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WillCapers Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Amazing.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks~
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WillCapers Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
You're welcome.
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leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
She's lovely!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Delet-ed Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Beautiful piece. Love the history note. I had no idea. Shame on me.
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DarkAvenue73 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Im lovin it!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*plays McDonald's music*
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Solely-Sabotage Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the lack of coloring makes it look so awesome *U* and vintage <3
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t:
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darlarosa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is great
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
She's really pretty, and thanks for telling us about this little-known part of history!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:#1:
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amorekristall Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeess, I love this! :iconlaplz: just like I imagined her to be!
love the frills on her dress, the pose, the hair, AHHJBDCJKSKSD everything :heart:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: :hug:
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amorekristall Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
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Spazzedoutfangirl1 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
i love it! big fan of your other side fic (just finished reading it) and now im in love wiith you new western au one
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thanks dear! Glad you like them
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Ke4ever Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is lovely! :)
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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5omnifer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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RebekahKroeplin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Wow, she's definitely pretty great job on detail! Sketch? Yeah right.
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Absurd--Reality Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Love this story and pic!
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DinoPrincess333 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Gahhhhh.
This.
GAHH.
MAHH.
AKFDJSAIGIGHDSHFDSHKSKH.
ME FREAKING GUSTA OH MY GOSH.
;D
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmegustaplz:
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DinoPrincess333 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Lol. Seriously though.
YOUR ART MAKES MY LIFE BETTER. <3
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconblushplz:
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DinoPrincess333 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh you silleh.
You no need to blush.
It's true. :icondummylaplz:
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Chronorin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Old guys down here still talk about juke joints.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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KumoriNinja08 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Aw she looks as beautiful as I pictured her to be^^ Lovely work as usual <33
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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KumoriNinja08 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Np^^
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Espionage247 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
Sweet! :D This is awesome! XD I was so excited to see that this had been posted. :)
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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