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Balling the jack

a novel

by Frank Baldwin

  • 2 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (N.Y.)
    • Subjects:
    • Gamblers -- Fiction.,
    • Darts (Game) -- Fiction.,
    • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementFrank Baldwin.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3552.A4485 B35 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination268 p. ;
      Number of Pages268
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL660724M
      ISBN 100684833603
      LC Control Number97006124
      OCLC/WorldCa36343413

      "Balling the Jack" is the kind of hopped-up New York high-seeking-twentysomething narrative that was fresh when Jay McInerny wrote the brilliant "Bright Lights, Big City" in and seems mostly self-indulgent now, though Baldwin's writing is always solid and often funny/5. Ballin' Jack scored modest mainstream success with their single "Super Highway", peaking at #90 on the US Billboard Singles chart. Hip Hop fans will recognize Ballin' Jack for a different reason. The song "Found A Child" was famously sampled for Young MC's enormous hit "Bust A Move"/5(19).

      Script. 3p., 28cm x cm | The script for the lead-in sketch to the song "Ballin' the Jack." Prepared for the CBS TV special "An Hour With Danny Kaye." (General). Top left of the first page, in pencil: Cut out of show to pick up 3 minutes. 10/6/60 (General).   Books in Brief: Fiction. By Mark Lindquist. Sept. 28, BALLING THE JACK. Big City,'' Baldwin's book does revel in some of the key .

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Balling the jack by Frank Baldwin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Balling The Jack BTJ is what some would call a coming of age story. Tom, the teller of the story as well as it's focus, is a gambler.

He gambles with his paycheck, his women, and his life. He comes across as a young guy playing around with his life to try to have fun. At first I 4/5(15). Balling The Jack BTJ is what some would call a coming of age story.

Tom, the teller of the story as well as it's focus, is a gambler. He gambles with his paycheck, his women, and his life. He comes across as a young guy playing around with his life to try to have fun. At first I was impressed just by the quality of the writing.4/5(15). weird thing is, somehow i dug 'balling the jack'.

narrator tom reasons is like a kelpie at your heels. fiction needs vigour and fiction needs speed and this book does has tons of both.

and baldwin's plot has the juice. good luck to him. if he finds an editor sharp enough to sharpen him, he'll gleam.4/5(15).

Balling the Jack: A Novel. A young man searching for the perfect time, the perfect woman, and the perfect life finds the rush he needs to sustain him by gambling his paycheck every week--in this this fast-paced, funny excursion into New York's betting parlors, rock /5(9).

The phrase was given a push by the Balling the Jack fad, which reportedly began as a sexy juke joint dance involving plenty of bumping and grinding. It evolved into a group dance “involving vigorous hand clapping and chanting or singing,” according to From Juba to Jive.

Anyone "balling the jack" was going all out physically on the dance floor or in the bedroom. Over time it came to be used to describe a particularly wild sexual encounter. Eventually, the name was applied to a slithering, grinding, sensual dance performed in honky-tonks and juke joints.

balling the jack. To move rapidly. A “jack” was a railroad term for locomotive. “Ball” referred to the round electric signal that indicated the speed at which a train should travel. Balling the Jack Frank Baldwin, Author Simon & Schuster $22 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

OTHER BOOKS. JAKE & MIMI; Buy this book Frat-boy paralegal Tom Reasons. Balling the Jack Meaning. Definition: Making a train go as fast as possible; dancing wildly; risking everything on a single attempt, especially when gambling with dice.

Origin of Balling the Jack. This expression originated around the early s. In the yearthere was a popular song named Ballin’ the Jack. There was a dance that went along with the song, and many different artists have recorded.

The Dixie Diehards Dixieland Band formed in from Foxboro, MA performs all over the greater Boston & South Shore Cape Cod area.

Recorded live at the Mari. Even the accounting world seems sexy in this raunchy tale of urban obsession. While Baldwin's debut (Balling the Jack) dealt with obsessive gambling, in. But for my upcoming novella, I’m balling the jack, risking everything on one attempt, going at full speed, and dancing just to have a great time.

The plain truth. I’m scared to death it won’t work. Fear: I can feel it in the shivering of my bones that says it’ll. Too bad the recording has suffered so badly. And I agree the castanets are gratuitous. Incidentally, the spelling is usually "Ballin' the Jack," a dance song with pretty pointless steps (balling = dancing to the point of exhaustion, jack = the male partner), but the song was popular for decades.

Get this from a library. Balling the jack: a novel. [Frank Baldwin] -- A novel on gambling with darts. The hero is Tom Reasons, a legal assistant on Wall Street whose life revolves around booze, women and throwing darts.

The action centers on a match for big money which. Alfred's Adult All-In-One Course Level 2, PageBallin' the Jack by Burns and Smith Things to Remember - Play with Me - Metronome = 60 If you need to purchase this #methodbook, you.

Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about The Chicago Footwarmers* - Ballin' The Jack / Grandma's Ball at Discogs. Complete your The Chicago Footwarmers* collection.

The Osmonds singing Ballin' The Jack from the album Love Me For A Reason Ballin' the Jack Ah, hey. Ah, first you put your two knees close up tight You swing 'em. An obsolete expression meaning "to make haste", such as grossly exceeding the posted speed limit when operating your vehicle.

Usage appears to be limited to the southeastern Oklahoma geographical area among men born pre-WWII. The origins of the phrase are unclear but several possibilities exist. Railroad crews used a jack with a ball on the end when laying and bending the rails of a new track.

Balling the Jack. By Frank Baldwin. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. Select a Bookseller - Direct Link to Buy.

There are stories that 'Ballin' the Jack' was sung by the African-Americans while laying rail for the rail road companies in the 's. The "Jack" was a common name for a locomotive (the jackass carrying the load), and Ballin' was the trainmen's hand gestures to 'Highball it' or "High Balling" which means, "faster or to have fun." a side note.

Sharp, funny, romantic tale of love and gambling in slacker-generation New York. Tom Reasons is a young man who takes his pay cheque every week and bets it all on a Friday night ball game. Then it's either champagne or pot-noodles for a week. He's.Ballin' the jack.

Other Title(s) Fox trot (Title descriptor) What it takes to make me love you, you've got it (Additional title) Musical group. Victor Military Band.

Composer. James Reese Europe. Conductor. Edward T. King. Genre(s) Ragtime, jazz, and more, Popular music. Category. Instrumental. Description. Band. Label Name/Number. Victor View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Ballin' The Jack on Discogs.