"The juke, or jook joint, also came from West Africa. The word 'jook' derived from the Baramba word 'dzugu', which means wicked or bad. At the end of the nineteenth century, in bad houses or the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, Black musicians created the blues. On Saturday night, Black sharecroppers went to juke joints to listen and dance, performing steps drawn from their Africanized christianity. For slaves, the passing of Saturday night into Sunday morning had marked a time-off from work. For later tenant farmers and sharecroppers, Saturday night remained sacred. the blues originated in the Saturday-Sunday continuum. In freedom, Saturday remained a time for celebration and spiritual renewal. on Saturday night, African-Americans went to the juke joint, danced the blues, and found joy."
- an excerpt from Peter M. Rutkoff and William B. Scott's 'Fly Away: the Great African-American Cultural Migrations', published in 2010 by the Johns Hopkins University press.