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Carlos Vega

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Guy Lombardo

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...While his “sweet” interpretation of American jazz music was panned by critics throughout Guy Lombardo’s fifty-year career, it proved to be popular among record-buying and concert-attending audiences. Lombardo was born in Ontario in 1902....

Trampská Píseň

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The trampská píseň (tramping song) is a specifically Czech song form that developed to accompany the emergence of the tramping movement among sections of the population of Czech towns and cities, beginning in the late 1910s. Growing out...
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...In the early era of country music recording, the Carter Family became stars and, by the time of the 1960s folk revival, stood as representations of a past musical culture. In 1927, A. P., Sara, and Maybelle Carter went from Virginia...
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...The first Canadian country music star, Wilf Carter (known as Montana Slim in the United States), provided a link between country’s source material and its contemporary vogue. Born in 1904 in Nova Scotia, Carter’s family was poor and he...

E.T. Mensah

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...Dubbed the “King of Highlife,” horn player and vocalist E. T. Mensah nurtured the form in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in 1919 in the Gold Coast, now Ghana, Mensah learned to play flute while at the Accra Government School. He went on to play...

Umm Kulthūm

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...A national icon of Egypt, Umm Kulthum had a singing career that made her one of the most important stars in the Arabic-speaking world. Born in Egypt in 1898, Kulthum was taught to sing and recite the Koran by her father, an imam. By the age...

Samāʿī

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Samāʿī is an instrumental genre in the Arab and Turkish classical musical traditions. It originated as part of a musical suite encompassing several musical genres in the court music of the Ottoman Empire around the sixteenth century...

Comedia Musical Argentina

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Argentina was the first country in South America to establish its own distinctive form of musical comedy. It began to do so in the 1930s, but its antecedents were already in place at the end of the nineteenth century, due to Argentine...