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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Introduction The history of popular music’s encounters with nationalism is long, complex and fraught. Nation-states have frequently demonstrated an awareness of the kinds of uses to which popular music can be put...


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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...Badawī music is that of Arab Bedouin tribes, typically of nomadic lifestyle, or their city-settled descendants. It is often considered a fūlklūrī (folk) music subgenre of turāthī (heritage) Arab music. Badawī is associated...

Elmore James

Artist Pages

...As an electric guitar and blues innovator, Elmore James’s influence transcended his genre and generation. Born Elmore Brooks into a field hand family in Holmes County, Mississippi in 1918, James began making music at age twelve by playing...

Los Panchos

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Popular Music and the Occult

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Music and the occult have interacted in the Western world for a long time, from Pythagoras’ notion of the music of the spheres to the satanic, neopagan and numerological in recent popular music. The focus in this chapter is on the latter....

Bodies in the River: Tradition and “The Body Electric”

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Working Memory—Delia Green—Whitman Touches the Hands of Wounded Soldiers—The Real of the Idea The axe. The shovel. The.44 Special. The knife. The river. He chooses one. Does what he does. Goes on with his life and leaves the woman’s body...

‘Join That Troubled Chorus’: Nick Cave, the Bad Seeds and the Blues

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...In the summer of 1930, young Mississippi bluesman Eddie James ‘Son’ House, Jr. travelled with his friends Charley Patton and Willie Brown to Grafton, Wisconsin, for a recording session with Paramount Records. Patton, some...
...Music in film may perform several functions, establishing the particular time and place of a setting, setting the mood or ‘atmosphere’ of the work or a scene; it can flesh out characters with musical cues to persons and their momentary...
...The boogie-woogie piano playing of Albert Ammons provided a fertile middle ground between blues and pre-World War II jazz. Born in Chicago in 1907, both of Ammons's parents were pianists and as a young man he would learn chords by marking...

Broadcasting the New Nation: Radio and the Invention of National Genres in Latin America

Music Radio : Building Communities, Mediating Genres

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Good evening, my friends. No Mundo do Baião (In Baião’s World) by the Brazilian Music Department of Rádio Nacional (National Radio) intends, with strict folk...