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...From the early 1960s until 1990, Los Olimareños were one of the most popular singing duos in their country. Formed in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay in 1960, members Pepe Guerra and Braulio López first met while playing a party. They decided...
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...Known professionally as the “Chief Commander,” Ebenezer Obey’s career trajectory mixed innovative musical performance with traditional music and lyrics and song structure. Obey was born in the Nigerian state of Ogun in 1943 to Egba-Yoruba...

—AIR Studios (UK)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...After leaving his position at EMI Records, Sir George Martin founded AIR (the acronym for Associated Independent Recordings) with fellow producers John Burgess, Ron Richards and Peter Sullivan in London in 1965. The AIR producers at first...

Marcha Camión

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Marcha camión is one of the rhythmic patterns characteristic of the murgas, popular musical-theatrical ensembles in Montevideo, Uruguay, in their open-air performances during the long Carnival season (see Example 1)....

Oasis

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...Oasis, known for containing one of the most tumultuous relationships in rock music (between the Gallagher brothers), managed to take 1990s Britpop to a global audience. By 1991, Liam Gallagher had joined the Rain and changed the band’s name...

Buck Owens

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...As the first major star to come out of the country music scene of Bakersfield, California, Buck Owens introduced the city’s unique sound to the nation and paved the way for the myriad artists who followed in his wake. Owens was born...

Chicago, IL: State Street

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Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...A road in Chicago running due north and south within the grid system, State Street lies to the east of the city and west of Lake Michigan. From early in the twentieth century a major stretch of the street, lying due south of the Wabash...

Cielito

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...At the beginning of the nineteenth century the most important popular music genre in Uruguay was the cielito, a dance and song genre of the revolutionary period (1810–25) in 6/8 meter. It was also present on the Argentinian side of the Río...

Kid Ory

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...As a member of the early jazz scene in New Orleans, Kid Ory played a major role in bringing the art form to a mass audience. Born in La Place, Louisiana in 1886, Ory began as a banjo player but switched to trombone. This transition...

King Oliver

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...As a composer, many of Joseph Nathan “King” Oliver’s pieces remained jazz standards long after his death. Born in Aben, Louisiana in 1885, Oliver and his family moved to New Orleans when he was young. Despite beginning as a trombonist...