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David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David Sanjek

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Columbia was established as the Columbia Phonograph Company in 1888 in Washington, DC (taking its name from the ‘District of Columbia’) as part of the North American Phonograph Company, whose owner, J.P. Lippincott, had succeeded in merging...
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...Despite a relatively short career, the singing style of Billie Holiday revolutionized jazz vocal performance. Born in 1915 in Philadelphia, Holiday was mostly raised by the mother-in-law of her mother’s half-sister until the age of ten....

Classic Blues

Paul Oliver

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 VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...A term which has been widely adopted to identify the women blues singers and early recording artistes of the blues idiom, the ‘Classic Blues’ was initially an element in a classification of the blues which had bearing on the development...

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. 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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...Population: 654,151 (2000) Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and a major port on the northeast coast of the United States. It was founded in 1729 and by 1850 it contained over 25,000 ‘free blacks,’ 15...

Torch Song

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Torch songs, in the most general sense, are slow and sentimental love-songs, the lyrics of which are concerned with unrequited, failed or somehow emotionally unprofitable love. The origins of the term are not entirely clear...

c. Saxophone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...General Description The saxophone (Ger. saxophon, Fr. saxophone, It. sassofone) is a thin-walled brass instrument with a conical bore that widens to a slightly flared bell. Along its body is a series of holes, sized...

Ballad (North American)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Emergence From the standpoint of the early twenty-first century, common usage suggests the American popular ballad can be defined as a slow or slow-ish song with romantic lyric content, emotional in manner, intimate in feeling...

Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Jazz emerged as a distinct musical form in the United States in the early decades of the twentieth century and is primarily of African-American origin. Its early influences are held to encompass elements of African and European music...