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...The twelve-string guitar player Blind Willie McTell introduced slide and energetic Piedmont syncopation to ragtime guitar performance. Born blind in one eye in Georgia in either 1898 or 1903, McTell had lost his vision entirely by early...

Savannah, GA

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David Horn

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 131,510 (2000) Savannah lies in the southeastern part of the state of Georgia, across the Savannah River from South Carolina. Situated less than 10 miles (16 km) from the Atlantic Ocean, the city owes much...

Atlanta, GA

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 416,474 (2000); metropolitan area – 3,857,097 (2000) Atlanta, self-dubbed the ‘the city too busy to hate,’ is the eleventh-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Located in northern central...

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David Horn

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 27,000,000 (2000) The southeastern seaboard states of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia have both topography and history in common. Their Atlantic coastlines are flat, with many inland and coastal waterways,...

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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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...Blues is an African-American musical genre which arose in the southern United States around the beginning of the twentieth century. With ragtime, jazz and gospel music it was part of a rich growth in African-American musical...