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Firenze (Florence)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 380,000 (1996); metropolitan area – 778,000 (2000) Surrounded by gentle hills, Firenze (Florence), the main city of Toscana (Tuscany), is famous worldwide for its historic and artistic heritage....

Bessie Smith

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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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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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Chris Smith

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...

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David Horn

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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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Charles Hamm

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 281,421, 906 (2000) The United States of America is one of three countries on the North American continent, sharing borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. It is a federal republic consisting of 50...