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Western Swing Band

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Western swing bands developed during the early 1930s in the United States to provide music for the dance venues of the oil boomtowns of the southwestern states of Oklahoma and Texas, where young couples raised on hillbilly music wanted...

Western Swing

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Western Swing, a hybrid form of country jazz, was extremely popular in the southwestern USA in the 1930s and 1940s, and continues to be performed in the twenty-first century. The label ‘western swing’ was attached to the genre in the 1940s...

Country Music

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Country music is an extremely diverse genre unified more by its lyrical tropes, imagery, audience and institutional history than by stylistic coherence. The term ‘country music’ did not appear as the consensus genre label until the early...