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...Unlike many other performers of the period, the pianist and bandleader Count Basie managed to adapt his style to changing tastes during the transitional period between swing and bop. Basie was born in 1904 in New Jersey, and his mother...

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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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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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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: 8.600,000 (2002) Located inside the well-populated northeast metropolitan corridor, to the south and west of New York City and the east of Pennsylvania, New Jersey refers to itself as the ‘Garden State...

Swing Music and Big-Band Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Swing music played by big bands was one of the most durable, visible and commercially successful genres of twentieth-century American popular music. A style of jazz played in ensembles of approximately 12–18 musicians, characterized...

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...