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Plains States (Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Kansas – 2,688, 418 (2000); Nebraska – 1,711,263 (2000); Oklahoma – 3,450,654 (2000) The states of Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma form part of the Great Plains region between the Mississippi River and the foothills...

Austin, TX

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 656,562 (2000) Situated on the Colorado River in the central Texas hill country, the city of Austin (named after one of Texas’s founders, Stephen F. Austin) was voted the permanent capital of Texas...

Cowboy Songs

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Cowboy songs are songs whose theme is the life and lifestyle of cowboys, whether actual cowboys or mythical ones. Cowboy songs have tended to be conceptualized in two ways: either as the songs genuine cowboys sang (or sing), or as songs...

Folk Music (North American)

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 VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...As a dimension of popular music in North America, folk comprises three distinct but overlapping components: music regarded as the traditional product of various ethnic groups, the music specific to the folk revival of the mid-twentieth...

Texas

Rick Koster

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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: 21,779,893 (2002) Located on the Gulf Coast and bordered by Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, Texas is the largest of the continental United States and second only to Alaska...

Country Music

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...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...

United States of America

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...