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Mutes

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Mutes are devices used to change the timbre or to lessen the volume of an instrument. Although mutes are made for many instruments, their primary use in popular music has been with trumpets and trombones. Wooden mutes for the trumpet date...

—Vogue (France)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Vogue was established by Léon Cabat, Albert Ferreri and Charles Delaunay in 1947. It was one of the first French record companies to centralize all aspects of production: recording, pressing and issuing. From the beginning, Vogue...
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...With a distinguished career that lasted over fifty years, Duke Ellington’s importance to the development of jazz in America and abroad cannot be overstated. Born to piano-playing parents in 1899 in Washington, D.C., Ellington began playing...

Symphonic Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Symphonic jazz is a hybrid musical genre for orchestra embodying elements of both classical music and jazz. Typically, this unique fusion is wrought by injecting jazz motifs and sounds into an established classical work or, alternatively...

—Victor (US)

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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David Sanjek

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...One of the oldest record companies in the United States, Victor was established in Camden, New Jersey in October 1901 as the Victor Talking Machine Company. Its founder, Eldridge R. Johnson, had developed the first spring-wound motors...

c. Saxophone

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

Continuum, 2003

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...General Description The saxophone (Ger. saxophon, Fr. saxophone, It. sassofone) is a thin-walled brass instrument with a conical bore that widens to a slightly flared bell. Along its body is a series of holes, sized...

New York City, NY: Harlem

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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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Ted Vincent

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Harlem is located north of Central Park in New York City, between 110th Street and the Harlem River. In the twentieth century, it became home to the single largest African-American community in the country, while east Harlem, which occupies...

Ballad (North American)

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Emergence From the standpoint of the early twenty-first century, common usage suggests the American popular ballad can be defined as a slow or slow-ish song with romantic lyric content, emotional in manner, intimate in feeling...

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...

Washington, DC

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 572,059 (2000); metropolitan area – 5,423,793 (2000). Founded in 1790, Washington was the first US city planned for a specific purpose: government. Chosen by Congress as the midpoint between...