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Fats Domino

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...In his combination of New Orleans R & B and boogie-woogie piano, Fats Domino proved to be one of the most successful, and longest lasting, early rock and roll performers. Born in New Orleans in 1928, Domino began to learn piano at age ten...

Ska

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Ska (pronounced ‘skya’ by many Jamaicans) first emerged as a musical and dance style in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the Kingston, Jamaica area. This was a time when the working class and the poor were increasingly attracted...

New Orleans, LA

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: city – 484,674; metropolitan area – 1,172,0 (2000) New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 32nd largest in the country. It is situated in the extreme southeast...

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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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...