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...The importance of George Gershwin to the development of a recognizably American music cannot be overstated. Born in 1898 to Russian-Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, New York, Gershwin and his brother and partner, Ira, grew up around Yiddish...

American Gospel

Philip Lambert

Philip Lambert is Professor of Music at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is a specialist on music of the twentieth century and has published widely on this subject in the fields of music theory and musicology. His previous book is The Music of Charles Ives. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Inside the Music of Brian Wilson : The Songs, Sounds, and Influences of the Beach Boys’ Founding Genius

Continuum, 2007

Scholarly Books

...If Pet Sounds failed to achieve the commercial success it deserved, the album was nonetheless an artistic success in the minds of many astute listeners, and, most important, in the heart and soul of its principal creator Before the album...

Charleston, SC

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 98,795 (2002); metropolitan area – 549,803 (2002) The city of Charleston, South Carolina is located on a peninsula at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers on the Atlantic Ocean. Occupying 88.14 sq miles...

New Jersey

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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

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

New York City, NY: Tin Pan Alley

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘Tin Pan Alley’ is said to have been coined around 1903 by Monroe Rosenfeld, a full-time newspaperman and sometime songwriter, after he visited the publishing house of songwriter Harry Von Tilzer, whose office...

Symphonic Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Revue, American

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Revue is a form of musical theater that is given coherence by a central theme – such as a season, a single composer or a topical reference – but that lacks a coherent narrative structure. It consists of a sequence of sketches but can also...

New York City, NY: Broadway

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...It may not be unusual for a place to give its name to a genre (vaudeville, habanera, schottische) or a musical style or ‘sound’ (Nashville, Motown); but perhaps only two well-known art forms are named after streets: the Tin Pan Alley song...

Tin Pan Alley

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘Tin Pan Alley’ began as a playful nickname for West 28th Street in New York City, where a number of new-style music publishers had begun establishing offices in the 1890s, and has since taken on a variety of meanings. Composer...

Broadway Musical

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The Broadway musical is a type of musical theater that developed a distinct identity through shows created for the theaters of Broadway, New York, although the term is also commonly applied to shows created elsewhere which are thought...