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—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...

The Appalachian Region

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 22,900,000 (2000 est.) Located in the eastern United States, the Appalachian region was defined in 1965 by the Appalachian Regional Commission, which was established by Congress to support the economic...

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...

Railroad Songs

Paolo Prato

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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 VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Railroad songs constitute a distinct corpus of melodies and texts spanning a number of conventional genre divisions within North American music, including ballads, work songs, blues and country music, where the common denominator...

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...