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Louis Jordan

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...The “King of the Jukebox,” Louis Jordan, became a star among both white and black audiences during a period when the two were intentionally kept separate. Jordan was born in Arkansas in 1908. His father was a music teacher who taught his...

Early One Morning

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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...“What are you doing in my cousin’s apartment?” says Little Richard, and the answer is that I’ve come to Macon to write a travel piece for the Washington Post and also do research for a book on the Georgia Peach himself. Willie Ruth Howard...

Zydeco

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Zydeco is a genre of rhythm and blues that developed in Louisiana in the second half of the twentieth century, featuring the accordion and rubboard (a metal version of the washboard) as central instruments. Though related to, and often...

New York City, NY: Harlem

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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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...

Las Vegas, NV

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 520,946 (2002); metropolitan area (Clark County) – 1,578,332 (2002) Las Vegas is located near the southernmost tip of the state of Nevada, in the southwestern United States. It relies...

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...

Rhythm and Blues

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Rhythm and blues is an umbrella term referring to (1) a variety of urban-based forms of African-American popular music that began to appear during World War II and the immediate post-war years, or (2) all black popular music post-World War...

Calypso

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The calypso is a song-dance complex which evolved in urban Trinidad in the latter decades of the nineteenth century. It is the product of the continual cross-fertilizations of several kindred West African musics and neo-African hybrids...

New York City, NY

Kai Fikentscher

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Stephen Mamula

Stephen Mamula

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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: city – 8,008,278; metropolitan area – 21,199,865 (2002) New York City lies on the northeastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The combination of a large natural harbor...