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Vaudeville, African-American

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...African Americans were rarely employed in early vaudeville but they were often depicted there, the minstrel shows having been increasingly absorbed into the new idiom. When black entertainers were admitted on the vaudeville stage...

Moby, Minstrelsy and Melville

Richard Osborne

Richard Osborne is Senior Lecturer in Popular Music at Middlesex University, UK. Prior to becoming a lecturer he worked in record shops, held various posts at PRS for Music, and co-managed a pub. He is the author of Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In 1999 Mute Records released Play by Moby. Daniel Miller has admitted that the label was not in ‘great shape’ at this point and nor was Moby’s career (2017: 29). The performer had had chart success in the UK with his...

Burlesque

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Burlesque is an English musical theater genre that transferred to the United States in the nineteenth century, where it grew into a varied and, for a time, commercially successful form with close links to other forms of popular theatrical...

Coon Song

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Coon songs were one of many varieties of ethnic-themed comic songs popular in vaudeville and music theater in the United States from roughly the 1880s to the 1920s, the targeted ethnic minority in this case being African Americans. Coon...

Vaudeville

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Vaudeville was a genre of musical theater that flourished in the United States and Canada during the last third of the nineteenth century and in the first half of the twentieth century. Vaudeville presented a series of acts – dramatic...

African-American Musical Theater, 1890–

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...In the late nineteenth century African Americans began to create their own distinctive variants on the popular musical theater genres, established and developed by white Americans, in which they had hitherto participated to a limited...

Revue, American

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...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...

Barbershop

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Barbershop is a style of close harmony singing that originated in the eastern USA. It emerged in the late nineteenth century and drew on such precedents as European touring quartets, blackface minstrel quartets and African-American amateur...

Buffalo, NY

Chuck Mancuso

Chuck Mancuso

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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: 290,000 (2002) Buffalo is the second-largest city in the state of New York and a major industrial and transportation center. Known as ‘the City of Good Neighbors’ or ‘the Queen City of the Great Lakes...