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Kid Ory

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...As a member of the early jazz scene in New Orleans, Kid Ory played a major role in bringing the art form to a mass audience. Born in La Place, Louisiana in 1886, Ory began as a banjo player but switched to trombone. This transition...

King Oliver

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...As a composer, many of Joseph Nathan “King” Oliver’s pieces remained jazz standards long after his death. Born in Aben, Louisiana in 1885, Oliver and his family moved to New Orleans when he was young. Despite beginning as a trombonist...

Kyôto, Ôsaka and Kôbé

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Kyôto: 1,465,000 (2003); Ôsaka: 2,627,0 (2003); Kôbé: 1,517,000 (2003)Kyôto, situated some 320 miles (510 km) west of Tôkyô, is the capital of Kyôto Prefecture. From 794 to 1868 it was the capital of Japan and home...
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...Sidney Bechet (1897–1959) was an American saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer, best known as a pioneering figure in the evolution of jazz music. Born in New Orleans to a middle-class mixed-race family, Bechet learned to play instruments...

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...
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...As one of jazz’s first composer-arrangers, Jelly Roll Morton managed to communicate the form’s focus on improvisation through notation. Born in New Orleans in 1890, Morton grew up in the city’s Creole community. At an early age, Morton...

Bluegrass Music

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Bluegrass music is a concert form of traditional string-band music of the southeastern mountains of the United States. It is marked by a distinctive rhythmic division of labor which allows for improvised solo choruses on the model of New...

Savannah, GA

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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: 131,510 (2000) Savannah lies in the southeastern part of the state of Georgia, across the Savannah River from South Carolina. Situated less than 10 miles (16 km) from the Atlantic Ocean, the city owes much...

New Orleans Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Although there remains considerable debate about whether jazz first emerged in New Orleans, few would dispute the claim that New Orleans jazz displays distinctive stylistic features as a functional music rooted in the festival...

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...