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Helena, AR

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 6,313 (2000) Helena is a town in Arkansas located on the Mississippi River about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Memphis. It served as a center of the plantation economy from the early nineteenth century through...

Chicago Blues

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Between 1910 and 1930 Chicago’s African-American population increased from 44 thousand to 234 thousand, largely through migration from the South (Rowe 1973). On the South Side, and in enclaves on the West Side, the newly...

Chicago, IL

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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 IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,896,016 (2000); metropolitan area – 7,261,176 (2000) Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States. Located on the shores of the southern tip of Lake Michigan, it is the nucleus...

Blues

Paul Oliver

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Chris Smith

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Blues is an African-American musical genre which arose in the southern United States around the beginning of the twentieth century. With ragtime, jazz and gospel music it was part of a rich growth in African-American musical...