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Mellonee V. Burnim

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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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...The earliest form of religious music to develop among African Americans in the United States is known as the spiritual. A music born of slavery, this genre symbolized the slave population’s unique expression of Christian religious values...

Siberia (Region of Russia)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: ca. 2,200,000 (2000) Siberia is a vast area of arctic and subarctic zones, occupying approximately one-quarter of the continent of Asia. It is bordered by the Ural Mountains in the west (marking the division from...

Jacksonville, FL

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 735,617 (2000) The city of Jacksonville is located on the St Johns River in northeast Florida. Although France laid claim to the area in 1562 and Huguenots established Fort Caroline in 1564...

Gospel Hymn

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The gospel hymn is a type of hymn characterized by personal, emotional lyrics, usually including a repeated refrain, and usually with one tune written for one text rather than with interchangeable tunes. The tunes are diatonic...

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...

Gospel Music, African-American

Mellonee V. Burnim

Mellonee V. Burnim

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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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...Gospel music is the twentieth-century form of African-American religious music that evolved in urban cities following the Great Migration of blacks from the agrarian South in the period surrounding World Wars I and II. Although the musical...

Nashville, TN

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 570,000 (2000); metropolitan area – 985,000 (1997)Nashville is the capital city of Tennessee. Located on the Cumberland River, it is a major point of transshipping for the whole of the upper South, with boats able...

Atlanta, GA

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 416,474 (2000); metropolitan area – 3,857,097 (2000) Atlanta, self-dubbed the ‘the city too busy to hate,’ is the eleventh-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Located in northern central...

Southeastern States

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: 27,000,000 (2000) The southeastern seaboard states of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia have both topography and history in common. Their Atlantic coastlines are flat, with many inland and coastal waterways,...

United States of America

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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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Charles Hamm

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 281,421, 906 (2000) The United States of America is one of three countries on the North American continent, sharing borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. It is a federal republic consisting of 50...