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Sweet Music

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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...‘Sweet music’ is a term given to a type of music played and recorded by dance bands popular from the 1920s to the 1940s, whose sound was dominated by smooth-sounding saxophones (emphasizing the melody with plentiful vibrato), supported...