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Vaigat

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Vaigat is a Greenlandic version of US swing. Named after the Vaigat-Strait near Disco Island on Greenland’s west coast, Vaigat developed during the 1950s when the swing and popular songs that were heard on the radio from the US military...

Artie Shaw

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Count Basie

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...Unlike many other performers of the period, the pianist and bandleader Count Basie managed to adapt his style to changing tastes during the transitional period between swing and bop. Basie was born in 1904 in New Jersey, and his mother...
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...Despite a meteoric—but short—career, Bix Beiderbecke has remained one of the greatest jazz soloists and improvisers of the twentieth century. Born into an upper middle-class family in Iowa in 1903, Beiderbecke’s early piano training...

Tony Bennett

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...As a singer, Tony Bennett maintained a successful career despite his form’s nadir in popularity in the late twentieth century. Born in New York City in 1926, Bennett’s early influences were jazz and stage performers. He was a talented...
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...The trajectory and impact of Benny Goodman saw swing and jazz music morph from a form viewed with derision by the general public to one that was treated with respect and had artistic merit. Born to a poor family of Jewish immigrants...

Cab Calloway

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...Within the landscape of jazz music in the early twentieth century, Cab Calloway stood out as a unique figure. Born in Rochester, New York to upper middle-class parents, Calloway moved to Baltimore when he was eleven. His family recognized...
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...Despite a short career, Charlie Christian proved to be one of the first major jazz electric guitarists. Christian was born in 1916 in Texas; the family relocated to Oklahoma, where he and his brothers were taught to play guitar...
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...As one of the most recognizable voices in mid-twentieth century popular music, Nat King Cole created a series of pop standards and established the form for pop-jazz trios. Cole was born in Alabama in 1919, and the family relocated...

Perry Como

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...With an overt sense of authenticity and a focus on good taste, Perry Como achieved massive success as a singer and media personality. Born in Pennsylvania in 1912 into a family of recent Italian immigrants, Como would learn to play his...