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—Vogue (France)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Vogue was established by Léon Cabat, Albert Ferreri and Charles Delaunay in 1947. It was one of the first French record companies to centralize all aspects of production: recording, pressing and issuing. From the beginning, Vogue...
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...The pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk brought a unique musical and sartorial style to the bebop era of American jazz. Born in North Carolina in 1917, Monk and his family relocated to the San Juan Hill neighborhood of New York City in 1922. He...

—Blue Note Records (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The Blue Note jazz record label was established in New York in 1939 by German émigré Alfred Lion, who was joined in partnership in 1941 by his fellow countryman Francis Wolff. Initially, the label focused on boogiewoogie and traditional...

The Beginning of Bop

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...This essay has appeared under a number of different headings since its debut in print. As independent Beat scholar Dave Moore explains: ‘The original title of the piece was “The Beginning of Bop”, published in Escapade magazine, April 1959....

Bebop (Bop)

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Bebop, sometimes referred to as bop, was an influential jazz style that emerged in the early 1940s. It was particularly associated with African-American musicians, prominent among whom were trumpeter John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie, alto...

Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Jazz emerged as a distinct musical form in the United States in the early decades of the twentieth century and is primarily of African-American origin. Its early influences are held to encompass elements of African and European music...