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Migration and Diffusion

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Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bruce Johnson

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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 I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Human movement around the planet has influenced the character and history of popular music in many ways, involving not only transference (for example, of musical instruments, styles and genres) from one place to another, but also dispersal...

Politics

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The relationship between politics and popular music has taken many guises, but there are two that stand out. The first is the way in which states and other authorities have used music in pursuit of their goals. Music has provided...
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...Often considered to be the founding father of intentionally recorded American folk music, Woody Guthrie’s career was as much that of a storyteller and journalist as that of musician. Guthrie was born to a middle-class family in Okemah...

Talking Blues

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Talking blues denotes a song form that emerged in the late 1920s in the rural regions of the southern United States. It is characterized by humorous or satirical verses rhythmically spoken, rather than sung, almost invariably over solo...

Plains States (Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Kansas – 2,688, 418 (2000); Nebraska – 1,711,263 (2000); Oklahoma – 3,450,654 (2000) The states of Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma form part of the Great Plains region between the Mississippi River and the foothills...

Railroad Songs

Paolo Prato

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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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...Railroad songs constitute a distinct corpus of melodies and texts spanning a number of conventional genre divisions within North American music, including ballads, work songs, blues and country music, where the common denominator...

Ballad (North American)

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Emergence From the standpoint of the early twenty-first century, common usage suggests the American popular ballad can be defined as a slow or slow-ish song with romantic lyric content, emotional in manner, intimate in feeling...

Folk Music (North American)

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...As a dimension of popular music in North America, folk comprises three distinct but overlapping components: music regarded as the traditional product of various ethnic groups, the music specific to the folk revival of the mid-twentieth...

New York City, NY

Kai Fikentscher

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Kai Fikentscher

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Stephen Mamula

Stephen Mamula

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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 IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 8,008,278; metropolitan area – 21,199,865 (2002) New York City lies on the northeastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The combination of a large natural harbor...