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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...

Odetta’s One Grain of Sand

Matthew Frye Jacobson

Matthew Frye Jacobson teaches American Studies and African American Studies at Yale University, and is the co-founder of the Public Humanities program there. He has written extensively on a range of cultural forms, including film, television, literature, the arts, sports, music, and comedy. In addition to his five books on aspects of race in US culture, he has conducted several documentary, curatorial, and artistic projects, including The Historian’s Eye, a web-based documentary project, and his forthcoming film, A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

33 1/3 Books

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...When 20-year-old Odetta Holmes—classically trained as a vocalist and poised to become “the next Marian Anderson”—veered away from both opera and musical theater in favor of performing politically charged field hollers, prison songs, work...

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,...