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...Despite a relatively short career, the singing style of Billie Holiday revolutionized jazz vocal performance. Born in 1915 in Philadelphia, Holiday was mostly raised by the mother-in-law of her mother’s half-sister until the age of ten...

c. Saxophone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...General Description The saxophone (Ger. saxophon, Fr. saxophone, It. sassofone) is a thin-walled brass instrument with a conical bore that widens to a slightly flared bell. Along its body is a series of holes, sized...

Torch Song

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Torch songs, in the most general sense, are slow and sentimental love-songs, the lyrics of which are concerned with unrequited, failed or somehow emotionally unprofitable love. The origins of the term are not entirely clear...

Classic Blues

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. 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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...A term which has been widely adopted to identify the women blues singers and early recording artistes of the blues idiom, the ‘Classic Blues’ was initially an element in a classification of the blues which had bearing on the development...

Baltimore, MD

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 IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 654,151 (2000) Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and a major port on the northeast coast of the United States. It was founded in 1729 and by 1850 it contained over 25,000 ‘free blacks,’ 15...

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...

Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...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...