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...Despite a short professional career, the lessons learned from the mythology around—and performances of—Huddie Ledbetter, known as Lead Belly, have provided a rich insight into the early development of commercial American folk music...

From Folk Roots to New Routes

David Boucher

David Boucher is Professor of Political Theory and Head of the School of European Studies at Cardiff University, UK and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Staffing and Diversity.. He is the Chairman of the Trustees of the Collingwood Society and Director of the Collingwood and British Idealism Centre at Cardiff Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dylan and Cohen : Poets of Rock and Roll

Continuum, 2014

Scholarly Books

...Quoted in Bob Dylan in His Own Words , ed. Christian Williams ( London : Omnibus, 1993), 10...

‘His muscles still bulged like iron bands’: King Kong and the promotion of Lead Belly

Mark Duffett

Dr Mark Duffett is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Chester. He is known for the book Understanding Fandom (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scary Monsters : Monstrosity, Masculinity and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Scholarly Books

...In 1933 King Kong (Cooper & Schoedsack) burst into the public imagination thanks to a new RKO blockbuster movie. The film showed an anthropomorphized yet violent beast transported from the mysterious Skull Island by an obsessive film maker...

Imagining America

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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...‘When I was growing up in Belfast all I was listening to was American music. Irish music was going on all around me, but that was nowhere. I was looking for something different.’The fact is, as Van Morrison notes above, that if we...

Blues in Europe

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 XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...When compared to the impact of jazz on Europe, that of its contemporary, the blues, is undoubtedly more minor. Fewer European musicians adopted and adapted the genre, and the blues in Europe did not develop its own diversity of distinctive...

British Blues

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...British blues refers to the performance of the African-American genre ‘the blues’ in Britain. The blues is a three-phrase, twelve-bar form based on the functional chords I, IV and V. It is predominantly a sung form, although instrumental...