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...Many myths have grown up about Scott Joplin’s early life; however, his impact on American jazz music was singular and rooted. Joplin was born in Texarkana, Arkansas around 1868 to a musical family of railroad workers. Joplin’s mother...

Syncopation

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John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2003

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...’syncopation’ is generally understood to be the stressing of notes, beats or pulses that are not normally stressed. Such stressing creates a disturbance in the normal arrangement of meters, accents and rhythms in a musical tradition...

Classical Music during World War I

Don Tyler

Don Tyler is a retired music professor from the College of Central Florida in Ocala, FL. He has more than two dozen choral compositions and/or arrangements published by various publishing companies. Tyler is author of Hit Parade 1920–1955: An Encyclopedia of the Top Songs of the Jazz, Depression, Swing, and Sing Eras; Hit Songs, 1900–1955: American Popular Music of the Pre-Rock Era; The Great Movie Musicals: A Viewer's Guide to 168 Films That Really Sing; and Music of the Post-War Era. He has also contributed to Facts Behind the Songs: A Handbook of American Popular Music from the Nineties to the ‘90s and Popular Musicians. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music of the First World War

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2016

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...What is Classical Music? In a recent New Yorker magazine article, Alex Ross wrote, “I hate ‘classical music’: not the thing but the name. It traps a tenaciously living art in a theme park of the past. … For at least a century, the music has...

Talking Machines, Dancing Bodies: Marketing Recorded Dance Music before World War I

Susan C. Cook

Dr Sherril Dodds is Chair and Professor of Dance at Temple University, USA. Her scholarship centres on popular, social and screen dance practices and she has authored two books: Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art (2001) and Dancing on the Canon: Embodiments of Value in Popular Dance (2011). She is a founding member of the UK research group PoP Moves and sits on the Board of Directors and Editorial Board of the Congress on Research in Dance and the Editorial Boards of the Korean Society of Dance and Society of Dance History Scholars. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bodies of Sound : Studies Across Popular Music and Dance

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2013

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...I could not have written this essay without a Hagley-Winterthur Fellowship for Arts and Industry and access to The Radio Corporation of America/Victor Division Records (hereafter RCA/Victor Records) in the Hagley Museum and Library...

Shreveport, LA

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 200,145 (2000); metropolitan area – 256,606 (2000) Shreveport, Louisiana is a sprawling metropolis located in the northwest corner of the state, 18 miles (29 km) east of Texas, 65 miles (104...

Ragtime

Susan C. Cook

Dr Sherril Dodds is Chair and Professor of Dance at Temple University, USA. Her scholarship centres on popular, social and screen dance practices and she has authored two books: Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art (2001) and Dancing on the Canon: Embodiments of Value in Popular Dance (2011). She is a founding member of the UK research group PoP Moves and sits on the Board of Directors and Editorial Board of the Congress on Research in Dance and the Editorial Boards of the Korean Society of Dance and Society of Dance History Scholars. 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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...In the years 1890–1920 in the United States ‘rag-time’ came to be used as a collective term to identify a variety of musical practices and new social dances. Through the commercial availability of instrumental works and songs...

St Louis, MO

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: city – 396,000; metropolitan area – 2,610,0 (2002)The city of St Louis, Missouri is situated on 61 sq miles (156 sq km) at the confluence of the Missouri, Illinois and Mississippi rivers. It is the center of a twelve county...

Mississippi Valley

David Evans

David Evans was born in Cardiff and educated at Cardiff University. He holds a DPhil in American Literature from the University of Oxford. His writing has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the Independent on Sunday, FT Weekend and Sight & Sound. This is his first book. 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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...The valley of the Mississippi River stretches from the Gulf of Mexico northward to the river’s source in Minnesota and includes portions of ten states. Most of the valley is bordered by fertile farmland, including a broad floodplain...