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a-hull

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The condition of a sailing vessel which is obliged, because of heavy weather, to heave to under bare poles with its helm a-lee in order to ride out the storm.

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Waterson, Norma

Robin Denselow and Carole Pegg.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 323 words.

(Christine)

(b Hull, Aug 15, 1939). English traditional singer and folksinger. From a Yorkshire family, she began in the 1960s by singing with her sister Lal, brother Mike...

Jones, Richard (English director)

Barry Millington.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Contemporary Music. 152 words.

(b London, June 7, 1953). English director. After studying at the universities of Hull and London, he directed for the fringe theatre. The award of an Arts Council bursary in 1982 led...

Ruther, Wyatt

John Curry.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 623 words.

(Robert) [Bull]

(b Pittsburgh, Feb 5, 1923; d San Francisco, Oct 31, 1999). American double bass player. He played trombone in high school, then took up double bass, and he...

Hodes, Art(hur W.)

Mike Hazeldine.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 1067 words.

(b Nikoliev [now Nikolayev], Ukraine, 14 Nov ? 1904; d Harvey, IL, March 4, 1993). American pianist, broadcaster, and writer. He told Balliett (1981): “I’m not completely correct on...

Clinton, George

Rob Bowman.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 608 words.

(b Kannapolis, NC, July 22, 1941). American funk singer, songwriter and producer. He was leader of Funkadelic, Parliament and the P-Funk All-Stars. By the age of 11 his family had...