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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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King, B. B.

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Strings. 1530 words.

King, B. B. (16 Sept. 1925–14 May 2015), blues singer and guitarist, was born Riley B. King on a plantation near the unincorporated community of Berclair, Mississippi, the son of...

Stoessel, Albert Frederic

D. Royce Boyer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Conducting; Composition. 1182 words.

Stoessel, Albert Frederic (11 October 1894–12 May 1943), conductor, violinist, and composer, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Albert John Stoessel, a theater musician, and...

House, Son

Bill McCulloch and Barry Lee Pearson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Strings. 1220 words.

House, Son (21 March 1902?–19 October 1988), blues musician, was born Eddie James House, Jr., in the Mississippi Delta plantation community of Riverton, north of Clarksdale in Coahoma...

Magic Sam

Bill McCulloch and Barry Lee Pearson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Strings. 1163 words.

Magic Sam (14 February 1937–01 December 1969), blues singer and guitarist, was born Samuel Gene Maghett in Grenada, Mississippi, the son of Jessie Maghett and Hetha Anna Henderson, farmers....