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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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Kubik, Gail Thompson

Alfred W. Cochran.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition. 2352 words.

Kubik, Gail Thompson (05 September 1914–20 July 1984), composer, was born in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, the son of Henry Kubik, a lumberyard owner, and Evalyn Thompson, a singer and...

Luening, Otto

George Boziwick.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition. 1450 words.

Luening, Otto (15 June 1900–02 September 1996), musician, was born into the deeply rooted German-American community of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both of his parents, Emma Jacobs Luening and...

Cole, Bob

David Krasner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Theatre. 947 words.

Cole, Bob (01 July 1868–02 August 1911), actor, director, and composer, was born Robert Allen Cole, Jr., in Athens, Georgia, the son of Robert Allen Cole, Sr., a successful carpenter and...

Larson, Jonathan

Amy Asch.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Composition. 1549 words.

Larson, Jonathan (04 February 1960–25 January 1996), composer-lyricist-librettist of Rent, a rock opera inspired by La Bohème, composer-lyricist-librettist of Rent, a rock opera inspired...

Bloch, Ernest

David Z. Kushner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Education. 2388 words.

Bloch, Ernest (24 July 1880–15 July 1959), composer and educator, was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the son of Maurice Bloch, a purveyor of tourist merchandise, and Sophie Brunschwig. Bloch...

Persichetti, Vincent Ludwig

Walter G. Simmons.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Composition. 1149 words.

Persichetti, Vincent Ludwig (06 June 1915–14 August 1987), composer and teacher, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Vincent Roger Persichetti and Martha Buch. Vincent was...

Foresythe, Reginald Charles (1907–1958), jazz pianist and composer

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Keyboard. 771 words.

Foresythe, Reginald Charles (1907–1958), jazz pianist and composer, was born on 28 May 1907 at 15 Hetley Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, the son of Charles Albert Foresythe, a Yoruba...

Rimmer, William (1861–1936), bandmaster and composer

Duncan Bythell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Composition. 748 words.

Rimmer, William (1861–1936), bandmaster and composer, was born in Southport and was to live there for the whole of his life. Encouraged by his father, Thomas Rimmer, bandmaster of the local...

Reiff, Anthony, Jr.

Katherine K. Preston.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Composition. 1244 words.

Reiff, Anthony, Jr. (11 May 1830?–06 October 1916), conductor, musical director, and composer, was born in New York City, the son of Anthony Reiff, a bassoonist, and Ann Dobbs. Some sources...

Kincaid, Bradley

Charles K. Wolfe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Country and Western Music; Composition. 1039 words.

Kincaid, Bradley (13 July 1895–23 September 1989), country singer and composer, was born in Garrard County, Kentucky, the son of William Plummer Kincaid and Elizabeth Hurt, farm laborers....

Lead Belly

Charles K. Wolfe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Composition. 1373 words.

Lead Belly (15 January 1888–06 December 1949), folk singer and composer, was born Huddie Ledbetter on the Jeter plantation near Caddo Lake, north of Shreveport, Louisiana, the only...

Rosenblatt, Josef

Jeffrey S. Gurock.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Voice. 932 words.

Rosenblatt, Josef (09 May 1882–18 June 1933), cantor and concert singer, was born in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine, the son of Raphael Shalom Rosenblatt, a cantor, and Chayeh Sarah Pilatsky. From...

Stamps, V. O.

Charles K. Wolfe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Composition; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 957 words.

Stamps, V. O. (18 September 1892–19 August 1940), and Frank Henry Stamps (07 October 1896–12 February 1965), composers, singers, and music promoters, were born in Simpsonville, Upshur...

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...

Scott, James

William H. Kenney III.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Composition; Keyboard. 817 words.

Scott, James (12 February 1885–30 August 1938), pianist, entertainer, and ragtime composer, was born James Sylvester Scott in Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, the son of James Scott and...

Coltrane, John

James Terence Fisher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Blues; Jazz; Composition. 1347 words.

Coltrane, John (23 September 1926–17 July 1967), jazz saxophonist and composer, was born John William Coltrane in Hamlet, North Carolina, the son of John Robert Coltrane, a tailor, and...

McGhee, Howard B.

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Composition. 1879 words.

McGhee, Howard B. (06 March 1918–17 July 1987), jazz trumpeter, arranger, and composer, known as “Maggie” in the jazz community, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His parents’ names are unknown....

Turpin, Tom

Richard Carlin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Composition; Keyboard. 534 words.

Turpin, Tom (1873–13 August 1922), ragtime pianist, composer, and bar owner, was born Thomas Milton J. Turpin in Savannah, Georgia, the son of John L. “Jack” Turpin, a bar owner and amateur...