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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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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...

Yankovic, Frank

Rick March.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Keyboard. 1263 words.

Yankovic, Frank (11 August 1915–14 October 1998), musician, was born in Davis, West Virginia, the son of Andy Yankovic, a laborer, and Rose Mele Yankovic, a boardinghouse operator. Both...

Brown, Roy James

Bill McCulloch and Barry Lee Pearson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Keyboard. 1091 words.

Brown, Roy James (10 September 1925–25 May 1981), blues singer and piano player, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Yancy Brown, a brick mason and plasterer, and Tru-Love...

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...

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...