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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Music at American Borders

in Genre in Popular Music

October 2007; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 11384 words.

This chapter evaluates the work of genre in canons of “American music” and their discursive contexts. The notion of roots enjoyed a revival in the culture of American roots music in the...

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The MJQ in Europe

Williams Martin.

in Jazz Changes

September 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 646 words.

“European Concert” is a two-record set performed by the Modern Jazz Quartet in Sweden. The performance in general is very near to perfection. It is a like an anniversary set in that the...

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Hollywood Harmony

Frank Lehman.

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 312 pages.

Film music represents one of the few remaining underexplored frontiers for the field of music theory. Discovering its inner workings from a theoretical perspective is imperative if we wish...

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Guy, Buddy

Paul Oliver.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 382 words.

[George]

(b Lettsworth, LA, July 30, 1936). American blues singer and guitarist. Until he was 20 he lived in Louisiana, where he played the guitar and was among the younger black...

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White, Barry

David Brackett.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 289 words.

(b Galveston, TX, Sept 12, 1944; d Los Angeles, July 4, 2003). American soul singer, songwriter and producer. Moving to Los Angeles at a young age, White immersed himself in the local...

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Horn, Shirley

Gayle Murchison.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 366 words.

(Valerie)

(b Washington, DC, May 1, 1934; d Cheverly, MD, Oct 20, 2005). American jazz singer and pianist. A sensitive interpreter of jazz standards and ballads, she studied...

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Heath [Kuumba], Albert

Michael Conklin.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online July 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 238 words.

[Al; Tootie]

(b Philadelphia, PA, May 31, 1935). American drummer, brother of bass player Percy Heath and saxophonist Jimmy Heath. He was exposed to jazz through his brother...

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Johnson, Blind Willie

Paul Oliver.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 280 words.

(b Marlin, TX, c1902; d Beaumont, TX, c1950). American gospel singer and guitarist. Blinded at the age of seven, he learned to play guitar and accompanied himself when singing at...

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Jewel

Colette Simonot.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 288 words.

[Kilcher, Jewel ]

(b Payson, UT, May 23, 1974). American Singer-songwriter. She grew up in Homer, Arkansas, where she and her father, a cowboy singer-songwriter, performed...

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Kelly and Leon’s Minstrels

Sandra Jean Graham.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Popular Music; Romantic Music. 308 words.

Minstrel troupe starring tenor, interlocutor, actor Edwin Kelly (b Dublin, Ireland, 1835; d Adelaide, Australia, 24 Dec 1898) and female impersonator, singer, and dancer Patrick...

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Indie music

Allan F. Moore.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form; Popular Music. 295 words.

Before the punk explosion in the UK in the mid-1970s, six major record labels (what are now CBS/Sony, the American Warner and MCA, the Dutch Polygram, British EMI and German BMG)...

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Hersch, Fred(erick S.)

Jonas Westover.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 347 words.

(b Cincinnati, OH, Oct 21, 1995). American pianist and composer. He started piano lessons while very young, began playing the mandolin soon thereafter, and had written his first...

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Turner, (Big) Joe

Paul Oliver.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 404 words.

[Joseph Vernon]

(bKansas City, MO, May 8, 1911; dInglewood, CA, Nov 24, 1985). American blues, jazz and rhythm-and-blues singer. He began working as a barman and cook at the...

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Evans, Bill

Edward Murray.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 959 words.

[William John]

(b Plainfield, NJ, Aug 16, 1929; d New York, Sept 15, 1980). American jazz pianist. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University and served in the army before...

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Rushing, Jimmy

James Dapogny.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 270 words.

[James Andrew; Mr Five by Five]

(b Oklahoma City, OK, Aug 26, 1902; d New York, June 8, 1972). American jazz and blues singer. He was born into a musical family and learnt the...

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Hicks, John

Russ Musto.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 309 words.

(Josephus)

(b Atlanta, GA, Dec 12, 1941; d New York, NY, May 10, 2006). American pianist and composer. He was one of the most versatile and respected pianists of his...

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Oregon

Steve Larson.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Jazz; Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 326 words.

Jazz chamber ensemble. Its original members were Paul McCandless (oboe, english horn, bass clarinet), Glen Moore (double bass, violin, piano, flute), Ralph Towner (acoustic guitar,...

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Balada

Daniel Party.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Musical Form; Popular Music. 379 words.

Spanish-language variant of the international pop music ballad. A hybrid of Mexican bolero, Italian and French orchestrated love songs, and early rock and roll ballads, balada emerged...

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