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Jerry Byrd

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Gerald Lester Byrd, 9 March 1920, Lima, Ohio, USA, d. 11 April 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii. One of country music’s greatest steel guitarists, Byrd first appeared on local radio in ...

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Jerry Byrd

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Gerald Lester Byrd, 9 March 1920, Lima, Ohio, USA, d. 11 April 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii. One of country music’s greatest steel guitarists, Byrd first appeared on local radio in ...

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Byrd Jerry

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 484 words.

b. Gerald Lester Byrd, 9 March 1920, Lima, Ohio, USA, d. 11 April 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii. One of country music’s

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Curly Chalker

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 22 October 1931, Enterprise, Alabama, USA, d. 30 April 1998, Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA. Chalker was a top steel guitarist who, inspired by Jerry Byrd in his early teens, first ...

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Drake, Pete

Daniel Jones.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Strings; Country and Western Music. 1233 words.

Drake, Pete (08 October 1932–29 July 1988), steel guitarist, music producer, and music publisher, was born Roddis Franklin Drake in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Rev. Johnny Drake, a...

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Professor Longhair (1918 - 1980), Blues Musician / Singer, Pianist

Bill McCulloch, Barry Lee Pearson and Tad Jones.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1443 words.

blues pianist and singer, also known as Roy Byrd, was born Henry Roeland Byrd in Bogalusa, Louisiana, the son of James Lucius Byrd, a clothes cleaner and presser, and Ella Mae Rhodes, a...

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The Disappearing of “Hawaiian” from American Music

John W. Troutman.

in Kika Kila

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 17610 words.

During the 1930s and 1940s, the Hawaiian steel guitar continued its ascendant popularity in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of students enrolling in Hawaiian guitar schools...

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Banishment, and Return

John W. Troutman.

in Kika Kila

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 10550 words.

It seemed, in Hawai‘i, that Hawaiian music was in a crisis state by the late 1960s. Neither Hawaiian nor non-Hawaiian residents and tourists seemed to express much interest in the formerly...

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Russell, Leon

Jonas Westover.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 258 words.

[Bridges, Claude Russell ]

(b Lawton, OK, April 2, 1942). American singer, songwriter, keyboard player, and producer. He is well respected for his solo work—a mix of rock,...

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Progressive country music

Travis D. Stimeling.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 365 words.

Coined in 1972, the term initially described a new radio format of Austin, Texas, radio station KOKE-FM. Intended to challenge the strict country playlists promoted by the Country...

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Garland, Red (1923 - 1984), Pianist, Jazz Musician

Barry Kernfeld.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1161 words.

jazz pianist, was born William McKinley Garland Jr. in Dallas, Texas, the son of William Garland Sr., an elevator operator. His mother's name is unknown. Garland played clarinet and then...

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Part II Economic Regulation by Home and Host Countries, 5 The Control of Inward Investment by Host States

Peter T Muchlinski.

in Multinational Enterprises & the Law

July 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Arbitration; Public International Law; International Law; Law. 38 pages. 21080 words.

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