Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8: Genres: North America

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The six EPMOW Genre volumes contain entries on the genres of music that have been or currently are popular in countries and communities all over the world. Included are discussions on cultural, historical and geographic origins; technical musical characteristics; instrumentation and use of voice; lyrics and language; typical features of performance and presentation; historical development and paths and modes of dissemination; influence of technology, the music industry and political and economic circumstances; ...

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Overview

The six EPMOW Genre volumes contain entries on the genres of music that have been or currently are popular in countries and communities all over the world. Included are discussions on cultural, historical and geographic origins; technical musical characteristics; instrumentation and use of voice; lyrics and language; typical features of performance and presentation; historical development and paths and modes of dissemination; influence of technology, the music industry and political and economic circumstances; changing stylistic features; notable and influential performers; and relationships to other genres and sub-genres.

This volume, on the music of North America, features over 100 in-depth essays on genres ranging from Adult Contemporary to Alternative Rock, from Barbershop to Bebop, and from Disco to Emo. All entries conclude with a bibliography, discographical references and discography, with additional information on sheet music listings and visual recordings. Written and edited by a team of distinguished popular music scholars and professionals, this is an exceptional resource for anybody studying or researching the history and development of popular music.

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Adult Contemporary African-American Musical Theater, 1890- Album-Oriented Rock Alternative Country Alternative Rock Backstage Musical Bakersfield Sound Ballad (North American) Barbershop Bebop (Bop) Bluegrass Music Blues Boogie Woogie Brill Building Pop Broadway Musical Burlesque Cajun Music Chanson canadienne/Chanson québécoise Chicago Blues Chicago Jazz Chicano Music Christian Rock Classic Blues Contemporary Christian Music Contemporary Worship Music Cool Jazz Coon SongCountry Music Country Rock Cowboy Songs Delta Blues Disco Doo WopDuranguense Easy Listening Electro Emo Ethnic Music ExoticaFolk Music (North American) Free Jazz Funk Garage, US Garage Rock Girl Groups Go-Go Gospel Hymn Gospel Music, African-American Gospel Music, White Granola Music Grunge HardbopHip-Hop Honky-Tonk Hot Rod House Music Indita Jazz Jazz-Rock Latin Boogaloo Latin Jazz Mainstream Jazz Mardi Gras Indian music Matachines Miami Bass Minstrelsy Modal Jazz Motown Nashville Sound, The Native American Pop New Country New Jack Swing New York Downtown Scene New Orleans Jazz Outlaw Country Music Powwow Music Progressive Jazz Quebradita & Technobanda R&B, Contemporary Ragtime Railroad Songs Revue, American Rhythm and Blues Riot Grrrl Rockabilly Rock 'n' Roll Salsa Shape-Note Hymnody Singer-songwriter Singing Cowboy Smooth Jazz Soft RockSoul Soul Jazz Southern Rock Spiritual, African-American Stride Surf Music Sweet Music Swamp Blues Swamp Pop Swing Music and Big-Band Jazz Symphonic Jazz Talking Blues Techno Tejano Music Third Stream Tin Pan Alley Torch SongTrad and Néo-trad Vaudeville Vaudeville, African-American Waila West Coast Jazz Western Swing Yé-yé québécoisZydeco

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