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see country and western musiccountry and western music,
American popular music form originating in the Southeast (country music) and the Southwest and West (western music). The two regional styles coalesced in the 1920s when recorded material became available in rural areas, and they were further
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; folk songfolk song,
music of anonymous composition, transmitted orally. The theory that folk songs were originally group compositions has been modified in recent studies. These assume that the germ of a folk melody is produced by an individual and altered in transmission into a
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; gospel musicgospel music,
American religious musical form that owes much of its origin to the Christian conversion of West Africans enslaved in the American South. Gospel music partly evolved from the songs slaves sang on plantations, notably work songs, and from the Protestant hymns they
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; jazzjazz,
the most significant form of musical expression of African-American culture and arguably the most outstanding contribution the United States has made to the art of music. Origins of Jazz

Jazz developed in the latter part of the 19th cent.
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; rap musicrap music
or hip-hop,
genre originating in the mid-1970s among black and Hispanic performers in New York City, at first associated with an athletic style of dancing, known as breakdancing.
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; rock musicrock music,
type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s and increasingly popular throughout much of the world. Origins of Rock

Essentially hybrid in origin, rock music includes elements of several black and white American music styles: black
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US-based Bhagawan Bhandari performed his popular songs and also engaged in one duet song competition with singer Juna Shrish Magar.
Walsh concludes with a two-page afterword about popular song and the Philippines from 1947 to 1950, and an eleven-page bibliography of books, articles, discographies, and Web sites on music and U.
the 1930s Taiwanese popular song, "Moonlight Sorrow": Taiwanese lyrics used by Yu-Xian Deng and
TheA Korean pop sensation Psy's song, after becoming viral all over the world, is now a popular song choice for funerals in China -- despite being anything but a funereal melody.
American popular song composers; oral histories, 1920s-1950s.
The US president and wife Michelle will hold the event at the White House on June 2 for the ex-Beatle, who will be awarded the third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.
Third, Kern presented a framework for creating an "instant ensemble" from an elementary arrangement of a popular song, "The Way You Look Tonight," with teacher accompaniment.
From the changes in quality of pop songs after 1950s and the rise of new trends to new musical and verse techniques, the history of popular song evolution and changes receives a compelling survey.
Illustrated and adapted from the popular song by John Denver by Christopher Canyon, John Denver's Take Me Home, Country Roads.
In many newspapers there were articles written by Islamic intellectuals who are asking if God is angry, as is being sung in a popular song.
Radio listeners are to vote for their favourite five tunes from a list of 25 to find the country's most popular song.