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Music of Missouri

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Music of the United States
History (Timeline and Samples)
Before 1940: Synthesis of Sources
1940s and 50s: Invention of Popular Music
1960s and 70s: Creation of a Counterculture
1980s to the present: Diversification of Styles
Ethnicities
African American
Native American music (Inuit music>Inuit and Hawaiian)
Latin (Tejano and Puerto Rican)
Other immigrants (Jewish, European, South and East Asian, modern African, Middle-Eastern and Cajun and Creole)
Local music
AL - AK - AR - CA - CO - CT - DC - DE - FL - GA - GU - HI - ID - IL - IN - IA - KS - KY - LA - ME - MD - MA - MI - MN - MP - MS - MO - MT - NC - ND - NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY - OH - OK - OR - PA - PR - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VT - VA - VI - WA - WV - WI - WY

St. Louis, Missouri was an important center of jazz and blues, as well as country and bluegrass.

Punk rock

St. Louis had a vibrant New Wave scene, including Trained Animals, The Ooze Kicks, The Strikers and Zany Misfits. Nearby Belleville, Missouri spawned influential hardcore punk band Blind Idiot. The most famous hardcore band though was St. Louis' White Pride, a notorious White Power band. The University of Missouri at Columbia had an influential annual Thrash Bash, inaguarated in 1983 with Causes of Tragedy and The Croppy Boys, along with Die Kreuzen from Milwaukee. Kansas City, Missouri was also part of a vibrant scene along with Lawrence and Topeka, Kansas. For more information, see Music of Kansas.

References

Blush, Steven. American Hardcore: A Tribal History. Feral House. 2001. ISBN 0-922915-717-7