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No room for squares: a political economy of Blue Note records

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No room for squares : a political economy of Blue Note records. / May, Christopher.

In: Jazz Research Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, 01.05.2007, p. 25-44.

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May, C 2007, 'No room for squares: a political economy of Blue Note records', Jazz Research Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 25-44.

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May, C. (2007). No room for squares: a political economy of Blue Note records. Jazz Research Journal, 1(1), 25-44.

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May C. No room for squares: a political economy of Blue Note records. Jazz Research Journal. 2007 May 1;1(1):25-44.

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May, Christopher. / No room for squares : a political economy of Blue Note records. In: Jazz Research Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 25-44.

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