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Interview 1: Lee Konitz

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz (b. 13 October 1927) is a significant figure in the history of jazz. As well as having had a remarkable solo career, he was a member of various groups led by pianist Lennie Tristano (himself of considerable...

2nd Chorus: Blues: Jack Kerouac

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...There are writers who achieve equally at poetry and prose, like Johann von Goethe and Boris Pasternak, but it’s easier to tag a writer as a master at one of these forms and ignore their work in the other, then hide this expedience behind...

Band on the ruins: Meditations on music and motion

Music and the road : Essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Chicago roots—late ’50s, early ’60s I was a budding high-school beatnik who read Kerouac’s On the Road in 1957, and with my Russian-born partner in crime, Alex, read poetry, frequented jazz clubs, and sowed our version of bohemian...
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...The French singer-songwriter George Brassens developed a unique style through a turbulent time in his country’s history. Born in 1921 on the French Mediterranean coast, Brassens developed a passion for singing as a youth, influenced by his...
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...Known professionally as the “Chief Commander,” Ebenezer Obey’s career trajectory mixed innovative musical performance with traditional music and lyrics and song structure. Obey was born in the Nigerian state of Ogun in 1943 to Egba-Yoruba...

Ravi Shankar

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Vaigat

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Vaigat is a Greenlandic version of US swing. Named after the Vaigat-Strait near Disco Island on Greenland’s west coast, Vaigat developed during the 1950s when the swing and popular songs that were heard on the radio from the US military...

Interview 2: David Amram

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...David Amram (born in 1933) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist (piano and French horn amongst others). He wrote and recorded the scores for such classic films as Splendor in the Grass and The Manchurian Candidate. He is best known...

The Western European Arrangement

Dean Vuletic

Dean Vuletic is a historian of contemporary Europe who, as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, has led the project ‘Eurovision: A History of Europe through Popular Music’ at the University of Vienna, Austria. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postwar Europe and the Eurovision Song Contest

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Freddy Quinn, 1956Freddy Quinn and Walter Andreas Schwarz were the faces of German innocence. In the first ESC that was staged in Lugano on 24 May 1956, each of the seven participating national broadcasting organizations – which all...