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Synchronization (2)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Synchronization,’ in terms of the cinema, refers to the process of perfectly coordinating sound with an image for the exhibition of a motion picture. The practise of synchronization is as old as cinema itself: the test film that inventor...

—Nimbus 9 Studio (Canada)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Toronto’s Nimbus 9 Studio developed from a production company of the same name, which was originally formed in 1967 by Canadian jingle writers Jack Richardson, Alan Macmillan, Ben McPeek and Peter Clayton. Over the next few years...

—Bokoor Recording Studio (Ghana)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Bokoor (Cool) Studio was opened in 1982 by John Collins, at his father’s farm at Ofankor near Accra, Ghana. (The word ‘Bokoor,’ in Akan, means ‘coolness’ or ‘calmness.’) Collins had been managing a Ghanaian guitar band of the same name...

—Harry J Studios (Jamaica)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Harry J Studios (also Harry J. Studios) of Kingston, Jamaica was established in 1971 by Jamaican record producer Harry Johnson, mainly on profits from 1969-71 reggae hit singles issued on his Harry J label but recorded in studios owned...

—Compass Point Studios (the Bahamas)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Compass Point Studios, located on beachfront property near the city of Nassau on the island of New Providence, the Bahamas, was founded in 1977 by Chris Blackwell, owner of Island Records.Far from being a facility for local Bahamian...

—Abbey Road Studios (UK)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Located at 3 Abbey Road, St. John’s Wood in North London, the EMI studios were the first purpose-built recording studios in England. The residential building was converted into three custom-built studios to suit larger recordings of full...

—Stax Studio (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...What came to be known as the Stax studio was, for all intents and purposes, the recording facility of Memphis, Tennessee’s legendary soul label Stax Records. The company’s first records, issued in 1957 (under its original name, Satellite...

78

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...‘78’ is an alternative generic term for the type of phonograph record in use from the beginning of the twentieth century until soon after the 1948 launch of the long-playing vinyl records that rendered 78 rpm discs obsolete. It refers...

B Side

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The B side of a two-track single was the less important of the tracks. Each side of promotional copies of singles sent to radio programmers was marked clearly with either ‘A’ or ‘B’ to inform disc jockeys which track they should play....

Sleeve Notes

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Sleeve notes or liner notes were the texts that appeared on the reverse of the cover of LPs from the early 1950s onward. Sometimes, the notes or song lyrics also appeared on an ‘insert’ or separate sheet of paper or card tucked inside...