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A Review of Beats, Rhymes and Life (ATCQ Documentary)

James Braxton Peterson

James Braxton Peterson is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hip-Hop Headphones : A Scholar’s Critical Playlist

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...Twenty years later, I still find it difficult to qualify or quantify the formidable and formative impact that A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ) had on Hip-Hop culture and its most loyal constituents. In the early 1990s, Hip Hop was caught...

—Polar Studios (Sweden)

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Since opening in downtown Stockholm in 1978, Polar Studios have played an important part in the development of both Swedish and international music.Originally created for and owned by ABBA, Polar Studios are renowned for being the first...

—Bearsville Studios (US)

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

Encyclopedia Articles

...Founded by artist-manager Albert B. Grossman in 1970, Bearsville Studios in upstate New York have since been used by many hundreds of artists.Grossman had been a folk-club promoter and had managed such acts as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin...

Trumpets and Cornets

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Trumpets and cornets are the highest-pitched modern brass instruments, all of which are lip-vibrated aerophones – that is, instruments in which a vibration is produced within the air column by means of air blown between the player’s lips...

Range

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...In Western art music, the term ‘range’ is denned as (a) the pitch span of an instrument or voice from its lowest to its highest available pitch, often referred to as the ‘compass’; (b) the pitch span of an instrumental or vocal part...

Tailgating

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The phrase ‘tailgate trombone’ most probably originated around 1910 in New Orleans, although elements of the style associated with the term had earlier origins, going back to ragtime and circus bands. The phrase referred to the way in which...

—Discos Fuentes (Colombia)

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Discos Fuentes was the first Colombian record company and has remained one of the three top national labels, alongside Sonolux and Codiscos. It specializes in música tropical, including Colombian styles (porro, cumbia and vallenato...

—ARC (US)

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. 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

Encyclopedia Articles

...ARC (American Record Company) was formed in August 1929 as the result of a merger between several companies specializing in cheap labels (labels such as Cameo, Oriole and Perfect) and a pressing plant. The following year, as record...

Abba's Abba Gold

Elisabeth Vincentelli

Elisabeth Vincentelli is music editor of Time Out New York. She has also written for the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, and Entertainment Weekly among many other publications. She grew up in France and has loved Abba since watching them triumph at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

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...Perhaps more than any other Greatest Hits compilation, Abba Gold has come to define a band’s career on one disk. More than that, itsrelease in 1992 heralded the critical rehabilitation of a group which had, since its demise a decade...
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...As the principal interpreter of Nigerian juju music, King Sunny Adé was one of the first African artists to reach a global audience. Born into a royal family of the Yoruba people in Ondo State, Nigeria in 1946, Adé began his musical career...