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Ry Cooder

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...The roots-focused approach of multi-instrumentalist Ry Cooder provided a rich aural backdrop to rock and world music through the second half of the twentieth century. Born in Los Angeles in 1947, Cooder began playing guitar at the age...

—Atlantic 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

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...In 1947, the Atlantic record company established its own studio to record music for release on the Atlantic label. Initially, the studio was based in the label’s New York office, where the desks would be piled up in a corner when the room...

Electric Piano

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The first electric pianos were created in the 1930s by removing the soundboard of a conventional piano and placing electromagnetic pickups on each string (a principle revived in 1978 in the Yamaha CP80 Stage Piano). However, what...

—Englewood Cliffs Studios (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The recording studios at Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey were established by sound engineer Rudy Van Gelder in 1959, replacing an earlier facility he had installed in his home in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1953. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s...

—Sun Records (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

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...Sun Records was a pioneering rock ’n’ roll and rockabilly record company based in Memphis, Tennessee. It flourished in the late 1950s when it issued the first recordings of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash....

—Fania (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

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...Fania is a Latin music record company renowned for the commercial exploitation of salsa music. The label was founded in 1964 in New York by band leader Johnny Pacheco and lawyer Jerry Masucci. Its roster featured numerous Puerto Rican...

Western Swing Band

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Western swing bands developed during the early 1930s in the United States to provide music for the dance venues of the oil boomtowns of the southwestern states of Oklahoma and Texas, where young couples raised on hillbilly music wanted...

Crooning

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

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Crooning’ denotes a relaxed style of singing associated with the development of the microphone in the 1920s and 1930s, initially used for radio broadcasts and subsequently for amplified singing in public concerts. The word ‘crooning...

Harp

Mona-Lynn Courteau

Mona-Lynn Courteau is an academic editor based in Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Daniel Sheehy

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction The harp is broadly defined as a chordophone whose strings are positioned on a plane perpendicular to its soundboard. Harps are found in a wide variety of forms in Africa, Europe, North and South America...

Lead Vocals

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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Stan Hawkins

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘lead vocals’ is used to refer to the vocal part or parts that make the most prominent contribution to a musical event in which a number of voices perform either individually or, more typically, as an ensemble. Lead vocals...