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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...

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...

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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...
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...The first Canadian country music star, Wilf Carter (known as Montana Slim in the United States), provided a link between country’s source material and its contemporary vogue. Born in 1904 in Nova Scotia, Carter’s family was poor and he...

Buddhism and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction The global popularity of Buddhism as a fount of meditation and health has been increasing noticeably since the 1950s (Seager 2000: 4), and this trend is evidenced particularly in the work of music recording artists. Primarily,...

The Clash: Sociological Imagination and Critical Philosophy

The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction In 1977 the world was undergoing a social revolution. This revolution was expressed in almost all areas of society, where many new ideas about the economy, freedom and inequality were put at centre stage (Haberman, 2013)....

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...

Vocal Groups

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Informal singing in groups (with or without instruments) has flourished since the Renaissance period, when people would gather at each other’s houses to sing madrigals and part songs. Since the eighteenth century, this domestic music-making...

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...

Camp Lo

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...The hip-hop duo Camp Lo was formed in the Bronx, New York in 1995 and participated in the first major wave of hip-hop music that fused funk and jazz samples and rhythms with New York rap lyricism. The group consisted of Sonny Cheeba...