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Lucky Dube

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...Despite his tragic end, Lucky Dube’s contributions to South African reggae were unparalleled. Born in Ermelo in 1964, Dube was raised by his grandmother so his mother could work. As a child, Dube worked as a gardener but entered school...

Ian Dury

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...Diagnosed with polio at an early age, Ian Dury developed a musical aesthetic that infused his ability within the burgeoning British new-wave movement of the 1970s. Dury was born in 1942, and his father was a chauffeur who took his family...

Carrying A Torch for ‘TI Jean’

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...We were talking about Bob Dylan getting the Nobel Prize for Literature last week and ole Jack Kerouac having received nothing in his life by way of awards and prizes, and so my friend and I went to the famous gravesite in Edson Cemetery...

—Gallo (South Africa)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The Gallo organization was responsible for a number of crucial developments that were central to the creation and advancement of the recording industry in South Africa, and it has had a longstanding involvement with the development...

Going Out/Coming Back

David Pichaske

David Pichaske is Professor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University. He is the author of many books, several related to rural literature and themes, including Rooted: Six Midwest Writers of Place. He has published on a range of subjects from rock music and American culture to T.S. Eliot and Chaucer. A three-time Fulbright Lecturer to Central Europe and Outer Mongolia, Pichaske is the author of Poland in Transition: 1989-1991. As editor of Spoon River Poetry Press, Pichaske has published Leo Dangel, Bill Holm, Norbert Blei, Linda Hasselstrom, Bill Kloefkorn, and Dave Etter, among significant rural writers. He first published on Dylan in 1972. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Song of the North Country : A Midwest Framework to the Songs of Bob Dylan

Continuum, 2010

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...“Probably sometimes I’d like to go back for a while. Everybody goes back to where they came from, I guess.” The Archetypal Journey It was Carl Jung himself who once pointed out that although most people do not know why...

Berimbau

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The Brazilian berimbau de barriga, or simply berimbau, is a gourd-resonated, braced musical bow of African origin. The instrument consists of a 4’-5’ (1.2 m-1.5 m) branch of biriba, bamboo, oak or other wood bent into an arc. The bow...

Politics

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The relationship between politics and popular music has taken many guises, but there are two that stand out. The first is the way in which states and other authorities have used music in pursuit of their goals. Music has provided...

Time Out of Mind: Bob Dylan, Age and Those Same Distant Places

Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott is Lecturer in Popular Music at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Fado and the Place of Longing (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Voice : Time, Age and Experience in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...’Twas in another lifetimeIn February 2015 Bob Dylan released an album of standards associated with Frank Sinatra, the centenary of whose birth would fall later the same year. Some of the songs on Shadows in the Night were ones that Sinatra...

Backup Singers

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 II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Backup singers or backing vocalists provide vocal accompaniment for the featured singer in a band or a singing group, either in live performance or on record. Arrangements that counterposed backup singers to a lead voice may have originated...

Mutes

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Mutes are devices used to change the timbre or to lessen the volume of an instrument. Although mutes are made for many instruments, their primary use in popular music has been with trumpets and trombones. Wooden mutes for the trumpet date...