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—Grant Avenue Studio (Canada)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The Grant Avenue Studio was started in 1971 by Canadian producer Daniel Lanois with his brother, Bob, in their parents’ basement in Hamilton, Ontario. The studio has functioned for over 25 years as a homely, out-of-the-way, handcrafted...

Guy Lombardo

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...While his “sweet” interpretation of American jazz music was panned by critics throughout Guy Lombardo’s fifty-year career, it proved to be popular among record-buying and concert-attending audiences. Lombardo was born in Ontario in 1902....

Jenny Lind

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...The opera singer Jenny Lind, born in Sweden in 1820, became famous in her own right before becoming the muse for composer Felix Mendelssohn, Lind’s singing was overheard by a maid to the Royal Swedish Ballet’s principal dancer, who...

Lead Belly

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...Despite a short professional career, the lessons learned from the mythology around—and performances of—Huddie Ledbetter, known as Lead Belly, have provided a rich insight into the early development of commercial American folk music....

Rex Lawson

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...Nicknamed “Cardinal Rex,” the Nigerian bandleader and trumpet player Rex Lawson died tragically at the height of his career as the country’s most popular highlife musician. Born in 1935, Lawson became afflicted with smallpox at a young age...
...The South African singer Solomon Linda’s song “Mbube” became so popular that an entire genre of a cappella music was named in its honor. Born in 1909 on a labor reserve near Ladysmith, Linda grew up around traditional Zulu music...

—Polar Studios (Sweden)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...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...

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,...
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...From the 1960s through the 1980s, Puerto Rican salsa singer Héctor Lavoe helped to establish the form as a global phenomenon. He was born into a musical family in Ponce in 1946. Lavoe’s father wanted his son to learn the trombone....

—Brunswick Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The Brunswick label was founded in 1916 by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, manufacturers of player pianos and billiard balls. Shortly after its inception, the label began issuing vertical-cut discs in Canada, as opposed...