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—Black Ark (Jamaica)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Black Ark was a short-lived (1974-80) recording studio owned and operated by legendary Jamaican popular music innovator Lee (‘Scratch,’ ‘the Upsetter’) Perry. It was a ‘home studio,’ operating out of a small, unassuming outbuilding erected...

—Yazoo (US)

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. 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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...Yazoo was a reissue record label devised and managed by Nick Perls from New York. Its initial five long-playing (LP) discs were issued by Belzona Records, but the similarity of the company’s name to that of the early Beltona label...

Bandoneón

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The bandoneón, the key instrument and sound of tango, is a special large version of the square-built button accordion or concertina, a portable wind instrument made of two harmonic wooden cases joined together by folded cardboard...

Lyricist

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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...A lyricist is the author of words intended to be sung. The lyricist generally works in collaboration with the composer of the music for a song. The lyrics of a song may also be written by the same person or persons responsible for composing...

Timbales

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Timbales, also known as pailitas cubanas, pailes, timbaletas and bongó, have a rich history that is closely tied to the settling of the island of Cuba by the Spanish. Like many other Afro-Caribbean percussion instruments, these drums...

—Alerce (Chile)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The Chilean record company Alerce was established in 1976 in Santiago by DJ Ricardo Garcia and producer Carlos Necochea. Alerce launched the canto nuevo (new song) movement, the direct heir to nueva canción Chilena (Chilean new song), which...

—DICAP (Chile)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...DICAP (Discoteca del Cantar Popular) (The Discothèque of Popular Song) was created in Santiago, Chile almost by accident by the Communist Youth of Chile in 1968. The Communist Youth had pressed a record, Por Viet-Nam (For Vietnam...

—Paisley Park Studios (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Paisley Park Studios, located in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, were designed by Tom Hidley and The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, and are owned by The Artist. Opened in 1987, the studios have continued to be The Artist’s main venue...

—Def Jam (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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...A New York record company specializing in hip-hop, Def Jam was founded in 1984 by university student Rick Rubin and Rush Artist Management head and tyro (novice) producer Russell Simmons. The first release to feature the Def Jam logo...

—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....