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Max Roach

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—Specialty (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Launched in Los Angeles, California in 1946 by Art Rupe (from the seeds of his partnership in Juke Box Records, founded in 1944), Specialty became an important independent source of rhythm and blues (R&B), gospel and rock ’n’ roll...

—Black Saint/Soul Note (Italy)

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

Encyclopedia Articles

...An important contemporary jazz label of the 1980s and 1990s, Black Saint was founded in Milan, Italy in 1975. The label was acquired by distributor IREC three years later and, under the direction of Giovanni Bonandrini, it recorded some...

Children

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...For many children in the developed world, popular music, disseminated through electronic sources, including television, radio, film, video, CD, audio cassette and, more recently, CD-ROM, is an integral part of their auditory and visual...

Cymbal

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction One of the most ancient of instruments, dating back some 5,000 years, the cymbal is a round ‘plate’ made of bronze that can be used in pairs, which are crashed together, or mounted individually on a stand and struck...

—Decca (UK)

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

Encyclopedia Articles

...‘ Decca’ was originally the name of a portable phonograph manufactured in 1928 by the London firm of Barnett Samuels. Decca entered the record business through the foresight of Edward Lewis, a stockbroker who organized...

Drumset

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction The term ‘drumset’ or ‘drumkit’ refers to a collection of drums and cymbals played by a single performer, generally using all four limbs. A modern drumset typically consists of a bass drum (played with the drummer...

—Paisley Park Studios (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...