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Max Roach

Artist Pages

...Max Roach was a jazz drummer, dubbed the “Duke Ellington of Drums.” Roach pioneered the jazz style bebop by being the first drummer to play in the bebop style. Furthermore, Roach was also one of the first jazz musicians to teach full time...

—Specialty (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

—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...

—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...

Cymbal

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...
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...Henry Russell was an English pianist, baritone singer, and composer. The year of his birth remains unconfirmed, but he was born on December 24th in either 1812 or 1813 in Sheerness, England. Russell started his music career as a child...

The Animated Music Videos of Radiohead, Chris Hopewell, and Gastón Viñas

Lisa Perrott

Lisa Perrott is Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Having collaborated with musicians and dancers on animated films, cross platform performances, and curated exhibitions, Lisa’s current publications examine the intersections between avant-garde artistic strategies, popular music, and audiovisual media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Introduction A pig’s head stuck on a stake, a man cradling a fizzing time bomb while his head explodes, a line-up of anthropomorphized cats clapping in unison, a wolf and pig at electioneering podiums addressing a queue of miniature...

Drumset

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...