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Interview 4: Barney Hoskyns on Tom Waits

Simon Warner

Simon Warner is a lecturer, writer, broadcaster, and Visiting Research Fellow in Popular Music at the University of Leeds in the UK. He is the author of Text and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Barney Hoskyns is one of our leading rock historians, having served time as a writer and reviewer on New Musical Express in the 1980s and as US editor of Mojo during the 1990s. His biography Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits...

—Castle Recording Laboratory (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The Castle Recording Laboratory was the first major professional recording operation in Nashville, Tennessee. By making it easy for visiting producers to record Grand Ole Opry talent, as well as visiting artists in country, pop, and rhythm...

—Capricorn (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 record company and label founded in the US state of Georgia in 1969 by Phil Walden, Capricorn specialized in ‘Southern boogie’ rock music. Walden had been the manager of Otis Redding and, following Redding’s death in 1967, he...

Dubbing (Overdubbing)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘dubbing’ is sometimes used as an abbreviation for ‘overdubbing,’ a studio practise in which the various vocal and instrumental sounds are recorded in temporal succession on multitrack tape. Unlike live performance, musicians...

—MGM Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Founded in 1946, the label was initially conceived as a marketing outlet for the soundtracks of MGM films. Soon, however, it scored chart hits with the work of black artists Billy Eckstine and Ivory Joe Hunter, as well as that of country...

Backbeat

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

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Backbeat’ refers to a musical practise in which the primary accent is placed on the second and/or fourth beats of a nominal 4/4 bar. The term is commonly used to denote recurring, dynamically accented snare-drum performances on beats 2...

Western Swing Band

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Western swing bands developed during the early 1930s in the United States to provide music for the dance venues of the oil boomtowns of the southwestern states of Oklahoma and Texas, where young couples raised on hillbilly music wanted...

Transforming a Demo

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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...When Pete Townshend began looking for a project to shape The Who’s musical direction in the years immediately following the phenomenal success of Tommy (1969), he set aside plans for a conventional album and focused, instead, on a large...