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—Campbell Connelly

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 British-based music publisher, the firm of Campbell Connelly was formed in London in 1925 by songwriters Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly to publish their novelty song, ‘Show Me the Way to Go Home.’ The duo wrote numerous hit songs...

—Decca (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...While Decca, led by its stockbroker/founder Edward Lewis, had been a successful recording company in England since 1929, it was only in 1934 that the US branch of the company opened its doors, when Lewis brought the services of Jack Kapp...

Al Jolson

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...Al Jolson (Asa Yoelson) claimed to have been born in 1886 to a Russian-Jewish family in what is now Lithuania. In 1891 his father moved to New York City to secure employment and housing for his family, which followed him to Washington, D.C....

Washington, DC

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 572,059 (2000); metropolitan area – 5,423,793 (2000). Founded in 1790, Washington was the first US city planned for a specific purpose: government. Chosen by Congress as the midpoint between...

Ballad (North American)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Emergence From the standpoint of the early twenty-first century, common usage suggests the American popular ballad can be defined as a slow or slow-ish song with romantic lyric content, emotional in manner, intimate in feeling...