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Singer-songwriter

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Singer-songwriter is a term used since the 1960s to describe a category of popular musician who composes and performs his or her own songs, typically to acoustic guitar or piano accompaniment, most often as a solo act but also with backing...

Carole King

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...A veteran of the music business by the time of her 1970 genre-defining release Tapestry, Carole King played an important role in pop music songwriting from the mid-twentieth century onward. King was born in New York City in 1942. Her...

Brill Building Pop

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Brill Building pop is the collective name given to a variety of styles of popular song written and published in and around the Brill Building in New York City in the late 1950s and early to mid-1960s. Such songs combined elements of rock...

New York City, NY: Broadway

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

Continuum, 2016

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...It may not be unusual for a place to give its name to a genre (vaudeville, habanera, schottische) or a musical style or ‘sound’ (Nashville, Motown); but perhaps only two well-known art forms are named after streets: the Tin Pan Alley song...

Folk Music (North American)

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 VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...As a dimension of popular music in North America, folk comprises three distinct but overlapping components: music regarded as the traditional product of various ethnic groups, the music specific to the folk revival of the mid-twentieth...