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The Village People’s Can’t Stop The Music: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980)

Rebecca Wallwork

Rebecca Wallwork is a writer and content director based in Miami Beach. She is a former music editor for Interview magazine and in the name of journalism, she has been inside the New York Jets locker room, backstage at the Westminster dog show, a guest at Donald Trump’s wedding–and a passenger on the inaugural New Kids on the Block cruise. She’s a Joe girl for life. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Like all good things, it starts with Steve Guttenberg. Before Police Academy and 3 Men and a Baby, we see The Gutt dressed in white jeans, a green polo, and roller skates. He is begging his record-store boss for the night off. No dice. So...

Disco edits: Analog antecedents and network bias

Margie Borschke

Margie Borschke is Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She studies contemporary and historical media use and how it contributes to the production of knowledge and culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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This is Not a Remix : Piracy, Authenticity and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Remix has rhetorical force in the networked environment, aiming to shift the discussion away from the “property talk of piracy,” towards a discussion of the everyday uses of media in contemporary culture (cf. Labato 2014: 121–33...

High-Energy (Hi-NRG)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...High-Energy (often written as Hi-NRG) is a genre of post-disco electronic dance music (EDM) that simultaneously emerged from gay club culture in Europe and the USA in the early 1980s. The genre integrated a four-to-the-floor basic disco...

Goldfrapp’s Genre Perversion

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory formed Goldfrapp in 1999. Both had previous experience as musicians: Alison Goldfrapp had provided vocals for artists including Add N To (X), Orbital and Tricky, and Gregory had worked with, among others...

Abba

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...In becoming the most significant Swedish music export, ABBA transformed the pop and disco landscape across the globe. In 1966, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, both veterans of multiple bands, began writing songs while simultaneously...

Boney M

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...Boney M. is a Caribbean-tinged disco/vocal group created by German producer Frank Farian (born 1941, also known for his work with Milli Vanilli) in 1976. Originally consisting of Liz Mitchell (born 1952) and Marcia Barrett (born 1948) from...

“Dances for the Masses”: Revolution, Class, Proletarian Music, and Dance in Cold War Ukraine

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Since the 1980s, Soviet, post-Soviet and Western scholars have covered the various problems of a history of dance and entertainment in the Soviet Union. Yet, the overwhelming majority of the recent studies of this phenomenon focus...
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...As the flagship act of Motown Records during the 1960s, the Supremes became the national face of Detroit’s R & B and soul sound. Originally formed in Detroit in 1958 as the Primettes, a female version of local group the Primes, the group...

Left Bank

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Historically regarded as the haunt of Parisian intellectuals, the rive gauche (left bank) is actually the south bank of the Seine, and comprises a third of the French capital. After the Roman Era, it remained almost abandoned for centuries....

Miami, FL

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 IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 368,624 (1998); Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area – 2,253,362 (2000). Miami, Florida is situated on the southeast coast of the Florida peninsula in close proximity to the Caribbean...