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The Shangri-Las’ Golden Hits of the Shangri-Las

Ada Wolin

Ada Wolin is a Brooklyn-born, Chicago-based writer. A recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she now works at Booklist. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

33 1/3 Books

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...Of the many girl-groups that came out of the 1960s, none is more idiosyncratic and influential than the Shangri-Las. They subverted pop standards and foreshadowed a generation of tough women in music. Critically, they are not lauded...

Shakaya, Shakaya (2002)

An Anthology of Australian Albums : Critical Engagements

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In the 1990s there was an increase in r&b girl groups in the United States and the United Kingdom. Girl groups such as Destiny’s Child, TLC, En Vogue and All Saints were setting the trend of producing music that engaged in aesthetics...
...The Shangri-Las were an all-girl group during the 1960s, a time when all-girl groups were popular. Unlike other groups, however, the Shangri-Las were known for their “tough girl” public image as well as their engagement with darker teenage...
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...Dusty Springfield can be recognized as the best female soul singer from Britain. Born Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien on April 16, 1939, in London, O’Brien enjoyed an early start in her music career. She sang with her older brother...

Girl Groups

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Girl groups were a popular music phenomenon involving pre-teen and teen girls as performers and listeners in the United States in the early to mid-1960s. Most girl groups comprised three to five members, all adolescent and predominantly...

Doo Wop

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Doo wop is both a sub-genre of rhythm and blues music and a performance style. The term is most commonly used to refer to a postwar, secular male vocal music that became a popular component of rhythm and blues from about 1949 through 1960...

Republic of Ireland

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 3,700,000 (2000) With a land area of 27,000 sq miles (68,890 sq km), the Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island of Ireland in northwest Europe. The country was a British colony and part of the United Kingdom...

Rock ’n’ Roll

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Rock ’n’ roll appeared in the 1950s as the high-energy, electrically amplified music of young dancers and listeners, first in the United States and then around the globe. From the beginning it was not a single kind of music, and historians...

Motown

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The so-called ‘Motown sound’ is typically associated with songs released during the 1960s on various labels (Motown, Tamla, Soul, Gordy) connected to the Motown Record Corporation. The company was established by Berry Gordy in Detroit...

Rhythm and Blues

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Rhythm and blues is an umbrella term referring to (1) a variety of urban-based forms of African-American popular music that began to appear during World War II and the immediate post-war years, or (2) all black popular music post-World War...