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—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...

—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...

Country Music

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Country music is an extremely diverse genre unified more by its lyrical tropes, imagery, audience and institutional history than by stylistic coherence. The term ‘country music’ did not appear as the consensus genre label until the early...