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—King (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1943 by Syd Nathan, the King Record Company (with three subsidiary labels – Queen (1945), DeLuxe (bought from the original owners in 1948) and Federal (1950)) became a vibrant, self-contained US ‘indie’ during...

Hocket

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Hocket,’ from the French hoquet (Latin hoquetus), meaning ‘hiccup,’ is a contrapuntal performance technique in which individual notes or chords within musical phrases, not the complete phrases, are alternated between different voices...

Time and Time Again

Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...From the Baroque era to the present day, Western art music has often been experienced and described in terms of a teleological process. Music in this tradition seems to form large-scale curves of tension, often building up to a climax...

Trombone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The European trombone (German posaune, Old French sacqueboute, Old English sackbut) has existed in similar form since 1551. Over the course of its existence, the instrument has evolved into five types marked by bore and bell sizes...

James Brown's Live at the Apollo

Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk writes about music. His work appears regularly in The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Salon, Slate, Rolling Stone, The Nation, and many other publications. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

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...In this remarkable book, Douglas Wolk brings to life an October evening in 1962, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem – an evening at the height of Cold War tensions. In great detail, Wolk pieces together what took place (and what was recorded...

James Brown

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...The energetic performances and illustrious career of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, earned him the moniker “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” Born in 1933 in South Carolina, Brown grew up in extreme poverty. His family moved...

Rare Groove

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term ‘rare groove’ refers to two things: a club scene that originated in London in the mid-1980s, devoted to the playing of American funk and soul records produced more than a decade previously (mainly 1969–74), and the music itself...

Re: Definition

James Braxton Peterson

James Braxton Peterson is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hip-Hop Headphones : A Scholar’s Critical Playlist

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Defining rap In his 1976 book Roots, Alex Haley wrote about his extraordinary journey to excavate the narratives of his African ancestry...

Rock in Latin America

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Rock began to spread throughout Latin America in the 1950s, undergoing various stages of evolution and related cultural movements in each country and region where it took hold. While periodization is always imperfect, an examination...

Funk

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Funk music is commonly thought of as a style of energetic dance music, driven by hard, syncopated basslines and drum beats, and accented by any number of instruments involved in rhythmic counterplay, all working toward a ‘groove.’ While...