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—Geffen Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Named after its founder, the media mogul David Geffen (1941-), Geffen Records was established in 1979 with financial backing from WEA. Geffen, originally an agent, had been put in charge of Elektra-Asylum in 1973, but had left the music...

Dubbing (Overdubbing)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘dubbing’ is sometimes used as an abbreviation for ‘overdubbing,’ a studio practise in which the various vocal and instrumental sounds are recorded in temporal succession on multitrack tape. Unlike live performance, musicians...
...Criticism is the discourse of the deep tautology . . . Criticism is the art of knowing the hidden roads that go from poem to poems.Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, one of the queens of twentieth-century rock’n’roll, found Beat artists...
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...The career trajectory of Joni Mitchell saw her come to prominence with the late 1960s and early 1970s singer-songwriter movement and she would innovate on the form through the early twenty-first century. Born in Alberta, Canada in 1943...

Both Sides Now: Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and the Innocence and Experience of the Singer-Songwriter

Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott is Lecturer in Popular Music at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Fado and the Place of Longing (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Voice : Time, Age and Experience in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...a song so wild and blue / it scrambles time and seasons if it gets thru to youIn a 1967 lecture entitled ‘Cybernetics and Ghosts’ the writer Italo Calvino put forward the proposition of a ‘writing machine’ capable not only of reproducing...

Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark

Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson is a writer and musician in Seattle, and is a partner in independent label Barsuk Records. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

33 1/3 Books

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...Court and Spark is Joni Mitchell’s most overt attempt at making a hit record, full of glossy production, catchy choruses, and even guest stars from every stratum of rock culture, high (Robbie Robertson) and low (Cheech and Chong)....

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...

—Reprise Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Reprise Records was founded in 1961 by Frank Sinatra and managed by the influential executive Mo Ostin. Its initial roster abounded with the era’s mainstream artists, among them Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin. It was not a financially...

Calgary, AB

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: metropolitan area – 951,395 (2001) Calgary, the fifth-largest city in Canada by population but the largest in area at 3,170 sq miles (8,210 sq km), is located at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers...

Toronto, ON

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,500,000 (2004) Situated in the southwestern part of Ontario, Toronto is the capital of this province and the economic and cultural capital of Canada. Occupied by indigenous people shortly after the ice age...