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—Specialty (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Launched in Los Angeles, California in 1946 by Art Rupe (from the seeds of his partnership in Juke Box Records, founded in 1944), Specialty became an important independent source of rhythm and blues (R&B), gospel and rock ’n’ roll...

Children

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

Continuum, 2003

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...For many children in the developed world, popular music, disseminated through electronic sources, including television, radio, film, video, CD, audio cassette and, more recently, CD-ROM, is an integral part of their auditory and visual...

Keep A-Knockin’

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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...As both James Brown and Smokey Robinson point out, Little Richard began with piano-driven rock; his boogie-woogie piano recalls the use to which that instrument was put in the big-band music of the 1940s. To this melodic structure he adds...

The Ninety-Nine Names of the Prophet

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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...There was black, there was white, and then there was black and white. There was jazz and rock and hip-hop, and then there was — what? All along, there was pandemonium, fevered mingling, one tribe swapping their pretty beads and shiny...

I’ve Got It

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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...Bumps Blackwell might have thought that at first Little Richard looked like Tarzan and sounded like Mickey Mouse, but by the time “Tutti Frutti” had been cut, Lord Greystoke was at full throttle. As metaphors go, Bumps’ is an apt one...

All Around the World

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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...Little Richard’s genius lies in his invention of an “improper” style that no other musician could counterfeit.Not that they didn’t try. Little Richard’s raucous style, gender-bending persona and sexually suggestive lyrics were anathema...

Early One Morning

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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...“What are you doing in my cousin’s apartment?” says Little Richard, and the answer is that I’ve come to Macon to write a travel piece for the Washington Post and also do research for a book on the Georgia Peach himself. Willie Ruth Howard...

Religion and Spirituality

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction The relationship between popular music and religion has heightened the struggles and accommodations that exist between music and religion in general. Because both music and religion, through performance and ritual...

Ska

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Ska (pronounced ‘skya’ by many Jamaicans) first emerged as a musical and dance style in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the Kingston, Jamaica area. This was a time when the working class and the poor were increasingly attracted...