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—Decca (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...While Decca, led by its stockbroker/founder Edward Lewis, had been a successful recording company in England since 1929, it was only in 1934 that the US branch of the company opened its doors, when Lewis brought the services of Jack Kapp...

Patsy Cline

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...Despite a tragically short career, Patsy Cline emerged from the Nashville country scene to become one of the first major artists to cross into pop. Born in Virginia in 1932, at thirteen Cline was stricken with rheumatic fever, which changed...

Nashville Sound

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The Nashville Sound is a genre of US country music developed in Nashville, Tennessee recording studios during the late 1950s. Offering what its practitioners considered a more sophisticated-sounding form of country music than other past...

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...