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“But people are strangers”: Lyric narratives and ethics on Paul Simon’s roads

Music and the road : Essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Although aficionados of Paul Simon’s music may not at first consider the road as a particularly dominant lyrical motif in the singer-songwriter’s expansive collection, Simon transforms the road into a space of and for narrative. That is,...

From “Sectional Refrains” to Repeated Verses

Olivier Julien

Olivier Julien is a lecturer in the history and musicology of popular music at Paris-Sorbonne University, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In the following pages, I address the development of this particular formal type that is known as the “AABA form.” The expression is one of common usage, and it might be argued that there is a broad consensus on its origins amongst popular...

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Ghana

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 20,467,747 (2003) The Republic of Ghana is situated in West Africa, adjoining Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and Côte D’Ivoire in the west. The capital, Accra, is situated on the southern coastline....

Folk Music (North American)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...As a dimension of popular music in North America, folk comprises three distinct but overlapping components: music regarded as the traditional product of various ethnic groups, the music specific to the folk revival of the mid-twentieth...

Salvador

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,540,000 (2002); state -13,066,000 (2002) Salvador, whose full name is São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (City of the Holy Savior on All Saints’ Bay), is the capital...