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—Atlantic Studios (US)

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 I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...In 1947, the Atlantic record company established its own studio to record music for release on the Atlantic label. Initially, the studio was based in the label’s New York office, where the desks would be piled up in a corner when the room...

Electric Piano

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The first electric pianos were created in the 1930s by removing the soundboard of a conventional piano and placing electromagnetic pickups on each string (a principle revived in 1978 in the Yamaha CP80 Stage Piano). However, what...

Florida

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 IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 15, 982,378 (2000) The state of Florida is situated in the southeast of the United States. It is 500 miles (800 km) long (north to south) and 160 miles (256 km) from west to east at its widest point. Most...

Jacksonville, FL

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 735,617 (2000) The city of Jacksonville is located on the St Johns River in northeast Florida. Although France laid claim to the area in 1562 and Huguenots established Fort Caroline in 1564...

Ray Charles

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...In the mid-twentieth century, the boogie-woogie-infused piano of Ray Charles helped to popularize soul and early rock and roll music. Born in Georgia in 1930, Charles and his mother relocated to Greenville, Florida shortly after his birth....

Rocksteady

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Rocksteady (variant, rock steady) music emerged in the Kingston, Jamaica recording studios in the fall of 1966, although the term first referred to a relaxed style of dancing that appeared in Kingston dance halls between 1963 and 1965...

Seattle, WA

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 IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: (city) 563,374, (region) 3,275,847 (2000) Seattle, Washington is situated on the Puget Sound on the Pacific northwest coast. The area was home to the Duwamish tribe of Native Americans before...

Soul

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The word soul has its origins in the religious experience. The soul is that ineffable part of a human being that many understand as their core or essence. It is the soul that many people believe survives the corporeal part of one’s body –...

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...