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Vocal Groups

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Informal singing in groups (with or without instruments) has flourished since the Renaissance period, when people would gather at each other’s houses to sing madrigals and part songs. Since the eighteenth century, this domestic music-making...

Lead Vocals

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stan Hawkins

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘lead vocals’ is used to refer to the vocal part or parts that make the most prominent contribution to a musical event in which a number of voices perform either individually or, more typically, as an ensemble. Lead vocals...

The Coasters

Artist Pages

...The late 1950s and early 1960s material by the Coasters provided a link between the older doo-wop sound, blues, and the new rock and roll. Formed in 1955, the Coasters evolved out of the Los Angeles doo-wop group the Robins after two of its...