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—Brunswick Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The Brunswick label was founded in 1916 by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, manufacturers of player pianos and billiard balls. Shortly after its inception, the label began issuing vertical-cut discs in Canada, as opposed...

Singing Families

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

Continuum, 2003

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...A singing family is a troupe of professional or semiprof-essional musical entertainers whose members are drawn uniquely or predominantly from the same family. Their repertoire is typically dominated by group-based vocal numbers....
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...During the vocal group era, few bands achieved the level of success of an Ohio quartet, the Mills Brothers. Born between 1910 and 1915, the brothers began singing, inspired by their father’s barbershop quartet, in their local African...

Quartet

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 II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...In popular music, a quartet is an ensemble made up of four musicians, four singers or a mixture of instrumentalists and singers. Unlike in Western classical music, in which quartet formats are determined by the demands of a written score...