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—MGM Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Founded in 1946, the label was initially conceived as a marketing outlet for the soundtracks of MGM films. Soon, however, it scored chart hits with the work of black artists Billy Eckstine and Ivory Joe Hunter, as well as that of country...

Lou Reed's Transformer

Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman is a singer, songwriter and recording artist. He has released seven albums to critical acclaim and has sold over one hundred records. He lives in Berkeley, CA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

33 1/3 Books

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...Transformer, Lou Reed’s most enduringly popular album, is described with varying labels: it’s often called a glam rock album, a proto-punk album, a commercial breakthrough for Lou Reed, and an album about being gay. And yet, it doesn’t...

The Velvet Underground's The Velvet Underground and Nico

Joe Harvard

Joe Harvard became an Ivy-trained archaeologist before settling into a long career as a musician, producer-engineer, promoter and indie pioneer. Co-founder of Fort Apache Recording [1985], Helldorado Productions (originators of Music at the Middle East Restaurant, Cambridge) [1988] , NYC’s Tribal Soundz [1999], & Asbury’s Cranial Mass Productions [2008], winner of the WFNX/Boston Phoenix Best Local Producer title [1989] and NYC’s prestigious Moth StorySLAM Championship [2001], his most recent accolades include Asbury Music Awards for Top Americana Band [2009], Top Multi-Instrumentalist [2010] and Top Avant-Garde Act [2010]. He continues to play regular live shows with Velveeta [the Velvet Underground tribute band], the Cockwalkers [Boston Garage at its best], solo as the Human Slinky, and with the Joe Harvard Band. He is currently working on a second book of true stories from the world of rock, and his travel experiences in the U.S., U.K., Saudi Arabia, Greece and Pakistan, and adapting the once-online Boston Rock Storybook for print. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

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...The Velvet Underground and Nico has influenced the sound of more bands than any other album. And remarkably, it still sounds as fresh and challenging today as it did upon its release in 1967. In this book, Joe Harvard covers everything...

Avant-pop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the broad field of popular music since the 1960s there have been a number of musical artists who have breached the boundaries between art music and popular music. These are musicians who locate themselves creatively in a liminal space...

New York Downtown Scene

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Strictly speaking, the label ‘Downtown’ or ‘Downtown scene’ does not refer to a stable set of musical markers or features that are typically used when describing a specific musical genre. In fact, quite the opposite is true. The community...

New York City, NY

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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 IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 8,008,278; metropolitan area – 21,199,865 (2002) New York City lies on the northeastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The combination of a large natural harbor...

United States of America

David Horn

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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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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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Charles Hamm

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 281,421, 906 (2000) The United States of America is one of three countries on the North American continent, sharing borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. It is a federal republic consisting of 50...