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Listening to the Lion

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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... retrospectively – hear, for example, his duet with daughter Shana on ‘That Old Black Magic’, a Prima favourite shared with his wife Keely Smith. In a 2007 interview he claimed that his vocal style was ‘more like a Louis Prima thing’,...

A Three-cornered Quartet

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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... into eight aspects of the same thing? First, the music: it was played by a hastily assembled ensemble, being Connie Kay on drums, Jay Berliner on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, Warren Smith, Jr. on percussion and John Payne on flute and soprano...

Caught One More Time

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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... Hey Girl!, eventually, like ‘White Christmas’, getting a film to itself, 1956’s Autumn Leaves. Prima’s version with Keely Smith would almost certainly have been known to Morrison. Indeed, ‘I Need Your Kind Of Loving’, a sweet, overlooked...

Get the Words on the Page

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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... to punk, both direct (Eddie and the Hot Rods) and performance-theorised (Patti Smith) – it is somehow appropriate that Morrison has reclaimed the song by ‘covering’ it himself. Eddie and the Hot Rods: ‘Gloria’,...

Imagining America

Peter Mills

Peter Mills is Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Hewas singer and lyricist for the band Innocents Abroad who made two albums, Quaker City and Eleven. He has taught music, literature and philosophy at universities in the UK , Hungary, Romania and Croatia, and has published work on, amongst others,Samuel Beckett,Olaf Stapledon,Hungarian folk music, Pink Floyd, national anthems and The KLF. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hymns to the Silence : Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Continuum, 2010

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... delivering a kind of cultural penumbra to a lyric, a vocal, a musical arrangement, instrumental timbre or performance. As Steven G. Smith noted, its meaning spreads beyond the musical, into a broader cultural category, being a descriptive...

—Carl Lindström AG (Germany)

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin 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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... and, in this way, OKeh became a subsidiary of Lindström. Lindström operated OKeh Records until both were sold to Columbia in 1926. As the producer of the first record by a black artist, ‘Crazy Blues’ by Mamie Smith, OKeh played an important...

Bristol

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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... and engineer would later contribute to Smith and Mighty, and Portishead respectively. Legendary reggae singer Horace Andy was connected to Bristol through his continuing work with Massive Attack. There were still many reggae bands in Bristol...

A Personal History of UK Arena Concerts

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... discussion of their status, see Smith (2013, 201–222). From the Stones fansite: ‘There were so many great moments tonight. Mick said from his heart, and not reading from any scripts, how much he thanked us, the fans, for coming...

An Analysis of The Clash in Concert: 1977 to 1982

The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction This chapter presents a reflective analysis of The Clash in concert, taking me on a journey through a few short years, beginning in 1977 when I stood in awe, amazed at the raw power of the band on the White Riot tour, through...

Scotland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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... saxophonist Tommy Smith who studied at the Berklee School in Boston, Massachusetts and made albums for the US Blue Note label and the Scottish-based Linn. And, at the end of the twentieth century with financial aid from the Arts Council,...