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Lucky Dube

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...Despite his tragic end, Lucky Dube’s contributions to South African reggae were unparalleled. Born in Ermelo in 1964, Dube was raised by his grandmother so his mother could work. As a child, Dube worked as a gardener but entered school...

Ian Dury

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...Diagnosed with polio at an early age, Ian Dury developed a musical aesthetic that infused his ability within the burgeoning British new-wave movement of the 1970s. Dury was born in 1942, and his father was a chauffeur who took his family...

—Gallo (South Africa)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The Gallo organization was responsible for a number of crucial developments that were central to the creation and advancement of the recording industry in South Africa, and it has had a longstanding involvement with the development...

Politics

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The relationship between politics and popular music has taken many guises, but there are two that stand out. The first is the way in which states and other authorities have used music in pursuit of their goals. Music has provided...

Mutes

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Mutes are devices used to change the timbre or to lessen the volume of an instrument. Although mutes are made for many instruments, their primary use in popular music has been with trumpets and trombones. Wooden mutes for the trumpet date...

Alcohol

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Alcohol and music-making have long been associated with each other in Western cultures. In the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, the consumption of alcoholic beverages was an integral part of such calendric festivals as May Day...

Carrying A Torch for ‘TI Jean’

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...We were talking about Bob Dylan getting the Nobel Prize for Literature last week and ole Jack Kerouac having received nothing in his life by way of awards and prizes, and so my friend and I went to the famous gravesite in Edson Cemetery...

—Englewood Cliffs Studios (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The recording studios at Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey were established by sound engineer Rudy Van Gelder in 1959, replacing an earlier facility he had installed in his home in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1953. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s...

Trumpets and Cornets

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Trumpets and cornets are the highest-pitched modern brass instruments, all of which are lip-vibrated aerophones – that is, instruments in which a vibration is produced within the air column by means of air blown between the player’s lips...

Confessions of a Cowboy Angel: John Wesley Harding

Louis A. Renza

Louis A. Renza is an Emeritus Professor of English at Dartmouth College, USA. He has published critical works on various US writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Henry James, Ernest Hemingway and Wallace Stevens. Starting in the 1970s and through 2010, he taught a Dartmouth course on Bob Dylan’s lyrics. He also directed a 2006 conference at Dartmouth College on Dylan’s works, and has published articles on them that include, respectively, critical discussions of such songs as “Went to See the Gypsy” and “Simple Twist of Fate.”. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dylan’s Autobiography of a Vocation : A Reading of the Lyrics 1965–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Before I wrote John Wesley Harding I discovered something about those earlier songs I had written. I discovered that when I used words like ‘he’ and ‘it’ and ‘they’ and talking about other people, I was really talking about nobody but me.To...