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2005

David B. Pruett.

in MuzikMafia

April 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 11227 words.

This chapter describes the various activities and changes experienced by the MuzikMafia in 2005. These include Country Music Television’s broadcasting of MuzikMafia TV, a six-part...

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. A Band on the Run

David W. Johnson.

in Lonesome Melodies

January 2013; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 3628 words.

This chapter describes Carter’s time in the band of fellow veteran Roy Sykes; the Stanley brothers’ formation of their band; and the role of their father Lee as their manager and agent. The...

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“… a door left open, a woman walking by …”

Jon Burlingame.

in The Music of James Bond

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 3526 words.

Craig again played 007 in this sequel to Casino Royale as Bond travels the world searching for those responsible for his lover's murder. British soul singer Amy Winehouse was initially...

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1887–1888 “A Fresh Start”

Michael Ainger.

in Gilbert and Sullivan

November 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 5545 words.

William Gilbert and Richard D'Oyly Carte attended a supper and ball given to celebrate the 500th performance of Dorothy. Carte was uneasy at the success of this rival opera, and wrote to...

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1900–1905 A Gilbert without a Sullivan

Michael Ainger.

in Gilbert and Sullivan

November 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 6548 words.

The exact circumstances of Arthur Sullivan's dying moments are uncertain. Out of respect to Sullivan, the Savoy Theatre was closed on the evening of his death. Both Richard D'Oyly Carte and...

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“A Golden Girl Knows”

Adrian Daub and Charles Kronengold.

in The James Bond Songs

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 8681 words.

John Barry composed what would go on to become the most influential Bond-song of them all, “Goldfinger,” in 1963. “Goldfinger” was the first Bond-song to feature Shirley Bassey, and it put...

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“A Music Master Talks of His Trials” (1932)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson.

in The George Gershwin Reader

May 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 749 words.

This chapter presents the text of an article about George Gershwin's musical career and various escapades, which was published in the January 3, 1932, issue of New York American. The...

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1888 “A New Departure”—<i>The Yeomen of the Guard</i>

Michael Ainger.

in Gilbert and Sullivan

November 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 4911 words.

If William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's opera is a unique genre, then The Yeomen of the Guard is unique within it. Both men thought that it was the best of their operas, and for Gilbert it...

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1910–1911 “A Very Honorable End”

Michael Ainger.

in Gilbert and Sullivan

November 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 5302 words.

William Gilbert and Philip Hogg set off on what was to prove an eventful journey. Their first hurdle was to get across France, which had been hit by a partial train strike. They had to...

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Abbe Niles: “The Ewe Lamb of Widow Jazz” (1926)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson.

in The George Gershwin Reader

May 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 829 words.

This chapter presents the text of the Abbe Niles' review of the performance of George Gershwin and Marguerite d'Alvarez's in their jazz concert in New York and the repeat performance in...

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