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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”—The Yeomen of the Guard

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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ABBA

Alf Björnberg.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music. 427 words.

Swedish pop group. Its members were Benny Andersson (b Stockholm, 16 Dec 1946), Agnetha Fältskog (b Jönköping, 5 April 1950), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b Ballangen, Norway, 15 Nov 1945)...

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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Abercrombie, John

Barry Long.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 527 words.

(b Port Chester, NY, Dec 16, 1944). American jazz guitarist, composer, and bandleader. He grew up in Greenwich, CT, and began playing guitar at the age of 14. He was primarily self taught...

Abrams, Muhal Richard (USA) (USA)

Harald Kisiedu.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 337 words.

[Abrams, Richard Louis ]

(b Chicago, IL, Sept 19, 1930). American pianist, composer, and administrator. After receiving private piano lessons, he studied at the Chicago...

Abstractions

Jonathan Weinel.

in Inner Sound

April 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 4775 words.

The concluding chapter of Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media consolidates the main arguments of the book. The journey taken is...

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AC/DC

Robert Walser.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music. 245 words.

Australian heavy metal band. Formed in Sydney in 1973 by the brothers Angus Young (b Glasgow, Scotland, 31 March 1955; guitar) and Malcolm Young (b Glasgow, Scotland, 6 Jan 1953; d Elizabet...

Ace, Johnny

John Piccarella.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 208 words.

[Alexander, John Marshall ]

(b Memphis, TN, June 9, 1929; d Houston, TX, Dec 25, 1954). American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter. He served in the US Navy in World War...

Acid jazz (genre)

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form; Popular Music. 341 words.

Musical subculture of the late 1980s and 90s. Acid jazz is largely a fusion of black American musical styles such as funk, soul and hip-hop combined with a visual aesthetic which...

Acid jazz (record company)

Richard Beckett.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Popular Music. 225 words.

English record company. It was established in London in 1988 by the DJs Eddie Piller and Gilles Peterson. Their original intention was that the label would represent an alternative to...

Ackley

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music. 74 words.

American family of composers of gospel music. Alfred H(enry) Ackley (b Spring Hill, PA, 21 Jan 1887; d Whittier, CA, 3 July 1960) composed and edited gospel hymns and choruses and was...

Acting Operatically

Marianne Sharp.

in Gestures of Music Theater

December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Dance. 7556 words.

Focusing on what this chapter terms its “operatic” vocal score, this chapter offers a detailed analysis of Fiona Shaw’s performance as Winnie in Beckett”s Happy Days (1961), in Deborah...

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