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Carlos Vega

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...Carlos Vega, born in Cuba on December 7, 1956, but predominantly based in Los Angeles, California, USA, was a session drummer best known for his performances with singer-songwriter James Taylor. As a drummer, Vega made significant...
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...Gilles Vigneault is a French-Canadian poet, publisher, and singer-songwriter. Born in Quebec, Canada, on October 27, 1928, Vigneault started off pursuing a career in poetry. During the 1950s, he published poems while also writing songs...
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...The Velvet Underground was a New York-based band, formed in 1964, who were pioneers of experimental rock between the periods of pacifism during the 1960s and chaos that fell out of the 1970s punk movement. Though the band has involved...
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...Daniel Alberto Viglietti Indart (better known simply as Daniel Viglietti) was a folk singer, guitarist, and political activist in Uruguay. He is considered to be one of the defining artists of Uruguayan pop music and the Nueva Canción (new...

Van Morrison

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...Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE is an Irish singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, dubbed by his fans as “Van the Man.” Morrison is known for his characteristic “growl” music, a mix of Irish and Celtic folk with blues and R & B...
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...Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso is a Brazilian pop musician, author, and political activist. Born on August 7, 1942, in Santo Amaro da Purificacao, Brazil, Veloso is one of seven children. One of his sisters, Maria Bethânia, considered...
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...Roberto “Bobby” Valentín, born on June 9, 1941, in Puerto Rico, is considered to be “El Rey del Bajo”—the “king of the bass”—and a contemporary figure in the salsa genre. Inspired and subsequently taught by his father, Valentín started...

Carlos Vives

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...Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo is a Colombian singer-songwriter and actor born on August 7, 1961, in Santa Marta, Columbia. He is known for his broad range of performing talents as well as his musical efforts within vallenato, a Colombian...

Chansonnier

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...In French, the word ‘chansonnier’ has had a number of different, although related, meanings: (a) it is used regularly by contemporary scholars working in the field of medieval and early Renaissance music to designate a manuscript collection...

On the Burning Ground

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

Scholarly Books

...Van Morrison interviewed by Rick McGrath in Georgia Straight, May 1971.Filing out of a Bob Dylan arena show in 2005 I found myself behind a group of friends discussing the show – one was disappointed: ‘It wasn’t like the records’, she said....