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Richard Roy Miller's Riverboat Shufflers

playing 'Kansas City Kitty'

in rue Mouffetard, Paris, France.

Classic New Orleans jazz

Sunday, May 24th, 2009 - Around 1 PM

 

Shot by Anglonautes. Copyright Anglonautes.

 

 

Kansas City Kitty lyrics

Verse:
1. |Chicago Charlie was a good| time| romeo.|
|He'd love a gal then whisper goodbye, cheerio.
Just like Napoleon love got Charlie too.// Here's
How Chicago Charlie said he met his Water- loo.//

2. |Chicago Charlie's singin' "No/ more/ wedding bells/!"/
|He's got a sore throat singin' "No/ more/ baby yells.!"?
|They wake the neighbors|| when they start to cry.// And
Charlie has to pacity them with this lulla- by.///

Chorus:
1. I left Frisco Kate,// swingin' on that Golden Gate,// when
Kansas City Kitty smiled at me./// ////
I left Ma and Pa/// out in Omaha-ha- ha,// when
Kansas City Kitty smiled at me./// ////
--------------------------------------------------
She comes from Mis- souri and she showed/// me///
Like a Texas steer she Buffa- loed/// me.///
--------------------------------------------------
Every Jim and Jack// got the well known Hacken- sack,// when
Kansas City Kitty smiled at me./// /|||

2. I [ just played the chp] for the famous Diamond [Lil ]// when
Kansas City Kitty smiled at me./// /// While
Folks in Nouro- shal say "He ain't done right by Nell,"// when
Kansas City Kitty smiled at me./// ////
----------------------------------
I gave Georgia Brown my watch case Sun-/// day///
I gave Lula Ba- loo the works on Mon-/// day.///
----------------------------------
I passed up those queens// like ketchup Boston beans,// when
Kansas City Kitty smiled at me./// ///|


http://ml.islandnet.com/pipermail/dixielandjazz/2005-September/030495.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wonder who's kissing him now ...

music hall giant Harry Lauder.

Photograph: Corbis

 

Sweet nothings

Neil Bartlett celebrates the lasting magic of those old music hall songs

The Guardian        Review        p. 18       7 May 2005
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2005/may/07/theatre3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

music

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/03/10/
magazine/25-songs-that-tell-us-where-music-is-going.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/nyregion/
grieving-father-finds-an-outlet-in-his-music.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jul/18/
barry-gibb-bee-gees-music-alive

 

 

 

 

music journalism        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/jun/14/
unseen-swells-sacred-cows

 

 

 

 

music documentaries        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/film/music-documentary 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/may/18/ten-best-music-documentaries

 

 

 

 

music hall

 

 

 

 

music hall > Henry Lauder        UK        1870-1950

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2009/feb/27/from-the-archives

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2005/may/07/theatre3

 

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?
res=9A0DE5D8103EE033A25753C1A9679D946697D6CF

 

 

 

 

music hall songs

 

 

 

 

musical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pop music            UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/sep/30/
cee-lo-green-interview

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/jun/26/
michaeljackson-race

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/mar/10/
popandrock.features16 

 

 

 

 

bubblegum pop        USA

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/
don-kirshner-bubblegum-music-promoter-dies-at-77/

 

 

 

 

Donald Kirshner        USA        1934-2011

 

music publisher of Brill Building hits

like “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”

and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,’ ”

who later served as a deadpan Ed Sullivan

for Kiss, the Ramones and others

with his 1970s television show, “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/
arts/music/19kirshner.html

 

 

 

 

pop singer        USA

 

 

 

 

pop song        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/17/
arts/music/ervin-drake-composer-of-pop-songs-dies-at-95.html

 

 

 

 

1970s cabaret pop        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/oct/07/
cabaret-pop-easy-listening-1970s-alexis-petridis

 

 

 

 

Albert Franklin Rucker Jr. / Clay Cole        USA        1938-2010        USA

 

his dance program “The Clay Cole Show”

had a loyal following among adolescent television viewers

in the New York area in the 1960s

and gave many groups, including the Rolling Stones,

early exposure on American television

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/24/
arts/television/24cole.html

 

 

 

 

King of Pop > Michael Jackson

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2009/jun/26/michael-jackson

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2009/jun/26/michael-jackson-death-fans

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jun/26/michael-jackson-final-hours

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/06/
michael-jacksons-death-day-of-mourning-for-king-of-pop-.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jun/25/michael-jackson-dead

 

 

 

 

pop-soulster > Cee Lo Green        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/sep/30/
cee-lo-green-interview 

 

 

 

 

artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

copyright

 

 

 

 

copyright laws        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/08/08/
487291905/why-taylor-swift-is-asking-congress-to-update-copyright-laws

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/17/
arts/music/village-people-singer-claims-rights-to-ymca.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/
arts/music/springsteen-and-others-soon-eligible-to-recover-song-rights.html

 

 

 

 

 

copyright infringer

 

 

 

 

intellectual property

 

 

 

 

violate copyright law

 

 

 

 

copyright-protected music and film

 

 

 

 

royalties

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jul/20/
spotify-radiohead-musicians-union-rights

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/
business/media/streaming-shakes-up-music-industrys-model-for-royalties.html

 

 

 

 

copyright infringement        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/04/
ministry-of-sound-sues-spotify

 

 

 

 

artists' rights        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/oct/04/
popandrock.tradeunions

 

 

 

 

song rights        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/
arts/music/springsteen-and-others-soon-eligible-to-recover-song-rights.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top of the Pops

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00704hg

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/mar/30/
top-of-the-pops-repeats-bbc4

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/mar/30/
top-of-the-pops-bbc4

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2003/nov/29/
broadcasting.bbc 

 

 

 

 

single

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/
arts/music/16johnson.html

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2006/jul/18/1 

 

 

 

 

pop single

 

 

 

 

UK singles charts        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/jun/05/
netmusic.arts 

 

 

 

 

pop charts        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/20/
george-martin-beatles-1963

 

 

 

 

reached No. ... on the Billboard singles chart        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/
arts/music/16johnson.html

 

 

 

 

album        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2014/jan/11/
bruce-springsteen-album-covers-pictures

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/21/
fleet-foxes-helplessness-blues-review

 

 

 

 

opening track

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOYlcXF0ok4

 

 

 

 

iTunes album        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/16/
beyonce-itunes-album-sales-figures

 

 

 

 

disc

 

 

 

 

the top 100 best-sold albums in the UK        2006

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/nov/16/
musicnews.lifeandhealth

 

 

 

 

review

https://www.theguardian.com/music 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/popandrock+tone/albumreview 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

artwork > album covers / artwork

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/may/23/
20-of-the-very-best-beatles-covers

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/quiz/2014/may/21/
60s-album-covers-quiz-artwork-sleeves-albums-best-1960s

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/
the-albums-you-can-judge-by-their-covers-2276175.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/gallery/2009/may/20/
storm-thorgerson-album-artwork?picture=347637175

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2009/feb/25/
album-covers-art

 

 

 

 

artwork > poster

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2013/aug/12/
smiths-artwork-posters-exhibition-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

protest song        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/mar/15/
plan-b-ill-manors

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/16/
protest-songs-billie-holiday-strange-fruit

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/16/
what-makes-a-great-protest-song

 

 

 

 

protest record        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/may/06/
ohio-neil-young-kent-state-shootings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rhythm

 

 

 

 

beat

 

 

 

 

groovy beat

 

 

 

 

groove        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/29/
how-r-b-got-its-groove-back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tunes        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/jul/27/
jj-cale-singer-songwriter-dies

 

 

 

 

lullaby        NYT        USA        2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuhFUdAVcZg

 

 

 

 

song        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/sep/10/
songs-parents-gave-us-music-tastes

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/1963/nov/22/
mainsection.fromthearchive

 

 

 

 

song        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/24/
506591477/how-that-holiday-song-becomes-an-inescapable-earworm

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/04/07/
473280265/all-songs-1-what-song-changed-your-life

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2015/05/19/
406500138/the-songs-that-make-us-cry

 

 

 

 

song-writing        USA

http://www.npr.org/2017/04/04/
522238448/i-think-its-hard-to-be-a-person-aimee-mann-on-compassionate-songwriting

 

 

 

 

songcraft        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2013/nov/07/
joni-mitchell-70-birthday-blue

 

 

 

 

dancehall song

 

 

 

 

sing

 

 

 

 

sing along

 

 

 

 

a cappella        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/03/31/
522200178/jack-blacks-a-capella-version-of-princes-when-doves-cry-is-something

 

 

 

 

singer        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jun/28/
morrissey-without-record-deal 

 

 

 

 

singer > Susan Boyle

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/susan-boyle

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/may/30/susan-boyle-the-dream

 

 

 

 

singer > Vera Lynn

https://www.theguardian.com/music/vera-lynn 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/sep/14/
dame-vera-lynn-tops-charts 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/apr/03/1 

 

 

 

 

USA > Eartha Mae Kitt, singer and entertainer        1927-2008        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/dec/29/eartha-kitt-obituary 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/dec/26/eartha-kitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

voice        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/19/
649318596/how-kathy-mattea-got-back-her-voice-with-pretty-bird

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/12/
514846063/al-jarreau-a-versatile-vocalist-who-played-his-voice-dies-at-76

 

 

 

 

vocalist

 

 

 

 

versatile vocalist

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/12/
514846063/al-jarreau-a-versatile-vocalist-who-played-his-voice-dies-at-76

 

 

 

 

chorus (-es)

songwriter and record producer > Joe Meek (born Robert George Meek)        1929-1967

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/6132464.stm

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2006/sep/08/popandrock1 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/oct/12/broadcasting.guardianobituaries  

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2006/jul/04/gayrights.popandrock

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2005/jun/15/theatre3 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2000/sep/21/guardianobituaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lyrics        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/oct/12/
ian-curtis-so-this-is-permanence-joy-division

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/nov/23/
john-lennon-lyrics-auction

 

 

 

 

daft lyrics        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/jan/07/
suede-barriers

 

 

 

 

lyrics site        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/business/media/
10lyrics.html

 

 

 

 

lyricist > Jerome Leiber        USA        1933-2011

 

with his partner,

Mike Stoller,

he wrote some

of the most enduring classics

in the history of rock ’n’ roll,

including “Hound Dog,” “Yakety Yak,”

“Stand By Me” and “On Broadway”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/
arts/music/jerry-leiber-rock-n-roll-lyricist-dies-at-78.html

 

 

 

 

singer-songwriter > Jesse Winchester        USA

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/11/
301804138/singer-songwriter-jesse-winchester-dies

 

 

 

 

singer-songwriter > Richard Ashcroft        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/11/
gareth-grundy-this-much-know-richard-ashcroft-verve

 

 

 

 

songwriter        USA

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/14/
528159983/a-songwriter-gives-voice-to-the-silenced-women-of-rockwood-asylum

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/04/19/
524716502/remembering-sylvia-moy-pioneering-motown-songwriter-and-producer

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/13/
arts/music/bob-crewe-songwriter-for-frankie-valli-and-four-seasons-dies-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

composer        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/17/
arts/music/ervin-drake-composer-of-pop-songs-dies-at-95.html

 

 

 

 

lyricist        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/19/
gerry-goffin-us-songwriter-lyricist-dead

 

 

 

 

arranger        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/26/
arts/music/harold-battiste-musician-mentor-and-arranger-dies-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

royalties        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/
business/media/10lyrics.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

artist

 

 

 

 

the world's biggest recording artists

 

 

 

 

top 10

 

 

 

 

music catalog        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/15/
470537451/sony-buys-michael-jacksons-stake-in-lucrative-music-catalog

 

 

 

 

back catalogue        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/24/
jack-white-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

star

 

 

 

 

superstar        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/apr/20/
beyonce-on-tour-secret-album

http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2014/mar/16/
george-michael-not-taking-life-seriously

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/may/14/
r-kelly-country-singer

 

 

 

 

superstar        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/
arts/music/26pareles.html

 

 

 

 

pop superstar        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/
arts/music/whitney-houston-dies.html

 

 

 

 

megastar        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/12/
dr-dre-at-50-from-nwa-bangers-and-beef

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/21/
usher-day-in-the-life

 

 

 

 

stardom        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/
arts/music/26pareles.html

 

 

 

 

rise to stardom        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/
arts/music/jerry-vale-crooned-smoothly-of-love-is-dead-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

superstardom

http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSTRE55O6V920090625

 

 

 

 

achieve superstardom as a solo artist        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/20/
arts/music/gerry-goffin-prolific-pop-songwriter-is-dead-at-75.html

 

 

 

 

global stardom        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/24/
lorde-pop-royals-ella-yelich-oconnor

 

 

 

 

pop star        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/feb/20/
ward-alvord-days-boyce-avenue-youtube-pop-stars

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/
lady-gaga-the-ghost-in-the-fame-machine-2082607.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/sep/15/
george-michael-pop-stars-prison

 

 

 

 

rock

 

 

 

 

rock star        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2013/dec/18/
keith-richards-70-the-rolling-stones-pictures

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/sep/24/
alice-cooper-my-family-values

 

 

 

 

rock superstar

 

 

 

 

vintage rock poster        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/may/24/
rock-posters

 

 

 

 

pop icon        USA

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/06/26/
arts/music/1194841194797/the-passing-of-a-pop-icon.html

 

 

 

 

punk icon        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/26/
poly-styrene-dies-aged-53

 

 

 

 

rock icon

 

 

 

 

pop legend        USA

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/
michael-jackson-the-final-decline-of-a-pop-legend-1720267.html

 

 

 

 

rock legend

 

 

 

 

fame        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/23/
mick-jagger-cost-of-fame-hacked-off

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/
lady-gaga-the-ghost-in-the-fame-machine-2082607.html

 

 

 

 

fame        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/
weekinreview/28segal.html

 

 

 

 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame        USA

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/07/
rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-inducts-guns-n-roses-red-hot-chili-peppers-and-the-beastie-boys/

 

 

 

 

famous

 

 

 

 

solo career        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jun/14/
cheryl-cole-million-lights-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flounder

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jun/14/
cheryl-cole-million-lights-review

 

 

 

 

hit record / hit

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/
arts/music/clarence-burke-jr-singer-in-five-stairsteps-dies-at-64.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/27/
acdc-greatest-hits-iron-man-2

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/
arts/music/16johnson.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/
arts/music/11peters.html

 

 

 

 

hit singles / chart-topping singles

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/nov/09/
heavy-d

 

 

 

 

smash hit        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/may/20/
viola-wills-obituary

 

 

 

 

hitmaker        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/06/09/
532242733/remembering-country-music-hitmaker-norro-wilson

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/
arts/music/wardell-quezergue-hitmaker-of-new-orleans-rb-dies-at-81.html

 

 

 

 

comeback        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/18/
stone-roses-reunion-comeback-gigs

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/11/
gareth-grundy-this-much-know-richard-ashcroft-verve

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/mar/24/
spandau-ballet-comeback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fan        UK / USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/04/07/
473280265/all-songs-1-what-song-changed-your-life

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/aug/26/
kate-bush-fans-end-35-year-wait

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/sep/29/
beatlemania-screamers-fandom-teenagers-hysteria

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/may/04/
rolling-stones-staples-center-show

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/21/
the-monkees-60s-uk-tour

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jun/26/
michael-jackson-death-in-la

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/
la-me-michael-jackson-fans-pictures,0,244290.photogallery

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/27/us/
27medical.html

 

 

 

 

fandom        UK / USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/03/
arts/music/as-dead-exit-a-debate-will-not-fade-away.html

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/sep/29/
beatlemania-screamers-fandom-teenagers-hysteria

 

 

 

 

go wild        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/may/04/
rolling-stones-staples-center-show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

musician

 

 

 

 

group        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/04/
arts/music/04griffey.html

 

 

 

 

supergroup        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/feb/21/
atoms-for-peace-amok-review 

 

 

 

 

USA > girl group        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/feb/16/
estelle-bennett-obituary 

 

 

 

 

band        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/series/newbandoftheday

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/nov/15/mumford-sons-biggest-band-world

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/aug/24/popandrock1 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2007/sep/06/stingwhereisthydeath

 

 

 

 

band        USA

http://www.npr.org/2017/04/30/
525739624/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-revolution-princes-band-on-reuniting-and-healing

 

 

 

 

metal bands        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jun/08/
metal-bands-ignored-by-media 

 

 

 

 

boyband        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/apr/19/
blue-eurovision-song-contest 

 

 

 

 

rock band        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/02/
arts/music/02aucoin.html

 

 

 

 

brass band

 

 

 

 

spoof band > Spinal Tap        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/feb/04/
spinal-tap-record-new-album

 

 

 

 

hard rock outfit

 

 

 

 

groupie        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/may/06/
good-time-girl-memories-of-a-super-groupie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

break up

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/arts/music/16johnson.html

 

 

 

 

break-up

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/gallery/2012/may/10/paul-linda-mccartney-ram-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

split up

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/may/10/saint-etienne-words-music-review

 

 

 

 

reunite

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/25/girls-aloud-to-reunite-anniversary

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/21/the-monkees-60s-uk-tour

 

 

 

 

frontman

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/sep/30/james-murphy-lcd-soundtrack-my-life

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/08/metal-bands-ignored-by-media

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/17/morrissey-takes-racism-battle-court

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/sep/26/carl-barat-interview-libertines

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/nov/12/anthony-keidis-scar-tissue-hbo-series

 

 

 

 

lead singer

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/arts/music/clarence-burke-jr-singer-in-five-stairsteps-dies-at-64.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/arts/music/earl-carroll-lead-singer-of-the-cadillacs-dies-at-75.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/arts/music/rob-grill-lead-singer-of-the-grass-roots-dies-at-67.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/arts/music/16johnson.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/mar/03/popandrock.obituaries

 

 

 

 

sideman

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/19/
arts/music/clarence-clemons-e-street-band-saxophonist-dies-at-69.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/nyregion/c
ornell-dupree-studio-guitarist-is-dead-at-68.html

 

 

 

 

uncompromising sound

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/may/03/rip-slayers-jeff-hanneman

 

 

 

 

twisted electronic sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

manager        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/
arts/music/rock-scully-grateful-dead-manager-
who-put-the-band-on-records-dies-at-73.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/02/
arts/music/02aucoin.html

 

 

 

 

Frank Michael Dileo        USA        1947-2011

 

stout, cigar-smoking former bookie

who was Michael Jackson’s personal manager

during much of his 1980s career peak

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/
arts/music/frank-dileo-michael-jacksons-manager-dies-at-63.html

 

 

 

 

rock promoter / talent agent        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/
arts/music/frank-barsalona-rock-n-roll-concert-promoter-dies.html

 

 

 

 

impresario        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/
arts/music/12robinson.html

 

 

 

 

pop impresario        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/21/
who-kit-lambert-chris-stamp-roger-daltrey-film

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

perform

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/oct/09/
radiohead-live-review-o2-london

 

 

 

 

performer        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/feb/06/
i-and-i-the-natural-mystics-review

 

 

 

 

entertainer        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/
arts/music/26pareles.html

 

 

 

 

busker        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/22/
nile-rodgers-goes-busking-london-south-bank

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/09/
london-tube-busker-wayne-myers

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/aug/31/
transport-for-london-buskers

 

 

 

 

on the road        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/aug/17/
the-1975-s-matt-healy-how-i-survived-two-years-on-the-road

 

 

 

 

tour        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/10/lady-gaga-uk-dates

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jul/30/u2-tour-carbon-footprint

 

 

 

 

tour dates        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/21/gerard-smith-tv-radio-dies

 

 

 

 

cancel        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/21/gerard-smith-tv-radio-dies

 

 

 

 

roadie        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jun/02/jimi-hendrix

 

 

 

 

music venue / concert venue        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/jul/25/
bruce-springsteen-opens-new-leeds-arena

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/dec/27/
twisted-wheel-northern-soul-venue-manchester

 

 

 

 

act

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/mar/27/
rolling-stones-headline-glastonbury-2013

 

 

 

 

concert

 

 

 

 

concert-goers        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/03/
lcd-soundsystem-last-gig-new-york

 

 

 

 

jam

 

 

 

 

gig        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/30/
ariana-grande-may-return-manchester-this-weekend-say-police-benefit-concert

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/dec/09/
clash-rainbow-finsbury-park-may-1977

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/aug/17/
the-1975-s-matt-healy-how-i-survived-two-years-on-the-road

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/feb/15/
prince-kings-cross-london-guerilla-gig

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/video/2013/oct/18/
paul-mccartney-pop-up-gig-covent-garden-london-video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jun/30/rolling-stones-glastonbury-debut

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/18/stone-roses-reunion-comeback-gigs

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/03/lcd-soundsystem-last-gig-new-york

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/21/the-monkees-60s-uk-tour

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/04/muse-plan-gig-space

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jul/22/liam-gallagher-oasis

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/may/29/gig-tickets-cancellations

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/dec/07/jay-z-leonard-cohen-vampire-weekend

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/nov/21/arts.artsnews1 

 

 

 

 

gig        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/19/
nostalgia-classic-albums-gigs

 

 

 

 

show        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/21/
stone-roses-reunion-shows-sell-out

 

 

 

 

show        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/
arts/music/23wanda.html

 

 

 

 

showmanship        USA

https://www.nytimes.com/video/arts/music/
100000003421803/obituary-chuck-berrys-rock-n-roll-legacy.html - March 2017

 

 

 

 

lineup        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/18/beyonce-brit-awards

 

 

 

 

sell out

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/mar/28/
kate-bush-tickets-sell-out-in-under-fifteen-minutes

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/oct/21/
stone-roses-reunion-shows-sell-out 

 

 

 

 

sold-out        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/
arts/music/23wanda.html

 

 

 

 

stage

 

 

 

 

stage set        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/jul/30/
u2-tour-carbon-footprint 

 

 

 

 

onstage            USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/
arts/music/magic-slim-blazing-chicago-bluesman-dies-at-75.html

 

 

 

 

backstage

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/
opinion/sunday/when-backstage-was-no-big-deal.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2010/jun/28/
glastonbury-festivals 

 

 

 

 

scalper

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/scalpers-making-concert-article-1.1218497

 

 

 

 

ticket

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/21/stone-roses-reunion-shows-sell-out

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/oct/03/glastonbury-tickets-sell-out-2011

 

 

 

 

joint

 

 

 

 

on the bill        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jun/18/
glastonbury-radical-roots-michael-eavis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ballad

 

 

 

 

sentimental ballads > Italian-American baritone Al Martino        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/15/
arts/music/15martino.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

clubbing

https://www.theguardian.com/music/clubs 

 

 

 

 

DJ / DJ

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/oct/09/urban.radio 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/nov/28/radio 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2006/nov/28/guardianobituaries.radio

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/oct/27/johnpeel.arts1 

 

 

 

 

superstar DJs        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/oct/20/
annie-mac-rules-of-the-booth

 

 

 

 

underground rave culture        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/nov/07/
underground-rave-culture-recession-facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yardbird / Bird - Charlie Parker

http://www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_parker_charlie.htm

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/ihas/html/mulligan/gm-charlie.html

 

 

 

 

The Genius - Ray Charles

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/jun/11/
arts.artsnews 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2001/nov/28/
artsfeatures.raycharles 

 

 

 

 

Mister Dynamite - James Brown

http://www.npr.org/2016/04/19/
473276616/the-lonely-side-of-james-brown

 

 

 

 

God - Eric Clapton

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2005/jan/27/popandrock

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/dec/31/christmas2003.monarchy 

 

 

 

 

The Fab Four - The Beatles

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/17/beatles-secretary-freda-kelly-story

 

http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/1981/jun/23/fromthearchive 

 

 

 

 

The King - Elvis Presley

https://www.theguardian.com/fromthearchive/story/0,12269,1282700,00.html  

 

 

 

 

The Voice - Frank Sinatra

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul13.html

 

 

 

 

The Iguana - Iggy Pop

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2004/oct/24/
popandrock.iggypop 

 

 

 

 

The Boss - Bruce Springsteen

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jul/22/springsteen-and-i-documentary-fans

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/17/bruce-springsteen-wrecking-ball

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2006/may/08/popandrock.springsteen 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2006/may/14/1 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2005/jul/17/popandrock.springsteen 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2005/apr/22/popandrock.shopping 

 

 

 

 

Zim - Bob Dylan

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/aug/24/topstories3.arts 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/jul/02/arts.artsnews 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2006/aug/25/popandrock.shopping3 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/aug/24/topstories3.arts 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/apr/23/media.arts 

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/apr/23/radio.arts 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2005/sep/18/art3 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2005/sep/30/bobdylan 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/sep/14/bobdylan.arts

 

 

 

 

The man in black - Johnny Cash

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4427314.stm

 

 

 

 

The killer - Jerry Lee Lewis

http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/jerry-lee-lewis

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2004/mar/03/
popandrock2 

 

 

 

 

Jacko / The King of Pop - Michael Jackson

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-10-29-michael-jackson_x.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-05-07-jackson-photos_x.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

discography

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/
arts/music/25rust.html

 

 

 

 

Brian Arthur Lovell Rust        USA        1922-2011

 

discographic detective

who compiled comprehensive guides

to recorded jazz and other popular music,

in the process setting the standard

for the modern field

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/
arts/music/25rust.html

 

 

 

 

Library of Congress

The Historic American Sheet Music collection > 1850-1920

 

presents 3,042 pieces of sheet music

drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript,

and Special Collections Library

at Duke University,

which holds an important, representative,

and comprehensive collection of nineteenth

and early twentieth century American sheet music.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/ncdhtml/hasmhome.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercury prize        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/mercuryprize 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/video/2013/oct/31/
james-blake-mercury-prize-2013-video

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2011/sep/07/
pj-harvey-mercury-prize-video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > Grammys        UK / USA

https://www.theguardian.com/music/grammys

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2018/01/29/
581502566/10-takeaways-from-the-2018-grammys

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/02/14/
515024057/the-problem-with-the-grammys-is-not-a-problem-we-can-fix

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/
arts/music/grammy-performances.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/13/
514914409/2017-grammy-awards-adele-upsets-beyonce-chance-arrives-politics-pop-slightly

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/16/
arts/music/grammys-lady-gaga-justin-bieber-best-worst.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/09/
arts/music/grammy-winners-2015-beck-sam-smith-pharrell-and-beyonce-thrive.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/
arts/music/grammys-laud-giants-and-upstarts.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/11/
arts/music/grammy-awards-celebrate-blush-of-youth.html

 

 

 

 

at the Grammys        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/13/
adele-grammy-awards-six-wins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brit awards 2015        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/brit-awards-2015

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2015/feb/26/
taylor-kanye-and-madonna-best-moments-of-the-brit-awards-2015-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

MTV awards

 

 

 

 

NME awards        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/feb/26/
nme-awards-2014-arctic-monkeys-win-big

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festivals

 

http://www.glyndebourne.com/

 

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2014/jun/14/
bonnaroo-festival-kanye-skrillex-fans-in-pictures

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/

 

 

 

 

festival        USA

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/
opinion/the-greatest-music-festival-in-history.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK > festivals > Glastonbury        UK / USA

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/glastonbury

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/27/
brexit-glastonbury-headliner-music-festival-restore-faith-britain

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/26/
glastonbury-memories-dorian-lynksey-festival-1994-2016

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/glastonbury-2015

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jun/28/
what-glastonbury-really-means-festival-eva-wiseman

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/28/
glastonbury-festival-florence-and-the-machine-la-roux-wi

http://www.theguardian.com/music/video/2015/jun/26/
glastonbury-naked-video-history-1970-2015-video

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/glastonbury-2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jun/30/
glastonbury-2013-prince-harry-eavis-rolling-stones

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/jun/13/
julien-temple-dark-side-of-glastonbury

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jun/18/
glastonbury-radical-roots-michael-eavis

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/06/music_and_mud_glastonbury_fest.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2010/jun/04/
glastonbury-at-40-anniversary

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/jan/30/
musicnews.music

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2006/mar/26/1

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/glastonbury2005

 

 

 

 

The original Isle of Wight festivals – in pictures        UK        Friday 12 June 2015

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2015/jun/12/
the-original-isle-of-wight-festivals-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

festival > Saturday, December 6, 1969 > USA > California > Altamont

 

the Rolling Stones

and the Grateful Dead

organized an impromptu concert

at Altamont Speedway,

in the golden hills

of Northern California’s East Bay,

that drew an estimated 300,000 people.

 

Four people died,

including a man who was killed

by members of the Hells Angels

who had been hired

to provide “security” for the event.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/
lens/altamont-1969-bill-owens.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/
lens/altamont-1969-bill-owens.html

 

 

 

 

USA > Woodstock        15-18 August 1969        UK / USA

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2009/jul/30/
woodstock-unseen

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/
arts/music/elliot-tiber-who-with-a-permit-unleashed-woodstock-and-himself-dies-at-81.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2016/jul/11/
woodstock-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

USA > Monterey International Pop Festival        USA

Monterey County Fair Grounds in Monterey, Calif.        16 to June 18, 1967

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/
opinion/the-greatest-music-festival-in-history.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record Industry

Braces for Artists’ Battles

Over Song Rights

 

August 15, 2011

The New York Times

By LARRY ROHTER

 

Since their release in 1978, hit albums like Bruce Springsteen’s “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” Billy Joel’s “52nd Street,” the Doobie Brothers’ “Minute by Minute,” Kenny Rogers’s “Gambler” and Funkadelic’s “One Nation Under a Groove” have generated tens of millions of dollars for record companies. But thanks to a little-noted provision in United States copyright law, those artists — and thousands more — now have the right to reclaim ownership of their recordings, potentially leaving the labels out in the cold.

When copyright law was revised in the mid-1970s, musicians, like creators of other works of art, were granted “termination rights,” which allow them to regain control of their work after 35 years, so long as they apply at least two years in advance. Recordings from 1978 are the first to fall under the purview of the law, but in a matter of months, hits from 1979, like “The Long Run” by the Eagles and “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer, will be in the same situation — and then, as the calendar advances, every other master recording once it reaches the 35-year mark.

The provision also permits songwriters to reclaim ownership of qualifying songs. Bob Dylan has already filed to regain some of his compositions, as have other rock, pop and country performers like Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Waits and Charlie Daniels, according to records on file at the United States Copyright Office.

“In terms of all those big acts you name, the recording industry has made a gazillion dollars on those masters, more than the artists have,” said Don Henley, a founder both of the Eagles and the Recording Artists Coalition, which seeks to protect performers’ legal rights. “So there’s an issue of parity here, of fairness. This is a bone of contention, and it’s going to get more contentious in the next couple of years.”

With the recording industry already reeling from plummeting sales, termination rights claims could be another serious financial blow. Sales plunged to about $6.3 billion from $14.6 billion over the decade ending in 2009, in large part because of unauthorized downloading of music on the Internet, especially of new releases, which has left record labels disproportionately dependent on sales of older recordings in their catalogs.

“This is a life-threatening change for them, the legal equivalent of Internet technology,” said Kenneth J. Abdo, a lawyer who leads a termination rights working group for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and has filed claims for some of his clients, who include Kool and the Gang. As a result the four major record companies — Universal, Sony BMG, EMI and Warner — have made it clear that they will not relinquish recordings they consider their property without a fight.

“We believe the termination right doesn’t apply to most sound recordings,” said Steven Marks, general counsel for the Recording Industry Association of America, a lobbying group in Washington that represents the interests of record labels. As the record companies see it, the master recordings belong to them in perpetuity, rather than to the artists who wrote and recorded the songs, because, the labels argue, the records are “works for hire,” compilations created not by independent performers but by musicians who are, in essence, their employees.

Independent copyright experts, however, find that argument unconvincing. Not only have recording artists traditionally paid for the making of their records themselves, with advances from the record companies that are then charged against royalties, they are also exempted from both the obligations and benefits an employee typically expects.

“This is a situation where you have to use your own common sense,” said June M. Besek, executive director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at the Columbia University School of Law. “Where do they work? Do you pay Social Security for them? Do you withdraw taxes from a paycheck? Under those kinds of definitions it seems pretty clear that your standard kind of recording artist from the ’70s or ’80s is not an employee but an independent contractor.”

Daryl Friedman, the Washington representative of the recording academy, which administers the Grammy Awards and is allied with the artists’ position, expressed hope that negotiations could lead to a “broad consensus in the artistic community, so there don’t have to be 100 lawsuits.” But with no such talks under way, lawyers predict that the termination rights dispute will have to be resolved in court.

“My gut feeling is that the issue could even make it to the Supreme Court,” said Lita Rosario, an entertainment lawyer specializing in soul, funk and rap artists who has filed termination claims on behalf of clients, whom she declined to name. “Some lawyers and managers see this as an opportunity to go in and renegotiate a new and better deal. But I think there are going to be some artists who feel so strongly about this that they are not going to want to settle, and will insist on getting all their rights back.”

So far the only significant ruling on the issue has been one in the record labels’ favor. In that suit heirs of Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley, who died in 1981, sued Universal Music to regain control of and collect additional royalties on five of his albums, which included hits like “Get Up, Stand Up” and “One Love.”

But last September a federal district court in New York ruled that “each of the agreements provided that the sound recordings were the ‘absolute property’ ” of the record company, and not Marley or his estate. That decision, however, applies only to Marley’s pre-1978 recordings, which are governed by an earlier law that envisaged termination rights only in specific circumstances after 56 years, and it is being appealed.

Congress passed the copyright law in 1976, specifying that it would go into effect on Jan. 1, 1978, meaning that the earliest any recording can be reclaimed is Jan. 1, 2013. But artists must file termination notices at least two years before the date they want to recoup their work, and once a song or recording qualifies for termination, its authors have five years in which to file a claim; if they fail to act in that time, their right to reclaim the work lapses.

The legislation, however, fails to address several important issues. Do record producers, session musicians and studio engineers also qualify as “authors” of a recording, entitled to a share of the rights after they revert? Can British groups like Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and Dire Straits exercise termination rights on their American recordings, even if their original contract was signed in Britain? These issues too are also an important part of the quiet, behind-the-scenes struggle that is now going on.

Given the potentially huge amounts of money at stake and the delicacy of the issues, both record companies, and recording artists and their managers have been reticent in talking about termination rights. The four major record companies either declined to discuss the issue or did not respond to requests for comment, referring the matter to the industry association.

But a recording industry executive involved in the issue, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak for the labels, said that significant differences of opinion exist not only between the majors and smaller independent companies, but also among the big four, which has prevented them from taking a unified position. Some of the major labels, he said, favor a court battle, no matter how long or costly it might be, while others worry that taking an unyielding position could backfire if the case is lost, since musicians and songwriters would be so deeply alienated that they would refuse to negotiate new deals and insist on total control of all their recordings.

As for artists it is not clear how many have already filed claims to regain ownership of their recordings. Both Mr. Springsteen and Mr. Joel, who had two of the biggest hit albums of 1978, as well as their managers and legal advisers, declined to comment on their plans, and the United States Copyright Office said that, because termination rights claims are initially processed manually rather than electronically, its database is incomplete.

Songwriters, who in the past typically have had to share their rights with publishing companies, some of which are owned by or affiliated with record labels, have been more outspoken on the issue. As small independent operators to whom the work for hire argument is hard to apply, the balance of power seems to have tilted in their favor, especially if they are authors of songs that still have licensing potential for use on film and television soundtracks, as ringtones, or in commercials and video games.

“I’ve had the date circled in red for 35 years, and now it’s time to move,” said Rick Carnes, who is president of the Songwriters Guild of America and has written hits for country artists like Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks. “Year after year after year you are going to see more and more songs coming back to songwriters and having more and more influence on the market. We will own that music, and it’s still valuable.”

In the absence of a definitive court ruling, some recording artists and their lawyers are talking about simply exercising their rights and daring the record companies to stop them. They complain that the labels in some cases are not responding to termination rights notices and predict that once 2013 arrives, a conflict that is now mostly hidden from view is likely to erupt in public.

“Right now this is kind of like a game of chicken, but with a shot clock,” said Casey Rae-Hunter, deputy director of the Future of Music Coalition, which advocates for musicians and consumers. “Everyone is adopting a wait-and-see posture. But that can only be maintained for so long, because the clock is ticking.”

Record Industry Braces for Artists’ Battles Over Song Rights,
NYT,
15.8.2011,
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/
arts/music/springsteen-and-others-soon-eligible-to-recover-song-rights.html

 

 

 

 

 

Music Industry

Braces for the Unthinkable

 

January 23, 2011

The New York Times

By ERIC PFANNER

 

PARIS — After another year of plunging music sales, record company executives are starting to contemplate the unthinkable: The digital music business, held out as the future of the industry, may already be as big as it is going to get.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, a trade group based in London, said last week that sales of music in digital form had risen only 6 percent worldwide in 2010, even as the overall music market had shrunk 8 percent or 9 percent, extending a decade-long decline.

In each of the past two years, the rate of increase in digital revenue has approximately halved. If that trend continues, digital sales could top out at less than $5 billion this year, about a third of the overall music market but many billions of dollars short of the amount needed to replace long-gone sales of compact discs.

“Music’s first digital decade is behind us and what do we have?” said Mark Mulligan, an analyst at Forrester Research. “Not a lot of progress.”

“We are at one of the most worrying stages yet for the industry,” he continued. “As things stand now, digital music has failed.”

Music executives disagree, saying there is hope, as long as they can come to grips with piracy, which according to the industry federation accounts for the vast majority of music distributed online.

Stronger measures to crack down on unauthorized copying are taking effect in a number of countries, executives note, and even as the authorities wield a heavier stick, the complementary carrots are appearing, too, in the form of innovative digital services.

“The challenging environment continues, but we have some grounds for optimism,” said Frances Moore, chief executive of the music federation.

Ms. Moore said the recent introduction of tough anti-piracy laws in South Korea and France, which authorize cutting off the Internet connection of repeat offenders, showed that stricter enforcement could persuade listeners to seek out legal alternatives to unauthorized file-sharing services.

In South Korea, where the music business has long been blighted by piracy, digital music sales rose 14 percent in the first half of last year, after the new law went into effect in 2009, the federation said. The first account suspensions occurred in the autumn, and the group said the publicity surrounding the crackdown should help convert more consumers.

Max Hole, chief operating officer of Universal Music Group International, said his company, the biggest of the four major record companies, was so encouraged by the signs of a turnaround in South Korea that it had decided to start investing in the development of new music acts again, after suspending operations in South Korea several years ago.

France has also implemented a so-called graduated response system. In the French system, cutting Internet access is preceded by several warnings. While the authorities say they have sent out hundreds of thousands of e-mails to suspected copyright cheats, nobody’s connection has yet been cut.

Record company executives said they were also encouraged by recent legal action in the United States to cripple the file-sharing service LimeWire, as well as by the progress in the U.S. Senate of a bill to give law enforcement officials more power to shut down file-sharing services.

In Europe, the industry has notched legal victories against other sites accused of abetting piracy, including The Pirate Bay and Mininova.

Industry executives say they are encouraged by the development of new digital services, particularly those that embrace the principles of cloud computing. These services can provide unlimited amounts of music to listeners on demand, through a variety of devices, from mobile phones to televisions.

“The television is a great opportunity,” said Thomas Hesse, head of the digital business at Sony Music Entertainment. “We haven’t innovated in the living room for many years.”

Around the world, 10 million people have already signed up for subscription-based online services from Spotify, Rdio and Deezer, some of which have attracted additional millions of users with free, advertising-supported services. Many executives hope the growth of offerings like these can reduce the industry’s dependence on sales of individual tracks through digital stores like Apple iTunes, a model that has attracted little interest from young music fans, particularly outside the United States.

Yet some services that were hailed as potential iTunes challengers when they were introduced are fading from the scene. Nokia, the mobile phone manufacturer, said this month that it was sharply scaling back a service that gives buyers of certain phones free, unlimited music downloads. Sky, the British pay-television and broadband provider, recently canceled a subscription music service.

Music executives say Internet service providers hold the key to solving the piracy problems and helping the music companies recoup lost revenue. For the most part, providers have balked at taking stronger action against file-sharing, saying they do not want to snoop on their customers.

But one provider in Ireland, Eircom, recently started instituting its own version of a graduated response system. Customers who illegally download music face a “graduated response” similar to the one in France, but they can avoid the threat of disconnection by using a new music service from Eircom that offers free, unlimited streaming.

Mr. Mulligan said tougher enforcement would succeed only if music companies and other rights holders, including collecting agencies that represent artists and composers, embraced digital services that met the needs and interests of consumers, particularly teenagers and young adults.

Rights holders have grown more flexible as industry sales have collapsed, but they remain reluctant to license their music to some services. For example, Spotify, a popular streaming service in Europe, has yet to sign the record company deals it needs to open a U.S. site. Meanwhile, Internet companies like YouTube have sometimes struggled to reach agreements to show music videos in Europe.

The industry has also balked at the unlimited MP3 format, which comes with no copy restrictions, allowing people to share music with friends or provide soundtracks for their own videos, or post songs to social networking sites.

With growth in digital revenue slowing nearly to a standstill, analysts say, it is no surprise that talk of mergers and buyouts is again swirling around some of the Big Four music companies — Universal, Sony, Warner Music Group and EMI. Warner, for example, is said to have hired bankers to explore a sale of the company or a purchase of EMI.

“What has been keeping labels afloat has been the digital story,” said Mr. Mulligan, of Forrester Research. “If, all of a sudden, what they have been telling the market is the future turns out to be a failure, that radically changes the conversation.”

Music Industry Braces for the Unthinkable,
NYT,
23.1.2011,
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/technology/24music.html

 

 

 

 

 

Al Martino,

‘Godfather’ Singer,

Dies at 82

 

October 15, 2009

The New York Times

By A. E. VELEZ

 

Al Martino, the Italian-American baritone renowned for a string of hits, including the sentimental ballads “Spanish Eyes,” “Volare” and “Speak Softly Love,” and for his role as the wedding singer in “The Godfather,” died Tuesday in Springfield, Pa., The Associated Press reported. He was 82.

Mr. Martino was one of the most recognizable pop singers of the 1950s and ’60s. Influenced by Perry Como and Al Jolson, he had a career that spanned nearly five decades. He leaves behind several celebrated songs, including his breakthrough hit for the small BBS label, “Here in My Heart.” Released in 1952, it rose to No. 1 in the United States and later became the very first No. 1 single in Britain. It also won him a contract with Capitol Records.

Mr. Martino had an influential and encouraging childhood friend in Mario Lanza, the American opera singer who became a Hollywood movie star in the 1940s and ’50s. Lanza was slated to record “Here in My Heart” himself, but dropped his plans after Mr. Martino explained that his own debut recording would be neglected if he did.

In the mid-1960s, with rock music dominating the charts, Mr. Martino and his “olive oil voice” (in the words of a character in “The Godfather”) helped reintroduce classic pop romanticism to trans-Atlantic audiences. Between 1963 and 1967 he had nine Top 40 singles, of which the most enduring proved to be “Spanish Eyes.” The vocal version of a song composed and first recorded by Bert Kaempfert as “Moon Over Naples,” it became something of a standard and was later recorded by both Elvis Presley and Wayne Newton. Mr. Martino returned to the charts in 1975, when he recorded a disco version of the Italian singer Domenico Modugno’s signature song, “Volare.”

One of the most prominent of the old-guard Italian-American romantic crooners, Mr. Martino found his image permanently embedded in pop culture when he played the singer Johnny Fontane in Francis Ford Coppola’s celebrated 1972 movie, “The Godfather” (he would reprise the role in 1990 in “The Godfather: Part III”).

The character, loosely based on Frank Sinatra, is a famous crooner and washed-up movie star. There are four instances in the movie in which Don Vito Corleone, Fontane’s godfather and the head of a major Mafia crime family, intervenes to help his career, most memorably in the scene in which a horse’s head is place in the bed of a movie producer who would not hire Fontane. Mr. Martino told The Times in a 2009 interview that “when Coppola was hired to direct, he fired me.”

“I was already cast for the part of the wedding singer by the original producer, Al Ruddy,” he said. “But I needed to show Hollywood they couldn’t push me around. I fought fire with fire. Sinatra was infuriated by the story line of ‘The Godfather,’ he wanted to stop production on the film, and I knew that if I took the part Sinatra would bar me from Vegas and Coppola would ostracize me, but I had some people that helped me.”

In a singing career that can best be described as a roller coaster, Mr. Martino encountered both highs and lows. In 1972 he stormed off the stage of the Persian Room at New York’s Plaza Hotel with some bitter remarks about the city and canceled the rest of his booking there because of a disagreement with the hotel’s staff.

In 1979 he was arrested with his manager, Daniel J. DeJohn Jr., on shoplifting charges. Both men were accused of stealing less than $100 worth of men’s socks and shirts. “I was a victim of circumstance,” Mr. Martino said of the incident.

Born on Oct. 7, 1927, in Philadelphia, Mr. Martino was just 15 when he joined the Navy in 1943. He completed basic training in New Orleans, where he developed a love for country music. “I took the heart of country singing with me into Italian romantic pop,” he said.

After shipping out to Iwo Jima and becoming a signalman on Mount Suribachi, he suffered a shrapnel injury and was given orders to return home. In 1947 he moved to New York City to pursue a career in show business, and earned his break as a winner on the CBS show “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.”

Always the classy dresser, Mr. Martino said in 2009 that he hoped today’s youth would be able to have its own romanticism in future recordings. “I can’t sell records in stores anymore; everything is online and I don’t have access to younger audiences,” he said. “But 20 or 30 years from now, how are kids going to feel romance?”

Al Martino, ‘Godfather’ Singer, Dies at 82,
NYT,
15.10.2009,
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/15/arts/music/15martino.html

 

 

 

 

 

CBGB Brings Down the Curtain

With Nostalgia

and One Last Night of Rock

 

October 16, 2006

The New York Times

By BEN SISARIO

 

She had played there many times over the last three decade, but last night, before making her last appearance there, Patti Smith made sure to snap a picture of CBGB.

“I’m sentimental,” she said as she stood on the Bowery and pointed an antique Polaroid toward the club’s ragged, soiled awning, and a mob of photographers and reporters gathered around her.

Last night was the last concert at CBGB, the famously crumbling rock club that has been in continuous, loud operation since December 1973, serving as the casual headquarters and dank incubator for some of New York’s most revered groups — Ms. Smith’s, the Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Television, Sonic Youth — as well as thousands more whose blares left less of a mark on history but whose graffiti and concert fliers might still remain on its walls.

After a protracted real estate battle with its landlord, a nonprofit organization that aids the homeless, CBGB agreed late last year to leave its home at 313 and 315 Bowery at the end of this month. And Ms. Smith’s words outside the club, where her group was playing, encapsulated the feelings shared by fans around the city and around the world: CBGB is both the scrappy symbol of rock’s promise and a temple that no one wanted to see go.

“CBGB is a state of mind,” she said from the stage in a short preshow set for the news media whose highlight was a medley of Ramones songs.

“There’s new kids with new ideas all over the world,” she added. “They’ll make their own places — it doesn’t matter whether it’s here or wherever it is.”

Crowds had been lined up outside since early yesterday morning for a chance to see Ms. Smith and bid farewell to the club, in an event that was carefully orchestrated to maximize media coverage. Television news vans were parked on the Bowery as fans with pink hair, leather jackets and — the most popular fashion statement of the night — multicolored CBGB T-shirts (but not necessarily tickets) waited to be let in and Ms. Smith’s band played a short set for the assembled press.

Curiosity about the club’s last night was mingled with harsh feelings about its fate.

“It’s the cultural rape of New York City that this place is being pushed out,” said John Nikolai, a black-clad 36-year-old photographer from Staten Island whose tie read “I quit.”

Added Ms. Smith outside the club, “It’s a symptom of the empty new prosperity of our city.”

Ms. Smith was CBGB’s last booking as well as one of its first. In the 1970’s, she was the oracular poet laureate of the punk scene, and her seven-week residency in 1975 is still regarded by connoisseurs as the club’s finest moment. With an open booking policy, its founder, Hilly Kristal, nurtured New York rock’s greatest generation, and in turn those groups made CBGB one of the few rock clubs known by name around the world.

“When we first started there was no place we could play, so we ended up on the Bowery,” said Tom Erdelyi, better known as Tommy Ramone, the group’s first drummer and only surviving original member. “It ended up a perfect match.”

It has been a long and painful denouement for CBGB. After settling in 2001 with its landlord, the Bowery Residents’ Committee, over more than $300,000 in back rent, Mr. Kristal, a plucky, gray-bearded 75-year-old, landed back in court last year. The committee, which has an annual budget of $32 million and operates 18 shelters and other facilities throughout the city, said the club owed an additional $75,000 in unpaid rent increases.

Celebrities including David Byrne of Talking Heads and Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band and “The Sopranos” lined up to help mediate, but an agreement was never reached. Last December, three months after the club’s 12-year lease had expired, it agreed, at the prodding of Justice Carol R. Edmead of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, to finally close.

Muzzy Rosenblatt, the executive director of the Bowery Residents’ Committee, has said that a new tenant has been found for the space. Both Mr. Kristal and the committee also say that CBGB’s accounts have been settled and that there are no outstanding debts.

CBGB (its full name was CBGB & OMFUG, for Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers) is the latest and highest-profile rock club to vanish from Lower Manhattan in recent years as rents and other expenses have continued to skyrocket. Last year the Bottom Line closed over a debt of $185,000 to its landlord, New York University, and Fez and the Luna Lounge shut down because of development. The Continental, another ragged temple of punk on Third Avenue in the East Village, quit live music last month. Other clubs have sprouted up in Manhattan, but the center of gravity of the city’s club scene has gradually been shifting to Brooklyn.

Mr. Kristal is looking as far as Las Vegas. With the help of the mayor’s office there, he has been inspecting spaces in that city’s Fremont East district, a zone that the city intends to make into “a walkable live entertainment area like Bourbon Street or Beale Street,” according to a statement from the mayor’s office.

The office of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg helped find a new space in New York but the space it offered, on Essex Street on the Lower East Side, would have taken a prohibitive $5 million to prepare for use, Mr. Kristal said. Calls to the mayor’s office for comment were not returned late last week.

“I’d love to have the place here,” Mr. Kristal said. “If not here, then I’d love to have it in Vegas. I’m going to keep it active no matter what.”

The club’s interior — a narrow corridor with a bar to the right, the stage to the back, stalactites of grime dangling from the ceiling and miles of ancient posters and graffiti all around — is almost as cherished as its music.

“It’s like it’s grown its own barnacles,” said Lenny Kaye, Ms. Smith’s guitarist and a longtime rock critic and historian. “You couldn’t replicate the décor in a million years, and dismantling all those layers of archaeology of music in the club is a daunting task.”

The club’s architectural history stretches back much further than the Ramones era. Marci Reaven, the managing director of City Lore, a nonprofit arts group in Manhattan that studied CBGB in a joint project with the Municipal Arts Society, said it is a rare example of the Bowery’s long past as an entertainment mecca.

“When you get beyond the layers of interior decoration that is CBGB,” she said, “the architecture of the structure probably evokes the 19th and early 20th century years of the Bowery better than any other building on the strip that we know of.”

Mr. Kristal said he planned to preserve as much of the interior as possible and transport it to a new club, wherever that might be.

But CBGB’s symbolic legacy may far outweigh the value of its graffiti and its notorious urinals.

“When I go into a rock club in Helsinki or London or Des Moines, it feels like CBGB to me there,” Mr. Kaye said. “The message from this tiny little Bowery bar has gone around the world. It has authenticated the rock experience wherever it has landed.”

CBGB Brings Down the Curtain With Nostalgia and One Last Night of Rock,
NYT,
16.10.2006,
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/16/arts/music/16cbgb.html

 

 

 

 

 

June 22, 1953

The brass band world

loses a leading light

From The Guardian archive

 

Monday June 22, 1953

Guardian

 

Mr Fred Mortimer, who conducted Foden's Motor Works Band in all its major successes during the past 27 years, including eight of the nine occasions on which it won the national championship, died at his home in Elworth, Sandbach, on Saturday night. He was 73.

Mr Mortimer, who was born at Hebden Bridge, estimated that he had broadcast with Foden's Band on 250 occasions. He became a bandmaster at the age of 20 and was an active conductor until a few months ago, when he became ill.

J. H. E. writes: The death of Fred Mortimer deprives the brass-band world of one of its best-known personalities. A modest and friendly man, quite unspoiled by a run of successes unique in band history, he was known to hosts of enthusiasts in this country and abroad.

He devoted the greater part of his life to the band movement and was much in demand as an adjudicator at contests and as a professional coach.

He will best be remembered, however, as conductor of Foden's Band during the most brilliant years of its career. There was nothing spectacular about his own contributions to its public performances, during which he was characteristically self-effacing.

His unobtrusive and straightforward manner of conducting, which contained nothing to cause remark save that it was left-handed, may have deluded some onlookers into underestimating his capacity. One had to observe Mortimer in the bandroom to realise with what patience, tact and skill the performances had been prepared.

Mortimer was bandmaster when Foden's Band won the Belle Vue championship on three successive occasions during the 1920s, conducted by a famous professional coach, the late William Halliwell. But when the band accomplished the far greater feat of recording two hat tricks at the national band festivals during the 1930s, Mortimer conducted the winning performances himself.

The policy of the organisers of the contests confronted bandmasters with new and challenging demands. That Mortimer won so consistently during the 1930s when special test pieces were being written by Elgar, Ireland, Bantock, Bliss, and others, is sufficient indication of the breadth of his musical accomplishment.

In 1936 he and the band were invited to represent English brass-band music at the Government Empire Exhibition at Johannesburg, and a South African tour was carried out with success.

From The Guardian archive > June 22, 1953 >
The brass band world loses a leading light,
G, Republished 22.6.2006,    
https://www.theguardian.com/news/1953/jun/22/
mainsection.fromthearchive 

 

 

 

 

 

June 21 1977

Pop bands and pot takers

at Stonehenge

From The Guardian archive

 

June 21 1977

The Guardian
 

The summer solstice at Stonehenge is now celebrated by a grand company of policemen, trespassers, pot takers, coach drivers, pop bands, barking dogs and distraught farmers, none of whom, apparently, knows what is truly going on.

This year's first pop festival followers evidently broke into a National Trust field, half a mile from the stones, on Friday night. By yesterday there were well over a thousand, accommodated mostly in the now familiar tents, teepees and makeshift shelters, but occasionally in brand new polythene wigwams.

The spectacle is now a kind of ramshackle ritual. The coaches on the way to the official car park opposite the stones pause so that the passengers can gaze at the 'hippies.' Policemen move from control point to National Trust field. The fans say 'yeah man,' — it sounds as old-fashioned now as 'yes sirree' — and the wood smoke cuts the pure air of Salisbury Plain like the scent of burnt chips.

'There's a lot of power round here, man,' one follower volunteers, indicating leylines and ancient barrows. One group tries to harness some of it by sitting silently, eyes closed, to encourage the sun to shine. The old symbols of alchemy and the zodiac flutter on flags and tent flaps, but the sky stays heavy. A kind of rump parliament meets squatting on an ancient barrow, and decides against permitting a hot dog stand. It also passes a resolution against cutting down the farmers' trees for kindling. 'It's like cutting somebody off at the knees,' one voice proclaimed, transforming wilful damage into ecological immorality in a sentence.

Cyclostyled handouts are issued from time to time, from sources as mysterious as the stones. 'Don't take any drugs off the site,' one says. There is a threat that the Sex Pistols may come to perform, but no one knows when or why. The road outside is thick with the law, but what is to be done?

Beside the entrance to the field, a policeman notes the registration numbers of cars. A local milk roundsman who sold almost one thousand bottles before lunch says: 'They let the tradesmen in.' Union Jacks, a defiant innovation if ever there was one, fly high above the tents, among the soaring kites and the woodsmoke. There is much tramping about, sitting and strumming and waiting for the dawn.

'I mean, it's the way we live now, isn't it?' the milkman says. 'It's anarchy in action, man,' one of his customers says. Down the road the tourists from Europe and beyond retire to await the dawn between clean sheets.

 

Dennis Johnson

Pop bands and pot takers at Stonehenge,
G,
21.6.1977,
p. 36,
republished 21.6.2007;
http://digital.guardian.co.uk/guardian/2007/06/21/pages/ber36.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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