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  1979 in music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several #1 hits from The Bee Gees and Donna Summer that year.
While 1979 may have marked the climax of disco, it was also the only popular year for The Knack, who quickly faded into obscurity the following year.
One event of 1979 which would have later significance was the success of the single "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang, which marked the commercial emergence of hip hop music.
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 1979 in music
See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music and the list of 'years in music'.
While it may have marked the climax of disco, it was also the beginning of the end for The Knack, who quickly faded into obscurity.
One event of 1979 which would have later significance was the success of the single "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang, which marked the commercial emergence of hip hop.
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 1979 in British music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a summary of 1979 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year.
1979 saw the beginning of a few trends in British music.
The start of the New Romantic movement and synthesiser bands began to gather momentum (although both these trends had to wait for the eighties for real growth) and the first rap hit in the UK for the Sugar Hill Gang.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1979_in_British_music   (174 words)

 Death from Above 1979 - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Most hip hop and dance music is made with just bass and drums, so we wanted to see how far we could go with just those instruments.
Death from Above 1979 recently completed a remarkable debut visit to the UK that involved tours with good bands like the Futureheads and shitty ones like the Killers, which also included three headlining shows in one night, and one indescribable date in a 15-year-old fan’s front room.
Death From Above 1979: "Blood On Our Hands" Death From Above 1979 rock out in a warehouse jammed with their adoring fans.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for 1979 in music
Origins and Characteristics Chinese music can be traced back as far as the third millennium BC Manuscripts and instruments from the early periods of its history are not extant, however, because in 212 BC, Shih Huang-ti of the Ch'in
He studied (1955-60) at the Katowice State Higher School of Music, joining the faculty in 1968, rising to provost, and resigning in 1979.
Message in the music: political commentary in fl popular music from Rhythm and Blues to early Hip Hop.
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 Anti Essays : Free Essays on Music History Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Polychoral music is music for several chiors singing in answer to each other across the huge resesses of the church (Frowler 122).
Music of the Baroque era was characterized by the vastness of proportion, rich counterpoint, great splender and a highly ornamented melodic line (Mautz).
Music has been around for many years and has been through many changes, not only in the styles, but also in the way it is written, read, and sang.
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 Timeline of trends in music (1970-1979) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles's The Tears of a Clown is an influential soft-pop album that mixes elements of vaudeville and classical music.
Dalida is the pioneer of disco in France with the first French disco song, "J'attendrai", released as a single in 1976.
Antonio Infantino founds the Tarantolati di Tricarico to explore the percussion-based music of the tarantolati ritual music
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Timeline_of_trends_in_music_(1970-1979)   (4638 words)

 Tisch Library Music Library: Tisch Library: Tufts University
On March 17th, 2006 the Music Library closed to the public to remain in storage until January 18th, 2007, the start of next spring semester, when the new Ruth Lilly Music Library is scheduled to open in the new Music Building being constructed on Talbot Avenue.
The world's largest, continuously updated bibliography of music literature providing broad international coverage including citations in over 202 languages from 5,200 journals drawn from an unusually wide range of scholarly sources, including articles, books, conference proceedings, bibliographies, catalogs, dissertations, festchriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings and videos, reviews and more.
Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label, fully searchable database of Classical music recordings, with a particular focus on contemporary music and women composers.
www.library.tufts.edu /tisch/music_library.htm   (863 words)

 Maximum Joy: Unlimited (1979-1983) - PopMatters Music Review
Musically, the group's use of complex percussion, horns, danceable bass lines, and overtly English female vocals built a bridge between the worlds of Afrobeat, reggae, avant-garde jazz, funk, and pop.
It might be appropriate to call the group's genre-bending blend of sounds "world music", if that term wasn't associated with so much boring music.
Maximum Joy's music is more exciting and adventurous than what passes for "world music" today, and is most aptly compared to the output of other experimental acts of the post-punk era such as the Pop Group, the Slits, Rip Rig & Panic, and New Age Steppers.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/m/maximumjoy-unlimited.shtml   (652 words)

 James Ricci New Music Composer
He began his career as an all-around musician, initially studying with jazz guitarist Steve Khan, and performing in a wide variety of musical styles that ranged from atonal free-form jazz to psychedelic rock.
Ricci is a co-director of the LUMEN Contemporary Music Ensemble.
For me, the act of musical composition is a lifelong process of musical development and self-exploration, and I strive to share the results of this experience with anyone who will listen to my work.
www.jamesricci.com   (641 words)

 PhilipGlass.com: Recordings: New Music, New York 1979
While these tapes promised rare and exciting music by such artists as John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and David Tudor (in the first box alone!), none of this material could be accessed without proper cleaning and re-formatting and the funds and facilities to do so.
That said, we feel extremely fortunate to be able to release New Music, New York 1979 as our first CD in a series that promises to make available more lost treasures from The Kitchen Archives, uncovering the origins of new music today.
New Music, New York 1979 is released as part of New Sound, New York 2004 a citywide festival of performances, installations and public dialogs.
www.philipglass.com /html/recordings/new-music-new-york-1979.html   (591 words)

 Netphoria - Smashing Pumpkins Music Store: 1979: Mixes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By buying through our Music Store you will also be helping to keep the Netphoria website and Message Board running and operating, so if you buy through us it is much appreciated.
1979 is one of my favorite pumpkin songs, and I got this cd a long time ago when it initially came out.
Although some of the songs do not sound like 1979 the samples are taken from the orignal song.
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 Leonard Cohen: Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979 - PopMatters Music Review
Over three decades later, Cohen enjoys the dubious honor of being best known as pop music's undefeated champion miserablist, an artist who was singing spectacularly depressing songs when latter-day camp melancholics like Morrissey were still moping around in short trousers.
And on the basis of that reputation as rock's most enduringly gloomy lyricist (with a voice to match), his oeuvre has become required listening for generations of students in darkened rooms the world over.
While there may be more than a grain of truth to such assessments of his later recordings and while the Leonard-Cohen-as-arch-poet-of-misery stereotype certainly has some basis in reality, such characterizations don't really do full justice to the man and his work.
popmatters.com /music/reviews/c/cohenleonard-field.shtml   (809 words)

 popular music: 1979 (highlights manhattan billboard)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Of course I'm being biased because the Allman Brothers happen to be one of my favorite rock groups, but if you are a "newbie" to their music you might want to start with this flawless CD.
Fosse was mounting the musical "Chicago" starring ex wife Gwen Verdon and finishing the film "Lenny" and had a mild coronary.
In this film director Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is mounting a new musical starring is ex wife (Leland Palmer) despite the fact she is too old for the role.
www.very-clever.com /music/1979   (1088 words)

Post-Civil War music reflects the problems of Reconstruction and the beginnings of urbanization and the northern migration of African Americans.
Includes both printed and manuscript music (mostly in the form of "part books" for individual instruments) selected from the collections of the Music Division of the Library of Congress and the Walter Dignam Collection of the Manchester Historic Association (Manchester, New Hampshire).
The WPA California Folk Music Project is a multi-format ethnographic field collection that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California.
library.albany.edu /subject/music.html   (5175 words)

 1980 in music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of 'years in music'
The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and Elton John
January 2 - At the age of 45, songwriter Larry Williams is found dead in his Los Angeles, California home of a gunshot wound to the head.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1980_in_music   (1961 words)

 Bob Dylan's Christian Music, 1979-81
It's not because of the music, which is warm and inviting gospel-rock sung with conviction (particularly his reworking of the gospel standard "A Satisfied Mind," featuring his female backup singers intonating a soulful "mmmmm" underneath his melody).
Dylan's mid-to-late '70s and early '80s music gave us some of the singer's best vocal performances -- since the beginning, his voice has been a point of contention among those who either love or hate him, and on Shot of Love he uses his famous nasality to great effect.
His voice during this period was deeper and fuller than his signature '60s style, but not quite as weirdly affected and drug-damaged as it was on Nashville Skyline, and not anywhere near as fried and wheedly as it would become in the '90s.
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 1979 Music Man Stingray   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Leo Fender refused to rest on his laurels after selling Fender Musical Instruments to CBS in 1965, and he went to work on the Music Man StingRay shortly after his consulting contract with CBS ran out.
This ash- or alder-body instrument with a bolt-on maple neck was first marketed in 1976, and the early models had strings that passed through the body-a feature found on P-Basses made between 1951 and '57.
Queen's John Deacon took a more melodic approach to his Music Man, and Pino Palladino's superb work on a fretless StingRay has shown another side of the instrument's up-front tone.
www.musicplayer.com /lounge/reviews/mmstingray.htm   (405 words)

 Welcome to the Disco: Disco Music from 1976-1979   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
According to research by producer Carl Maults-By, all disco music fits into a metronomic range of 108 to 126 cycles per minute.
Mostly rare and unusual disco music direct from vinyl.
Discoland.8m.com has no means of independently evaluating the safety or danceability of the music offered by our Radio or links and thus can neither endorse nor recommend products.
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 Music Resource Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To find more resources which define terms used in music, do a subject keyword search in our online catalog for "music dictionaries".
This is actually the most authoritative and widely respected music encyclopedia.
This book describes the basic types of print resources in music, and provides brief annotations to hundreds of titles.
library.immaculata.edu /RefSources/ResourceGuides/musicsub.html   (600 words)

 Amazon.ca: Years 1979-1997 [Import]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This album including the great key tracks: "Need You Tonight", "New Sensation" and "Disappear" - which truly show their style, flare and individuality - is a collection of all the truly miraculous compositions and representive of the INXS rollercoaster.
Since their formation in 1979 and from their hits in Australia, America, the UK and around the world - their music has taken on a different and completely magical critical element.
Fans of INXS will be thrilled with this release spanning 18 years of music on 2 discs,all vocals provided by the late Michael Hutchence (hence songs up until 1997).
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006RY49   (557 words)

 | Music Videos | All That Jazz (1979) | Sheet Music | Tabs |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It's an indication of his bravura, and possibly his self-absorption, that Fosse (who also cowrote the script) literally opens alter ego Joe Gideon's heart in a key scene--an unflinching glimpse of cardiac surgery, shot during an actual open-heart procedure.
Fosse/Gideon's collision course with mortality, as well as his priapic obsession with the opposite sex, may offer clues into the libidinal core of the choreographer's dynamic, sexualized style of dance, but musical aficionados will be forgiven for fast-forwarding to cut out the self-analysis and focus on the music, period.
At its best--as in the knockout opening, scored to George Benson's strutting version of "On Broadway," which fuses music, dance, and dazzling camera work into a paean to Fosse's hoofer nation--All That Jazz offers a sequence of classic Fosse numbers, hard-edged, caustic, and joyously physical.
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 Downtown Music Productions, cantors, Jewish music
A graduate of Queens College, with a Master of Music in Piano and Conducting from the New England Conservatory, she also worked with Nadia Boulanger in Paris and with pianists Ray Lev, Cecile Ruef, and Leonid Hambro.
She was formerly a conductor and vocal coach at the Lake George Opera Festival and the Aspen Music Festival.
Ganz was recently the recipient of a Fulbright grant to teach at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance and to conduct research in Sephardic Music at Hebrew University.
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 Death From Above 1979 - New Music - Peoplesound   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Of course there have been two piece bands before, the two piece is engrained indelibly in the lexicon of rock, Simon And Garfunkel, The Chemical Brothers, The Carpenters, Sonny And Cher, the list goes one.
Death From Above 1979 are a two-piece, two friends; Jesse F Keeler and Sebastien Grainger.
Death From Above 1979 will embark on their first headline tour of the UK in January, their fourth tour of the UK since July.
www.peoplesound.com /artist/deathfromabove_1979   (452 words)

 1979 Karaoke Music
Many of our karaoke songs & background tracks, including 1979, can be performed by multiple artists.
Please click any of the links below to look at the karaoke CDGs that contain 1979 karaoke.
Remember Karaoke music is in the style of the artist specified and not by the actual artist.
www.loudkaraoke.com /title.asp?title=1979   (59 words)

 Juke of Flow - Music (1970 - 1979)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And in many ways the post 'swinging' London of 1973 was just that You either get it or you don't.
For those who do, this is a sublime moment in British rock music.
A favourite of dour student types and a must for gypsy theme nights.
www.jukeofflow.org /music-1970-1979   (477 words)

 Music Videos : 1970-1979
A Star Is Born (1976) Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, et al.
Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music (The Director's Cut) (1970) Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, et al.
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same (1976) John Bonham, John Paul Jones, et al.
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