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1930 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1930.

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The following songs achieved the highest sales in 1930 on the major record labels in the United States (i.e. Victor, Brunswick and Columbia). Record sales continued at 1929 levels up until July 1930. In the autumn 1930 the Great Depression began in earnest for the majority of the public who finally began to feel the economic downturn. This caused record sales to plummet in August and they would remain low for the remainder of the year.

Month Artist Title Record Label Country Notes
January Helen Morgan Why Was I Born? and Don't Ever Leave Me Victor United States Helen Morgan sings her songs from the hit show Sweet Adeline.
January Dick Robertson (singer) Singin' in the Bathtub and Lady Luck Brunswick United States From the film The Show of Shows.
January Leo Reisman Orchestra Why Was I Born? and Here I Am Victor United States Written by Jerome Kern for the show Sweet Adeline.
January Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Why Was I Born? and Here I Am Brunswick United States Written by Jerome Kern for the show Sweet Adeline.
January Nat Shilkret Orchestra Don't Ever Leave Me and Twas Not Long Ago Victor United States Written by Jerome Kern for the show Sweet Adeline.
January Paul Whiteman Orchestra Great Day and Without a Song Columbia United States From the Broadway show Great Day.
January Victor Arden and Phil Ohman Orchestra Why? and It's You I Love Victor United States From the 1929-30 Broadway musical Sons o' Guns.
January Rudy Vallee Orchestra A Little Kiss Each Morning and I'll Be Reminded of You Victor United States From the musical film starring Rudy Vallee: The Vagabond Lover.
January Meyer Davis and Earl Burtnett Orchestras My Fate Is In Your Hands and Look What You've Done to Me Brunswick United States
January Guy Lombardo Orchestra My Fate Is In Your Hands and A Little Kiss Each Morning Columbia United States Second song from the musical film: The Vagabond Lover.
February The Revelers Chant of the Jungle and Waiting at the End of the Road Victor United States From the musical films: Untamed and Hallelujah.
February Marion Harris Nobody's Using It Now and Funny, Dear, What Love Can Do Brunswick United States First song from the musical film: Playboy of Paris.
February Marion Harris Nobody's Sweetheart and My Fate Is in Your Hands Brunswick United States
February Leo Reisman Orchestra Shepherd's Serenade and Charming Victor United States From the musical film: Devil-May-Care.
February Leo Reisman Orchestra I'll See You Again and If Love Were All Victor United States From Noël Coward's musical comedy Bitter Sweet.
February Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Don't Ever Leave Me and Twas Not Long Ago Victor United States Written by Jerome Kern for the show Sweet Adeline.
February Leo Reisman Orchestra You Do Something to Me and You've Got That Thing Victor United States Written by Cole Porter for the show Fifty Million Frenchmen.
February A. & P. Gypsies Orchestra South Sea Rose and Only The Girl Brunswick United States Orchestra conducted by Harry Horlick.
February Nat Shilkret Orchestra Rogue Song and When I'm Looking At You Victor United States From the musical film: The Rogue Song.
February Ben Bernie Orchestra Crying for the Carolines and Have a Little Faith in Me Brunswick United States From the musical film: Spring Is Here.
February Waring's Pennsylvanians Crying for the Carolines and Have a Little Faith in Me Victor United States From the musical film: Spring Is Here.
February Guy Lombardo Orchestra Crying for the Carolines and Have a Little Faith in Me Columbia United States From the musical film: Spring Is Here.
February Victor Arden and Phil Ohman Orchestra Should I? and A Bundle of Old Love Letters Victor United States From the musical film: Lord Byron of Broadway.
February Jesse Stafford Orchestra The Woman in the Shoe and A Bundle of Old Love Letters Brunswick United States From the musical film: Lord Byron of Broadway.
February Paul Specht Orchestra I'm Following You and I'm Sailing on a Sunbeam Columbia United States From the musical film: It's a Great Life.
February Rudy Vallee Orchestra Gypsy Dream Rose and Mary, I Love Y-O-U Victor United States
March Lawrence Tibbett The White Dove and When I'm Looking at You Victor United States Lawrence Tibbett sings his songs from the musical film: The Rogue Song; both songs accompanied orchestra directed Nathaniel (Nat) Shillkret .
March Lawrence Tibbett The Rogue Song and The Narrative Victor United States Lawrence Tibbett sings his songs from the musical film: The Rogue Song; both songs accompanied orchestra directed Nathaniel (Nat) Shilkret .
March Ruth Etting If He Cared and Crying for the Carolines Columbia United States From the musical films: Devil-May-Care and Spring Is Here.
March Paul Whiteman Song of India and Liebestraum Columbia United States Modern "up to date" versions of oldtime classics.
March Ipana Troubadours I Want to be Happy and Tea for Two Columbia United States From the musical film: No No Nanette.
March Victor Arden and Phil Ohman Orchestra Strike Up the Band and Soon Victor United States Composed by George Gershwin for the musical: Strike Up the Band.
March Leo Reisman Orchestra What Is This Thing Called Love? and She's Such a Comfort to Me Victor United States From the musical: Wake Up and Dream.
March Ben Selvin Orchestra Why? and Cross Your Fingers Columbia United States From the Broadway musical Sons o' Guns.
March George Olsen Orchestra T'aint No Sin and Can't You Understand? Victor United States First composed by Walter Donaldson.
April John McCormack A Pair of Blue Eyes and I Feel You Near Me Victor United States From the musical film Song o' My Heart.
April John McCormack The Rose of Tralee and Ireland, Mother Ireland Victor United States From the musical film Song o' My Heart; both songs accompanied orchestra directed Nathaniel (Nat Shilkret).
April Al Jolson To My Mammy and When the Little Red Roses Get the Blues for You Brunswick United States From the musical films Mammy and Hold Everything.
April Al Jolson Across The Breakfast Table, Looking At You and Let Me Sing and I'm Happy Brunswick United States From the musical film Mammy.
April Brevities Male Quartet The Woman in the Shoe and Wrapped in a Red, Red Rose Brunswick United States From the musical films Lord Byron of Broadway and Blaze o' Glory.
April Chester Gaylord Under a Texas Moon and When I'm Looking at You Brunswick United States From the musical films Under a Texas Moon and The Rogue Song.
April Fannie Brice Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love and When a Woman Loves a Man Victor United States From the musical film Be Yourself!.
April Tom Gerun Orchestra Sing, You Sinners and In My Little Hope Chest Brunswick United States From the musical film Honey.
April Bernie Cummins Orchestra Everybody Tap and Lucky Little Devil Victor United States First song from the musical film Chasing Rainbows.
April Ben Bernie Orchestra Song of the Bayou and Black Eyes Victor United States First song won the Victor Company's $5,000 prize for best short jazz composition.
April Ben Bernie Orchestra Thank Your Father and Good for You, Bad for Me Victor United States From the Musical Comedy Flying High.
April Guy Lombardo Orchestra Lazy Lou'siana Moon and The Moon is Low Columbia United States Second song from the musical film Montana Moon.
April Ipana Troubadours Orchestra Kickin' a Hole in the Sky and Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love Columbia United States Second song from the musical film Be Yourself!.
May Ruth Etting Ten Cents a Dance and Funny, Dear, What Love Can Do Columbia United States
May The Rondoliers Lazy Lou'siana Moon and Should I? Columbia United States Second song from the musical film Lord Byron of Broadway.
May The High Hatters Send for Me and Ten Cents a Dance Victor United States Orchestra conducted by Leonard Joy. RCA Victor's best selling record for May 1930.
May George Olsen Orchestra It Happened in Monterey and Song of the Dawn Victor United States From the musical film The King of Jazz.
May Ben Bernie Orchestra To My Mammy and Across The Breakfast Table, Looking At You Brunswick United States From the musical film Mammy.
May Waring's Pennsylvanians Thank Your Father and Good for You, Bad for Me Victor United States From the musical comedy Flying High.
June Ruth Etting Let Me Sing and I'm Happy and A Cottage for Sale Columbia United States First song from the musical film Mammy.
June Grace Hayes My Lover and I Like to Do Things for You Victor United States From the musical film The King of Jazz.
June Harry Richman Thank Your Father and Without Love Brunswick United States From the musical Flying High.
June Wayne King Orchestra On a Blue and Moonless Night and Promises Victor United States RCA Victor's best selling record for June 1930.
June Paul Whiteman Orchestra You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me and Livin' in the Sunlight Columbia United States From the musical film The Big Pond.
June George Olsen Orchestra Montana Call and The Moon is Low Victor United States From the musical film Montana Moon.
June Abe Lyman Orchestra You Will Come Back to Me and Worryin' Over You Brunswick United States
June Ipana Troubadours Blue Is the Night and Whippoorwill Columbia United States First song from the musical film Their Own Desire.
June Leo Reisman Orchestra Happy Feet and I Like to Do Things for You Victor United States From the musical film The King of Jazz.
July The Revelers Sing, You Sinners and Across the Breakfast Table Looking at You Victor United States From the musical films Honey and Mammy.
July Grace Hayes On the Sunny Side of the Street and Exactly Like You Victor United States From Lew Leslie's International Revue.
July Ruth Etting On the Sunny Side of the Street and It Happened in Monterey Columbia United States From Lew Leslie's International Revue and the musical film The King Of Jazz.
July Harry Richman Ro-Ro-Rollin' Along and Dream Avenue Columbia United States The second song was composed by Harry Richman himself.
July Leo Reisman Orchestra Rollin' down the River and Mia Cara Victor United States RCA Victor's best selling record for July 1930. Second song from the musical film The Big Pond.
July Victor Arden and Phil Ohman Orchestra Ro-Ro-Rollin' Along and Kiss Me With Your Eyes Victor United States Second tune played by Nat Shilkret Orchestra.
July Fred Rich Orchestra For You and Dream Avenue Columbia United States
July Isham Jones Orchestra What's The Use? and The Song Without a Name Brunswick United States
July Lloyd Huntley and his Isle o' Blues Orchestra On a Blue and Moonless Night and Promises Brunswick United States
July Ben Selvin Orchestra Kiss Me With Your Eyes and You Darlin' Columbia United States
August Noah Beery One Little Drink and The Whip Brunswick United States From the musical films Song of the Flame and Golden Dawn.
August Ethel Waters You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me and My Kind of a Man Columbia United States From the musical films The Big Pond and The Florodora Girl.
August Colonial Club Orchestra Out of Breath and I Am Only Human After All Brunswick United States From the Garrick Gaieties. Orchestra conducted by Bob Haring.
August Rudy Vallee Orchestra Old New England Moon and How Come You Do Me Like You Do? Victor United States
August Henry Thies Orchestra June Kisses and Under Vesuvian Skies Victor United States
August Leo Reisman Orchestra Around the Corner and Bye-Bye Blues Victor United States
September Richard Crooks L'Amour, Toujours, L'Amour and Serenade Victor United States From The Student Prince
September Bob Haring Orchestra All Through the Night and Swingin' in a Hammock Brunswick United States
September Bert Lown Orchestra Under the Sun It's Anyone Under the Moon It's You and Bye Bye Blues Brunswick United States
September Waring's Pennsylvanians Little White Lies and Gee, But I'd Like to Make You Happy Victor United States Second song from the musical film Good News
October Ruth Etting Don't Tell Her What's Happened to Me and The Kiss Waltz Columbia United States Second song from the musical film Dancing Sweeties.
October Guy Lombardo Orchestra Go Home and Tell Your Mother and I'm Doin' That Thing Victor United States From the musical film Love in the Rough
October Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra On a Little Street in Honolulu and All Through the Night Victor United States Orchestra conducted by Nat Shilkret. RCA Victor's best selling record for October 1930.
October Paul Whiteman Orchestra Nola and New Tiger Rag Columbia United States
October Tom Gerun Orchestra A Big Bouquet for You and If I Could Be with You Brunswick United States
October Ozzie Nelson Orchestra I Still Get a Thrill and Don't Mind Walking in the Rain Brunswick United States
November Libby Holman Body and Soul and Something to Remember You By Brunswick United States From the musical Three's a Crowd.
November Aileen Stanley Wasn't it Nice? and I'll Be Blue Just Thinking of You Victor United States
November Jacques Renard Orchestra Sing Something Simple and Lucky Seven Brunswick United States From the musical The Little Show.
November Victor Arden and Phil Ohman Orchestra Fine and Dandy and Can This Be Love? Victor United States From Joe Cook's musical show Fine and Dandy.
November Leo Reisman Orchestra Body and Soul and Something to Remember You By Victor United States From the Libby Holman musical Three's a Crowd.
November Nat Shilkret Orchestra Moonlight on the Colorado and Don't Tell Her What's Happened to Me Victor United States RCA Victor's best selling record for November 1930.
December The Revelers Sing Something Simple and Happy Feet Victor United States Second song from the musical film King of Jazz.
December Jack Hylton Orchestra Body and Soul and With a Song in My Heart Victor United Kingdom Second song from the musical film Spring Is Here. First from the Libby Holman musical Three's a Crowd.
December Victor Arden and Phil Ohman Orchestra Embraceable You and I Got Rhythm Victor United States From the George Gershwin musical Girl Crazy.
December Ipana Troubadours Can This Be Love? and Three Little Words Columbia United States Second song from the musical film Check and Double Check. First from the musical Fine and Dandy.
December Tom Gerun Orchestra What a Fool I've Been and After All, You're All I'm After Victor United States
December Nat Shilkret Orchestra Bolero and La Seduccion Brunswick United States RCA Victor's best selling record for December 1930.
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Romantic music

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Jenny Lind

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Soprano Jenny Lind by Eduard Magnus , 1862 Daguerreotype of Lind, 1850 Johanna Maria Lind (6 October 1820 – 2 November 1887), better known as Jenny Lind , was a Swedish opera singer , often known as the "Swedish Nightingale" . One of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, she performed in soprano roles in opera in Sweden and across Europe, and undertook an extraordinarily popular concert tour of America beginning in 1850. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music from 1840. Lind became famous after her performance in Der Freischütz in Sweden in 1838. Within a few years, she had suffered vocal damage, but the singing teacher Manuel García saved her voice. She was in great demand in opera roles throughout Sweden and northern Europe during the 1840s, and was closely associated with Felix Mendelssohn . After two acclaimed seasons in London, she announced her retirement from opera at the age of 29. In 1850, Lind went to America at the invitation of the showman P. T. Barnum . She gave 93 ...more...



Ukraine

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Ukraine (  (   listen ) yoo- KRAYN ; Ukrainian : Україна , translit.   Ukrajina ), sometimes called the Ukraine , is a sovereign state in Eastern Europe , bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; Belarus to the northwest; Poland , Hungary , and Slovakia to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula , which Russia annexed in 2014 but which Ukraine and most of the international community recognise as Ukrainian. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. The territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. During the Middle Ages , the area was a key centre of East Slavic culture, with the ...more...



Body and Soul (1930 song)

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"Body and Soul" is a popular song and jazz standard written in 1930 with lyrics by Edward Heyman , Robert Sour and Frank Eyton ; and music by Johnny Green . History "Body and Soul" was written in New York City for the British actress and singer Gertrude Lawrence , who introduced it to London audiences. Published in England, it was first performed in the United States by Libby Holman in the 1930 Broadway revue Three's a Crowd. In Britain, the orchestras of Jack Hylton and Ambrose recorded the ballad first in the same week in February 1930. In the United States, the tune grew quickly in popularity, and by the end of 1930 at least 11 American bands had recorded it. Louis Armstrong was the first jazz musician to record "Body and Soul", in October 1930, but it was Paul Whiteman and Jack Fulton who popularized it in United States. "Body and Soul" remains a jazz standard , with hundreds of versions performed and recorded by dozens of artists. Classic vocal recordings include those of Ella Fitzgerald , Annette Hans ...more...



Musical film

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Film poster for Top Hat (1935) The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs usually advance the plot or develop the film's characters, though in some cases they serve merely as breaks in the storyline, often as elaborate "production numbers". The musical film was a natural development of the stage musical after the emergence of sound film technology. Typically, the biggest difference between film and stage musicals is the use of lavish background scenery and locations that would be impractical in a theater. Musical films characteristically contain elements reminiscent of theater; performers often treat their song and dance numbers as if there is a live audience watching. In a sense, the viewer becomes the diegetic audience, as the performer looks directly into the camera and performs to it. Musical films in the Western world The Wizard of Oz (1939 film) is considered one of the greatest movies of all time. ...more...



Ainulindalë

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Ainulindalë ( Quenya :  ; "Music of the Ainur") is the creation account in J. R. R. Tolkien 's legendarium , published as the first part of the posthumously published The Silmarillion (1977). In many ways central to Tolkien's " subcreative " cosmology , the Ainulindalë gives an account of the Ainur , a class of angelic beings, who perform a great music prefiguring the creation of the material universe ( Eä ). Ilúvatar introduces the theme of the sentient races of Elves and Men, not anticipated by the Ainur, and gives physical being to the prefigured universe. Some of the Ainur decide to enter the physical world to prepare for their arrival, becoming the Valar and Maiar . Tolkien wrote the initial version of "Ainulindalë" from November 1919 to the spring of 1920 as "Music of the Ainur", completely rewriting it in 1930. After further revisions by the author, it was published by his son Christopher in The Book of Lost Tales (the first two volumes of The History of Middle-earth ). Synopsis Melkor , who spoils the ...more...



Folk music

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Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival . The term originated in the 19th century, but is often applied to music older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music . Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally , music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles . Starting in the mid-20th century, a new form of popular folk music evolved from traditional folk music. This process and period is called the (second) folk revival and reached a zenith in the 1960s. This form of music is sometimes called contemporary folk music or folk revival music to distinguish it from earlier folk forms. Smaller, similar revivals have occurred elsewhere in the world at other times, but the term folk music has typically not been applied to the new music created during those revivals. This type of folk ...more...



Iddo Goldberg

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Iddo Goldberg ( Hebrew : עדו גולדברג ‎; born 5 August 1975) is a British-Israeli actor. Career Goldberg has had several notable roles, including Brandon in the two series of Attachments and Ben on Secret Diary of a Call Girl , where his then girlfriend Ashley Madekwe also had a regular role. He appeared as semi-regular 15Peter20 in Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker 's short-lived comedy Nathan Barley . He also appeared in the 2008 war film Defiance starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber . In 2013, Goldberg starred as Freddie Thorne in the first series of the BBC Two crime drama Peaky Blinders . He co-starred in the 2012 film And While We Were Here with Kate Bosworth . In addition to a Tumblr account that features his photographs, Goldberg makes short films that are posted there. He directed the short Supper (2012) with Joey Slotnick and Lauren Katz and music videos by James Rousseau, Anyone (Acoustic/Live) (2012) and Hair of the Dog (2012). Goldberg also made a film about his maternal grandmother called Lub ...more...



Big band

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A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones , trumpets , trombones , and a rhythm section . Big bands originated during the early 1910s and dominated jazz through the 1940s, or roughly from World War I to World War II. The term "big band" is also used to describe a genre of music. One problem with this usage is that it overlooks the variety of music played by these bands. Big bands started as accompaniment for dancing. In contrast with the emphasis on improvisation, big bands relied on written compositions and arrangements. They gave a greater role to bandleaders, arrangers, and sections of instruments rather than soloists. Instruments Typical seating arrangement for a 17-piece big band Big bands have four sections: trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and a rhythm section of guitar, piano, double bass, and drums. The division in early big bands was likely to be two or three trumpets, one or two trombones, three saxophones, and a rhythm ...more...



Musical form

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Ketawang structure (a gendhing form) as a clock diagram. T = kethuk , P = kempul , N = kenong , Gong = gong ageng . The term musical form (or musical architecture ) refers to the overall structure or plan of a piece of music; it describes the layout of a composition as divided into sections. In the tenth edition of The Oxford Companion to Music , Percy Scholes defines musical form as "a series of strategies designed to find a successful mean between the opposite extremes of unrelieved repetition and unrelieved alteration." According to Richard Middleton , musical form is "the shape or structure of the work." He describes it through difference: the distance moved from a repeat ; the latter being the smallest difference. Difference is quantitative and qualitative: how far, and of what type, different. In many cases, form depends on statement and restatement , unity and variety, and contrast and connection. Levels of organization The founding level of musical form can be divided into two parts: The arrangemen ...more...



Soundtrack

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16 mm film showing a "variable area" sound track at right A soundtrack , also written sound track , can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture , book , television program or video game ; a commercially released soundtrack album of music as featured in the soundtrack of a film, video or television presentation; or the physical area of a film that contains the synchronized recorded sound . Origin of the term In movie industry terminology usage, a sound track is an audio recording created or used in film production or post-production . Initially the dialogue, sound effects, and music in a film each has its own separate track (dialogue track, sound effects track, and music track), and these are mixed together to make what is called the composite track, which is heard in the film. A dubbing track is often later created when films are dubbed into another language. This is also known as a M & E track (music and effects) containing all sound elements minus dialogue whi ...more...



Helen Kane

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Helen Kane born Helen Clare Schroeder (August 4, 1904 – September 26, 1966) was an American singer. Her signature song was " I Wanna Be Loved by You ". Kane's voice and appearance were an unlikely source for Fleischer Studios animator Grim Natwick when creating Betty Boop , itself a style originating from Baby Esther . Early life Born as Helen Clare Schroeder , Kane attended St. Anselm's Parochial School in the Bronx . She was the youngest of three children. Her father, Louis Schroeder, the son of a German immigrant , was employed intermittently; her Irish immigrant mother, Ellen (born Dixon) Schroeder, worked in a laundry. Kane's mother reluctantly paid $3 for her daughter's costume as a queen in Kane's first theatrical role at school. By the time she was 15 years old, Kane was onstage professionally, touring the Orpheum Circuit with the Marx Brothers in On the Balcony. She spent the early 1920s trouping in vaudeville as a singer and kickline dancer with a theater engagement called the "All Jazz Revue". She ...more...



Kyle Eastwood

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Kyle Eastwood (born May 19, 1968) is an American jazz bass musician. He studied film at the University of Southern California for two years before embarking on a music career. After becoming a session player in the early 1990s and leading his own quartet, he released his first solo album, From There to Here, in 1998. His album, The View From Here, was released 2013 by Jazz Village. Eastwood plays fretted and fretless electric bass guitar and double bass. Early life Kyle Eastwood was born May 19, 1968, the son of Margaret Neville Johnson (born 1931) and actor-director Clint Eastwood . He was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Carmel-by-the-Sea , California. He is the older brother of actress/director Alison Eastwood , and paternal half-brother of Scott Eastwood , Francesca Eastwood , Kathryn Eastwood, Kimber Eastwood, and Morgan Eastwood. Career Music Eastwood comes from a musical family, as explained in an October 27, 2006, article from The Independent newspaper: “ When I told my father, film ...more...



Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

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" Istanbul (Not Constantinople) " is a 1953 novelty song , with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy and music by Nat Simon . Written on the 500th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans, the lyrics humorously refer to the official 1930 renaming of the city of Constantinople to Istanbul . The song's original release certified as a gold record. Musical influences It is said to be a response to "C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-N-O-P-L-E" recorded in 1928 by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra. The Four Lads original version "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" was originally recorded by the Canadian vocal quartet The Four Lads on August 12, 1953 . This recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 40082. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on October 24, 1953, and it peaked at #10. It was the group's first gold record . Cover versions They Might Be Giants One of the better-known versions of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" is the cover by the alternative rock band They Might Be Giants (TMBG), who release ...more...



Hip hop

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Two hip hop DJs creating new music by mixing tracks from multiple record players. Pictured are DJ Hypnotize (left) and Baby Cee (right). MC Hero performing rhythmic rhyming known as rapping in Huntsville, Alabama. Hip hop-style graffiti showing stylized, elaborate lettering and colourful cartoons. Hip hop or hip-hop is a subculture and art movement developed in The Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s. The origins of the word are often disputed. Some believe that the word was invented by Keith Cowboy of The Furious Five. Others believe it was a derogatory name for the people who practise the art and wear the relative clothing. It is also argued as to whether hip hop started in the South or West Bronx . While the term hip hop is often used to refer exclusively to hip hop music (also called rap ), hip hop is characterized by nine elements, however only four elements are considered most necessary to understand hip-hop musically. The main elements of hip-hop consist of four main pillars. The 5th ele ...more...



Donnie Wahlberg

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Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr. (born August 17, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and film producer. He is a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block . Outside music, he has had roles in the Saw films , The Sixth Sense , Dreamcatcher , and Righteous Kill , also appearing in the World War II miniseries Band of Brothers as Carwood Lipton . From 2002 to 2003, he starred in the crime drama Boomtown . He has been starring in the drama series Blue Bloods as Danny Reagan with Tom Selleck (his TV father) and Bridget Moynahan (his TV sister) since 2010, and since 2014 is an executive producer of the TNT reality television show Boston's Finest . He was nominated for Choice Scream at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards for his work in the Saw films . He has also produced and starred in Rock this Boat, Donnie Loves Jenny and Return of the Mac on Pop TV. He also produces and stars in Wahlburgers on A&E TV. Early life Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. He is the ...more...



Music video

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A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings . There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV (originally "Music Television") based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including " illustrated song ", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip". Music videos use a wide range of styles and contemporary video-making techniques, including animation , live ...more...



Mute (music)

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Yamaha U1 piano mute A mute is a device fitted to a musical instrument to alter the sound produced: by affecting the timbre (or "tone"), reducing the volume, or most commonly both. The use of a mute is usually indicated in musical notation by the Italian direction con sordino ("with mute") and removed with the direction senza sordino ("without mute") or via sordino ("mute off"). On string instruments of the violin family, the mute takes the form of a device attached to the bridge of the instrument, dampening vibrations and resulting in a "softer", darker and more somber sound. On the cello and double bass , a wolf mute is often attached to the G-string (on the cello) and on the A-string (on the bass) between the bridge and the tailpiece to eliminate the wolf tone . On the guitar , a player may palm mute their guitar. Some instruments, such as the Fender Jaguar and the Rickenbacker 4001 and 4003 electric bass guitars have built-in string mutes. A variety of mutes have been used on brass instruments , most of w ...more...



Swing (dance)

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'> " Swing dance " is a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s-1940s, with the origins of each dance predating the popular "swing era". During the swing era, there were hundreds of styles of swing dancing, but those that have survived beyond that era include: Lindy Hop , Balboa , Collegiate Shag , and Charleston . Today, the most well-known of these dances is the Lindy Hop , which originated in Harlem in the early 1930s. While the majority of swing dances began in African American communities as vernacular African American dances , some swing era dances, like Balboa, developed outside of these communities. Somewhat surprisingly, "swing dance" was not commonly used to identify a group of dances until the latter half of the 20th century. Historically, the term "Swing" referred to the style of jazz music, which inspired the evolution of the dance. Jitterbug is an umbrella term that denotes all forms of swing dance, though it is often used as a synonym for the six-count ...more...



Joni James

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Joni James (born Joan Carmella Babbo , September 22, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois ) is an American singer of traditional pop music . Biography Joan Carmella Babbo was born to an Italian-American family in Chicago, one of six children supported by her widowed mother. As an adolescent , she studied drama and ballet , and on graduating from Bowen High School , located in the South Chicago neighborhood, went with a local dance group on a tour of Canada . She then took a job as a chorus girl in the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. After doing a fill-in in Indiana, she decided to pursue a singing career. Some executives at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) spotted her in a television commercial , and she was signed by MGM in 1952. Her first hit , " Why Don't You Believe Me? " sold over two million copies. She had a number of hits following that one, including " Your Cheatin' Heart " (a cover of Hank Williams ' hit) and " Have You Heard? ". She was the first American to record at London 's Abbey Road Studios , and recorded f ...more...



Grand Tour (disambiguation)

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Look up Grand Tour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Grand Tour is a tour of European cultural centres that once was a standard feature of the education of the British elite. Grand Tour may also refer to: Arts and entertainment Grand Tour (novel series) , series of science fiction novels by Ben Bova Dragon Ball GT , a 1996 anime series Grand Tour: Disaster in Time , a 1992 time-travel-themed film (theatrically released as Timescape) The Grand Tour (TV series) , a 2016 motoring television series by Amazon Prime Music The Grand Tour (album) , 1974 album by George Jones "The Grand Tour" (song) , title track from Jones' 1974 album The Grand Tour, a 1993 album by Aaron Neville , which featured a cover version of the George Jones song Grand Tour: The Return , a 2012 Asian live concert tour of South Korean boyband Shinhwa Grand Tour: The Classic , a 2013 Asian live concert tour of South Korean boyband Shinhwa Theatre Grand Tour, a 1959 musical with music by David Shire The Grand Tour (musical) , a 1979 Broadway mu ...more...



Brighton

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Brighton  (   listen ) is a seaside resort on the south coast of England. It is part of the city of Brighton and Hove and the ceremonial county of East Sussex , within the historic county of Sussex . Archaeological evidence of settlement in the area dates back to the Bronze Age , Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. The ancient settlement of "Brighthelmstone" was documented in the Domesday Book (1086). The town's importance grew in the Middle Ages as the Old Town developed, but it languished in the early modern period , affected by foreign attacks, storms, a suffering economy and a declining population. Brighton began to attract more visitors following improved road transport to London and becoming a boarding point for boats travelling to France. The town also developed in popularity as a health resort for sea bathing as a purported cure for illnesses. In the Georgian era , Brighton developed as a fashionable seaside resort, encouraged by the patronage of the Prince Regent, later King George IV , who spent much ti ...more...



Bridge (music)

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The ragtime progression (E7-A7-D7-G7) often appears in the bridge of jazz standards (   Play   ). The III7-VI7-II7-V7 (or V7/V/V/V - V7/V/V - V7/V - V7) circle progression leads back to C major (I) but is itself indefinite in key. In music , especially western popular music , a bridge is a contrasting section that prepares for the return of the original material section. In a piece in which the original material or melody is referred to as the "A" section, the bridge may be the third eight- bar phrase in a thirty-two-bar form (the B in AABA), or may be used more loosely in verse-chorus form , or, in a compound AABA form , used as a contrast to a full AABA section. The term comes from a German word for bridge, Steg, used by the Meistersingers of the 15th to the 18th century to describe a transitional section in medieval bar form . The German term became widely known in 1920s Germany through musicologist Alfred Lorenz and his exhaustive studies of Richard Wagner 's adaptations of bar form in his popular 19th ...more...



Academy Awards

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The Academy Awards , also known as the Oscars , are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The sculpture was created by George Stanley . The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel , are overseen by AMPAS. The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online. The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony. Its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording – are mode ...more...



Sound recording and reproduction

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Frances Densmore recording Blackfoot chief Mountain Chief on a cylinder phonograph for the Bureau of American Ethnology (1916) Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical , mechanical , electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music , or sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are analog recording and digital recording . Prior to the development of sound recording, there were mechanical systems for encoding and reproducing instrumental music, such as wind-up music boxes and, later, player pianos . Acoustic analog recording is achieved by a microphone diaphragm that can detect and sense the changes in atmospheric pressure caused by acoustic sound waves and record them as a mechanical representation of the sound waves on a medium such as a phonograph record (in which a stylus cuts grooves on a record). In magnetic tape recording, the sound waves vibrate the microphone diaphragm and are converted into a varying ...more...




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