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Encyclopedia > Blue Beat Records

Blue Beat Records was a record label that released Jamaican rhythm & blues and ska music in the United Kingdom in the early and mid 1960s. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


It led to the creation of the term bluebeat to describe the music genre associated with the record label.[1] Blue Beat Records was a part of the Melodisc label, which specialised in Calypso and Mento music. Melodisc was formed in London, England in 1947, with strong ties to the West Indies. The Blue Beat label released around 425 records, and is particularly known for Prince Buster's song "Al Capone." Many Blue Beat recordings were played alongside soul music in dance clubs such as the Twisted Wheel in Manchester. The music was associated with the mod subculture. A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in Trinidad at about the start of the 20th century. ... Mento is a style of Jamaican folk music that predates and has greatly influenced reggae music. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Cecil Bustamente Campbell (born May 28, 1938), better known as Prince Buster, is a musician from Kingston, Jamaica and regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ska and rocksteady music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... The Twisted Wheel Club, Manchester, UK. 1967 - 1971. ... Manchester City Centre, seen here in 2007. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, a subculture is a set of people with distinct sets of behavior and beliefs that differentiate them from a larger culture of which they are a part. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ "Bluebeat". All Music Guide. Retrieved January 3, 2007.

The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...

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