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12-inch single

Index 12-inch single

The 12-inch single (often simply called 12″) is a type of gramophone record that has wider groove spacing and shorter playing time compared to typical LPs. [1]

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Ace Spectrum

Ace Spectrum was an R&B/soul/disco musical group most popular in the mid 1970s.

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Alternative dance

Alternative dance is a genre that mixes alternative or indie rock with post-disco dance music.

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Alternative rock

Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.

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The amplitude of a periodic variable is a measure of its change over a single period (such as time or spatial period).

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Atlantic Records

Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.

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Blue Beat Records

Blue Beat Records was an English record label that released Jamaican rhythm and blues (R&B) and ska music in the 1960s and later decades.

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Blue Monday (New Order song)

"Blue Monday" is a song by the British rock band New Order.

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Bob Marley and the Wailers

Bob Marley and the Wailers was a Jamaican reggae band led by Bob Marley.

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Dance music

Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.

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Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s.

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Dennis Alcapone

Dennis Alcapone (born Dennis Smith, 6 August 1947, in Clarendon, Jamaica) is a reggae DJ and producer.

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Dillinger (musician)

Lester Bullock (born 25 June 1953), better known by the stage name Dillinger, is a Jamaican reggae artist.

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Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

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DJ Kool Herc

Clive Campbell (born April 16, 1955), better known by his stage name DJ Kool Herc, is a Jamaican–American DJ who is credited with helping originate hip hop music in the early–1970s in The Bronx, New York City.

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Donna Summer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

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Double Exposure (band)

Double Exposure is an American, Philadelphia-based disco and soul group.

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Drum and bass

Drum and bass (also written as "drum 'n' bass" or "drum & bass"; commonly abbreviated as "D&B", "DnB" or "D'n'B"), is a genre and branch of electronic music which emerged from rave and jungle scenes in Britain during the early 1990s.

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Dub music

Dub is a genre of music that grew out of reggae in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre,Dub: soundscapes and shattered songs in Jamaican reggae, p.2 though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae.

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A dubplate is an acetate disc – usually 10 inches in diameter – used in mastering studios for quality control and test recordings before proceeding with the final master, and subsequent pressing of the record to be mass-produced on vinyl.

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Dynamic range

Dynamic range, abbreviated DR, DNR, or DYR is the ratio between the largest and smallest values that a certain quantity can assume.

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Factory Records

Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label, started in 1978 by Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus, which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Northside, and (briefly) Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and James.

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Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli (born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio, May 3, 1934) is an American singer and actor, known as the frontman of The Four Seasons beginning in 1960.

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Gary Toms Empire

The Gary Toms Empire was an American funk, R&B and disco band from New York City, whose hit records in the 1970s included "7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle).".

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Island Records

Island Records is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group (UMG).

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King Stitt

Winston Sparkes (17 September 1940 – 31 January 2012), better known as King Stitt, was a Jamaican pioneer DJ.

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King Tubby

Osbourne Ruddock (28 January 1941 – 6 February 1989), better known as King Tubby, was a Jamaican sound engineer who greatly influenced the development of dub in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Lee "Scratch" Perry

Lee "Scratch" Perry OD (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936) is a Jamaican music producer and inventor noted for his innovative studio techniques and production style.

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Loudness war

The loudness war (or loudness race) refers to the trend of increasing audio levels in recorded music which many critics believe reduces sound quality and listener enjoyment.

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Love to Love You Baby (song)

"Love to Love You Baby" is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her second studio album Love to Love You Baby (1975).

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Mento is a style of Jamaican folk music that predates and has greatly influenced ska and reggae music.

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Michael Zager

Michael Zager (born January 3, 1943, in Passaic, New Jersey) is an American record producer, composer, and arranger of original music for commercials, albums, network television, and theme music for films.

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Mixing engineer

A mixing engineer (or simply mix engineer) is a person responsible for combining ("mixing") the different sonic elements of a piece of recorded music (vocals, instruments, effects etc.) into a final version of a song (also known as "final mix" or "mixdown").

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Music industry

The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and selling live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent music creators.

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New Order (band)

New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.

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A nightclub, music club or club, is an entertainment venue and bar that usually operates late into the night.

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Phonograph record

A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.

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Ralph Carter

Ralph David Carter (born May 30, 1961) is an American actor and singer.

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Record label

A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.

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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Remix service

A remix service is a service (company or organization) that provides remixed music to disc jockeys.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.

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Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica around 1966.

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Salsoul Records

Salsoul Records is a New York City based record label, founded by three brothers, Joseph Cayre, Kenneth Cayre, and Stanley Cayre (the Cayre brothers).

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Sound quality

Sound quality is typically an assessment of the accuracy, enjoyability, or intelligibility of audio output from an electronic device.

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Sound system (Jamaican)

In Jamaican popular culture, a sound system is a group of disc jockeys, engineers and MCs playing ska, rocksteady or reggae music.

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Ten Percent (song)

In 1976, Salsoul Records released their eighth release, Walter Gibbons' remix of Double Exposure's disco song "Ten Percent".

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The Clash

The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 as a key player in the original wave of British punk rock.

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The Trammps

The Trammps were an American disco and soul band, who were based in Philadelphia and were one of the first disco bands.

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Theophilus Beckford

Theophilus Beckford (1935 – 19 February 2001) was a Jamaican pianist and one of the pioneers of Jamaican popular music during the transition from rhythm 'n' blues to Jamaican ska.

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Tom Moulton

Thomas Jerome Moulton (born November 29, 1940) is an American record producer and originator of the breakdown section, the remix and the 12-inch single vinyl format.

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Tower Records

Tower Records was a retail music chain based in Sacramento, California, USA.

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Try Me, I Know We Can Make It

"Try Me, I Know We Can Make It" is a song by American singer and songwriter Donna Summer from her third studio album A Love Trilogy album released in 1976.

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Ewart Beckford OD (born 21 September 1942), known by the stage name U-Roy, is a Jamaican vocalist and pioneer of toasting.

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When You're Young and in Love

"When You're Young and in Love" is a song composed by Van McCoy.

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