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The Space Age Pop Music Page

The advent of the high fidelity turntable and the launch of Sputnik may seem to be wholly unrelated events, but in terms of recorded music, they blended together to create a world-wide fascination with what later would be termed "space-age pop." The site itself covers many aspects of space age pop (and its related musical cousins such as exotica and lounge music) with great attention to detail. Visitors will want to check out the listener's guide, which includes sections on the rise in stereophonic sound (and the possibilities it created), the use of bongos in these recordings, and the chipper vocal groups that often accompanied many a melody. A biographical section titled "Who's Who in Space Age Pop" will assist visitors in reading about the many men and women who made their contributions to the genre, such as Steve Allen, Ray Anthony, Henry Mancini, and Neal Hefti. Another fine feature of the site is an area devoted to the art of the liner note, which also features the little-heard lyrics to Peter Gunn.
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March 14th, 2003
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April 8th, 2003 at 11:05am
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April 8th, 2003 at 11:05am
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