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Bwaaat! How the Air Horn Made Noise in Pop Music

There are a lot of awards given out at the Grammys (from Best Regional Roots Music Album to Best Classical Compendium, and there used to be a lot more), but there isn't one for specific sounds. Think the tinkling 808 in Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock,” G.C. Coleman’s Amen break, or a judiciously whacked cowbell. They’re touchstones, musical cues, genre-definers.
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