The legacy of music in the state of Michigan is truly impressive. From classical to rock and everything in between, our state can lay claim to hundreds of noteworthy musicians. Here are but a few:
Absolute Animals 1964-1968 [sound recording] by the Animals — When I was Young - Eric Burdon & The Animals
Chicago Transit Authority [sound recording] by Chicago — Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is? - Chicago
Inarticulate speech of the heart [sound recording] by Van Morrison — River of Time - Van Morrison
60's pop hits [sound recording] — Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers
She's so unusual [sound recording] by Cyndi Lauper — Time after Time - Cyndi Lauper
Urban hymns [sound recording] by The Verve — This time - The Verve
Help! [sound recording] by The Beatles — Yesterday - The Beatles
Hot rocks [sound recording]: 1964-1971 by the Rolling Stones — Time is on My Side - The Rolling Stones
Bounce & boogie [sound recording] by Greg & Steve
Greatest dance hits [sound recording] by Sugar Beats
Jumpin' & jammin' [sound recording] by Greg & Steve
Let's dance! [sound recording] by Sharon, Lois & Bram
You make me feel like dancing by the Wiggles
The 20/20 experience [sound recording] by Justin Timberlake
Demi [sound recording] by Demi Lovato
Overexposed [sound recording] by Maroon 5
Love will [sound recording] by Trace Adkins
True Believers [sound recording] by Darius Rucker
Unorthodox jukebox [sound recording] by Bruno Mars
Greatest hits. Chapter one [sound recording] by Kelly Clarkson
Lotus [sound recording] by Christina Aguilera
Red [sound recording] by Taylor Swift
Up all night [sound recording] by One Direction
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [sound recording] by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The lost art of mixing by Erica Bauermeister
Peyton Place [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a CinemaScope picture ; Jerry Wald's production
A wrinkle in time: the graphic novel by [Madeleine L'Engle] ; adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson ; [colored by Jenn Manley Lee]
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will induct its new members for 2013 on April 18. The inductees are Rush, Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, and Albert King. Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to Lou Adler and Quincy Jones. The ceremony will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Ordinary girl: the journey by Donna Summer ; with Marc Eliot
(Photo: AP Images)
Ole! Ole! Ole! [sound recording]: Dr. Jean en español by Dr. Jean Feldman
Beth Manners' playtime Spanish for kids [sound recording] by Manners, Beth
Universe of song [sound recording] Spanish by featuring Maria Del Rey
La vida es un carnaval [sound recording] by Las Ardillitas
Give a sunshiney, warm welcome to Gustafer Yellowgold! A friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun, Gustafer is living out an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods with a sensitive Dragon, fashionista Pterodactyl, his best friend the Eel, among many others. The Rock Melon Tour is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling presented by its creator, Morgan Taylor.
Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He would have turned 78 this year. A multi-dimensional performer, Elvis' diverse talents are on display in the many recordings and movies that he left behind:
Careless love: the unmaking of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick
I love Christmas music, but this year it's the melodies I want to hear. If you need more, CPL's Jazz Music Library database has over 200 Christmas albums available to CPL cardholders. Some of my favorite CDs are:
Peace by Jim Brickman
Homecoming by Jim Brickman
December by George Winston
Nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards were announced recently. The winners will be revealed February 10, 2013 at the 55th Grammy Award Show. In the meantime you can find the nominees for the major categories in the Library's collection:
Channel orange [sound recording] by Frank Ocean — Album of the Year
El Camino [sound recording] by the Black Keys — Album of the Year
Babel [sound recording] by Mumford & Sons — Album of the Year
Blunderbuss [sound recording] by Jack White — Album of the Year
The month of December is filled with many different holiday celebrations — Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa are just some of the special observances this month. Learn more about all these holidays through the many resources at the Canton Public Library. This Special Collection can help get you started!
The American book of days by Christianson, Stephen G — A day-by-day record of American history from January 1 through December 31. For each of the 366 days of the year (including February 29), several substantial essays explore significant events of military, scientific, ethnic, or cultural significance.
The book of the year : a brief history of our seasonal holidays by Anthony F. Aveni — Discusses the origins and modern development of our holidays and provides an entertainng glimpse into their evolution.
Every two weeks, you can download a free piece of music, courtesy of Alexander Street Press. Find the link from our Databases page and you can sign up for future notices.
To check out information on Christmas customs, crafts, recipes, movies, music, stories, legends, and more, check out these sources in the library to enhance your enjoyment of this holiday season.
Thanksgiving Day kicks off a month of celebrations. May we suggest a movie, tips from Martha Stewart on Thanksgiving prepartions, a history, music to sooth, and a story about family.
Planes, trains and automobiles [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures
Martha's classic Thanksgiving [videodisc] by [presented by] Marth Stewart Living Omnimedia
Mayflower: a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick