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End of Year Remembrance

The music world lost some of its most talented and accomplished musicians this year. Here is a short list of several artists whose works can be found and enjoyed here at the library.

Alex Chilton (Big Star

Solomon Burke

Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse

Ari Up (The Slits) 

Lena Horne

Gregory Isaacs

Pete Quaife (The Kinks

Doug Fieger (The Knack) 

Teddy Pendergrass

Guru (Gangstarr)

Teena Marie

Captain Beefheart

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Keep an eye on the sky
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The Sound

I've listened to Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Chet Baker and others associated with cool jazz for some time now but I've only recently taken to the lyric warmth and catchy melodies of Stan Getz, aka The Sound. Getz was a prominent tenor saxophonist during the fifties and sixties. In addition to his accomplished recordings, he is credited, along with his one-time collaborater Joao Gilberto, for helping to turn American audiences on to  Brazillian bossa nova in the early sixties. The library owns several of Getz's albums. Check him out.

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Getz/Gilberto [sound recording] : featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
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Best Songs of 2010

Now that we are firmly grounded within the download era, many music lovers choose to bypass the purchasing of a full length album and elect instead to add individual songs or hit singles to their digital libraries. Here are a few songs released during 2010 that struck a chord with my ears. How about you? Let us know which tracks resonated with you throughout the year.

Zebra by Beach House

Revenge by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

Slow by Twin Shadow

Dark Fantasy by Kanye West

Heaven and Earth by Blittzen Trapper

Does Not Suffice by Joanna Newsom

Sex Karma by Of Montreal

Blue as Your Blood by The Walkmen

Carolina by Girls

Heart in Your Heartbreak by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Our Deal by Best Coast

Animal by Jenny and Johnny

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Have One On Me
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