Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kathy Recommends "A Square (of course)

Michigan is well known for 1960s rock & roll. But even before Detroit's Grande Ballroom, "there was already a thriving rock scene going back to the early years of the decade, and one of the great movers and shakers in Michigan rock was a guy named Jeep Holland. Based in Ann Arbor, Holland managed one of the city's best record stores, booked bands and launched a record label, A Square Records, that released classic sides from some of the area's most notable bands." (allmusic.com)

CMPL’s librarians have been buying great local music representing all genres and music periods.  For early rock, also check out SRC, the Frost, and the Rationals.

For more ideas, check out CMPL’s Pinterest Page Music From Michigan.  On this page, we are highlighting local Michigan music talent or live music recorded in Michigan.  In the coming weeks, we will be adding more artists and records.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Kara recommends "Searching for Sugar Man"

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, two fans decided to seek out the truth of his fate and this is that story.

This DVD is great for young adults and adults.