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Music Notes

1968USATPart 6 of USA Today's focus on 1968 - A Respite from Unrest (by Austin Brogues, June 2018)- focuses on Music, specifically, local & national acts converging on Asbury Park, NJ.  Commentary touches upon race relations, Vietnam, civil rights, a unique sound, and the artists.  Included is a 28-song Spotify playlist.






bkcover detrragjazzThursday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m.notetrio

Musician & Author Jon Milan will introduce us to the musicians, venues and entrepreneurs that helped Detroit play a significant role in the development of jazz and ragtime music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Discussion & slide presentation accompanied by live music excerpts.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.  Sign-up online.









































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Late summer 2017, NLS Music Notes began a selective review of American Composers and Musician from A to Z.  Biographical remarks, affiliation of the Library of Congress and/or vision issues, as well as a list of resources (recordings, biographies, music history) accompany each post.  To date, the following musicians have been discussed:

Musician  Music Field  Library of Congress
Plymouth Library
Catalog Link 
John Adams Composer, Classical LC Resource List Music CDs
Charles Atkins Musician, Blues, Soul, R&B  LC Resource List Blues Books/DVDs
Amy Beach Musican/Composer, Pianist, Chamber Music LC Resource List Music CDs
John W. Bischoff Composer & Organist LC Resource List  
Francis Joseph Campbell Musician, Promoted braille notation to aid
reading & writing of music
LC Resource List  
Aaron Copland Classical Composer LC Resource List Music CDs 
Norman Dello Joio Composer, Choral Music LC Resource List Music CDs
Duke Ellington Jazz Composer, Pianist LC Resource List Music CDs  DVDs  Jazz Books/DVDs


NLS Music Notes is a blog of the National Library Service for Blind and Visually Handicapped under the auspices of our Library of Congress.