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  • Student employee Lily Finnegan has added Where Future Unfolds, the 2019 album by Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble, released by International Anthem Recording Co., to our Staff Picks tree. [COMP DISC 34224] @intlanthem @blackmonumentensemble ⁣
Finnegan writes: “Damon Locks combines multiple art forms to create a beautiful and powerful album. One of my favorites of 2019!” This is a live recording of The Black Monument Ensemble's debut performance at the Garfield Park Botanical Conservatory on the West Side of Chicago. #damonlocks #damonlocksblackmonumentensemble #blackmonumentensemble #wherefutureunfolds #internationalanthem #staffpicks #millsmusiclibrary ⁣
  • Mike Leckrone: Wisconsin's Showman premiered on PBS Wisconsin on November 26. If you missed it, or you’d like to see it again, it airs tonight at 7:00 pm, and again on Monday, December 9, at 8:30 pm. It’s also available on-demand now from @wisconsinpublictelevision. ⁣
The image most people have of Mike Leckrone is likely that of him leading the @uwbadgerband into Camp Randall on autumn Saturdays, or conducting in a mirrored suit at a Varsity Band Concert in the Kohl Center. This documentary reveals the passion behind a talented composer, educator, mentor and entertainer. ⁣
We had a front row seat for many years as students in Music 205: The Big Bands, and Music 206: The Legendary Performers, came to the library to check out this book, which was perpetually on reserve—Popular Music in the U.S. (1920-1950): a class outline: (The big bands), (The legendary performers), prepared by Michael Leckrone. Dubuque, Ia.: Eddie Bowers Publishing Co., 1983. [ML3518 L4] We have included his prefatory remarks to reveal the sense of humor with which he approached teaching these courses. #mikeleckrone #popularmusicintheunitedstates #wisconsinsshowman #pbswisconsin #millsmusiclibrary
  • Some of us ascended to Floor 9 this afternoon to attend a @uwmadlibraries staff open house for the current exhibit at Special Collections, Telling 100 Stories: Italian History and Culture in Special Collections. The entire exhibit is amazing, but we especially enjoyed seeing this 1766 Missale Romanum opened to the start of the Præfationes per totum annum cum notis section. [Coll. Fry 2013 # 57] ⁣
This book is from the Fry Collection of Italian History and Culture. Assembled and donated by William F. “Jack” Fry, Professor Emeritus of Physics at @uwmadison, this extensive collection includes manuscripts and correspondence, broadsides, printed ephemera, periodicals, and books from the early Renaissance through the 20th century. ⁣
The exhibit will be up until December 13, 2019. This Missale Romanum will be returned to the Special Collections vault, and be available for viewing in their Reading Room upon request. @uwmadspec #missaleromanum #frycollection #italianhistoryandculture #millsmusiclibrary
  • We had so many returns today we thought maybe the semester had ended early! Last day of classes is next Wednesday, December 11, with final exams to follow. That’s when the reshelving of returns really ramps up. Zoom in for a sneaky peek at the array of reading and research our patrons have been doing recently. #reshelving #booktruck #millsmusiclibrary
  • Tejumola Olaniyan, Louise Durham Mead Professor of English & Wole Soyinka Professor of the Humanities at @uwmadison, died suddenly at his Madison home on Saturday, November 30. He was 60. He is survived by his wife, Mojisola Olaniyan, Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Enhancement at UW-Madison Law School, and their children Bolajoko and Olabimpe. ⁣
Teju, as he was known, was an internationally-recognized scholar of African, African American, and Caribbean literatures, postcolonial studies, genre studies, and popular culture studies. He wrote and edited many books, on various topics—including music. We would have posted images of the two titles we have, but they’re both checked out: Arrest the Music! Fela and His Rebel Art and Politics; Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004 [ML410 F2955 O43 2004]; Audible Empire: Music, Global Politics, Critique, edited by Ronald Radano and Tejumola Olaniyan; Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. [ML3916 .A925 2015] ⁣
We provided streaming audio for Teju’s course reserves many times throughout his 18 years of teaching here, including many songs by Fela Kuti for African Cultural Studies 202: Satire in Africa this semester. Two examples are “Original Suffer Head” and “I.T.T.” from this 2000 MCA Records CD combining the 1980 Original Suffer Head album and 1982 I.T.T. album. [COMP DISC 10151] @felakutiofficial ⁣
Our collection of Fela Kuti’s recordings, as well as the books we have about him and videos of him performing, reflect Teju’s interest in his fellow Nigerian, and will continue to be one small part of his legacy at UW-Madison.⁣
@uwmadisonafrica @englishuwmadison #tejumolaolaniyan #fela #felakuti #felaanikulapokuti #millsmusiclibrary
  • We were closed today for Thanksgiving, which happens on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, and we’ll be closed the next two days. We look forward to resuming serving the public, and welcoming all to the table to partake in our abundant resources. Pictured: Hornocopia, the 1997 release by Richard Runnels on the Australian label Move. [COMP DISC 30374] It is part of our Curtiss Blake Collection, which contains approximately 6,000 recordings in LP, CD, 78 rpm, and audiocassette formats featuring the French horn in solo and chamber music settings. #happythanksgivng #hornocopia #cornucopia #richardrunnels #frenchhorn #curtissblakecollection #millsmusiclibrary
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