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Skidompha Library's Owl Radio
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Category: Spoken Word
Location: Damariscotta, Maine
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The national award-winning library with the curious name in a town folks from away can't pronounce.


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May 03, 2016 06:12 PM PDT

Chicago electric blues featuring Muddy Waters and others. All Blues from the Summer Room podcasts were edited and compiled and edited by good friend of Skidompha Library, Mark Addison.

Sweet Home Chicago (Opening Intro) Magic Sam
Can’t Be Satisfied Muddy Waters 3:08

Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters 5:47

You Shook Me - Muddy Waters 8:41

Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters 11:20

Rollin’ Stone - Muddy Waters 15:11

(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters 18:17

Baby Please Don't Go - Muddy Waters 21:05

Tell Mama - Etta James 23:51

Never Trust a Man - Koko Taylor 26:08

It Must Have Been the Devil - Otis Spann 29:28

Bad Avenue - Valerie Wellington 33:11

Baby Please Don't Go - John Lee Hooker 38:01

Sweet Home Chicago - Magic Sam 41:14

The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll - Muddy Waters 46:19

March 08, 2016 11:58 AM PST

This podcast, the second from Skidompha Owl's friend Mark Addison of Damariscotta Mills, is part of a series that explores Blues music from the Mississippi Delta in the 1920s to Chicago in the 1940s to England and the US in the 1960s and 1970s--to contemporary Blues musicians.

This podcast covers blues songs from the 1920s and 1930s performed by a variety of blues musicians from the Mississippi Delta region and other parts of the rural south. It also introduces two Mississippi musicians that would make it big in Chicago, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

All Blues from the Summer Room podcasts were edited and compiled and edited by good friend of Skidompha Library, Mark Addison.

Playlist:

Intro: Intro to When the Levee Breaks by Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe

1:37: A Spoonful of Blues, Charley Patton
4:48: Cool Drink of Water Blues, Tommy Johnson
8:21: Fixin’ to Die Blues, Bukka White
12:21: House of the Rising Sun, Leadbelly
14:30: See See Rider, Big Bill Broonzy
17:33: I’m So Glad, Skip James
20:22: Sittin’ On Top of the World, The Mississippi Sheiks
23:25: Preachin’ the Blues, Son House
30:05: Eyesight to the Blind, Sonny Boy Williamson
33:05: When the Levee Breaks, Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe
39:17: Baby Please Don’t Go, Big Joe Williams
42:39: Baby Please Don’t Go, Lightnin’ Hopkins
46:15: I Feel Like Going Home, Muddy Waters
49:43: Sittin’ On Top of the World, Howlin’ Wolf
52:50: Come On in My Kitchen (Robert Johnson), performed by Eric Clapton

January 24, 2016 06:33 PM PST

This podcast, the first from Skidompha Owl's good friend, Mark Addison of Damariscotta Mills, is the first in a series that explores blues music from the Mississippi Delta in the 1920s to Chicago in the 1940s to England and the US in the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary blues musicians.

This podcast introduces the series and the Mississippi Delta, the music of Robert Johnson and others. Many of Johnson's tunes have been covered by many contemporary musicians. Let us know what you think!

Playlist:

All songs by Robert Johnson.

2:57: Come on in My Kitchen
8:27: I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom
11:25: 32-20 Blues
14:25: Walkin’ Blues
17:41: Sweet Home Chicago
20:38: Kind Hearted Woman Blues
23:28: Terraplane Blues
26:28: Hellhound On My Trail
29:55: Cross Road Blues
32:28: Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
34:50: If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
37:28: Love In Vain
40:10: Preachin’ Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)
43:00 Phonograph Blues
45:40 Me and the Devil Blues

April 26, 2016 07:44 AM PDT

From Russia comes this wonderful volume of folklore featuring quirky tales of craft and cunning and of heroes and heroines.

This tale, "A Soldier's Fur Coat," is read by Skidompha Children's Librarian Mark Ferrero. (Albert Whitman & Company 1973)

March 04, 2016 10:49 AM PST

The monster under Ethan's bed has gone fishing for a week! How is Ethan ever going to get to sleep without a really scary monster? Will a stand-in monster do? Find out by listening to this amusing story read by Skidompha Library's own Terry Hapach.

January 15, 2016 09:09 AM PST

A girl and her father take a moonlit, winter nighttime stroll near the farm where they live to listen and look for owls.

Bundled against the frosty air, they trudge through the pristine snow. A wonderful tension builds as the father imitates the great horned owl's call once without answer, then again.

Finally, from out of the darkness comes a reply, echoing through the trees!

Author Jane Yolen has written more than 200 books.

This was lovingly recorded by Skidompha Library's good friend Anna Belknap in January 2016.

October 27, 2015 08:32 AM PDT

Love You Forever is a Canadian picture book written by Robert Munsch and published in 1986. It tells the story of the evolving relationship between a boy and his mother. The book was written after Munsch and his wife had two stillborn babies. They have since become adoptive parents of three.
It was listed fourth on the 2001 Publishers Weekly All-Time Bestselling Children's Books list for paperbacks at 6,970,000 copies (not including the 1,049,000 hardcover copies). In 2001, Maria Shriver wrote in O, The Oprah Magazine: "I have yet to read this book through without crying. It says so much about the circle of life, youth, parenting, and our responsibility for our parents as we grow older. The message is so simple yet so profound. Love You Forever is a great gift for anyone with a child, or even for your own parents."Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children." - Wikipedia
For (much) more about Robert Munsch, visit his website at: http://robertmunsch.com/book/love-you-forever

This version was recorded by Dawn Greenleaf, Children's Librarian at Skidompha Library in 2015.

August 21, 2015 05:48 PM PDT

From the moment Alexander wakes up things just do not go his way. As he gets up, chewing gum that was in his mouth the night before winds up in his hair, he trips on his skateboard and drops his sweater into the sink while the water was running. At breakfast, his brothers, Anthony and Nick, reach into their cereal boxes and find amazing prizes, while he ends up with just cereal. Things go rapidly downhill from there.

A running gag throughout the book is Alexander repeating several times that he wants to move to Australia because he thinks it's better there. It ends with his mother's assurance that everybody has bad days, even those who live there.[1] In the Australian and New Zealand versions, he wants to move to Timbuktu instead (presumably because he already lives in Australia).

In 1990 the book was adapted into a 25-minute animated musical television special that aired on HBO in the United States.

Illustrated by Ray Cruz. Read by Skidompha's summer librarian Dawn Greenleaf.

October 18, 2015 07:09 PM PDT

A mother bird leaves her egg in the nest to go look for some food. While she's gone, the egg hatches, and the baby bird sets off to find his mother - but he doesn't know what she looks like. His search leads him to ask a variety of animals and machines, "Are you my mother?" Finally, a crane deposits him back in his nest, where his mother is waiting. Just the right amount of tension and the happy and secure ending make this an extremely popular story. - From the Barnes & Noble description

Read By Dawn Greenleaf, Children's Librarian, Skidompha Library

January 15, 2016 08:45 AM PST

This lesser-known but wonderful book starts off with a young boy who meets up with an old man in the middle of the Desert of Drize and the old man starts telling the boy about how there are more people less fortunate than he is and how he is lucky to be himself.

The real world message about how life can get really tough for people, but as long as you stay as yourself, you will always be lucky in getting through life is a very positive message for both children and adults!

For anyone who is not used to Dr. Seuss’ usual way with tongue twisters in his books, there are many places in where the wording gets a little crazy and it might be difficult for smaller children to follow on their own. Parents might want to listen along with this recording with their children so that they can help their children understand the tale.

This was wonderfully recorded by a good friend of Skidompha, Anna Belknap in January, 2016.

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