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Skidompha Library's Owl Radio Podcasts
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Category: Spoken Word
Location: Damariscotta, Maine
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August 03, 2016 02:11 PM PDT

The eponymous Yertle, king of the pond, stands on his subjects in an attempt to reach higher than the moon—until the unhappy bottom turtle burps and Yertle falls into the mud, ending his rule.

Though the book included "burp", a word then considered to be relatively rude, it was a success upon publication, and has since sold over a million copies. In 2001, it was listed at 125 on the Publishers Weekly list of the best-selling children's books of all time.

This story is wonderfully read by Skidompha's good friend Anna Belknap in August 2016.

August 03, 2016 01:58 PM PDT

"The Sneetches and Other Stories" is a collection of stories by American author Dr. Seuss, published in 1953. It is composed of four separate stories with themes of tolerance, diversity, and compromise.

In "Too Many Daves" is a very short story about a mother, Mrs. McCave, who named all 23 of her sons Dave. This causes minor problems in the family, and the majority of the story lists unusual and amusing names she wishes she had given them, such as "Bodkin Van Horn," "Hoos Foos," "Snimm," "Shadrach", "Stuffy," "Stinky," "Putt-Putt", "Buffalo Bill," "Oliver Boliver Butt," "Biffalo Buff," or "Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate".

The story ends with the statement that "she didn't do it, and now it's too late."

This story is wonderfully read by Skidompha's good friend Anna Belknap in August 2016.

August 03, 2016 01:45 PM PDT

"The Sneetches and Other Stories" is a collection of stories by American author Dr. Seuss, published in 1953. It is composed of four separate stories with themes of tolerance, diversity, and compromise.

In The Sneetches, some odd yellow creatures have stars in the bellies and others don't, which causes jealousy by those who don't. Sylvester McMonkey McBean (the Fix-It-Up Chappie) appears and offers the Sneetches without stars the chance to get them with his Star-On machine. When the original starred Sneetches see this they are upset and....

In the end, the Sneetches learn from their experience that neither plain-belly nor star-belly Sneetches are superior, and they are able to get along and become friends.

"The Sneetches" was intended by Seuss as a satire of discrimination between races and cultures, and was inspired by his opposition to antisemitism.

This story is wonderfully read by Skidompha's good friend Anna Belknap in August 2016.

October 07, 2016 11:16 AM PDT

American blues music began to be played in Britain in the late 1950s and early 1960s by bands that inspired and included young musicians who would go on to form some of the most popular and influential blues rock bands of the 1960s and later years. This program showcases some of the better known early British blues bands.

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

PLAYLIST
Blues Incorporated, Alexis Korner, Cyril Davies

Hootchie Cootchie Man 3:05

I Got My Mojo Workin’ 8:46

Graham Bond Quartet/Organisation Untitled Abbey Road Blues Instrumental 13:00

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers Double Crossing Time 19:15

Ramblin’ on My Mind 22:15

Maudie 25:20

Hootchie Coochie Man 28:03

The Supernatural 32:43

Some Day After Awhile 35:40

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac
Heart Beat Like a Hammer 39:40

I Loved Another Woman 42:38

Cold Black Night 45:34

Shake Your Moneymaker 48:52

Looking For Somebody 51:50

Ottilie Paterson
Baby Please Don’t Go 55:35

June 16, 2016 07:08 PM PDT

Playing the guitar with a slide on one finger was a popular technique among country blues musicians and was later taken up electric guitar players in Chicago and by blues rock performers in the US and Britain.

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

Intro from Dark Was the Night

2:20 Fallin Down Blues - Furry Lewis

5:10 Sic Em Dogs On - Bukka White

7:37 Roll and Tumble Blues - Hambone Willie Newbern

10:45 Dark Was the Night - Blind Willie Johnson

14:34 St.Louis Blues - The Genial Hawaiians

17:25 The Twelves - Kokomo Arnold

20:38 Fred’s Worried Life Blues - Mississippi Fred McDowell

23:25 Is You Ever Seen - Earl Hooker

27:07 Deep Feeling - Chuck Berry

29:25 Too Much Alcohol - J.B. Hutto

33:03 Statesboro Blues - Allman Bros.

37:25 Mean Old World - Clapton and Allman

41:17 Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Philip XIV Of Spain - John Fahey

45:57 Around the Plynth - The Faces

April 06, 2016 08:02 AM PDT

The final show from Chicago features music from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band as well as harmonica music from Charlie Musselwhite and others. All Blues from the Summer Room podcasts were edited and compiled and edited by good friend of Skidompha Library, Mark Addison.

All songs performed by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band except where noted.

Chicago Blues 3 Playlist

Born in Chicago (Intro)
3:06: Got My Mojo Workin
6:40 Shake Your Money Maker
9:06 Walkin’ Blues
12:23 Born in Chicago
15:28 Get Out of My Life Woman
18:42 Baby Please Don’t Go
22:56 Three Harp Boogie (Misc. musicians)
26:24 Chicken Shack (Charlie Musselwhite)
30:38 If I Should Have Bad Luck (Charlie Musselwhite)
37:06 East West
51:11 Blues with a Feeling

May 03, 2016 05:37 PM PDT

This program of electric blues from Chicago features Howlin’ Wolf and other popular blues musicians. All Blues from the Summer Room podcasts were edited and compiled and edited by good friend of Skidompha Library, Mark Addison.

Chicago Blues Howlin Wolf playlist

Intro—from Smokestack Lightning This Is the End - Buddy Guy 1:13

Rollin’ and Tumblin’ - Little Walter 4:12

I Can’t Quit You Baby - Otis Rush 7:46

I Got Ramblin’ On My Mind - Otis Spann 10:50

Murdering Blues - Robert Nighthawk 14:55

Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf 20:13

Back Door Man - Howlin' Wolf 22:43

Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf 26:47

Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf 29:14

Killing Floor - Howlin’ Wolf 32:18

I Ain’t Superstitious - Howlin' Wolf 35:06

Come On In This House - Junior Wells 38:42

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

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