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Events for Thursday September 15, 2016

Liner Notes

Liner Notes! Listen, Talk, Read and Rock, A Club for Popular Music: Guest Author, Richard Carlin

Thursday September 15, 2016
7:00 PM
Tonight we welcome Richard Carlin, author of Godfather of the Music Business Morris Levy to Liner Notes! A Library Music Listening/Music Discussion/Music News/Music Appreciation/ Music Snob… Group.

Godfather of the Music Business Morris Levy tells the story of one of the most notorious figures in the Book Cover for Godfather of the Music Businesshistory of popular music, Morris Levy (1927–1990). At age nineteen, he cofounded the nightclub Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen,which became the home for a new musical style, bebop. Levy operated one of the first integrated clubs on Broadway and helped build the careers of Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell and most notably aided the reemergence of Count Basie. In 1957, he founded a record label, Roulette Records. Roulette featured many of the significant jazz artists who played Birdland but also scored top pop hits with acts like Buddy Knox, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Joey Dee and the Starliters, and, in the mid-1960s, Tommy James.


Photo of author Richard CarlinRichard Carlin, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, is the author of several books on popular music, including Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways and Country Music: The People, Places, and Moments That Shaped the Country Style. He also coedited “Ain’t Nothing But the Real Thing”: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment and edited the eight-volume series America’s Popular Music.

Are you a big fan of popular music and rock ‘n’ roll?  Are you interested in discovering new music or sharing it with friends?  Do you have strong opinions on your favorite bands and what people think about them?  Let’s just say, do you just plainly miss Kurt Loder from MTV news?  Then ‘Liner Notes’, the Library’s music-listening/music-news/music-appreciation/music-everything group is for you!   With each meeting, the group will offer up some new music that has just come out, the latest trends in the music world, a look at recent releases you may not have noticed, and the discussion of a certain topic to ignite conversation, controversy and cat calls!  Think of it as a book club for popular music!

This program is supported by the Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library. 

Grades 4-6 Evening Book Club

Grades 4-6 Evening Book Club

Thursday September 15, 2016
7:00 PM
Join us as we discuss Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett. You can pick up a copy of the book in the children's room. For students in grades 4-6.

Sat (Jul/Aug):

9:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 6:00
9:30 - 5:00
10:00 - 2:00
1:00 - 5:00

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