Honoring Joni Mitchell

On November 7, 1943, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was born. I love her music, both when she sings it and when others record it, e.g., Counting Crows recorded Big Yellow Taxi and Judy Collins recorded Both Sides Now. If you saw the movie Love Actually (available in 2nd-floor Feature Film DVDs), Emma Thompson’s character loved her music too, and credited Joni with teaching her to feel.

You can listen to Joni’s music, too! In addition to her music used in Love Actually, Andersen Library has three of her albums in CD format: Blue, Court and spark, and Night ride home (all in 2nd-floor Browsing CDs, POP category, call number “Mit”).

Girls Like Us coverThere also are books that can be found by searching HALCat: Girls like us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon–and the journey of a generation (3rd-floor Main Collection, ML400 .W35 2008) and Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell, and the torch song tradition (3rd-floor Main Collection, ML400 .S658 2004). There are entries for Joni Mitchell in various reference sources, including the Oxford Music Online database. Additional resources may be available to UWW students and faculty/staff from other UW libraries by using the free Universal Borrowing service, e.g., the book The music of Joni Mitchell. Requested items arrive in 2-4 weekdays.

Please ask a librarian if you’d like assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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