Orange Crate Art has a quote from singer Joanna Newsom on what she likes about the US. I'll extract out some of the aworks-relevant ones with appropriate links:
- Van Dyke Parks - "Discover America" on LaLa
- Ruth Crawford Seeger - Continuum on LaLa
- Joni Mitchell (Charles Mingus) - "Mingus" on LaLa
- "The Sting" - Joshua Rifkin plays Joplin on LaLa
- Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday on last.fm
- San Francisco Tape Music Center - Morton Subotnick on LaLa and John Rockwell on Amazon
- Mills College - Steve Reich on LaLa
- Aaron Copland - Eugenie Russo on LaLa
- Alan Lomax - Leadbelly on LaLa or is it Lead Belly?
- Henry Cowell - Sarah Cahill on last.fm
- Terry Riley - Terry Riley on last.fm
- Gavin Newsom - Kidding. The SF mayor (and distant relative of Joanna) was not on her list.
- Clark Gable - I don't have a link about the ties between the Indiana Gables and the Ohio Gables so instead here's the book about Clark's alleged bisexuality.
And it's been a while since we've been to the Musée Mécanique (warning: link has weird laughter)