Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cracker Cinderella

Cracker (Musical group). Gentleman's blues. Beverly Hills, CA: Virgin, 1998.

I just recently discovered one of the hidden tracks on the Cracker album Gentleman's Blues. It's called Cinderella and it features lead vocals by a female guest artist named L.P. She is simply amazing. If you like Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, Lisa Kekaula, and Joan Osborne, you should give her a listen.

And speaking of Cinderella . . .

Here are some alternatives to the Disney version of the story:

DePaola, Tomie. Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2002.

San Souci, Robert D., J. Brian Pinkney, and Charles Perrault. Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1998.

Meddaugh, Susan. Cinderella's Rat. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

Climo, Shirley, and Ruth Heller. The Egyptian Cinderella. New York: Crowell, 1989.

Climo, Shirley, and Robert Florczak. The Persian Cinderella. [New York]: HarperCollins, 1999.

Louie, Ai-Ling, and Ed Young. Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China. New York: Philomel Books, 1982.