Saturday, December 31, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: December 31, 1909 - Robert Elliott ("Jonah") Jones

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From The Kentucky Encyclopedia -

Robert Elliott ("Jonah") Jones, jazz trumpeter, was born in Louisville on December 31, 1909. He began his professional career playing on a Mississippi riverboat and performed with the bands of such greats as Jimmie Lunceford, Fletcher Henderson, Benny Carter, Cab Calloway, and Earl Hines before he began working as a soloist in 1955. At that time, he achieved international success with his recordings of show tunes and jazz standards, which featured him on muted trumpet as the leader of his own quartet. He also appeared frequently on national television. Jones is considered one of the great jazz swing trumpeters and his improvised solos have been cited as models, along with his extensive work with mutes.

LEE BASH, Entry Author

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Notable African American Kentuckians Database

Bach, Jean, Matthew. Seig, Susan. Peehl, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt. Hinton, Jones, Jonah, Castle Hill Productions, and Image Entertainment. A Great Day in Harlem. Special Ed. 2nd Bonus Disc with New Featurettes.. ed. Chatsworth, CA: Distributed by MMV Image Entertainment, 2005.
AV-D6133, Young Media Library

Armstrong, Lil Hardin, Chu. Berry, Sid Catlett, Jonah Jones, and Peetie. Wheatstraw. Peetie Wheatstraw the Devil's Son-in -law : Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 7, 4 April 1940 to 25 November 1941. Vienna, Austria: Document Records, 1994.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: July 14, 1898 – A. B. “Happy” Chandler


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From the Kentucky Encyclopedia -
A.B. ("Happy") Chandler, twice governor of Kentucky (1935-39, 1955-59), was born near Corydon, Kentucky, on July 14, 1898, to Joseph Sephus and Callie (Saunders) Chandler. After graduating from Corydon High School in 1917, he attended Transylvania University , then enrolled for a year at Harvard law school; he graduated from the University of Kentucky law school in 1925. That same year he married Mildred Watkins; they had four children. Chandler opened a law practice in Versailles, Kentucky, and coached high school sports. Deeply interested in Democratic politics, he won a seat in the state Senate in 1929. In 1931 he was elected lieutenant governor over Republican John C. Worsham, 426,247 to 353,573, while Ruby Laffoon became governor. Chandler and the governor split over the sales tax, which Chandler opposed, and some of Chandler's powers were removed by legislation. In 1935, while the governor was in Washington, D.C., Chandler called a special legislative session that passed a bill requiring party nominations to be made by a primary election and not by a convention, which Laffoon and his supporters might well control. Chandler trailed Tom Rhea in the first primary but won the runoff, then defeated Republican King Swope, 556,262 to 461,104, to become governor.

The "Boy Governor" had the new sales tax repealed. Then through reorganization, reform, frugality, and higher excise and income taxes, he financed far-reaching improvements in schools, roads, health and welfare programs, and penal institutions. A masterful politician, aided by such associates as J. Dan Talbott of Bardstown, Chandler dominated the legislature. He used radio effectively to win public support. The Government Reorganization Act of 1936 created a more efficient administration, and he was able to pay off much of the state's debt. Among the most significant innovations were the free textbook program, participation in the federal rural electrification program, establishment of a teachers' retirement system and an old-age assistance program, and the start of a special rural roads program. Although friendly to labor, Chandler opposed closed shops and sit-down strikes, and he sent the National Guard into Harlan County to curb labor-related violence there. Chandler's first administration was one of the most productive in the state's history.

In 1938 Chandler challenged Alben Barkley for his U.S. Senate seat. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a whistle-stop trip to Kentucky in support of the Senate majority leader, the governor boarded the train uninvited and appeared with the president whenever possible. Barkley won, and Chandler then took aim at the U.S. Senate seat vacated in October 1939 when M.M. Logan died. Chandler resigned as governor, and on October 10, 1939, when Lt. Gov. Keen Johnson succeeded him, Johnson appointed Chandler to the U.S. Senate. In 1940 Chandler won a special election for the rest of Logan's term, and in a controversial 1942 campaign he defeated John Y. Brown, Sr. , and won a full six-year term. In Washington Chandler usually backed the administration although he opposed some of the New Deal fiscal policies and the decision to give priority to the war in Europe over the Pacific conflict. On November 1, 1945, Chandler resigned from the Senate to become national commissioner of baseball. During the next six years, black players entered the major leagues for the first time and a players' pension fund was established. As commissioner, Chandler alienated many of the owners, and when his contract was not renewed in 1951, he resumed his law practice in Versailles.

In 1955 he won the Democratic nomination for governor over Bert T. Combs , despite the opposition of many of the party's most powerful leaders. His smashing victory over Republican Edwin R. Denney, 451,647 to 322,671, was an anticlimax to the Democratic primary. Times had changed greatly in the twenty years since Chandler's first term, and he was opposed by many of the liberal elements in his party. In his second term, he achieved substantial improvements in the highway program (using a $100 million bond issue), the schools, and other public institutions. Additional funding went to the public schools' Minimum Foundation Program and the teachers' retirement system. His proudest accomplishment was the establishment of the University of Kentucky Medical Center, named for him. He attracted national notice in 1956 when he used state police and National Guardsmen to enforce desegregation in the public schools, yet his second administration lacked some of the reforming zeal of his first term.

Increasingly out of touch with the times, Chandler failed in bids for the nomination for governor in 1963, 1967, and 1971. In 1967 he supported the Republican nominee, Louie B. Nunn, for the office. He remained deeply interested in politics and was especially close to Gov. Wallace Wilkinson (1987-91), who restored voting rights to Chandler's lifetime honorary membership on the University of Kentucky board of trustees in January 1988. Two incidents in the late 1980s involving alleged racial slurs led to unsuccessful demands for Chandler's resignation or removal from the board. In 1989, in collaboration with Vance H. Trimble, Chandler published his autobiography, Heroes, Plain Folks, and Skunks.

Chandler died on June 15, 1991, at home in Versailles and was buried in the cemetery of Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Woodford County.


Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Birdwhistell, Marshall, Cooper, Appleton, Birdwhistell, Terry L, Marshall, William, . . . Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History. (1974). A. B. "Happy" Chandler Oral History Collection.Special Collections Research Center - Oral History Collection

Mann, A. (1951). Baseball confidential; secret history of the war among Chandler, Durocher, MacPhail, and Rickey. New York: McKay.GV865.A1 M3 1951, Special Collections Research Center

Carter, J. (1939). Harlan County Mine Strike Photographic Collection, 1939.81PA109, Special Collections Research Center - University Archives 

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: July 14, 1903 – Thomas D. Clark

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From The Kentucky Encyclopedia -

Thomas D. Clark, historian, was born in Louisville, Mississippi, on July 14, 1903, to John Collinsworth and Sallie (Bennett) Clark. His parents were of pioneer families who had moved from South Carolina into Choctaw Indian lands that later became cotton country. In 1925 Clark entered the University of Mississippi, intending to study law. Instead, under the influence of historian Charles Sackett Sydnor, he turned to the study of history. Clark graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1928. He received his master's degree from the University of Kentucky in 1929 and his doctorate from Duke University in 1932. Duke professor William K. Boyd, a first-rate collector, had a profound influence on Clark's research skills. Clark said of Boyd that he had "both a genuine sense of the value of the original records, and the energy and imagination to collect them." These words apply equally well to Clark himself.

Clark began his teaching career at Memphis State University in 1930. In 1931 he moved to the University of Kentucky , which was then lacking in the quality of faculty and research that characterize first-rate institutions. University of Kentucky president Frank L. McVey (1917-40), who had high hopes for the school, personally hired Clark. The university was Clark's base for thirty-seven years, while at various times he taught at Harvard, Duke, North Carolina, Tennessee, Rochester, Chicago, Wyoming, Wisconsin, the Claremont Graduate School, Kent State, Stanford, Indiana, and at the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies in Austria. He lectured overseas for the Department of State, at Oxford University, and in Greece, India, and Yugoslavia.

At the University of Kentucky, Clark simultaneously taught fifteen-hour schedules and started the university library's Special Collections. He acquired a serial set of U.S. government documents from Centre College in Danville and the Kentucky State Library in Frankfort and a set of state documents for the law school. He also brought private collections to the university. For several years Clark taught extension courses, and quickly established himself as a popular lecturer, known for the humor and anecdotes with which he made his points. Clark became chairman of the UK's history department in 1942, and at the end of World War II he began to piece together a distinguished collection of faculty. He was in the vanguard of the movement that established the University of Kentucky Press in 1943 and the University Press of Kentucky in 1968.

Clark's own series of publications began in 1933 with The Beginning of the L&N. He followed with A Pioneer Southern Railroad (1936), A History of Kentucky (1937), The Rampaging Frontier (1939), and Pills, Petticoats and Plows (1944). In the last book, one of his most popular, Clark portrays the country store not as a homey institution but as a mirror of the basic images of the South. His next works on the region, The Rural Press and the New South (1948) and The Southern Country Editor (1948), reflect not only his affection for and sense of the South but also his tough-minded ability to look critically at his native land. His works, however, also reveal a universality that has made him not a regional specialist but an American historian of the first rank. As well as writing, Clark served as managing editor of the Journal of Southern History for four years and chief editor of two multi-volume publications, a sixteen-year undertaking: Travels in the Old South and Travels in the New South.

In 1965 Clark's tenure as chairman of UK's history department ended. He was then Hallam Professor until 1968, when he retired. While teaching for a time at Indiana University, he wrote a multivolume history of that university and served as executive secretary of the Organization of American Historians. At seventy years of age, Clark left Indiana University in 1973 as Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus. He then taught at Eastern Kentucky University , at the University of Wisconsin as a visiting professor, and at Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as adjunct professor. His writing continued: Indiana University in Mid-Passage (1973), South Carolina, the Grand Tour (1973), The Great American Frontier (1975), Off At Sunrise: The Overland Journal of Charles Grass Gray (1976), Indiana University: The Realization (1976), Agrarian Kentucky: That Far-Off Land (1979), A History of Laurel County (1989), and Footloose in Jacksonian America (1990). Clark was the primary mover behind the founding of a state archives.

Clark's honors include a Guggenheim fellowship, a merit award from the Association of State and Local History, an Indiana author's award (1971), and eight honorary degrees. He lived in Lexington with his wife, the former Martha Elizabeth Turner, whom he married in 1933; they have two children, Thomas Bennett and Ruth Elizabeth. Clark died on June 28, 2005.

H. LEW WALLACE, Entry Author

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:Kleber, J., Clark, T., & University Press of Kentucky. (2003). Thomas D. Clark of Kentucky : An uncommon life in the commonwealth. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky.E175.5.C56 T47 2003, Young Library - 4th Floor

Clark, T. (2006). My century in history : Memoirs. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.
E175.5.C56 A3 2006, Young Library - 4th Floor

Clark, T. (1937). A history of Kentucky (Prentice-Hall history series, C. Wittke ... editor). New York: Prentice-Hall.
F451 .C63 1937, Special Collections Research Center - Rare

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: July 14, 1926 - Harry Dean Stanton


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Harry Dean Stanton, actor, was born to Sheridan and Ersel (McKnight) Stanton on July 14, 1926, in West Irvine, Kentucky. His family soon moved to Lexington, where he graduated from Lafayette High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war Stanton attended the University of Kentucky from the fall of 1946 until the spring of 1949. While there he began acting, playing such characters as Alfred Doolittle in Pygmalion.
Stanton moved to New York City and then to California in the early 1950s. After working at the Pasadena Playhouse for four years, he made his film debut in 1957 in Revolt at Fort Laramie. He played supporting roles in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1971), Farewell, My Lovely (1975), The Missouri Breaks (1976), Alien (1979), Private Benjamin (1980), Repo Man (1984), Pretty In Pink (1986), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). Stanton had his first starring role in Paris, Texas (1984) as a man who after several years of alienation hopes to rebuild his life with his family. The film won the Palme D'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and the London Film Critics Circle selected Stanton as best actor. He has worked also in television.

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Shepard, S., Wenders, W., Stanton, H., Kinski, N., Stockwell, D., Carson, H., . . . Atlas Pictures. (1996).Paris, Texas. Munchen: BMG Video. AV-D3108, Young Media Library
Stanton, H., Estevez, E., Cox, A., Nesmith, M., Wacks, J., McCarthy, P., . . . Edge City. (2000). Repo man. Troy, MI: Anchor Bay Entertainment.
AV-D3044, Young Media Library
Valdes, D., Darabont, F., Hanks, T., Morse, D., Hunt, B., Duncan, M., . . . Warner Home Video. (2007). The green mile (Widescreen version.. ed.). Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video. PN1995.9.P68 G7446 2007, Law Library - Reserves-Lobby-Circulation Desk

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: July 12, 1881 - Charles Albert "Tod" Browning

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Charles Albert ("Tod") Browning, the so-called Edgar Allen Poe of the cinema, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on July 12, 1881. His parents were Charles and Lydia J. (Fitzgerald) Browning. He attended Louisville Boys High School, and for several years worked as a stockboy and clerk at a wholesale saddlery. In late 1899 or early 1900, Browning left home to join a circus. Performing as a clown and contortionist, he later joined the World of Mirth vaudeville troupe. In 1913 Browning began working as an actor for cinema director D.W. Griffith in New York. In October 1913 Browning followed Griffith to Hollywood, where he continued to act and began to write scripts and direct two-reelers. He played a crook in " The Modern Story" section of Griffith's Intolerance (1916), and was also one of Griffith's assistant directors on Intolerance.
In 1917 Browning and Wilfred Lucas codirected the feature film Jim Bludso. The following year Browning married Alice Houghton. In 1919 Browning, as director and screenwriter, collaborated with Lon Chaney, Sr., the actor, on The Wicked Darling. Working with Chaney on a total of ten films, including The Unholy Three (1925) and The Unknown (1927), Browning found his niche in atmospheric horror films. Browning was best known for directing Dracula (1931), starring Bela Lugosi, a classic of early horror films, and Freaks (1932). Now a cult classic, Freaks aroused such controversy after its original release that the studio withdrew it from general circulation, and it was rarely seen until it was honored at the 1962 Venice Festival.
After the commercial failure of Freaks, Browning made only four more films before he retired in 1939. Following his wife's death in 1944, he lived alone in their Malibu Colony home until his death on October 6, 1962. He was buried in Los Angeles.
THOMAS M. HOUSE, Entry Author

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:
Skal, Browning, Ford, Baclanova, Hyams, Ates, . . . Warner Brother's Company. (2004). Freaks. United States]: Turner Entertainment and Warner Brothers Entertainment.
AV-D3898, Young Media Library

Laemmle, C., Browning, T., Lugosi, B., Chandler, H., Manners, D., Frye, D., . . . Universal Pictures. (1999).Dracula (Full frame version. ed., Classic monster collection). Universal City, CA: Universal.
AV-D4404, Young Media Library

Riley, P., & Browning, T. (1985). London after midnight. New York: Cornwall Books.
PN1997 .L67 1985, Young Library - 5th Floor

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: July 7, 1908 - Harriette Simpson Arnow

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Harriette Louise (Simpson) Arnow, author, was born to Elias and Mollie Jane (Denney) Simpson, on July 7, 1908, in Wayne County, Kentucky . She graduated from Burnside High School in Pulaski County, attended Berea College during 1924-26, then taught school in rural Pulaski County . She received her B.A. in science from the University of Louisville in 1930. For the next four years, she was a teacher and then principal at a high school in Pulaski County . In 1934 she taught junior high school in Louisville, then moved to Cincinnati to devote time to writing, including several short stories and her first novel, Mountain Path (1936), the first of her Kentucky trilogy. In 1936 one of her best short stories, " The Washerwoman's Day," was published in Southern Review.

Harriette Simpson married Harold B. Arnow in 1939, and they moved to a farm near Keno, Pulaski County, where she and her husband divided their time between farming and writing. In 1944 they moved to a housing project in Detroit, where he took a job with the Detroit Times. Arnow's second novel, Hunter's Horn (1944), was a best seller and brought her national acclaim as a novelist. This work portrays the life of a Kentucky hill farmer obsessed with the capture of an elusive red fox that he calls King Devil. In 1950 the Arnows moved to a farm near Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she finished her most popular novel, The Dollmaker (1954). This story, which completed her Kentucky trilogy, chronicles a Kentucky family's difficult World War II move from the mountains to a Detroit housing project, where they encounter economic uncertainty and social prejudices. The Dollmaker was made into a TV movie in 1983 starring Jane Fonda. Arnow's Seedtime On The Cumberland (1960), Flowering On The Cumberland (1963), and Old Burnside (1977) are social histories. The fictional The Weedkiller's Daughter (1970) was followed by The Kentucky Trace: A Novel Of The American Revolution (1975). The Kentucky Trace reflects Arnow's concerns about contemporary problems such as the destruction of the environment.

Arnow received the Kentucky Woman Of The Year Award in 1954, the Berea College Centennial Award and the Friends Of American Writers Award in 1955, an Award Of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History in 1960, and the Milner Award from the Kentucky Arts Council in 1983. In 1955 The Dollmaker won the National Book Award. Arnow was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame and received the Mark Twain Award For Midwestern Literature from Michigan State University. She also received honorary doctorates from Albion College in Michigan, Transylvania University , and the University of Kentucky . From 1978 until her death in 1986, she participated in the Hindman Settlement School's annual two-week writing workshop in Hindman, Kentucky .

Arnow and her husband had two children, Marcella and Thomas. On March 21, 1986, Arnow died at her Washtenaw County farm near Ann Arbor, Michigan, and her ashes were buried beside her husband's grave in Keno.

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Walsh, K. (1984). Hunter's horn ; Harriette Arnow's subversive tale.
PS3501.R64 Z6880 1984, Special Collections Research Center

Harrison, E., & Mayer, D. (1991). Female pastoral : Women writers re-visioning the American South (1st ed.). Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.
PS261 .H25 1991, Special Collections Research Center

Arnow, H. (n.d.). Harriette Simpson Arnow (Kentucky Authors).
SC-V3397, Young Media Library

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: July 8, 1962 - Joan Osborne

Joan Osborne

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(Accessed July 6, 2016) 

Joan Elizabeth Osborne (born July 8, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, and interpreter of music, having recorded and performed in various popular American musical genres including pop, soul, R&B, blues and country.[1] She is best known for her recording of the Eric Bazilian song "One of Us". She has toured with Motown sidemen the Funk Brothers and was featured in the documentary film about them, Standing in the Shadows of Motown. 


Originally from Anchorage, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville, Osborne moved to New York City in the late 1980s, where she formed her own record label, Womanly Hips, to release a few independent recordings. She signed with Mercury Records, and released her first full-length album, Soul Show: Live at Delta 88, in 1991. Her second (and first major label) album was Relish (1995), which became a hit on the strength of the single "One of Us". "Right Hand Man" and "St. Teresa" were minor hits, and "Spider Web" also received radio play. Osborne is bisexual.[2] Her song "After Jane," on the album Pretty Little Stranger, touches on this as it is about a relationship between herself and a woman. 

In 2001, Osborne appeared on Austin City Limits, singing material mainly from Righteous Love. In a brief interview segment at the end of the episode, Osborne reflects on her gladness to have gotten out of the limelight of her mid-90's stardom. She was featured in the 2002 documentary film, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, and toured with Motown sidemen the Funk Brothers. She and her band accompanied the Dixie Chicks for a national tour in the summer of 2003, during which time she also joined veteran San Francisco jam-rockers The Dead as a vocalist, and released her fourth album, titled How Sweet It Is, a collection of classic rock and soul covers.

Lesh, Osborne, and Weir playing in Virginia Beach, Virginia, June 17, 2003


During 2005 and 2006, Osborne performed on numerous occasions with Phil Lesh and Friends. Her vocals were featured prominently on the album Live at the Warfield.

In February 2007, she appeared on the Grand Ole Opry. In May 2007, she issued Breakfast in Bed produced by Tor Hyams, a return to the soul music that she had covered on How Sweet It Is. Breakfast in Bed also featured the two songs ("Heatwave" and "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted") that she had covered for the film Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

Osborne sang lead vocals on the cover of the Willie Dixon-penned "Spoonful" on Vivian Campbell's solo album Two Sides of If. She also provided some vocals for "Wayfaring Stranger" on Spearhead's 1997 album Chocolate Supa Highway. She covered Dolly Parton's "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" on the 2003 tribute album Just Because I'm a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton. She is featured on the Holmes Brothers 2007 collection State of Grace performing "Those Memories of You", an old Alan O'Bryant bluegrass tune. Her album, Little Wild One, was released in September 2008. Osborne performs as a guest vocalist on Sgt. Pepper Live, the 2009 album and DVD by Cheap Trick. In 2010, she was awarded the Woman of Achievement Award from Women's Project Theater.[3] She performed with The Waybacks at Merlefest, 2011, during the Hillside Album hour, featuring The Allman Brothers' Eat a Peach. 

Her album Bring It On Home was released on March 27, 2012.[4] It is a collection of vintage blues and soul covers, and it received a 2013 Grammy Awards nomination for Best Blues Album. In September 2012, Osborne was featured in a campaign called "30 Songs / 30 Days" to support Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book.[5] 

Osborne is currently a member of Trigger Hippy, along with Steve Gorman, Tom Bukovac, Jackie Greene, and Nick Govrik. Trigger Hippy released their debut album on September 30, 2014.[6] 

On October 31, 2015, Joan Osborne and Mavis Staples performed in Washington, D.C. at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium as part of their Solid Soul Tour.[7]

Personal life

Joan Osborne has a daughter, born in December 2004.[8][9]


Studio albums

Album details
Peak chart positions
(sales threshold)
US Country
  • Release date: March 21, 1995
  • Label: Blue Gorilla Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
  • CAN: Platinum[20]
  • UK: Gold[21]
  • US: 3× Platinum[22]
Righteous Love
  • Release date: September 12, 2000
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
How Sweet It Is
  • Release date: September 17, 2002
  • Label: Compendia Records
  • Formats: CD
Pretty Little Stranger
  • Release date: 2006
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
Breakfast in Bed
  • Release date: 2007
  • Label: Time Life Music
  • Formats: CD, music download
Little Wild One
  • Release date: September 9, 2008
  • Label: Saguaro Road Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
Bring It On Home
  • Release date: March 26, 2012
  • Label: Saguaro Road Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
Love and Hate
  • Release date: April 8, 2014
  • Label: Membran
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country

Live albums

Album details
Soul Show: Live at Delta 88
  • Release date: 1991
  • Label: Womanly Hips Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Early Recordings
  • Release date: November 5, 1996
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette

Compilation albums

Album details
One of Us
  • Release date: June 28, 2005
  • Label: Artemis Records
  • Formats: CD, music download

Holiday albums]

Album details
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: Time Life Music
  • Formats: CD, music download


Peak chart positions
(sales threshold)
US Adult
US Pop
US Mod
"One of Us"
  • US: Gold[34]
"St. Teresa"
"Right Hand Man"
"I've Got to Use My Imagination"[A]
Breakfast in Bed
"Sweeter Than the Rest"
Little Wild One
"Shake Your Hips"
Bring It On Home
"Thirsty for My Tears"[35]
Template:Love And Hate
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country


  • A "I've Got to Use My Imagination" peaked at number 27 on the U.S. Billboard Jazz Songs chart.[36]


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2.    After Ellen, December 7, 2006.
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6.    "Trigger Hippy - "Trigger Hippy" (album stream) (Premiere)". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
8.    "Joan Osborne welcomes a girl". People Magazine. March 13, 2005. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
9.    Christiano-Mistretta, Maryanne (July 11, 2013). "Joan Osborne Brings it on Home to Maplewoodstock". Retrieved December 30, 2013.
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