"Andria Lisle, the museum's first 'curator of film and public engagement,' left the Brooks after seven years to take a job as programming curator for 'The Fourth Bluff,' a stretch of Downtown Memphis that is being revitalized as a 'civic commons' through a $5 million national foundation grant... At the Brooks, Lisle developed a vigorous film program that included art and classic films; new independent features; the popular 'Must Love Cats!' shorts anthologies; and such series as the current 'Banned in Memphis' program, devoted to movies that earned the ire of the city's infamous longtime censor, Lloyd T. Binford. Some of the movies programmed by Lisle were among the most worthwhile to screen in Memphis in any given year." - The Commercial Appeal

"Andria Lisle is one of the coolest people I’ve met in Memphis – she’s a talented journalist, a lady about town, and one of those people who seems to be involved in everything." - I Love Memphis blog

"In an attempt to not spill all the beans served up in Andria Lisle’s well-penned liner notes, I’ll reduce the amount of background offered here, though Frierson being drafted to serve in Vietnam is an illuminating tidbit directly relating to his waning attempts at establishing a musical career. And yet as should be obvious by this release, his need for expression through song remained; those collected here get right to the core of the art form as a vessel of beauty and communication." - The Vinyl District

"I still recall Andria Lisle telling me, back in the '90s, about a wedding she'd attended in New Orleans that featured, instead of the usual party band, a performance by Eric Burdon of the Animals. That was the first I heard of Ponderosa Stomp founder Ira Padnos, the anesthesiologist known as 'Dr. Ike': a man who takes his music very, very seriously." - the Memphis Flyer

"Local cinephiles apparently aren't the only ones taking notice of the ambitious film programming at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The museum's board and executive director noticed, too. As a result, the person who has organized the museum's film series for the past seven years, Andria Lisle. has been promoted from the marketing department to the new position of 'associate curator of film and public engagement.' This represents the first time the discipline of film has been included in a curator-level job title." - The Commercial Appeal

"The record sounds as uncanny as ever, more than half a decade after first hearing it. I trace the images in the liner notes, scan through Andria Lisle’s excellent writing, picking out the points of interest." - Los Angeles Review of Books

"Worth mention is the excellent booklet essay by Andria Lisle, who tracked down Mary Frierson (now Mary Cross) in 2011 and witnessed an obviously joyous trip down memory lane." - BlackGrooves.org




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