Hi everyone, here are our six musical recommendations for the week; five streaming suggestions and one recommended album on CD.

(Click on the photo to stream or request the album)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

1. The Rest Of Our Life by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (Genre: Country):

Country giants, and long-time married couple, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill celebrate life and love with their new release.

Songs on the album include: The Rest Of Our Life, Telluride, The Bed We Made, Break First & Sleeping in the Stars

Soul of a Woman by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (Genre: R&B, Soul):

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are a retro-soul group — indeed they sound like the stepped right out of the sixties. Sharon Jones was born in Augusta, Georgia and sang for years before recording her first album at age 45. Her Dap-Kings consist of Binky Griptite, Bugaloo Velez, Homer Steinweiss and Dave Guy and together they play great R&B and classic soul music.

Soul of a Woman is their brand new album.

Songs on the LP include: Matter of Time, Rumors, Pass Me By, These Tears & When I Saw Your Face

The Innocent Age by Dan Fogelberg:

Singer songwriter Dan Fogelberg crafted sparkling songs during the seventies, eighties and nineties. This album, originally released in 1981, is one of his best and features some of his best known songs including: Run for the Roses, The Innocent Age, Leader of the Band, Hard to Say and Sam Old Lang Syne.

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 by Jacqueline du Pré (Genre: Classical):

Jacqueline Du Pre was the first female cellist to gain an international audience. She was born in Oxford, England in 1945 and began playing the cello at the age of 4. In the sixties she performed extensively only to have her performing career cut drastically short, at age 27, by a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. She continued a career in music via teaching through the 1990s.

This album contains the following concertos:

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 I. Adagio – moderato

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 II. Lento, allegro molto

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 III. Adagio

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 IV: Allegro, ma na troppo

5. Midnight Frolic – The Broadway Theater Music of Louis A. Hirsch by Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (Genre: Classic Jazz, Broadway, Pop):

In the mid-eighties Rick Benjamin rediscovered arraignments of the Arthur Pryor Orchestra which had been lost for more than sixty years. Benjamin formed the 15 piece Paragon Ragtime Orchestra to play the arraignments and other songs from the 19th and early 20th century. Their music truly opens a window into a lost world!

Songs on this LP include: Overture to the Ziegfeld Follies of 1915, Was There Ever a Night Like This? My Home Town, When I Hear a Syncopated Tune & List’ning on Some Radio

CD of the Week:

Streetlights by Bonnie Raitt (Genre: Blues Rock, Pop):

This 1974 release by singer, guitarist and occasional songwriter Raitt features music that includes a mixture of blues and 70s folk-pop singer-songwriter influences.

Songs on the LP include: That Song About the Midway (written by Joni Mitchell), Rainy Day Man (written by James Taylor & Zachary Weisner), Angel from Montgomery (written by John Prine), What Is Success (written by Allen Toussaint) & Ain’t Nobody Home (written by Jerry Ragovoy).

Videos of the Week:

The Rest of Our Life by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill:

Matter of Time by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings:

Leader Of The Band by Dan Fogelberg:

From 1967 the first movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Jacqueline du Pré on cello and Daniel Barenboim conducting the London Philharmonic:

Meet The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra:

Angel from Montgomery by Bonnie Raitt:

References:

Artist Biography & Discography Information:
http://www.allmusic.com/

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn (Billboard Books. New York. 2009.)

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

P.S. If you have any questions about how to download or stream free music through the Freegal Music service to a desktop or laptop computer or how to download and use the Freegal Music app let us know! Drop by the library or give us a call at: 607-936-3713

*You must have a library card at a Southern Tier Library System member library to enjoy the Freegal Music Service. Your card can be from any library in the system, and the system includes all public libraries in Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler and Allegheny Counties and includes our own Southeast Steuben Count Library in Corning, New York!

Library cards are free if you live in our service area. And you can obtain a card by visiting the Circulation Desk and presenting staff with a form of ID that features your name and your current address.

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

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