Hi everyone, here are our six musical recommendations for the week; five streaming suggestions and one recommended album on CD.
(Click on the photo of the album you’d like to hear to stream or request the album)
Freegal Streaming Suggestions*
I’m on a super nostalgic kick this week and am not offering any suggested listening titles that are less than 30 years old!
This weeks’ suggested listening titles include:
A various artists LP titled NOW That’s What I Call The 80s which includes songs I remember from my high school years;
The Best of the Liverpool Five a short lived mid-sixties band that played in a British Invasion-Garage Band style.
George Winston’s December, which is a perfect album for the season as the songs are both festive in keeping with the holiday season and, the music is played in a way that allows the listener to easily conjure up images of snow falling and peaceful snowy landscapes.
Herb Albert’s Lonely Bull album which was his first LP and put his music, and that of the influential label he co-founded (A&M Records), on the map. The mariachi based instrumentals, collectively, have a reflective, wistfulness to them and are a prefect compliment to any leisure activity (my favorite is reading!)
Classic country artist Charlie Reed’s Set Me Free LP which harkens back to an era when acoustic instruments could be frequently heard front and center in country, folk, blues and pop recordings.
And our CD listening suggestion for the week is a friendly and warm album by guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Leon Parker simply titled Duo. It is one of those recordings where you can tell the musicians are truly friends just by listening to their playing. And indeed, in his AllMusic review of the album Rich Anderson described the album as a “wonderful, warm rewarding album.”
NOW That’s What I Call The ’80s by Various Artists (Genre: Pop, Rock):
Songs on the LP include: Uptown Girl by Billy Joel, Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham! and Who Can It Be Now? by Men at Work.
The Best of Liverpool Five by Liverpool Five (Genre: Classic Rock, British Invasion, Garage Band):
Songs on this classic rock collection include: If You’ve Gotta Go, Go Now, She’s Mine, That’s What I Want, Just a Little Bit and Heart.
December by George Winston (1982) (Genre: Piano, New Age, Jazz, Holiday):
Songs on this mellow LP include: Thanksgiving, Joy, Carol Of The Bells, The Holly and the Ivy and Peace.
The Lonely Bull by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (1962) (Genre: Easy Listening, Jazz):
Songs on the album include: The Lonely Bull, El Lobo, Tijuana Sauerkraut, Never on Sunday, Struttin’ with Maria and Let It Be Me.
Set Me Free by Charlie Rich (1968) (Genre: Country, Classic Country):
Songs in the set include: Set Me Free, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Just Like Old Times, Very Much Alone and Got to See My Baby.
CD of the Week:
Duo by Charlie Hunter (1999) (Genre: Jazz):
Song on the LP include: Mean Streak, Do That Then, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) and Calypso for Grandpa.
Videos of the Week:
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!
That’s What I Want by Liverpool Five
The Holly and the Ivy by George Winston
Acapulco 1922 by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Set Me Free by Charlie Rich
Mean Street by Charlie Hunter and Leon Parker
Artist Biography & Discography Information:
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn (Billboard Books. New York. 2009.)
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.