Suggested Listening January 19, 2018

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

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

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

Private Eyes (1981) by Daryl Hall & John Oats (Genre: Pop): 

One of the duo’s classic albums, Private Eyes includes the songs: Private Eyes, Looking for a Good Sign, I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do), Did It in a Minute, Friday Let Me Down and Tell Me What You Want.

Ravel: Shéhérazade, M. 41 – Berlioz: La mort de Cléopâtre, H 36 (Remastered) by Leonard Bernstein (Genre: Classical):

Mezo-soprano Jennie Tourel with Lenoard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Epic Singles (1968/2017) by The Swampseeds (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock):

The Swampseeds were from New Jersey and originally consisted of Dennis Ferrante on vocals, Richard LePage on organ, Eddie Leonetti on bass, Tommy Brannick on drums and Jack Santoro on lead guitar.

The group recorded a number of singles that have that cool late sixties rock sound to them but the group broke up before they were able to record an album. This LP features all their singles and was released at the end of last year. Songs on the LP include: Can I Carry Your Ballon, Coney Island Parade, Love Is On The Way, Plastic Man and Can I Help You.

Gunhill Road by Gunhill Road (1973) (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Seventies Pop):

Gunhill Road was rock group, that according to the Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, included Glenn Leopold, Steven Goldrich and Gil Roman.

The band recorded one self-titled album – Gunhill Road, which the AllMusic review describes as a “collection of mellow introspective pop songs” with one novelty hit – the tune “Back When My Hair Was Short” which was released in June 1973.

Other songs on the album include: Sailing, 42nd Street, Mr. Keyboards, She Made a Man Out of Me, Callin’ Atlanta and We Can’t Ride This Roller Coaster Anymore.

This is a fun album check it out!

CD of the Week:

Sunken Condos (2012) by Donald Fagen (Genre: Pop, Rock, Jazz):

This 2012 Donald Fagen album may not officially be a Steely Dan LP but it nevertheless has that same cool jazz-pop feel to it.

Songs on the LP include: Slinky Thing, I’m Not the Same Without You, Weather in My Head, Out of the Ghetto and Miss Marlene.

This is a perfect album to stream on a wintery January weekend!

Videos of the Week:

Private Eyes by Hall & Oates

“Asie” from “Shéhérazade” – Jennie Tourel singing with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Can I Carry Your Balloon by The Swampseeds

Back When My Hair Was Short by Gunhill Road

I’m Not The Same Without You by Donald Fagen


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.

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