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*
The Complete Columbia Recording Sessions, Vol. 1 – 1929-1937 (Genre: Swing, Jazz, Blues, Vocal) by Mildred Bailey:
Mildred Bailey was a popular singer during the 1930s and 1940s and became known as “The Queen of Swing.”
Unfortunately she died young, while only in her 40s, so she is not as well known today as she might otherwise have been. This is the first of three great sets of Bailey’s complete recordings put out by Columbia Records.
And just a note on the sound quality – most of the songs sound really good but a few of the alternate takes show their age so those who greatly prefer pristine sound quality beware!
Some of the songs in this 62 song collection include: What Kind O’ Man Is You, I Like to Do Things For You, Is That Religion? Harlem Lullaby, Lazybones and Someday Sweetheart.
Play Deep by The Outfield (1985) (Genre: Pop, Rock):
The Outfield is a London based band consisting of singer & bassist Tony Lewis, guitarist and keyboardist John Spinks and drummer Alan Jackson.
Play Deep is the band’s debut LP and it is a great example of 1980s pop! The LP contains the songs: Your Love, Every Time You Cry, Talk to Me and Taking My Chances, and of course, their big hit All The Love In The World.
A Thousand Hearts (2014) by Cara Dillon (Genre: Folk, International):
Cara Dillon was born in Dungiven, Ireland in 1975 and began her music career in 1989. Her music has a bright breezy modern folk sound to it.
Songs on this upbeat LP include: Jacket so Blue, Bright Morning Star, Moolough Mary, Shotgun Down the Avalanche, River Run and The Shores of Lough Bran.
Monk’s Dream (1962) by The Thelonious Monk Quartet (Genre: Jazz):
This is the debut LP by The Thelonious Monk Quartet. The band featured Thelonious Monk on piano, Charlie Rouse on sax, John Ore on bass and Frankie Dunlop on drums.
Songs on this classic album include: Monk’s Dream, Bright Mississippi, Five Spot Blues, Just a Gigolo and Sweet and Lovely.
CD of the Week:
Quiet Nights (2009) by Diana Krall (Genre: Vocal, Jazz)
A fun album by the Jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall.
Too Marvelous for Words, Walk on By, The Boy from Ipanema, So Nice, Guess I’ll Hang My Tears out To Dry and Every Time We Say Goodbye.
Videos of the Week:
What Kind O’ Man Is You? By Mildred Bailey
All The Love In The World by The Outfield
A Thousand Hearts by Cara Dillon
Monk’s Dream by The Thelonious Monk Quartet
Boy From Ipanema by Diana Krall
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.