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 you want to listen to!)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

Opus (2018) by Al Di Meola (Genre: Jazz, Classical, Guitar):

Opus is the brand new album by Jazz guitarist Al Di Meola and features a nice collection of Jazz instrumentals.

Songs on the LP include: Milonga Noctiva, Notorious, Frozen in Time, Pomp, Left Unsaid and Cerrento Sannita.

Annie Lennox Collection (2009) by Annie Lennox (Genre: Rock, Pop, Vocal):

A cool collection of some of the best songs recorded by former Eurythmics co-founder Annie Lennox during her early solo years.

Songs in the collection include: Little Bird, Walking On Broken Glass, A Thousand Beautiful Things, Pavement Cracks and Dark Road

Blackjack David (1988) by Dave Alvin (Genre: Folk, Rock, Blues, Country, Traditional Rock, Roots Rock):

California based guitarist Dave Alvin is known as a co-founder of the early eighties band The Blasters and, for playing music that incorporates elements of folk, rockabilly, blues and country and which can broadly described as roots rock. Blackjack David is one of his best albums and features a collection of songs that have a quality one might describe as a mix between down-to-earth accessibility and an eloquent everyday style of intensity – check it out!

Songs on the LP include: California Snow, New Highway, Evening Blues, The Way You Say Goodbye, 1968 and From a Kitchen Table.

Plays Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (1966) by Dave Lewis (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Traditional Rock, R&B, Traditional R&B):

This mid-sixties album by Seattle based keyboardist and vocalist Dave Lewis features twelve instrumentals – new versions of songs that were previously recorded by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. This upbeat and mellow album is perfect for background weekend music!

Songs on the LP include: Walk, Don’t Run, South of The Border, Spanish Harlem, Let It Be Me, Tijuana Taxi and Love Potion #9

Streaming Bonus:

You’re Driving Me Crazy (2018) single by Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco (Genre: Vocal, Jazz):

A great jazzy song from the forthcoming album of the same name which will be available on Freegal on its day of release – April 27, 2018.

CD of the Week:

Soul Be It! (2002) by Deborah Coleman (Genre: Blues):

Soul Be It! is blues guitarist Deborah Coleman’s sixth release and it is a fun and swinging album!

Songs on the LP include: My Heart Bleeds Blue, Don’t Lie to Me, I’m a Woman, You’re With Me and I Believe.

Videos of the Week:

Broken Heart by Al Di Meola

Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox

Blackjack David by Dave Alvin

Walk Don’t Run by Dave Lewis

You Drive Me Crazy Album Trailer by Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco

Don’t Lie to Me by Deborah Coleman

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

References:

Artist Biography & Discography Information:

http://www.allmusic.com/

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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