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*
The Underdog (2015) by Aaron Watson (Genre: Country):
Texas based singer-songwriter Aaron Watson has a modern honky tonk style. The Underdog is his acclaimed 2015 LP and features the songs: That Look, Getaway Truck, Freight Train and That’s Gonna Leave a Mark.
The Essential Lee Dorsey (Genre: R&B, Traditional R&B, Rock, Traditional Rock):
New Orleans singer Lee Dorsey served in World War II and then worked as a mechanic while singing in clubs at night before taking up music as a career in the early 1960s. His music is great upbeat party music in the traditional rock and R&B styles. And this collection features his best known songs and more.
Songs in the collection include: Ya Ya, Working in a Coal Mine, Ride Your Pony, Holy Cow and Get Out of My Life Woman.
They Call Me Mud by Mud Morganfield (Genre: Blues):
Mud Morganfield is the eldest son of the late great McKinley Morganfield who was better known as Muddy Waters. Mud didn’t start playing the blues professionally until after his father’s death in the early eighties. His first album came out in 2008.
They Call Me Mud is Morganfield’s brand new album. Songs on the LP include: They Call Me Mud, Who’s Fooling Who? Howling Wolf, Who Loves You and Oh Yeah.
Lost Soul by Various Artists (Genre: R&B, Traditional R&B, Soul, Pop, 1970s Soul):
Lost Soul features a number of great soul classics from the seventies that aren’t widely remembered today including: One Girl Too Late by Brenda & The Tabulations, I’m Back To Collect by Bill Coday, Lead Me On by Gwen McCrae, Personally by Jackie Moore and Are you Lonely For Me Baby by Freddie Scott.
Bonus Streaming Suggestion:
It Takes A Year (1977) by William Ackerman (Genre: Acoustic, Pop, Instrumental, New Age, Easy Listening):
It Takes A Year is a perfect album for putting you in the relation mode! The LP showcases Windham Hill Records founder and guitarist Will Ackerman’s gently melodious instrumental style. Songs on the LP include the gorgeous The Bricklayer’s Beautiful Daughter, The Townshend Shuffle, The Search for the Turtle’s Navel, The Rediscovery of Big Bug Creek Arizona and Tribute to the Philosophy of James Estell Bradley.
CD of the Week:
Damn The Torpedoes (1979) by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers:
Damn The Torpedoes was the third album released by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and is one of their very finest LPs and, arguably, their best album.
Songs on this classic American rock LP include: Refugee, Here Comes My Girl, Even The Losers, Don’t Do Me Like That, You Tell Me and Louisiana Rain.
Videos of the Week:
The Look by Aaron Watson
Get Out Of My Life Woman by Lee Dorsey
Working In A Coal Mine by Lee Dorsey
They Call Me Mud by Mud Morganfield
Come See About Me by Don Covay & The Goodtimers
Are You Lonely For Me Baby by Freddie Scott
One Girl Too Late: Single Version Brenda & The Tabulations
The Bricklayer’s Beautiful Daughter by Will Ackerman
Refugee by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Have a great weekend!
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.