Hi everyone, Freegal Music Service has been upgraded, it has a brand new look and now features playlists by category!
So this week I’m going to suggest several of the new playlists for your weekend listening pleasure.
I will also recommend a couple of large CD box sets to round things off nicely!
(Click on the photo to stream or request the albums you want to listen to!)
Here are the Freegal Playlists:
Jazz Classics (89 Songs):
The Jazz Classics playlist features songs by Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Etta James, West Montgomery, Nina Simone, Wynton Marsalis, Billie Holiday and many others.
Traditional Folk (89 Songs):
The Traditional Folk playlist features classic artists from the 1930s and 1940s as well as artists from the sixties folk explosion.
Artists include: Charlie Poole, Woody Guthrie, Tom Rush, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joni Mitchell, The Weavers, Simon & Garfunkel, The Byrds, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Eric Anderson, Bill Monroe, Bob Dylan, The Carter Family and many others.
Queens of Hip Hop Essentials (91 Songs):
The Queens of Hip Hop playlist features songs by L L Cool J, C+C Music Factory, Run DMC, 3rd Base, Eric B. & Rakim, Roxanne Shante, Salt-N-Pepa, Father MC, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Mobb Deep, The Showboys and many others.
Appalachian Road Trip (76 Songs):
The Appalachian Road Trip Playlist features folk, pop and country music and includes songs by The Wailin’ Jennys, Noah Gundersen, The Civil Wars, Ryan Bingham, The Avett Brothers, Lonesome River Band, Railroad Earth, The Gourds, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and many other artists.
80’s (82 Songs):
The 80s playlist features songs by Billy Joel, Air Supply, Bonnie Tyler, Bow Wow Wow, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Money, Europe, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Gloria Estefan, Men at Work and many others.
Coffee House (75 Songs):
(I’d describe this as a modern pop/R&B coffee house playlist and not a traditional folk music based playlist – just FYI!)
The playlist features songs by Oddisee, Caitlyn Smith, Grace VanderWaal, Hozier, Leon Bridges, London Grammar, Childish Gambinio, Maxwell, Sade and more.
CD Box Sets of the Week:
Since the recommend playlists for this week all contain dozes of songs I thought I’d recommend some CD box sets for your weekend listening pleasure!
And on that note, you can drop in on Saturday and check out some CDs as the library is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays!
And you may not know this, but we have some CD sets that are actually too big to be displayed in our CD Section so they are actually housed in the grey cabinet behind the Circulation Desk.
The following six CD box sets are among these – you can ask for them at the Circulation Desk.
The Album Collection: Volume 1 (1973-1984) by Bruce Springsteen (Genre: Rock/Traditional Rock):
The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 includes the LPs:
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973)
Born To Run (1975)
Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)
The River (1980)
Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
Jimmie Driftwood Six Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles (Genre: Folk, Traditional Country, Americana, Pop):
Jimmie Driftwood was a mid-twentieth century singer-songwriter best known for writing the hit song The Battle of New Orleans which was a big hit for Johnny Horton in the early sixties.
This collection features the following four albums: The Westward Movement (1959), Tall Tales In Song (1960), Songs Of Billy Yank, Johnny Reb (1961) and Driftwood At Sea (1962).
The New Lost City Ramblers Six Classic Albums (Genre: Folk, Traditional Folk, Old Time Music):
The New Lost City Ramblers originally included Mike Seeger, John Cohen and Tom Paley.
This set includes the following albums: The New Lost City Ramblers Volume 1 (1958), the New Lost City Ramblers Volume 2 (1958), Songs From The Depression (1959), The New Lost City Ramblers Volume 3 (1961), The New Lost City Ramblers Volume 4 (1961) and American Moonshine And Prohibition (1962).
Note: The album cover shows Mike Seeger, John Cohen and Tracy Schwarz which is a tad misleading as these are the earliest recordings by the group and feature Mike Seeger, John Cohen and Tom Paley who doesn’t appear on the album cover but is on all the albums. Tracy Schwartz replaced Paley in the group in 1962.
Odetta Seven Classic Albums Plus Radio Tracks (Genre: Folk, Blues, Gospel):
This collection by the legendary folk singer and Civil Rights activist features the following albums: The Tin Angel (1954), My Eyes Have Seen (1959), Odetta Sings Ballads And Blues (1956), At the Gate of Horn (1958), Christmas Spirituals (1960), Ballad for Americans And Other American Ballads (1960) and Odetta at Carnegie Hall (1960) .
Pete Seeger: Four Classic Albums Plus Rare Live Recordings (Genre: Folk):
This set includes four albums by the legendary Pete Seeger include: American Ballads (1957), American Favorite Ballads Volume 1 (1957), Rainbow Quest (1960) & Indian Summer (1961).
The Weavers Six Classic Albums (Genre: Folk):
The Weavers included Pete Seeger, Lee Hayes, Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman.
The six classic albums in this collection include: The Weavers at Carnegie Hall (1957), Traveling on with The Weavers (1957), The Weavers at Home (1958), Folk Songs Around the World (1959), The Weavers at Carnegie Hall Vol 2 (1959) and The Weavers Almanac (1963).
Videos of the Week:
Take Five by Dave Brubeck
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
I Loves You Porgy by Nina Simone
Blue Train by John Coltrane
Caravan by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down Blues by Charlie Poole
No Regrets by Tom Rush
If I Had A Hammer by Peter, Paul & Mary
Rambling Boy by Tom Paxton with Pete Seeger
Keep On The Sunny Side by The Carter Family
Banana Boat Song by Harry Belafonte with the Muppets
She Moves Through The Fair by Van Morrision & The Chieftans
I Can’t Live Without My Radio by L L Cool J
Everybody Dance Now by C+C Music Factory
It’s Tricky by RUN-DMC
Shoop by Salt-N-Peppa
The Parting Grass by the Wailin’ Jennys
My Diamond Is Too Rough by Ryan Bingham
Four Dead Guys Waltz by Chris Thile
Baton Rouge by Dailey & Vincent
Sourwood Mountain by Carolina Chocolate Drops
Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen
Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie Money
Who Can It Be Now? by Men at Work
Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield
What Do you Think About Me by Caitlyn Smith
Blue Ain’t Your Color by Jessie James Decker
America by Simon & Garfunkel
Waiting on the World to Change by John Meyer
Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
He Had A Long Chain On by Jimmie Driftwood
Man of Constant Sorrow by The New Lost City Ramblers
When First Unto This Country by The New Lost City Ramblers
Give Me Your Hand by Odetta
Waterboy by Odetta
If I Had A Hammer by Pete Seeger (who co-wrote the song with Lee Hayes)
Goodnight Irene by Pete Seeger
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine by The Weavers
Get Up And Go by The Weavers
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.