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*

Steve Gadd Band (2018) by Steve Gadd Band (Genre: Jazz):

The Steve Gadd Band the self-titled second album by the Grammy award winning band led by Irondequoit, New York native Steve Gadd – who incidentally, celebrated his 73rd birthday this week!

The songs on the album have that classic jazz feel to them and were written and produced by the legendary drummer and band leader Steve Gadd. The other members of the Steve Gadd Band include: Kevin Hays on keyboard, Jimmy Johnson on bass, Michael Landau on guitar and Walk Fowler on trumpet and flugelhorn.

Songs on the album include: I Know, But Tell Me A gain, Where’s Earth? Foameopathy, One Point Five, Temporary Vault and Spring Song.

Forever Words (2018) by Various Artists (Genre: County, Folk, Pop, Rock):

Johnny Cash Forever Words is a various artist collection containing 16 songs originally written as poetry, letters and lyrics by Johnny Cash and set to music by the artists featured on the collection.

Artists/Songs include: Forever/I Still Miss Someone by Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, To June This Morning by Ruston Kelly & Kacey Musgraves, The Captain’s Daughter by Alison Krauss and Union Station, The Walking Wounded by Rosanne Cash, Them Double Blues by John Mellencamp, June’s Sundown by Carlene Carter, and Goin’, Goin’ Gone by Robert Glasper featuring Ro James and Anu Sun.

The Tree of Forgiveness (2018) by John Prine (Genre: Folk, County, Pop, Singer-Songwriter):

The just released album by quintessential singer-songwriter John Prine is his first since 2005’s Grammy winning LP Fair and Square.

Songs on the LP include: Knockin’ on Your Screen Door, Caravan of Fools, Boundless Love, Lonesome Friends of Science, No Ordinary Blue and Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)

The Sky Is Crying by Elmore James (Charly Records) (Genre: Blues):

The most influential slide guitarist in the post-World War II era. James started out playing as a youth in during the years between the World Wars. He isn’t as well remembered to main stream music listeners today though, because he died so young, at age 45 in 1963. And because he died in 1963 he really missed being re-discovered during the Blues Revival of the Sixties. So if you’re not familiar with the music of Elmore James, and you like guitar music, you really should check this album out!

The LP is from the British Blues label Charly features nine of his best songs including: The Sky is Crying, Take me Where You Go, She Done Moved, Pickin’ The Blues, It Hurts Me Too and Talk to Me Baby.

CD Recommendation of the Week:

Whatever it Takes (2018) by the James Hunter Six:

The new album by the rock and soul British sing-songwriter James Hunter and his band.

If you haven’t heard of James Hunter but you like the sixties soul and enjoyed the film The Commitments then this is an album you enjoy!

Songs on the LP include: Whatever It Takes, I Don’t Wanna Be Without You, I Should’ve Spoke Up, How Long and Show Her.

Videos of the Week:

About the new album with a taste of the new songs by the Steve Gadd Band

Forever by Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson and To June This Morning by Ruston Kelly and Kacey Musgraves

Knockin’ On Your Screen Door by John Prine

It Hurts Me Too by Elmore James

I Don’t Want To Be Without You by the James Hunter Six

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

*A library card is required to use the Freegal Music Service. If you live in the service area of the Southern Tier Library System, which consists of the public libraries in Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler and Alleghany counties in New York State, you can get a library card for free at your nearest public library – including our own Southeast Steuben County Library in Corning, New York. The Freegal Music Service is free for all Southern Tier Library System member libraries library card holders to access.

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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