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’re interested in!)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

Dixie Melodies by The Street Parade Band (Genre: Jazz, Dixieland, Easy Listening):

I searched online and couldn’t find any information on The Street Parade Band!

However, this is a fun, upbeat, brass centered album.

And it is perfect for summer time listening!

Songs on the album include: Samantha’s Blues, Frankie & Johnny, Hot Dog Stomp, Chinese Eggroll and Aircastle.

More Ghost Stories written by M. R. James & read by Bart Wolffe (Genre: Spoken Word, Audiobook):

This collection of ghost stories by the classic British author M. R. James is perfect listening material for a summer evening!

The stories in this collection include: A School Story, The Rose Garden, The Tractate Middoth, The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral and Mr. Humphreys and His Inheritance.

Soul Man (1968) by Soul Finders (Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul):

The Soul Finders were led by the great New Orleans songwriter and pianist Eddie Bo and their sound is similar in scope to that of the great music made by Stax label artists in the sixties. If you enjoy horn-centric rock music – this album is for you!

Songs on the LP include: Soul Man, Chain Of Fools, I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good, Sweet Soul Woman, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore and Explosion In My Soul.

The Travelin’ McCourys (2018) by The Travelin’ McCourys (Genre: Folk, Country, Pop, Rock): 

The Travelin’ McCourys are a modern string band led by brothers Rob & Ronnie McCoury. Rob & Ronnie are the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury – so great music is a family tradition!

Songs on the LP include: Natural to Be Gone, Cumberland Blues, The Hardest Part, Let Her Go, Freedom Blues and Travelin’.

Recommended CD of the Week:

Eight Classic Albums by Hank Williams:

This four disc set contains the albums I Saw The Light (1954), Ramblin’ Man (1954), As Luke The Drifter (1954), Memorial Album (1953), Moanin’ The Blues (1952), Honky Tonkin’ (1954), Sing Me A Blue Song (1957) and The Immortal Hank Williams (1958).

Songs in the 94 song collection include: I Saw The Light, Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul, Ramblin’ Man, Nobody’s Lonesome For Me, Lonesome Whistle and I’ve Been Down That Road Before.

Videos of the Week:

Samantha’s Blues by The Street Parade Band

Mr. Humphreys And His Inheritance written by M. R. James – video by ITV

Soul Man by The Soul Finders

Cumberland Blues by The Travelin’ McCourys

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams

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.

Links to the desktop versions of the catalogs for the library system – apps for each are available in your app store:

Digital Library Catalogs:

Freegal offers streaming and downloadable music

OverDrive allows you to check out eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and handful of streaming videos

RB Digital is the place you go to check out magazines – on demand – and you never have to return them!

The Traditional Library Catalog:

You can search for and request books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks on CD and other physical format items through StarCat – it is the modern day card catalog!

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