Hi everyone, here are our five musical recommendations for the week; four streaming suggestions* and one recommended album on CD.
Freegal Streaming Suggestions*
A Mighty Wind (Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2003) by Various Artists (Genre: Folk, Comedy, Soundtrack):
The film A Might Wind was created Christopher Guest, the man behind the comedic films movies Waiting For Guffman and Best in Show. And this movie, like those, and This Is Spinal Tap that came before them – is a comedy – in this case sending up the early sixties folk music scene by having a group of fictionalized 60s folk performers coming together years later to put on a show. The film has a nice soft nostalgic glow to it so if you like 60s folk music – you should enjoy this soundtrack – the songs were written for the film and performed by the actors in the movie.
The songs too are comedic but fun! And include: Old Joe’s Place by Folksmen, When You’re Next To Me by Mitch & Mickey, Never Did No Wanderin’ by Folksmen and Loco Man and The Good Book Song by New Main Street Singers.
Less Wise (2017) by Cody Jinks (Genre: Country):
Cody Jinks has had an interesting career to date. He started out playing trash metal before switching to country music. If you’re not familiar with his music he has a deep rich classic country type of voice and plays a mixture of updated classic southern and outlaw rock.
Less Wise is one of his best albums and includes the songs: Wake Up Becki!, Hippies & Cowboys, 65 Days in L.A., Somewhere in the Middle and Last Call for the Blues.
Worth It All (2018) by Jeffery Osborne (Genre: R&B):
Let a Brotha Know, Greatest Knight, Stay the Way You Are, Summer Nights, Saving My Love and Can’t Help Myself
Saturday Night with Mr. C (1958) by Perry Como (Genre: Easy Listening, Vocal):
A classic album by the golden pop age crooner Perry Como. This is a perfect easy listening album for the weekend!
Songs on the LP include: Dream Along With Me, It Could Happen To You, Letters Theme, Gypsy In My Soul and Come Rain or Come Shine.
Recommended CD of the Week:
The Very Best of Peppermint Harris
Peppermint Harris was a true original with a brilliant way with words which made him a superlative songwriter having man of his compositions recorded by top blues artists such as B.B. King and Bobby Bland. This is a must for blues fans and across the 56 tracks, there are many superb tracks as well as his two hits “Raining In My Heart” which reached #4 in the 1950 R&B chart and more importantly the classic drinking song “I Got Loaded” which hit the #1 spot for two weeks in 1951. Although this excellent 2CD set is by no means the complete it does present the most comprehensive exploration of his work between 1948 and 1959 yet released in the CD era. Fully detailed liner notes.
Songs on the LP include: Peppermint Boogie, Mable, Mable, Hey Sweet Thing, Have Another Drink And Talk To Me, I Cry For My baby and Need Your Lovin’
Videos of the Week:
A Mighty Wind is Blowin’ – New Main Street Singers, The Folksmen and Mitch & Mickey
Somewhere In The Middle by Cody Jinks
Worth It All By Jeffery Osborne
Accentuate The Positive by Perry Como
I Got Loaded by Peppermint Harris
Don’t Let Me Down by The Beatles
I Feel Fine by The Beatles
Have a great weekend!
*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.
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.
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!