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*
Outcast EP (2018) by Liz Brasher (Genre: Pop, Rock, Rock Vocal)
Guitarist and vocalist Liz Brahser is 27, grew up in North Carolina and now lives in Memphis.
Her 2018 EP Outcast has been highly praised by NPR, and to this listener’s ears it sounds like solid garage band music backing the deep voiced vocals of Brasher. If you like traditional (aka roots) Rock and Roll then you should enjoy this LP.
Songs on the EP include: Body of Mine, Come My Way, Feel Something, Outcast, Remain and Cold Baby.
The Coral (2002) by The Coral (Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Mod Rock, Retro-Rock):
The Coral hail from Hoylake, England which is just across the Mersey River from Liverpool. The group was formed in 1996, and the band consist of James Skelly on guitar and vocals, Bill Ryder-Jones on guitar, Ian Skelly on drums, Paul Duffy on bass and Nick Powers on keyboards. This album is highly rated on the AllMusic site and I’ll admit I had never heard of the band until I stumbled across a review of the brand new LP Move Through The Dawn. However, as with Liz Brasher if you like traditional Rock and Roll, whether you call it roots rock, retro rock or just plain Rock and Roll – then you should enjoy the music of this group.
Songs on the LP include: Shadows Fall, I Remember When, Dreaming of You, Skeleton Key, Wildfire and Calendars and Clocks.
And if you’re wondering why I’m not recommending the bands 2018 LP – that is because Freegal doesn’t have it – but our library will be adding it to our collection shortly.
West Side Story Reimagined (2018) by Bobby Sanabria Big Band (Genre: Jazz, Showtunes):
Bobby Sanabria and his band reinterpret the entire Bernstein West Side Story soundtrack. The songs were recorded live at Lincoln Center and feature intros by Bobby and his band. This swinging album is fun!
Songs on the album include: America, Tonight, Maria, Cool, The Rumble, Somwhere, One Hand One Heart and Gym Scene.
Your Favourite Coffee House – The Coffee Pad, Vol. 1 by Various Artists (Genre: Mariachi, Mexican folk and just plain festive music by whatever designation!)
Songs on the LP include: Moliendo Cafe by Hernan Gamboa, El Agua Cerro by Mariposa Solar, La Prietita Clara by Amparo Ochoa, El Manisero by Dos Gardenias and El Gallo.
Recommended CD of the Week:
Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole (2018 by) David Davis & The Warrior River Boys (Genre: Bluegrass, Traditional Country, Folk, Acoustic):
Mandolinist and vocalist Dave Davis and the Warrior River Boys play songs originally recorded by Charlie Poole and His North Carolina Ramblers in the 1920s and 1930s.
Songs on the album include: He Rambled, One Moonlight Night, Ramblin’ Blues, Leaving Home, Goodbye Mary Dear, Milwaukee Blues and White House Blues.
Videos of the Week:
Outcast by Liz Brasher
Shadows Fall by The Coral
America by Bobby Sanabria and The Multiverse Big Band
El Manisero by Dos Gardenias
Ramblin’ Blues by David Davis & The Warrior River Boys
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!