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*

The Essential Chieftains by The Chieftains (Genre: Irish, Folk, International, Fiddle, Acoustic):

A greatest hits collection by the world renowned Irish players.

Songs on the album include: Lots Of Drops Of Brandy, O’Sullivan’s March, The Wind Shakes The Barley, Boil The Breakfast Early, The Green Fields Of America and Jabadaw

Strange Trails by Lord Huron (Genre: Rock, Folk-Rock, Pop, Indie):

Lord Huron is an indie band named after the Great Lake and lead by singer-songwriter Ben Schneider.

Strange Trails is their 2015 sophomore effort. The music is in a nice Americana troubadour rock style. The album includes the songs: Le Belle Fleur Sauvage, Hurricane, Fool for Love, Meet Me In The Woods, The Yawning Grave, Frozen Pines and Cursed.

Ned Rorem: Winter Pages/Bright Music by Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Players (Genre: Classical, Avant Garde):

The great composer and educator is 95 and despite having retired from composing, he is still going strong!

The New York Times featured a story on Rorem this past week – here is the link:

This album of classical compositions is performed by the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Players.

Elementary by Wah Wah Watson (Genre: Pop, Jazz, Fusion):

The first solo album by a top notch studio guitarist known for playing with Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye.

This album is a fun ode to the seventies, it sounds like it could have been the soundtrack for a classic seventies film, and as you would expect there is a lot of wah-wah guitar playing throughout.

Songs on the LP include: Goo Goo Wah Wah, Love Ain’t Somethin’, Good Friends, Bubbles, I’ll Get By Without You and Sunset Boulevard.

Bonus:

And here’s a bonus suggestion for this week, and album of relaxing music for the dogs in your family!

Dog Music – Relaxing Sounds for Dogs by Various Artists (Genre: Easy Listening):

Artists on the LP include: Henry Smith, Andy Stringer, RPM (Relaxing Piano Music), Sleepy Times, The Sleep Specialist & Natural Sound Makers, The Piano Guys, Hans Zimmer, Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Man and more

Recommended CD of the Week:

75 Best Jazz Tracks of the Early Sixties by Various Artists (Genre: Jazz):

A fantastic collection of early sixties jazz classics! Songs in the multi-disc set include: Giant Steps by John Coltrane, West Coast Blues by Wes Montgomery, Lester Left Town by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Open Sesame by Freddie Hubbard, Killer Joe by The Jazztet, Strollin’ by Horace Silver Quintet, Driva Man by Max Roach and many more.

Videos of the Week:

Rorem, Winter Pages Complete by Trio Morelia

The Wind That Shakes The Barley/The Reel With The Beryl by The Chieftains

The Bells of Dublin/Christmas Eve by The Chieftains

Cursed by Lord Huron

My Favorite Things by John Coltrane

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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