Hi everyone, and just a bit late, here are our lucky seven musical recommendations for the week.
Our lucky seven suggested listens include five streaming suggestions* and two recommended albums on CD.
(Click on the photo to stream or request the album you’re interested in!)
Freegal Streaming Suggestions*
Henry Brown Blues (1961) by Henry Brown (Genre: Blues, Piano Blues):
This LP features a rocking collection of blues tunes by the great Saint Louis pianist Henry Brown.
Songs on album include: Henry Brown Blues, Bottled In Bond, Blues For Charlie O’Brien, Henry Brown Boogie and Handyman Blues.
Starfish (1988) by The Church (Genre: Rock, Eighties Rock):
A classic 1980s LP by the introspective Australian pop group.
Songs on the LP include: Under the Milky Way, Blood Money, North South East And West, Reptile and A New Season.
Live from the Ryman (2018) by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Genre: Rock):
The new album by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit is a rocking live LP!
Song in the set include; Last Of My Kind, Flying Over Water, The Life You Chose, Cumberland Gap and Something More Than Free.
Sweet Freedom – Now What? (1994) by Joe McPhee (Genre: Jazz):
Saxophonist Joe McPhee recorded this album as a modern day tribute to Max Roach’s classic 1960 album Sweet Freedom. McPhee takes Roach’s songs and makes them his own, which makes for a great listening experience! He is joined on the LP by Paul Plimley on acoustic piano and Lisle Ellis on double bass.
Songs on the LP include: Mendacity, Driva’ Man, Self Portrait, Singing With A Sword In My Hand, Garvey’s Ghost & Approaching The Smoke.
Annie Up (2013) by Pistol Annies (Genre: Country, Pop):
The Pistol Annies are a country trio comprised of singer-songwriters Angaleena Presley, Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe. The Annies wrote or co-wrote all the songs on Annie Up and blended their musical narratives together to create an intimate and relatable album.
Songs on the LP include: I Feel A Sin Comin’ On, Hush Hush, Unhappily Married, Loved By A Workin’ Man, Don’t Talk About Him, Tina and Girls Like Us.
Recommended CDs of the Week:
Jazz Profile: Grant Green (1997) by Grant Green (Genre: Jazz):
“Jazz Profile compiles highlights from Grant Green’s recordings for Blue Note, drawing a rough portrait of his career. The compilation features both soul-jazz and hard-bop cuts, giving a good sense of Green’s depth and range. While there isn’t anything here that will appeal to collector’s, Jazz Profile does offer a nice introduction for curious listeners.” (AllMusic)
Songs on the LP include: Baby’s Minor Lope, My Little Suede Shoes, Go Down Moses, Talking About J. C., Somewhere In The Night and My Favorite Things.
River: The Joni Letters (2007) by Herbie Hancock (Genre: Jazz):
This album features Hancock playing tribute to the terrific songwriter Join Mitchell; he covers 10 of her songs and is accompanied by some great guest artists.
Songs in the set include: Court and Spark (w. Norah Jones), The Jungle Line (w. Leonard Cohen), The River, Edith and Kingpen (w. Tina Turner), Tea Leaf Prophecy (w. Joni Mitchell), Both Sides Now and Amelia (w. Luciana Souza).
Videos of the Week:
Henry Brown Blues by Henry Brown
Under The Milky Way by The Church
Hope The High Road by Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Best Years Of My Life by Pistol Annies
This Is The Blues by Otis Spann
Tea Leaf Prophecy by Herbie Hancock with Joni Mitchell
River by Herbie Hancock with Joni Mitchell
Somewhere In The Night by Grant Green
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!