Suggested Listening January 25, 2019

Hi everyone, here are our lucky seven musical streaming* suggestions for the week.

(Click on the photo of the albums to stream them)

Recomended Freegal Streaming Albums:

Look Up! (2017) by Andrew Gutauskas (Genre: Jazz):

Andrew Gutauskas is a Baritone Saxophonist and composer. He attended Julliard and is the musical director of the New York City based group Brass Against.

Look Up! is Gustaukas’s first EP and it features six great songs: Blues Day, Waterfalls, Dancing DD, How You Feelin’, I Don’t Know Yet and Look Up.


Folk Songs Of Old Eire (1967) (Digitally Remastered) by Judy Mayhan (Folk):

Judy Henske was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and studied at the University of Wisconsin in Madison before moving on to a music career. In the early sixties Henske sang in Californian coffeehouses before moving to New York City and becoming a part of the Greenwich Village folk music scene.

Henske has a deep, clear and strong voice and is one of those singers that could sing the old school telephone directory and make it sound good!

Folk Songs of Old Eire is a classic folk album and features the songs: Johnny Went Foling, One Morning In May, At the Foot of Yonder’s Mountain, Lass from the Low Country and Rockin’ the Cradle.


Essential Dolly Parton (2011) by Dollary Parton (Genre: Country):

The Essential Dolly Parton is a solid greatest hits collection by one of the quintessential country artists of our age.

Songs in the set include: Coat of Many Colors, Jolene, Please Don’t Stop Loving Me (with Porter Wagoner), Here You Come Again, 9 to 5 and Islands in the Stream (with Kenny Rogers).


Springsteen on Broadway by Bruce Springsteen (Genre: Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Traditional Rock):

Springsteen On Broadway was recorded during several concerts Springsteen played in New York City in 2017. The album features the Boss in an intimate setting – on the stage playing and singing solo.

Songs in the set include: Growin’ Up, My Hometown, My Father’s House, Thunder Road, The Promised Land, Brilliant Disguise and Tougher Than The Rest.


Straw In The Wind (2017) by The Steel Woods (Genre: Rockabilly, Country, Rock):

The Steel Woods are a traditional country/rock/rockabilly band that plays down the same road as Lynyrd Skynyrd. Straw In The Wind is their first album.

Songs on the LP include: Better In The Fall, Delia Jane’s Heart, The Well, If We Never Go, Whatever It Means To You and Let The Rain Come Down.


The Only Big Band CD You’ll Ever Need (2000) by Various Artists (Genre: Big Band, Jazz):

The Only Big Band CD You’ll Ever Need is...Well maybe not the only big band CD you’ll ever need, especially if you like streaming your music!

However, this is a terrific 20 song collection of classic 1930s & 1940s swing music by some of the biggest names in the genre including: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and Count Basie.

If you enjoy big band music then these songs are old friends. And if you don’t know much about big band music this collection is a great way to get your toes (and ears) wet!

Songs in the set include: Chattanooga Choo-Choo & In The Mood by The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Stompin’ At The Savoy by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, Take the “A” Train by Duke Ellington & his Orchestra, Begin The Beguine by Artie Shaw & His Orchestra and Tempo & Swing by Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra.


The Rza Presents Shaolin Soul Selection: Vol. 1 (2013) by Various Artists (Genre: R&B, Soul, Pop):

The Rza Presents Shaolin Soul Selection: Vol. 1albumfeatures 24 classic songs from the Stax Record vaults.

Songs in the set include: I Could Never Be Happy by The Emotions, in the Rain by The Dramatics, Packed Up And Took My Mind by Little Milton and I’ll Play The Blues For You by Albert King.



Blues Day – Andrew Gutauskas – Jazz Baritone Saxophone:


Rockin’ the Cradle by Judy Mayhan:


Mule Skinner Blues by Dolly Parton:


Tougher Than The Rest by Bruce Springsteen from Springsteen on Broadway:


Straw In The Wind by The Steel Woods:


Stompin’ At The Savoy by Benny Goodman And His Orchestra:


In The Mood by The Glenn Miller Orchestra:


Margie by Cab Calloway:


It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra:


I Forgot To Be Your Lover by William Bell:


Joy by Isaac Hayes:

Have a great weekend!


Linda, SSCL



Andrew Gutauskas Music Bio.

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Witburn

About Freegal: 

Freegal is a free streaming music service available for free to library card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries. STLS member libraries include all the public libraries in Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler and Allegany counties — including our own Southeast Steuben County Library.

You can download the Freegal music app to your mobile device or access the desktop version of the site by clicking on the following link:

*The Freegal service offers library card holders the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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