Suggested Listening February 22, 2019

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

(Click on the photos of the albums you’d like to hear to stream them!)

Tennessee Alabama Fireworks (2018) by Boo Ray (Genre: Country, Alt Country)

Originally from Georgia, singer-songwriter and guitarist Boo Ray is a self-described “southern troubadour” who moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to begin a recording career; Tennessee Alabama Fireworks is his latest LP and features great modern rocking country music!

Songs on the LP include: A Tune You Can Whistle, Gone Back Down to Georgia, Honky Tonk Dream, She Wrote the Song and Dee Elle.


Souled by José Feliciano (Genre: Guitar, Latin, Pop, Flamenco):

A classic sixties LP by the great flamenco guitarist and singer José Feliciano.

Feliciano has a gift for blending his terrific flamenco guitar playing with popular songs to create fun, uplifting music.

Songs in the set include: Younger Generation, I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, And The Sun Will Shine, Hey! Baby and Hitchock Railway


Ceilings and Floors (2019) by Lisa Frangeur (Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening):

Ceilings and Floors is the brand new album by Swedish jazz singer Lisa Frangeur. I’ll admit I had never heard of Lisa Frangeur before I did the research for this posting. However, she has a great voice and this is a lovely, easy listening collection of songs – perfect for a relaxing weekend at home.

Songs on the LP include: Wouldn’t it Be Nice, Ceilings And Floors, Waltz About Falling, Peace of Mind and There Must Be Love.


Mio caro Händel by Simone Kermes (Genre: Classical):

Simone Kermes is a coloratura soprano who is known for her outstanding singing of Baroque and early operatic pieces.

According to Google the title of her new album, Mio caro Händel, translates into English as “My Dear Handel”, and as you might expect the album features works by the great 18th Century composer George Frideric Handel including Rinaldo: Furie Terribili! Armida (Act I, Scene 5), Amadigi Di Gaula: Ah, Spietato Melissa (Act I, Scene 4), Athalia: My Vengeance Awakes Me Athalia (Part II, Scene 2) and The Triumph of Time and Truth: Guardian Angels Beauty (Part III).


The Best of The ’68 Comeback Special (2019) by Elvis Presley (Genre: Rock, Traditional Rock):

This album was just released on February 15 to mark the 50th anniversary of Elvis’s renowned TV special –  The NBC “68 Comback Special.”

If you’re not a huge Elvis fan and you wonder why Elvis is known as a pillar of rock n’ roll because you’ve mostly heard his ballads on the radio then this album, and the video of the ’68 Comeback Special, will give you a clue!

And if you are an Elvis fan – enjoy!


Radio Hits of the Seventies by Various Artists (Genre: Pop, Rock):

I’m showing my vintage but I couldn’t resist including this neat collection of seventies pop songs!

Song in this various artists collection include: Please Come To Boston by Dave Loggins, Life Is A Rock by Reunion, STIR IT UP by Johnny Nash, My Maria by B. W. Stevenson, Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks, Amie by Pure Prairie League and Magnet and Steel by Walter Egan.


Are You Open? (2019) By Seth Walker (Genre: Blues, Pop, Rock):

Seth Walker is a blues guitarist from Austin, Texas known for his T-Bone Walker-ish style of guitar playing, and Are You Open? is his brand new album.

Songs on the LP include: Giving It All Away, All I Need to Know, Hard Road, No Bird and Are You Open?


Videos of the Week:

A Tune You Can Whistle by Boo Ray

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight by Jose Feliciano

Hey! Baby by Jose Feliciano

Ceilings And Floors by Lisa Frangeur

Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11, Act I, Scene 4: Ah, spietato by Simone Kermes

That’s Alright Mama by Elvis

Baby, What You Want Me To Do Jam from the video version of the 50th Anniversary of the ’68 Comeback Special

Life Is A Rock by Reunion

Please Come To Boston by David Loggins

Turn The Beat Around by Vickie Sue Robinson

Are You Open? By Seth Walker

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL



The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Witburn

Official Boo Ray Site,

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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