Suggested Listening March 1, 2019

Hi everyone, here are our lucky seven musical streaming* suggestions for the week. This week we offer a mix of suggested playlists and albums.

(Click on the photos of the albums you’re interested in to stream them!)

B-Day (2006) by Beyoncé (Genre: R&B, Pop):

B-Day is Beyoncé’s second album, it was originally released in 2006 and it shows the former Destiny’s Child singer just hitting her creative stride. Stand out songs, among an entire album full of stand out songs, include the funky Déjà Vu, the introspective Ring The Alarm, the bouncy and guitar-centric Suga Mama and Upgrade U featuring a determined lady setting out the way it is going to be!


Lovers and Leavers (2016) by Hayes Carll (Genre: Americana, Folk) :

Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll sounds like an American Chris Rea* with a more Americana-folk style of playing.

This 2016 LP shows him in fine fettle with a collection of thoughtful slice-of-life songs that show Carll contemplating life, the way things change over time and just thinking as he’s driving down the highway.

Songs in the set include: Drive, Sake of the Song, The Love That We Need, My Friends, The Magic Kid and Jealous Moon.


Golden Slumbers: A Father’s Lullaby (2002) by Various Artists (Genre: Easy Listening, Jazz):

This collection of soothing light jazz is perfect to play as you get kids ready for bed, and also perfect for those of us without kids who simply want to unwind at the end of the day.

Artists and songs in the collection include: Blackbird by David & Jeff Koz, Brahms Lullaby by Brain Culbertson, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Dave & Jeff Koz, When You Wish Upon A Star by David Benoit and You Can Close Your Eyes by Norman Brown.


Jazz And The Philharmonic (2014) by Various Artists (Genre: Jazz, Classical):

Jazz and the Philharmonic is a cool album featuring classical and jazz artists recorded live in concert at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center in January 2013.

Artist and songs in the set include: Autumn Leaves by Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea & Dave Grusin, Simple Gifts by Mark O’Connor and Dave Grusin, The Man I Love by Elizabeth Joy Roe & Shelley Berg, Fugue in C Minor by Eric Owens, Terence Blanchard and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Solfeggietto by Elizabeth Joy Roe, Terence Blanchard and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.


March Madness Playlist by Various Artists (Genre: Pop, Rock, R&B etc.):

This 81 songs collection runs more than 5 hours and features some great songs to get you into the mood while you’re waiting for the game to start!

Artists/Songs featured in the collection include: Run’s House by RUN-DMC, Jump Around by House of Pain, Crazy in Love by Beyoncé, Jamboree by Jamboree, Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, Thunderstruck by AC/DC and Slam Dunk by Dan Jordan.

And if you love basketball but aren’t into modern music – you might check out this more traditional collection of marching band music!


March Madness by Various College Basketball Marching Band (Genre: Marching Band):

March Madness offers a collection of classic college basketball fight songs form the marching bands of a variety of universities including: Across The Field by Ohio State University Band, I’m A Jawyhawk by University Of Kansas Marching Band, Down, Down The Field by Syracuse University Marching Band, Notre Dame Victory March by University of Notre Dame Marching Band and The Victors by University of Michigan Marching Band.


El Amor de Su Vida (2019) by Pandora (Latin, Pop, Folk):

Pandora is family trio consisting of sisters Fernanda Meade and Isabel Lascurian and their cousin Mayte Lascurian. The group released their first album, the self-titled LP Pandora, in 1985. Más Pandora Que Nunca is their 2019 release and shows the singers as seasoned pros sweetly singing with the passion and depth that only comes as the years pass.

Songs on the LP include: Corre, Me Vas a Extrañar, Dónde Está el Amor, Darte un Beso & Te Dejo en Libertad.


St. Patrick’s Day Playlist by Various Artists (Genre: Celtic, Folk, Classical, Pop, Rock etc.):

The Luck of the Irish by Great Irish Pub Songs, I’m Shipping up to Boston by Boston Pops Orchestra, The Galway Girl by Celtic Thunder, Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison, Finnegan’s Wake by The Irish Masters, Galway Bay by Johnny Cash and The Spanish Lady by The Dubliners.

And for those who favor a more traditional Irish music – here’s a greatest hits collection by the Chieftains!


The Essential Chieftains by The Chieftains (Genre: Folk, Internetional):

The Essential Chieftains is a thirty three song greatest hits collection and includes the following songs: Lots Of Drops Of Brandy, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Boil The Breakfast Early, The Donegal Set, The Bells of Dublin and The Foggy Dew.


Bonus Recommendation: Chris Rea!

If you’re not familiar with Chris Rea, he’s a British singer-songwriter and blues guitarist – and his singing does indeed remind one of Hayes Carll! Or perhaps it is the other way around… as I believe Chris Rea is older than Hayes Carll – either way Chris Rea’s music is top notch, especially if you love the sound of blues guitar.

And here is a link to Chris Rea’s 2019 release –

Blue Guitar: A Collection of Songs (2007) by Chris Rea (Genre: Blues, Rock):

Blue Guitar features the songs: Where The Blues Come From, Only a Fool Plays by the Rules, The Soul of My Father’s Shadow, The American Way and Come Change My World.


Videos of the Week:

Suga Mama by Beyoncé

The Magic Kid by Hayes Carll

Brahms Lullaby by Brian Culbertson

Fugue in C Minor by Fugue in C Minor by Eric Owens, Terence Blanchard & The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied) by B.T. Express

Down the Field by Syracuse University Marching Band

Hail Purdue by Purdue Marching Band

El Amor de Su Vida by Pandora

Galway Girl by Celtic Thunder

Trying To Pull Myself Away by Glen Hansard

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

Where The Blues Comes From by Chris Rea

Joys of Christmas by Chris Rea

In Memoriam Andre Previn:

West Side Story (1960) by Andre Previn and his Pals (the entire album)

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL



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.

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