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

(Click on the photo of the album or playlist you’d like to hear, to play it!)

National Poetry Month Playlist by Various Artists (83 songs):

April is National Poetry month, and to celebrate Freegal has put together a playlist of poems and poetic music.

Poems/songs in the collection include: 14th Amendment by Sarah Kay, Blues Montage by Langston Hughes with Leonard Feather, Stealing Home by Nikki Giovanni, A Phenomenal Woman by Illse Huizinga, Howl by Allen Ginsberg, Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie by Bob Dylan and Talkin’ Dust Bowl Blues by Woody Guthrie.

 

The Essential Donovan by Donovan (Genre: Folk, Classic Pop-Rock): 

A greatest hits collection by the popular sixties folk singer. All the hits are here including: Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, There Is A Mountain, Jennifer Juniper, Hurdy Gurdy Man and Atlantis.

 

The Healing Game (2019) by Van Morrison (Genre: Pop, Rock, Folk): 

An aptly titled album by the great Irish singer-songwriter that has a healing feeling flowing through the music.

Songs on the LP include: Rough God Goes Riding, Fire in the Belly, Waiting Game, Piper at the Gates of Dawn and The Healing Game

 

Say Your Mind (2019) by Head for the Hills (Genre: Folk, Country):

Say Your Mind is cool four song EP from the Band Head For The Hills.

Songs include: Say Your Mind, Darkness Meets The Day, I Am The Problem and Can’t Stay This Way For Long

 

Enough (2019) by Rachel Wammack (Genre: Country): 

Enough is a five song EP from Rachel Wammack an Alabama native, singer-songwriter with pop flair. Songs on the EP include: Enough, Damage, Hard to Believe, Closure and My Boyfriend Doesn’t Speak For Me Anymore

 

The Complete Aristocrat & Chess Singles As & BS 1947-62, Vol. 1 by Muddy Waters (Genre: Blues): 

In celebration of the 104th anniversary of the legendary Bluesman Muddy Water’s birth, on April 4, 1915 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi – here’s a great set of his classic work including some of his most famous songs including:

Muddy Waters was one of the all time greatest blues players. He was born in Mississippi and moved to Chicago as a youth. He became one of the founding members of that first generation of post World War II blues players and he played a great guitar! Waters influenced countless players that came after him including Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Butterfield Blues Band etc. And if you’re not familiar with his playing – this set is a great place to start as it contains the bulk of his classic works including the songs:I Can’t Be Satisfied, I Feel Like Going Home, She Moves Me, Standing Around Crying, Rollin’ and Tumblin’, Waking’ Blues, I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man and Louisiana Blues.

 

Electric Church: A Blues Playlist by Various Artists:

We’re on a blues roll this week! The Electric Church: A Blues Playlist features 77 classic and modern blues songs and runs 5 hours and 12 minutes – perfect for the weekend!

Songs include: Electric Church Red House by Jimi Hendrix, A Few Good Years by Buddy Guy, Hard Row by The Black Keys, That’s All by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Champagne & Reefer by Muddy Waters, Back Door Man by Howlin’ Wolf, Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Lead Belly, Cross Road by Robert Johnson and Miss Martha King by B. B. King.

 

Videos of the Week:

14th Amendment by Sarah Kay

 

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

 

Mellow Yellow by Donovan

 

Wynken, Blynken And Nod by Donovan

 

At The End Of The Day by Van Morrison

 

The Healing Game by Van Morrison

 

Darkness Meets The Day by Head For The Hills

 

Say Your Mind by Head For The Hills

 

Enough by Rachel Wammack

 

How Will I Know by Rachel Wammack

 

Louisiana Blues by Muddy Waters

 

Rolling Stone (Catfish Blues) by Muddy Waters

 

Black Night Road by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

 

I Didn’t Know/Road of Love by The Jelly Roll Kings

 

She Shot Me Down by John Lee Hooker

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

REFERENCES:

AllMusic: https://www.allmusic.com/

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Witburn

Muddy Waters, Blues Performer Dies by Robert Palmer, appeared in The New York Times May 1, 1983, https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0404.html

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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