Suggested Listening April 5, 2019

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!)

Reboot (2019) by Brooks & Dunn (Genre: Country):

Brooks & Dunn have re-recorded some of their best songs with some fantastic guest artists.

Songs & guest artists in the set include: Neon Moon with Kacey Musgraves, Hard Workin’ Man with Brothers Osborne, My Maria with Thomas Rhett, Boot Scootin’ Boogie with Midland and Red Dirt Road with Cody Johnson.


The Girls Won’t Leave The Boys Alone (2001) by Cherish The Ladies (Genre: Folk, Celtic):

Cherish The Ladies is an American folk group consisting of Joanie Madden, Mary Coogan, Heidi Talbot, Roisin Dillon and Mirella Murray. The group is joined by a number of talent guest artists for this album including: John McCutcheon, Luka Bloom & Liam Clancy.

The album features the following songs: Rambling Irishman with John McCutcheon, Mullin’s Fancy with Matt Molloy, An Poc Ar Buille with Liam O’Monlai and Down By The Glenside with Paddy Reilly.


Emma Jean (2014) by Lee Fields & The Expressions (Genre: R&B, Retro/Classic R&B)

If you like traditional R&B and haven’t heard Lee Fields music before, here is your chance!

This is a great album that features great classic soul vibes, cool guitar playing and singing and, if you listen closely, you might even hear an elephant too!

Songs on the LP include: Just Can’t Win, Magnolia, Standing By Your Side, Talk To Somebody and Into The Woods.


Lagniappe Sessions, Vol. 1 by Various Artists (Genre: Rock):

Launched in 2005, the blog Aquarium Drunkard has become a daily destination for many on a never ending quest for musical discovery. In 2011, AQD established The Lagniappe Sessions featuring some of the site’s favorite artists covering some of their favorite artists. AQD posts these exclusive sessions as free MP3s on the site for fans to enjoy. Nearly 100 sessions later, and some of the great names in modern music have taken part. AQD and Light In The Attic have joined forces, picking one dozen tracks culled from the sessions, all of which have never been released on vinyl – including Of Montreal covering The Kingston Trio, Kevin Morby taking on The Germs, and Matthew E. White doing Randy Newman. Additional artists include Dungen, Sonny & The Sunsets, William Tyler, and Ryley Walker. Limited to 1,500 copies on colored wax and available, in a 10 song edition, for streaming. –Editorial Review

Songs in the set include: All My Sorrows by Of Montreal, Tracy Had a Hard Day Sunday by Sonny and the Sunsets, Everybody Is Crazy by Ryley Walker, Allison Road by White Fence and All I Wanna Do by Ultimate Painting.


When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective (2019) by Lissie (Genre: Indie Folk, Folk):

Lissie, whose full name is Lissie Maurus, is a gifted folk singer-songwriter originally from Rock Island, Illinois. This is a mellow, introspective, easy listening collection featuring the songs: Sleepwalking, Castles, Everywhere I Go, When I’m Alone, Dreams & Best Days.


The Chisa Years 1965-1975 (Rare and Unreleased) by Hugh Masekela (Genre: Jazz, Folk):

Hugh Masekela was a great trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader and singer who was known as the “father of South African jazz.”

Google even featured him in a Doodle, on April 4, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of his birth.

The Chisa Years 1965-1975 features songs that have classic sixties and early seventies musical threads musical woven with traditional African folk threads – which makes for a neat album!

Songs on the LP include: Afro Beat Blues with Ojah, Joala with The Zulus, Tepo with Baranta, Awe Mfana with Johannesburg Street Band and Melodi with Letta Mbulu.


Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini & Poulenc: Organ Concerto (2019) by Cameron Carpenter (Genre: Classical):

Cameron Carpenter is a wizard organist whose modern approach to music has made his work accessible to popular music fans. This LP features both a version of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, recorded live, and, Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani.


Videos of the Week:

Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You Brooks & Dunn with Brett Youngwith Brett Young


Boot Scootin’ Boogie by Brooks & Dunn with Midland


Far From Home by Cherish The Ladies


Rambling Irishman by Cherish The Ladies with John McCutcheon


In The Woods by Lee Fields & The Expressions


Just Can’t Win by Lee Fields & The Expressions


Allison Road by White Fence


All My Sorrows by Of Montreal


Dreams by Lissie


When I’m Alone by Lissie


Aredze by Hugh Masekela with The Zulus


Witch Doctor by Hugh Masekela with Baranta & Miatta Fahinbulleh


Cameron Carpenter playing Bach


Cameron Carpenter playing Rachmaninoff at Wiener Konzerthaus

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL



The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Witburn

*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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