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!)
Hi everyone, just a quick reminder, the library is closed for spring cleaning this Saturday. And the library’s creation team will be at the Twin Tiers Mini Maker Faire at Corning Community College this Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We’ll have several cool make-it-and-take-it-with-you creation projects for your enjoyment – come and visit us in the gym.
Here’s a link to a PDF showing where all the creators will be at the Maker Faire:
And on to our lucky seven musical recommendations of the week!
When Lights Are Low (1964) by Tony Bennett (Genre: Traditional Pop, Vocal):
A classic album by the great 20th Century vocalist.
Smooth, easy listening music at its finest!
Songs on the album include: Nobody Else But Me, When Lights Are Low, I’ve Got Just About Everything, Oh! You Crazy Moon & It Had To Be You.
Resilience (2018) by the Calidore String Quartet:
The Calidore Quartet consists of Jeffrey Myers & Ryan Meehan on Violins, Jeremy Berry on Viola and Estelle Choi on cello. The group has received international acclaim, has played concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus and won the $100,000 grand prize at inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition.
Resilience is the major label debut by the group and features music by composers Janacek, Prokofiev, Golijov & Mendelssohn.
When Guitars Ruled: A Tribute to the Shadows (2001) by The Echoes (Genre: Guitar, Instrumental):
Take a listening trip back to the days of vintage guitar instrumental music! There are several rock groups named The Echoes. And as the group that is being paid tribute to – is the classic guitar-centric British band The Shadows, one could be forgiven for, at first glance, thinking that the band who recoded this LP is the British band of the same name.
In fact, this band, The Echoes, hailed from Israel and played their cool classic rock music in the sixties and early seventies throughout Israel. The band featured Israel Gerson and Ramy Sadnai on guitars, Avital Raz and Alberto Shpilka on bass and Yossi Lahat on drums.
Songs on this laid back upbeat LP include: Shadoogie, Atlantis, Dance On, Peace Pipe, Foot Tapper and The Frightened City.
The Best Of (2013) by The International Sweethearts of Rhythm (Genre: Swing, Jazz, Big Band):
During World War II, when women were picking up the slack for the men who had gone off to war, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm formed and became one of the first all-female big bands to garner acclaim, respect and popularity. The 17-piece group was formed in Rankin County Mississippi in 1939, and was led by singer Anna Mae Winburn. The group featured excellent soloists including trumpeter Tiny Davis and saxophonist Viola Burnside. The band toured the country, appeared on radio broadcasts and made a few records before disbanding in 1949. Most of the band’s recordings were made for the Armed Forces Radio network, and you can hear that in this collection as most of the songs are introduced by an MC.
Songs in this terrific 18 song set include: Lady Be Good, Bugle Call Rag, Sweet Georgia Brown, Gin Mill Special, Honeysuckle Rose and One O’clock Jump.
The Coroner’s Gambit (2000) by The Mountain Goats (Genre: Folk, Rock):
The Mountain Goats is led by introspective singer-songwriter John Darnielle.
The Mountain Goats music is best described as bare bones folk music with rock overtones. The music consists of a guitar or two and the singing of John Darnielle which makes for sparse and accessible music – the listener feels as if John Darnielle is stitting nearby playing just for the listener.
Songs on the LP include: Insurance Fraud #2, Trick Mirror, Horseradish Road, Family Happiness and The Alphonse Mambo.
King’s Ballad (2010) by Georgia Anne Muldrow (Genre: R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz & Electronic):
Georgie Anne Muldrow grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by music. Her mother Rickie Byars-Beckwith is a vocalist and her father Ronald Muldrow was a guitarist. Muldrow is a very versatile musician with a great voice and is a very prolific recording artists having released twelve albums since 2004.
King’s Ballad is her fourth album and features the songs: Simple Advice, Kings Ballad, Summer Love, Can’t Stand Yo Love, March for Africa and Thatch.
Gathering (2017) by Josh Ritter (Americana, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Pop-Rock):
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Josh Ritter was born in Idaho and, as a youth was inspired to pick up a guitar and start singing after hearing Bob Dylan’s music. He is known for his deep singing voice and the witty lyrics of his songs.
Gathering is his twelfth album and features the songs: Train Go By, Myrna Loy, Strangers, Thunderbolt’s Goodnight, Showboat and Shaker Love Song.
Videos of the Week:
Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Tony Bennett
When The Lights Are Low by Tony Bennett
Joseph Haydn Quartet in C Major “Emperor” by Calidore Quartet (25 minutes & 59 seconds!)
Foot Tapper by The Echoes
Shadoogie by The Echoes
Videos of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm (24 minutes & 22 seconds)
This 24 minute video is made of clips that appear to have been part of the old Soundies series of videos. Soundies played in small coin operated, self-contained rear projection video machines, known as Panoramas, that were available in restaurants, night clubs and other public venues in the 1940s.
Bluejays and Cardinals by The Mountain Goats
Scotch Grove by The Mountain Goats
Showboat by Josh Ritter
Train Go By by Josh Ritter
Crackerjack by The Shadows
Have a great weekend!
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
The All-Female Big Bands That Made History During World War II by Audie Cornish & Noah Caldwell. April 17, 2019. NPR, https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/714405107/the-all-female-big-bands-that-made-history-during-world-war-ii
Calidore String Quartet
The Echoes: When Guitars Ruled – A Tribute to the Shadows. Blues Leaf, http://www.bluesleaf.com/artists/echoes.htm
King’s Ballad review by Andy Kellerman, AllMusic, https://www.allmusic.com/album/kings-ballad-mw0001956315
*Freegal is a free streaming music service available for free to library cardholders 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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