Suggested Listening May 10, 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!)

The Music Never Stops (2019) by Betty Carter (Genre: Jazz, Vocal):

The Music Never Stops is a wonderful album by the late Betty Carter. The album was recorded in 1992 and has just been released. The recording was made at one of the early Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts and shows Carter at her singing best.

Songs on the album include Ms. B.C., Make It Last, 30 Years, Moonlight in Vermont, The Good Life and Bridges.

High Button Shoes (1947) (Broadway Show Soundtrack):

The High Button Shoes story is set in 1913 New Brunswick, NJ, is based on the 1946 novel the Sisters Liked Them Handsome by Stephen Longstreet and chronicles the humorous encounters between two conmen and the Longstreet Family.

The musical was composed by the legendary duo of Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn.

Songs on the LP include I Get Jealous, Papa, Won’t You Dance With Me, There’s Nothing Like a Model T, Get Away for a Day in the Country and On a Sunday by the Sea.

Live Through The Years (2019) by Billy Joel (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Rock):

Billy Joe’s greatest hits performed live in concert through the years.

The collection features the songs Angry Young Man, Just The Way You Are, The Ballad of Billy the Kid, Allentown, Pressure and The Downeaster “Alexa.”

Night Music (2019) by Dorothee Oberlinger & I Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca (Genre: Classical):

Dorothee Oberlinger is a classical recorder player and has performed with Musica Antiqua Köln and London Baroque. She also teaches at the Mozarteum Academy in Vienna, Austria.

Night Music is her new album and her playing ranges from joyous to hauntingly beautiful.

Songs on the album include Nani Nani, Violin Concerto in E Major, Chamber Concerto in G Minor and Engels Nachtegaeltje.

The Secret (2019) by Alan Parsons (Genre: Pop/Rock):

Progressive rock legend Alan Parsons is back with a brand new album full of his classic mixture of symphonic and progressive rock styles.

Songs on the album include The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, As Lights Fall, One Note Symphony, Sometimes and Soirree Fantastique.

Today Was A Good Day (2019) by Lucy Spraggan:

In his AllMusic Review critic James Christopher Monger described this LP this way “Today Was a Good Day delivers an affable, versatile, and relatable blast of mostly cheery, hook-laden folk-pop that evokes names like KT Tunstall, the Lumineers, and Courtney Barnett.” And that succinctly sums it up! Lucy Spraggan’s style features a great mixture of relatable modern folks songs with a pop rock beat.

Songs on this refreshing album include Stick the Kettle On, Connie’s Bar, Love is the Best Revenge, The Waiting Room and As the Saying Goes.

Restless Wind (2019) by George Winston (Genre: Piano, Instrumental, Easy Listening, New Age):

The great George Winston takes a melodic tour through the past with his new album Restless Wind.

Songs on the LP include  Cancion Mixteca (Immigrant’s Lament) from 1915, Gershwin’s Summertime, Sam Cook’s A Change Is Gonna Come, the Stephen Stills classic For What It’s Worth, The Times of Harvey Milk from 1984 and a wonderful medley The Wayward Wind which spotlights the songs The Restless Wind and Que Sera Sera.

Videos of the Week:

Bridges by Betty Carter


If I Should Lose You by Betty Carter


Can’t You See Yourself In Love With Me by Mark Dawson & Lois Lee from the original Broadway cast recording of High Button Shoes


Nothing Like A Model T by Phil Silvers from the original Broadway cast recording of High Button Shoes


Scenes from an Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel


Through The Years Medley by Billy Joel


Chamber Concerto in G Minor, RV 104, “La notte”: I. Largo


Nani Nani (Sephardic Song, Arr. for Solo Recorder) by Dorothee Oberlinger


Miracle by Alan Parsons featuring Jason Mraz


Sometimes by Alan Parsons, featuring Lou Gramm


Lighting by Lucy Spraggan


Today Was A Good Day by Lucy Spraggan


Cancion Mixteca (Immigrant’s Lament) by George Winston


For What Its Worth by George Winston

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


*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.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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