Hi everyone, here are our lucky seven musical streaming* suggestions for the week.
(Click on the album cover to stream the album.)
Solo Wurlitzer Electric Piano: Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive (2017) by Rob Arthur (Genre: Pop, Electric Piano):
Keyboardist and guitarist Rob Arthur is a friend of, and has been the musical director for, Peter Frampton. On this instrumental LP from 2017, he offers a fun, upbeat keyboard-centric take on Frampton’s 1976 break out album Frampton Comes Alive.
Songs on the album include: Show Me The Way, All I Want To Be, It’s A Plain Shame, Wind of Change and Baby, I Love Your Way
The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings (2019) by Bob Dylan (Genre: Folk, Rock):
“A comprehensive anthology of music from the mythic first leg of Bob Dylan’s groundbreaking Rolling Thunder Revue, this 147 song digital box-set includes all five of Dylan’s full sets from that tour that were professionally recorded. The collection also provides the listener with an intimate insider’s seat for recently unearthed rehearsals at New York’s S.I.R. studios and the Seacrest Mote in Falmouth.” – Columbia Records
Songs in the collection include: One More Cup of Coffee, The Ballad of Ira Hayes, She Belongs to Me, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, I Shall Be Released and Ballad of a Thin Man.
Begin Again (2019) by Fred Hersch with WDR Big Band (Genre: Jazz):
The new album by the incomparable jazz composer and pianist Fred Hersch accompanied by the WDR Big Band!
Songs Without Words, No. 2 Ballad, Rain Waltz, Forward Motion, The Big Easy, Out Some Place (Blues for Matthew Shephard) and Pastorale.
Chasing Lights (2019) by Ida Mae (Rock, Folk, Blues):
“Hailing from Norfolk, U.K., Ida Mae are an acoustic alt-folk duo made up of husband-and-wife Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean. Delivering romantic and atmospheric songs with resonant guitar and passionate vocals, the pair owe their influences to the sound of Americana and deep South blues-rock. Their work can be heard on their 2019 debut LP Chasing Lights.” AllMusic
Play Our Favorite Country Classics (2016) by Ozarkansas Travelers (Genre: Country, Classic Country):
I wasn’t able to find out much about the band The Ozarkansas Travelers. Their website doesn’t seem to be up at the moment; and although they have a Facebook page, their is only a brief description of the group – “A band playing Classic Country Music from the 1940s and 1950s.”
Their FB page does feature a neat photo of the band:
And, really, as their music is great, perhaps all we need to know about them is that they play classic country music. If you like classic country music you should enjoy this album; the lead singer has a terrific deep voice, whoever he is!
Songs on the LP include Get Rhythm, Billy Bayou, Shotgun Boogie, Thanks A Lot and Oh Lonesome Me.
Full Moon (1993) by Dave Stryker (Genre: Jazz, Guitar):
Dave Stryker is a New York City based jazz guitarist who mixes blues and soul into his jazz for a delightful musical mixture. Full Moon is his 1993 break-out album, featuring great songs, some originals and some classics including The Sphinx composed by Ornette Coleman, Monk’s Mood composed by Thelonious Monk, I Mean You composted by Hawkins and Monk, Wise One composed by John Coltrane and Bayou Blues and Full Moon composed by Dave Stryker.
Father’s Day Playlist by Various Artists:
In the week up to Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, now seems like a good time to listen to a collection of songs that focus on dads!
Songs in this 82 song collection include Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash, Daddy Lessons by Beyoncé with the Dixie Chicks, Father’s House by Bruce Springsteen, Father and Daughter by Paul Simon, Papa Loves Mambo by Perry Como and I’m a Ding Dong Daddy by Louis Armstrong.
Videos of the Week:
Do You Feel Like We Do by Rob Arthur
Jumpin’ Jack Flash by Rob Arthur
Ballad of a Thin Man by Bob Dylan
One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below) (S.I.R. Studio Rehearsals, Oct. 21, 1975)
The Big Easy by Fred Hersch & WDR Big Band
Forward Motion by Fred Hersch & WDR Big Band
Chasing Lights by Ida Mae
Get Rhythm by Ozarkansas Travelers
Thanks a Lot by Ozarkansas Travelers
Bayou Blues by The Dave Stryker Quartet
The Sphinx by The Dave Stryker Quartet
Daddy Lessons by Beyoncé with the Dixie Chicks
I’m Her Daddy by Bill Withers
Papa Loves Mambo by Perry Como
Seeing My Father In Me by Paul Overstreet
Have a great weekend!
Linda Reimer, SSCL
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
Bill Withers: Still Himselft, but He’ll Allow the Attention by Ben Sisario (9/18/2015), New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/arts/music/bill-withers-still-himself-but-hell-allow-the-attention.html
Fred Hersch & the WDR Big Band: Begin Again Review by Jack Bowers (May 4, 2019), https://www.allaboutjazz.com/begin-again-fred-hersch-palmetto-records-review-by-jack-bowers.php
Ozark Travelers, Bandcamp, https://theozarktravelers.bandcamp.com/
*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.