Suggested Listening July 5, 2019

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

(Click on the album cover to stream the album.)

Eddie and The Cruisers: The Unreleased Tapes by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band (Genre: Classic Rock, Traditional Rock, Soundtrack):

More classic rock music from Eddie and the Cruisers, AKA John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. Songs on the LP include Fool and His Money, NYC Song, College Rap, Just a Matter of Time and Down on My Knees.

The Greatest Hits by The Lovin’ Spoonful (Genre: Classic Rock, Folk-Rock, Singer-Songwriter):

A greatest hits collection by the ever cheerful Lovin’ Spoonful featuring the songs Summer in the City, You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice, Do You Believe in Magic and Daydream.

I Think I Love You (Bonus Tracks) by Percy Faith & His Orchestra and Chorus (Genre: Easy Listening):

A smooth and relaxing collection of tunes by Percy Faith and his Orchestra and Chorus. Songs in the collection include Everything’s Alright, Love the One You’re With, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, I Think I Love You and Theme for Young Lovers.

Mac The Knife: Live by Jimmy Smith & The Trio (Genre: Jazz, Organ):

The great jazz organist Jimmy Smith and his Trio offer a live collection of cool songs. Songs in the set include Mack the Knife, Goldfinger, Satin Doll, Blue Bash and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

Music! Music! Music! And Other Party Time Favorites by The Ragtimers (Genre: Ragtime, Jazz):

Songs in this bright, shiny brass-centric collection include Yes Sir, That’s My Baby, Instant Happy, So What’s New? Music! Music! Music! and party Time..

Summer of Chillout Jazz by Chillout Lounge Summertime Café

The Summer of Chillout Jazz LP features 34 cool mellow instrumentals that perfectly compliment and afternoon by the pool, an afternoon reading in front of the A/C or a family dinner party; songs in the set include Drifting, Liquid, Dinner Time, Round Midnight, Field of Green, Midnight Snack and Breezy Afternoon.

Whipped Cream & Other Delights Rewhipped by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (Genre: Easy Listening, Jazz, Pop)

After decades of being staples at flea markets and yard sales across the continent, the LPs Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass made in the ’60s have been reissued with their original verve undiminished and sounding remarkably fresh. Taking things one step further is a new set of remixes. Those putting their hands are the faders include John King of the Dust Brothers, Mocean Worker, and Medeski, Martin & Wood. Alpert himself was an active participant in this project, adding some new trumpet solos amidst the snaky grooves and incessant beats. Not only will those familiar with the originals be dazzled by their transformations, but anyone new to these erstwhile million sellers will fall right in with the rhythmic drive and melodic hooks. –David Greenberger, Amazon Review.

Songs on this cool, re-whipped LP include A Taste of Honey, Green Peppers, Ladyfingers, Love Potion #9 and Peanuts.


The Dark Side by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band

Tender Years by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band

Nashville Cats by The Lovin’ Spoonful

Summer in the City by The Lovin’ Spoonful

Love The One You’re With by Percy Faith

Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith & His Orchestra

Goldfinger by Jimmy Smith

Mack The Knife by Jimmy Smith

Music! Music! Music! by The Ragtimers

Simon Says by The Ragtimers

Smooth Jazz Chillout Lounge • Smooth Jazz Saxophone Instrumental Music for Relaxing, Dinner, Study

Love Potion Number 9 by Herb Alpert

A Taste of Honey by Herb Alpert

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, 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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