Suggested Listening August 16, 2019

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

Dave Digs Disney (1957) by The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening):

In the mid-fifties, Dave Brubeck took his family to visit Disneyland, found the visit inspiring, came home from vacation and recorded an album of Disney classics!

Song List: Alice in Wonderland, Give a Little Whistle, Heigh-Ho! (The Dwarfs’ Marching Song), When You Wish Upon A Star, Some Day My Prince Will Come, One Song, Very Good Advice and So This Is Love.

Texas (2019) by Rodney Crowell (Genre: Country):

Texas is the brand new album by country great Rodney Crowell, check it out!

Forty-two years after the release of his first album, 1977s’ Ain’t Living Long Like This, he’s still going strong! And for this fun LP he’s joined by some equally cool quests artists including Randy Rodgers, Lee Ann Womack, Ray Kennedy, Vince Gill, Billy Gibbons, Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson, Ringo Starr, Lyle Lovett, John Jorgenson & Steve Earle.

Song List: Flatland Hillbillies, Caw Caw Blues, 56 Fury, Deep In The Heart of Uncertain Texas, You’re Only Happy When You’re Miserable, I’ll Show Me, What You Gonna’ Do Now, The Border, Treeptop Slim & Billy Lowgrass, Brown & Root, Brown & Root, Texas Drought, Pt. 1.

16 Most Requested Songs by Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra (Genres: Easy Listening, Big Band):

Xavier Cugat, a bandleader and violinist, was a member of the first generation of Latin American musicians to record music and in the 1930s and 1940s. He played both mainstream popular music and Latin music, bringing Latin forms of music, including the mambo, rhumba, the tango and the cha-cha to a wider audience by incorporating those musical forms into his band’s repertoire. He parlayed his musical career into a companion film career making appearances in a multitude of films from 1930s’ In Gay Madrid to 1959s’ Desire Diabolique and continued to play professionally into the 1970s.

If you’re not familiar with Xavier Cugat’s music, check out this neat collection!

Song List: Chica, Chica, Boom, Chic, Brazil, Thanks For The Dream, Amor, Tico-Tico, Good, Good, Good, My Shawl, Oye Negra, Walter Winchell Rhumb, You, So It’s You, Jalousie (Jealousy), The Masked One, Rhumba At The Waldorf, Miami Beach Rhumba, Cuanto Le Gusta and South America, Take It Away.

Four O’clock Blues by Memphis Slim (Genre: Blues, Piano):

A great collection of music by Memphis Slim, barrel-house boogie-woogie pianist extraordinaire!
Song List: Four O’clock Blues, Trouble in Mind, Roll and Tumble, Cow Cow Blues, Crowing Rooster, The Bells, Lord Have Mercy On Me, My Baby Don’t Love Me, Pinetop Boogie, Boogie After Midnight, Slim’s Blues, Mother Earth, Guess I’m A Fool Rockin’ The Pad, Marack, Really Got The Blues, Tijuana and Blues For My Baby.

Other Girls (2019) by Lillie Mae (Genre: Country):

Other Girls is the brand new album by the multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Lillie Mae who tells like she sees it!

Songs List: You’ve Got Other Girls For That, Crips & Cold, I Came For The Band, Whole Blue Heart, How?, A Golden Year, At Least Three in This Room, Some Gamble, Didn’t!, Terlingua Girl & Love Dilly Love.

We’ll Meet Again (1990) by Ramsey Lewis & Billy Taylor (Genre: Jazz):

Pianist Ramsey Lewis and vocalist Billy Taylor collaborated on this cool album back in 1990.
Song List: I Guess I’m Just A Lucky So And So, Django, Cookin’ At The Continental, Somewhere Soon, We meet Again, Quiet Storm, Soul Sister, Waltz For Debbie and Nigerian Marketplace.

Myrtle and Rose: Songs by Clara and Robert Schumann (2019) by Kyle Stegall (Genre: Classical):

Vocalist Kyle Stegall and pianist Eric Zivian present songs composed by famous nineteenth century composers, and wife and husband, Clara and Robert Schumann.

This collection contains twenty-six songs including: I. In der Fremde, II. Intermezzo, III. Waldesgespräch, IV. Die Stille, V. Mondnacht, VI. Schöne Fremde, VII. Auf einer Burg , VII. In der Fremde, IX. Wehmut, X. Zwielicht, XI. Im Walde, XII. Frühlingsnacht all composed by Robert Schuman; and Ich stand in dunklen Träumen, Op. 13, No. 1, Lorelei, Mein Stern, Liebst du um Schönheit and O Lust, o Lust, Op. 23, No. 6 all composed by Clara Schuman.

Videos of the Week:

Give A Little Whistle by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

When You Wish Upon A Star by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

56 Fury by Rodney Crowell

Flatland Hillbillies by Rodney Crowell

She’s A Bombshell From Brooklyn by Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra

Walter Winchell Rhumba by Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra

Four O’clock Blues by Memphis Slim

Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie by Memphis Slim

I Came For The Band by Lillie Mae

You’ve Got Other Girls For That by Lillie Mae

The Blues by Ramsey Lewis & Billy Taylor

I’m Just A Lucky So And So by Ramsey Lewis & Billy Taylor

Lorelei composed by Clara Schumann and performed by Kyle Stegall and Eric Zivian

Mien Stern composed by Clara Schumann and performed by Kyle Stegall and Eric Zivian

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


Biographer at Events for Clara Schumann By Roberta Hershenson (May 19, 1996), The New York Times,

CLARA SCHUMANN AND HER PUPILS By Tim Page(April 26, 1987), The New York Times,

Dave Brubeck, Whose Distinctive Sound Gave Jazz New Pop, Dies at 91 By BEN RATLIFF (DEC. 5, 2012), The New York Times,

Xavier Cugat, 90, the Bandleader Who Rose on the Rumba’s Tide By John S. Wilson (Oct. 28, 1990), The New York Times,

*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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