Hi everyone, here are our five musical recommendations for the week; four streaming suggestions and one recommended album on CD.
(Click on the photo to stream or request the album)
Freegal Streaming Suggestions*
Ruins by First Aid Kit (Genre: Rock, Folk, Singer-Songwriter):
First Aid Kit is a duo comprised of Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg and Ruins is their brand new LP.
Songs on the LP include: Rebel heart, It’s a Shame, Fireworks, To Live a Life, Ruins and Nothing Has To Be So True.
The Slide Guitar: Bottles, Knives & Steel by Various Artists (Genre: Blues):
This album offers a cool collection of songs that feature slide guitar – front and center!
Songs on the LP include: Bottleneck Blues by Weaver & Beasley, Dark Was The Night/Cold Was The Ground by Blind Willie Johnson, Traveling Riverside Blues by Robert Johnson, Guitar Rag by Sylvester Weaver, You Can’t Get That Stuff No More by Tampa Red, Homesick & Lonesome Blues by Blind Boy Fuller and Packin’ Trunk Blues by Leadbelly.
Great Blues Guitarists: String Dazzlers by Various Artists (Genre: Blues):
This is another Columbia Legacy Blues collection featuring 20 great vintage guitarist focused songs!
Songs on the album include: Hot Fingers by Blind Willie Dunn, A Handful Of Riffs by Lonnie Johnson and Eddie Lang, Gerogia Rag by Blind Willie McTell, Black Snake Moan by Blind Lemon Jefferson and Little Brother Blues by Joshua White.
The San Francisco Blues (1963) by The Halifax Three (Genre: Folk):
The Halifax Three formed in Montreal in 1960 and consisted of singers Pat LaCroix, Richard Byrne and Denny Doherty.
The group released several folk albums before splitting up in 1965 and Doherty went on to co-found both the Mugwumps and The Mamas and The Papas.
Songs of the album include: San Francisco Bay Blues, Rocks and Gravel, Little Sparrow, East Virginia and Rubin Had a Train.
Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook (2017) by Johnny Mathis:
The latest album by the great balladeer.
Songs on the album include: Once Before I Go, Blue Ain’t Your Color, You Raise Me Up, Just the Way You Are and I Believe I Can Fly.
CD of the Week:
Under The Table And Dreaming (1994) by The Dave Matthews Band (Genre: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Punk):
This is the groups second, and break out LP, released in 1994.
Songs on the album include: What Would You Say, Ants Marching, Jimi Thing, Satellite, Rhyme & Reason and Typical Situation.
Videos of the Week:
Rebel Heart by First Aid Kit
Pearl Line by Son House
Traveling Riverside Blues (1937) by Robert Johnson
Bottleneck Blues  by Sylvester Weaver & Walter Beasley
Hot Fingers by Blind Willie Dunn (Eddie Lang) and Lonnie Johnson
Getting Older Every Day by Big Bill Broonzy
San Francisco Bay Blues by The Halifax Three
Happy by Johnny Mathis
What Would You Say by The Dave Matthews Band
Have a great weekend!
Artist Biography & Discography Information:
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn (Billboard Books. New York. 2009.)
P.S. If you have any questions about how to download or stream free music through the Freegal Music service to a desktop or laptop computer or how to download and use the Freegal Music app let us know! Drop by the library or give us a call at: 607-936-3713
*You must have a library card at a Southern Tier Library System member library to enjoy the Freegal Music Service. Your card can be from any library in the system, and the system includes all public libraries in Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler and Allegheny Counties and includes our own Southeast Steuben Count Library in Corning, New York!
Library cards are free if you live in our service area. And you can obtain a card by visiting the Circulation Desk and presenting staff with a form of ID that features your name and your current address.