Suggested Listening September 7, 2018

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 you’re interested in!)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

Pretty Bird (2018) by Kathy Mattea (Genre: Folk, Country):

The brand new album by the talented singer-songwriter is her first in six years.

Songs on the LP include: Chocolate on My Tongue, Ode to Billie Joe, Little Glass of Wine, He Moves Through The Fair and October song.

Hard Rocking Woman! (2015) by Linda Gail Lewis (Genre: Classic Rock, Country):

A great traditional rock album by the talented singer and musician who is the sister of Rock N’ Roll great Jerry Lee Lewis. Musical talent seems to run in the family!

Songs on the LP include: Love Makes the Difference, I’d Rather Stay Home and Rock n’ Roll, After Tonight and Saving The Best for Last.

Live At The Electric Ballroom (1974) by Freddie King (Genre: Blues):

A mid-seventies live album by one of the all-time greatest blues guitarists Freddie King!

Songs in the collection include: Dust My Broom, Woman Across The River, Key To THe Highway, Sweet Home Chicago and Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do.

Coverage (2003) by Mandy Moore (Genre: Pop, Modern Pop):

A fun collection of covers by the modern pop singer and actress.

Songs in the set include: Sense Working Overtime, Moonshadow, I Feel The Earth Move, Help Me and One Way or Another.

Recommended CD of the Week:

The Rebel Years: 1962-1977 by John Duffey (Genre: Bluegrass, Country, Classic Country, Folk):

A collection of tunes from the peak of mandolinist and vocalist Duffey’s career – including his time playing with The Country Gentlemen and Seldom Scene.

Songs in the set include: Girl From The North Country, The Young Fisherwoman, Falling Leaves, The School House Fire and This Morning At Nine.

Videos of the Week:

I Can’t Stand Up Alone by Kathy Mattea

Rockin’ My Life Away by Linda Gail Lewis

Sweet Home Chicago – Let The Good Times Roll Medley by Freddie King

Sense Working Overtime by Mandy Moore

Lay Down Sally by Seldom Scene featuring John Duffey

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

*A library card is required to use the Freegal Music Service. If you live in the service area of the Southern Tier Library System, which consists of the public libraries in Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler and Alleghany counties in New York State, you can get a library card for free at your nearest public library – including our own Southeast Steuben County Library in Corning, New York. The Freegal Music Service is free for all Southern Tier Library System member libraries library card holders to access.

References:

Artist Biography & Discography Information:

http://www.allmusic.com/

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.

Suggested Listening August 17, 2018

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 you’re interested in!)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

Outcast EP (2018) by Liz Brasher (Genre: Pop, Rock, Rock Vocal)

Guitarist and vocalist Liz Brahser is 27, grew up in North Carolina and now lives in Memphis.
Her 2018 EP Outcast has been highly praised by NPR, and to this listener’s ears it sounds like solid garage band music backing the deep voiced vocals of Brasher. If you like traditional (aka roots) Rock and Roll then you should enjoy this LP.

Songs on the EP include: Body of Mine, Come My Way, Feel Something, Outcast, Remain and Cold Baby.

The Coral (2002) by The Coral (Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Mod Rock, Retro-Rock):

The Coral hail from Hoylake, England which is just across the Mersey River from Liverpool. The group was formed in 1996, and the band consist of James Skelly on guitar and vocals, Bill Ryder-Jones on guitar, Ian Skelly on drums, Paul Duffy on bass and Nick Powers on keyboards. This album is highly rated on the AllMusic site and I’ll admit I had never heard of the band until I stumbled across a review of the brand new LP Move Through The Dawn. However, as with Liz Brasher if you like traditional Rock and Roll, whether you call it roots rock, retro rock or just plain Rock and Roll – then you should enjoy the music of this group.

Songs on the LP include: Shadows Fall, I Remember When, Dreaming of You, Skeleton Key, Wildfire and Calendars and Clocks.

And if you’re wondering why I’m not recommending the bands 2018 LP – that is because Freegal doesn’t have it – but our library will be adding it to our collection shortly.

West Side Story Reimagined (2018) by Bobby Sanabria Big Band (Genre: Jazz, Showtunes):

Bobby Sanabria and his band reinterpret the entire Bernstein West Side Story soundtrack. The songs were recorded live at Lincoln Center and feature intros by Bobby and his band. This swinging album is fun!

Songs on the album include: America, Tonight, Maria, Cool, The Rumble, Somwhere, One Hand One Heart and Gym Scene.

Your Favourite Coffee House – The Coffee Pad, Vol. 1 by Various Artists (Genre: Mariachi, Mexican folk and just plain festive music by whatever designation!)

Songs on the LP include: Moliendo Cafe by Hernan Gamboa, El Agua Cerro by Mariposa Solar, La Prietita Clara by Amparo Ochoa, El Manisero by Dos Gardenias and El Gallo.

Recommended CD of the Week:

Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole (2018 by) David Davis & The Warrior River Boys (Genre: Bluegrass, Traditional Country, Folk, Acoustic):

Mandolinist and vocalist Dave Davis and the Warrior River Boys play songs originally recorded by Charlie Poole and His North Carolina Ramblers in the 1920s and 1930s.

Songs on the album include: He Rambled, One Moonlight Night, Ramblin’ Blues, Leaving Home, Goodbye Mary Dear, Milwaukee Blues and White House Blues.

Videos of the Week:

Outcast by Liz Brasher

Shadows Fall by The Coral

America by Bobby Sanabria and The Multiverse Big Band

El Manisero by Dos Gardenias

Ramblin’ Blues by David Davis & The Warrior River Boys

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

*A library card is required to use the Freegal Music Service. If you live in the service area of the Southern Tier Library System, which consists of the public libraries in Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler and Alleghany counties in New York State, you can get a library card for free at your nearest public library – including our own Southeast Steuben County Library in Corning, New York. The Freegal Music Service is free for all Southern Tier Library System member libraries library card holders to access.

References:

Artist Biography & Discography Information:

http://www.allmusic.com/

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.

Links to the desktop versions of the catalogs for the library system – apps for each are available in your app store:

Digital Library Catalogs:

Freegal offers streaming and downloadable music

OverDrive allows you to check out eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and handful of streaming videos

RB Digital is the place you go to check out magazines – on demand – and you never have to return them!

The Traditional Library Catalog:

You can search for and request books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks on CD and other physical format items through StarCat – it is the modern day card catalog!

Suggested Listening May 4, 2018

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 you want to listen to!)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

Peaks And Valleys by Chris Richards And The Subtractions (2018) (Genre: Rock):

Singer-songwriter & guitarist Chris Richards and his band create great, bright and guitar based music. Richards hails from Michigan and is well known to mid-west music fans – this is his third LP with his new band the Subtractions. And I’d classify this album as a rock album and not a classic rock album; however, you can certainly hear in the music that Chris Richards is a big fan of classic rock in general and the British Invasion bands of the sixties in particular.

This is fun album perfect for listening to while on a long drive or just hanging out on a Saturday!

Songs on the LP include: Half Asleep, The Coast is Clear, Wrapped in a Riddle, Call Me Out, Just Another Season and Maybe That Is All.

Bluegrass Delivers: Theme from Deliverance (1998) by Various Artists (Genre: Bluegrass, Country, Classic Country):

This is a terrific bluegrass collection – perfect to play if you’re in a dancing mood on a Saturday night, or any other night of the week!

Songs/Artists on the LP include: I’m a Stranger Here by Mac Wiseman & The Osborne Brothers, Black Eyed Suzy by Lester Flatt’s Nashville Grass, The River by The Nashville Superpickers, Down the Old Plank Road by Grandpa Jones and Feudin’ Banjos by Charlie Cushman & Bobby Clark.

Jazztet Big City Sounds (1961) by Art Farmer and Benny Golson (Genre: Jazz, Classic Jazz):

Art Farmer started out playing with a variety of groups in Los Angeles in the mid nineteen forties including bands led by Johnny Otis, Benny Carter, Addison Farmer and Lionel Hampton. Farmer moved to New York in the early fifties and continued working with many groups into the sixties including the Horace Silver Quintet, the Gerry Mulligan Quartet and the Jazztet which he co-led with Benny Golson. In 1968 he moved to Vienna to work with the Austrian Radio Orchestra and he continued to live in Austria for the rest of life.

This 1961 album features Art Farmer, saxophonist Benny Golson and pianist McCoy Tyner. This is a fun classic jazz album which does sort of sound as if it might have been the perfect soundtrack to a day and night in a big city in 1961 – or the perfect soundtrack for a great noir film.

Songs on the LP include: Five Spot After Dark, The Cool One, Hi-Fly, Blues On Down, Wonder Why & Bean Bag

Presidential Inaugural Addresses by Various Presidents (Genre: Spoken, Audiobook):

This album doesn’t feature music at all! Instead, it allows you to access the presidential addresses of U.S. Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt’s first address in 1933 through Jimmy Carter’s 1977 address.

The addresses are interesting as they reflect both the times in which they were given and the style of the presidents giving each address. For example, President Roosevelt’s famous 1933 address, given in the midst of The Great Depression is at heart a pep talk for the discouraged American people in the midst of The Great Depression; it was his first inaugural address and the one during which he spoke words that have been remembered ever since: “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself”. Also included in the set is Roosevelt’s 1945 address, which reflects the fact that the world was moving towards the end of World War II and, President Kennedy’s inspirational 1961 address during which he said the famous words: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.”

And if you’re thinking to yourself “Hmm, I bet she was a history major!” You’d be right!

Recommended CD of the Week:

Eight Classic Albums by Bud Powell (Genre: Jazz):

In his AllMusic biography of Powell, writer Scott Yanow described Powell’s playing this way: “One of the giants of the jazz piano, Bud Powell changed the way that virtually all post-swing pianists play their instruments. He did away with the left-hand striding that had been considered essential earlier and used his left hand to state chords on an irregular basis. His right often played speedy single-note lines, essentially transforming Charlie Parker’s vocabulary to the piano (although he developed parallel to “Bird”).”

This multi-disc collection features the following Powell albums:

Bud Powell Trio (1947)

The Amazing Bud Powell (1951): Also known as The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 1

The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 2 (1953)

Bud Powell Trio Vol. 2 (1953)

The Amazing Bud Powell Vol 3: Also known as Bud! The Amazing Bud Powell

TIME WAITS (1958): Also known as the Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 4

Blues In The Closet (1958)

The Scene Changes (1958): Also known as the Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 5

Songs in the collection include: Bouncing with Bud, Wail, Dance of the Infidels, 52nd Street Theme, You Go To My Head, Ornithology, Un Poco Loco and Over the Rainbow.

Videos of the Week:

The Coast Is Clear – Chris Richards & The Subtractions

White Room – The Cache Valley Drifters

Five Spot After Dark by The Jazztet featuring Art Farmer & Benny Golson

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Inaugural Address (1933)

President Harry S. Truman’s Inaugural Address (1949)

President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address (1961)

Un Poco Loco by Bud Powell

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

*A library card is required to use the Freegal Music Service. If you live in the service area of the Southern Tier Library System, which consists of the public libraries in Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler and Alleghany counties in New York State, you can get a library card for free at your nearest public library – including our own Southeast Steuben County Library in Corning, New York. The Freegal Music Service is free for all Southern Tier Library System member libraries library card holders to access.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

References:

Artist Biography & Discography Information:

http://www.allmusic.com/

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn (Billboard Books. New York. 2009.)

Inaugural Address of President John F. Kennedy, Washington, D.C., January 20, 1961. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum. Online. Accessed May 4, 2018.
https://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/Ready-Reference/JFK-Quotations/Inaugural-Address.aspx

The Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents. Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library – The Avalon Project Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy. Yale Law School. Online. Accessed May 4, 2018. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/inaug.asp

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.

Links to the desktop versions of the catalogs for the library system – apps for each are available in your app store:

Digital Library Catalogs:

Freegal offers streaming and downloadable music

OverDrive allows you to check out eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and handful of streaming videos

RB Digital is the place you go to check out magazines – on demand – and you never have to return them!

The Traditional Library Catalog:

You can search for and request books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks on CD and other physical format items through StarCat – it is the modern day card catalog!

Weekly Recommended Listens: February 2017: Week 3: Sixties Rock: Twangy Guitars Continued

Hi everyone, here’s our recommended Sixties Rock: Twangy Guitar posting for the third week of February.

As you’ll recall, each week we’ll be offering suggestions of music you can listen to both through the library’s digital Freegal Music Service* and via the library’s compact disc collection.

This weeks’ posting has six  sections:

I. Brief Artist Bios

II. Freegal Music Recommendations Of The Week

III. CD Music Recommendations Of The Week

IV. Videos Of This Weeks’ Artists/Groups

V. Wild Card Print Book Recommendation Of The Week (a print book that focuses on a musician, band, songwriter or musical genre, styles etc. from any musical era)

VI. References (for those who’d like to know a bit more about the artists of the week).

And this week our recommended trios of twangy guitar players, and their bands, are: Sandy Nelson, The Mar-Keys and Booker T. And The MGs!

I. Brief Artist Bios:

Sandy Nelson (12-1-1938): Sandy Nelson was born in Santa Monica, California. Nelson began playing drums professionally in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s. He remains one the few drummer front men of the rock era and made his mark during the instrumental craze of the early sixties. He had several hit singles from 1959 to 1962 including the songs Teen Beat, Drums Are My Beat and Let There Be Drums. Nelson is best known, among non-drummers, for both the song and album with the same name – Let There Me Drums; and his music is frequently classified as Surf Music – but really it is just great music! Nelson continues to perform to this day.

If you like the sound of classic rock drumming Sandy Nelson’s music is for you!

The Mar-Keys: The Mar-Keys were a swinging instrumental group formed in Memphis in the early sixties and, were the original house band for the great record label Stax. The group including some great guitar playing and a swinging horn section! The players in the band included Charles Axton and Don Nix on saxophones, Wayne Jackson trumpet, Jerry Lee Smith on piano, Terry Johnson on drums, Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass and guitarists Steve Cropper and Charlie Freeman. Dunn and Cropper went on to co-found the even more popular instrumental group Booker T. & The MG’s. During the sixties, and a few subsequent reunions, the Mar-Keys released several fun, swinging albums including: The Last Night!, Do The Pop-Eye and The Great Memphis Sound.

And although they only had one hit during their original tenure together, the 1961 top five smash Last Night, they are notable because they played behind many of the great Stax artists of the early sixties and remain a great example of the 1960’s Memphis Sound. Dunn and Cropper are, of course, much better known as members of Booker T. & The MGs.

Booker T. & The MGs: Booker T. & The MG’s formed in Memphis in the early 1960s and succeeded The Mar-Keys as the main house band for Stax records. The band can be heard on many recordings made by quintessential R&B artists including Carla Thomas, Albert King, Otis Redding and Sam & Dave. Additionally, they released a number of popular albums and singles on their own including: Green Onions, Hang ‘Em High, Soul-Limbo, Groovin, Hip Hug-Her, Mrs. Robinson and Time Is Tight.

And as a final note, music made by Sandy Nelson, The Mar-Keys and Booker T. & The MGs is great for parties!

II. Freegal Music Recommendations Of The Week:

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1. Sandy Nelson – The Collection 1959 -1962:

This collection includes more than 80 songs including: Let There Be Drums, Teen Beat, Drums Are My Beat, Let The Four Winds Blow and The Battle of New Orleans.

Here’s a link to stream the album:
https://goo.gl/KZbk8F

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2. The Mar-Keys – Soul History:

This album features a number of great songs by this classic Memphis group including: Last Night, Pop-Eye Stroll, Wimp Burger, Sailor Man Waltz and About Noon.

Here’s a link to stream the album:
https://goo.gl/JoV0oz

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3. Booker T & The MGs – That’S The Way It Should Be

(and yes, the S is supposed to be big!):

 In looking up the availability of Booker T. & The MG’s music you can stream from Freegal, I came across the newest Bruce Springsteen album – Chapter And Verse.

The Springsteen album has nothing to do with the subject of the week! Bruce’s guitar playing isn’t the least bit twangy nor did he release an album in the sixties, however, if you’d like to stream the Springsteen album here is the link:

https://goo.gl/mk7zQr

And the only Booker T. & The MGs album I found in the Freegal Music catalog is the second to the last album they recorded in 1994! It is titled That’S The Way It Should Be. And even thought it was recorded well after the sixties it is well worth a listen – the album includes the songs: Slip Slidin‘, That’s the Way It Should Be, Just My Imagination, I Can’t Stand The Rain, their version of the U2’s now classic song I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and more.

Check it out! Here’s a link to stream the album:
https://goo.gl/qJ1ccR

Freegal Notes:

To access Freegal Music from a desktop or laptop simply click on the following link:
http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

The Freegal Music Catalog homepage will display — it looks like this:

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The Freegal Music app can be found in your app store and it looks like this:

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Freegal Wild Card Pick Of The Week:

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The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper by Bloomfield and Kooper:

This album was released in 1969, was recorded live and features Mike Bloomfield on guitar and Al Kooper on keyboards. Mike Bloomfield is best known as an original guitarist for The Butterfield Blues Band and Al Kooper is best known as a founding member of both The Blues Project and Blood Sweat And Tears. This is a great classic rock album and follows another great album the duo did a year previously with Steven Stills of Crosby, Stills and Nash titled Super Session – that album too is available to stream through the Freegal Music Catalog.

Here’s the link to stream the Bloomfield & Kooper album:
https://goo.gl/c3YF04

And here’s a link to stream the Super Sessions album:
https://goo.gl/lvTSn4

III. Compact Discs Recommendations:

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1. 8 Classic Albums by Sandy Nelson:

This CD set 88 songs originally issued on the following eight Sandy Nelson albums: Drummin’ Up A Storm, Drums Are My Beat, Golden Hits, He’s A Drummer Boy, Compelling Country, Country Style, Let There Be Drums and Sandy Nelson Plays Teen Beat. Song’s include: Early In the Morning, Kansas City, What’d I Say, Drummin’ Up A Storm, Wolverton Mountain Splish Splash, Let There Be Drums and more.
Here’s the link to the request page for the CD:
https://goo.gl/ARbDXd

2. The Great Memphis Sound by The Mar-Keys:

This CD is considered a classic! It includes the following songs: Honey Pot, Plantation Inn, I’ve Been Loving You Too Long, Cleo’s Back, Willie Woods, Grab This Thing, Philly Dog, Walking with the Duke, The Girl from Ipanema and In the Mood, Dear James Medley: I’ll Go Crazy/Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag/I Got You.

This CD should be available for checkout soon! I’ll update this posting when it is – our processers just need a little more time to get it ready to circulate.

3. Green Onions by Booker T. & The MGs: Green Onions is the first album by Booker T. & The MGs and was first released in 1962. The album contains 35 minutes of great instrumental R&B rock! Songs include: Green Onions, Rinky-Dink, I Got a Woman, Mo’ Onions, Twist and Shout, Behave Yourself, Stranger on the Shore, Lonely Avenue, Doc Pomus, One Who Really Loves You, Can’t Sit Down, A Woman, A Lover, A Friend, Comin’ Home Baby, Green Onions & Can’t Sit Down.
This CD too will be available for checkout soon! I’ll update this posting when it is – we just need a little more time to get it ready to circulate.

Wild Card CD Pick Of The Week:

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Heart Food by Judee Sill:

Heart Food is the second album by the very creative singer-songwriter Judee Sill. She had a great clear voice and her style can be classified as folk-pop, although I hate to classify music – great music is just great music! Judee isn’t well remembered today because she only recorded two albums during her short career and died at the very young age of 35. However, if you like folk music and haven’t heard this album I recommend you check it out. The songs on the LP include: There’s a Rugged Road, The Kiss, The Pearl, Down Where the Valley’s Are Low, The Vigilante, Soldier of the Heart, The Phoenix, When the Bridegroom Comes and The Donor.

Here’s a link to the request page for the CD:
https://goo.gl/35p13T

And if you want to stream her music, there is a nice live collection in the Freegal Music catalog titled Live In London – The BBC Recordings 1972 – 1973 – here’s a link to it: https://goo.gl/o6QWuP

IV: Videos Of This Weeks’ Artists/Groups:

Booker T & The MG’s: Green Onions

Sandy Nelson: Let There Be Drums

The Mar-Keys –Last Night (live)

V. Wild Card Print Book Recommendation Of The Week:

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Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass (Music in American Life)

by Murphy Hicks Henry:
If you want to know more about the great female musicians who have and do play Bluegrass music then this book is for you!

Here’s a summary provided by the publisher: The first book devoted entirely to women in bluegrass, Pretty Good for a Girl documents the lives of more than seventy women whose vibrant contributions to the development of bluegrass have been, for the most part, overlooked. Accessibly written and organized by decade, the book begins with Sally Ann Forrester, who played accordion and sang with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys from 1943 to 1946, and continues into the present with artists such as Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and the Dixie Chicks. Drawing from extensive interviews, well-known banjoist Murphy Hicks Henry gives voice to women performers and innovators throughout bluegrass’s history, including such pioneers as Bessie Lee Mauldin, Wilma Lee Cooper, and Roni and Donna Stoneman; family bands including the Lewises, Whites, and McLains; and later pathbreaking performers such as the Buffalo Gals and other all-girl bands, Laurie Lewis, Lynn Morris, Missy Raines, and many others.

VI. General References & Artist Specific References:

General References:
Judee Sill Artists Biography by Alex Stimmel. All Music.
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/judee-sill-mn0000248798/biography

Santelli, Robert. Sixties Rock: A Listener’s Guide. Contemporary Books. Chicago. 1985.

Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. Billboard Books. New York. 2009.
Stax Records. http://www.staxrecords.com

Artist Specific References:

Booker T. & The MG’s:
booker t. & the mg’s. NPR. Accessed 2-25-2017.
http://www.npr.org/artists/15127458/booker-t-the-mg-s

Duck Dunn, Bassist in Booker T. and the MG’s, Dies at 70 By PETER KEEPNEWS (MAY 13, 2012)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/arts/music/duck-dunn-bassist-in-booker-t-and-the-mgs-dies-at-70.html

Memphis sunset: The Mysterious death of Stax heartbeat Al Jackson, Jr. by Andria Lisle (11-25-2015)
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/nov/25/al-jackson-jr-memphis-sunset-the-mysterious-death-of-stax-heartbeat

Sandy Nelson:
At 76, the beat goes on for drummer Sandy Nelson. (11 20 15)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/columns-blogs/john-l-smith/76-the-beat-goes-drummer-sandy-nelson

Sandy Nelson: Artist Biography by Richie Unterberger.
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sandy-nelson-mn0000296209/biography

The Mar-Keys:
The Mar-Keys – Biography by Jason Ankeny.
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-mar-keys-mn0000059655

Stax: The Mar-Keys
http://www.staxrecords.com/artists/the-mar-keys/
And those are our music recommendations for the third week of February.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

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 including our own Southeast Steuben Count Library in Corning, New York. Library cards are free and at our library you can obtain one by visiting the Circulation Desk and presenting staff with a form of ID that features both your name and your current address.