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*
Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964) by Aretha Franklin (Genre: Vocal, R&B, Pop):
A jazzy, stringy and terrific album by the late, great Aretha Franklin as she honors one of her favorite singers – Dinah Washington.
Songs on the LP include: Cold, Cold Heart, What a Diff’rence a Day Makes, Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning, Evil Gal Blues, Soulville and Lee Cross.
Six Evolutions – Bach: Cello Suites (2018) by Yo-Yo Ma (Genre: Classical):
This collection offers many cello concertos played, unaccompanied, by the virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Third Journey (2018) by Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg (Genre: Country, Folk, Classical, Acoustic):
“It was in 2007 at the Mandolin Symposium in Santa Cruz, California that we first met. We had known about each other, had each other’s recordings and admired each other’s playing, but we had not yet met formally. On our first recording, we were simply trying to find common musical ground with an appreciation for Bach, Brazilian, Bulgarian and Bluegrass music. Our second CD dove into the heart of our favorite composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Third Journey represents the natural settling that has occurred after years of playing and sharing a life together with the bulk of the material culled from mostly American musical forays with a bit of Bach and Brazil tossed in just because we couldn’t help ourselves.
We hope you enjoy our Third Journey.” – Caterina and Mike
Songs in this collection include: Elzic’s Farewell, Prelude from Partita #3 for Solo Violin, Cat Got the Mouse, Mara’s Sleeping Song, Big Man from Syracuse and Borealis.
Davy Jones – Bell Recordings (1971-1972) (Genre: Pop):
A bright, shiny and buoyant pop album by the singer best known as a quarter of the pop group – The Monkees.
Songs on the LP include: Say It Again, Really Love You, Rainy Jane, How About Me, Pretty Little Girl and I Believe In You.
Recommended CD of the Week:
Summer Horns II (2018) by Dave Koz (Genre: Easy Listening, Jazz, Pop):
A light and upbeat collection of music featuring Saxophonist Dave Koz and friends.
Guest artist on the album include: Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Kenny Lattimore, Jonthan Butler, Aubrey Logan and Gloria Estefan.
Songs in the collection include: Before I Go, Take The “A” Train, This Will Be (An Everlansting Love), Route 66 and If You Really Love Me.
Videos of the Week:
Unforgettable by Aretha Franklin
Yo-Yo Ma – The Making of Six Evolutions – Bach: Cello Suites
Elzic’s Farewell by Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg
Girl by Davy Jones
Get Away & That’s The Way I Like It Medley by Dave Koz
Have a great weekend!
*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.
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.
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!