Suggested Listening March 9, 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*

Opus (2018) by Al Di Meola (Genre: Jazz, Classical, Guitar):

Opus is the brand new album by Jazz guitarist Al Di Meola and features a nice collection of Jazz instrumentals.

Songs on the LP include: Milonga Noctiva, Notorious, Frozen in Time, Pomp, Left Unsaid and Cerrento Sannita.

Annie Lennox Collection (2009) by Annie Lennox (Genre: Rock, Pop, Vocal):

A cool collection of some of the best songs recorded by former Eurythmics co-founder Annie Lennox during her early solo years.

Songs in the collection include: Little Bird, Walking On Broken Glass, A Thousand Beautiful Things, Pavement Cracks and Dark Road

Blackjack David (1988) by Dave Alvin (Genre: Folk, Rock, Blues, Country, Traditional Rock, Roots Rock):

California based guitarist Dave Alvin is known as a co-founder of the early eighties band The Blasters and, for playing music that incorporates elements of folk, rockabilly, blues and country and which can broadly described as roots rock. Blackjack David is one of his best albums and features a collection of songs that have a quality one might describe as a mix between down-to-earth accessibility and an eloquent everyday style of intensity – check it out!

Songs on the LP include: California Snow, New Highway, Evening Blues, The Way You Say Goodbye, 1968 and From a Kitchen Table.

Plays Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (1966) by Dave Lewis (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Traditional Rock, R&B, Traditional R&B):

This mid-sixties album by Seattle based keyboardist and vocalist Dave Lewis features twelve instrumentals – new versions of songs that were previously recorded by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. This upbeat and mellow album is perfect for background weekend music!

Songs on the LP include: Walk, Don’t Run, South of The Border, Spanish Harlem, Let It Be Me, Tijuana Taxi and Love Potion #9

Streaming Bonus:

You’re Driving Me Crazy (2018) single by Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco (Genre: Vocal, Jazz):

A great jazzy song from the forthcoming album of the same name which will be available on Freegal on its day of release – April 27, 2018.

CD of the Week:

Soul Be It! (2002) by Deborah Coleman (Genre: Blues):

Soul Be It! is blues guitarist Deborah Coleman’s sixth release and it is a fun and swinging album!

Songs on the LP include: My Heart Bleeds Blue, Don’t Lie to Me, I’m a Woman, You’re With Me and I Believe.

Videos of the Week:

Broken Heart by Al Di Meola

Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox

Blackjack David by Dave Alvin

Walk Don’t Run by Dave Lewis

You Drive Me Crazy Album Trailer by Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco

Don’t Lie to Me by Deborah Coleman

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.)

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 February 2, 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)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

Valentine’s Day Music: A Fine Selection Of Romantic Classics by Various Artists (Genre: Vocal, Pop, Easy Listening):

Songs include: I’m Getting Sentimental Over You by Anita O’Day, I Remember You by Sarah Vaughan, I Spent My Last Dream on You by Teresa Graves, Sunday Kind of Love by The Harptones, Secret Love by Ruth Brown and I’m So in Love With You by Matt Covington.

On the South Side of Chicago by Vic Damone (1967) (Genre: Vocal, Easy Listening, Stage & Screen):


An up-tempo romantic collection of songs by Vic Damone. Songs on the LP include: It Makes No Difference, I’ll Sleep Tonight, You’ve Never Kissed Her, On the South Side of Chicago and Love Me Longer.

Private Nation by Train (2003) (Pop, Adult Contemporary, Alternative):

Train consists of Pat Monahan, Rob Otchkiss, Jimmy Stafford, Charlie Colin and Scott Underwood.

Private Nation is their critically acclaimed 2003 release.

Songs include: Calling All Angels, All American Girl, When I Look to the Sky, Lincoln Avenue, Following Rita and I’m About to Come Alive.

What Happens Next (2018) by Joe Satriani (Genre: Pop, Rock, Jazz):


This is the brand new album by virtuoso guitarist Joe Satriani who first came to national prominence in the 1980s.

Songs on the LP include: Energy, Thunder High on the Mountain, Cherry Blossoms, Smooth Soul and Super Funky Badass.

Euphrates River (Bonus Track Version) (1974/2015) by The Main Ingredient (Genre: R&B, Pop):

The Main Ingredient seventies membership included: Cuba Gooding Sr., Luther Simmons Jr. and Tony Silvester.

This classic album by the equally classic R&B group, features the following songs: Euphrates, Summer Breeze, California My Way, Happiness Is Just Around the Bend and Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing

CD of the Week:

Dancing With Strangers by Chris Rea (Genre: Rock, Pop, Blues):


Chris Rea is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist who has a blues based style of singing and an equally blues base style of guitar playing. He’s not as well-known as he should be! This is a great LP – featuring the songs: Joys of Christmas, I Can’t Dance to That, Gonna Buy a Hat, Windy Town, Josie’s Tune and That Girl of Mine

Videos of the Week:

I Remember You by Sarah Vaughan

Calling All Angles by Train

About: Forever And Forever by Joe Satriani

On The Southside of Chicago by Vic Damone

Euphrates by The Main Ingredient

Joys of Christmas by Chris Rae

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.

Daily Print & Digital Suggested Reads: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hi everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended titles in print and digital formats.

Our Digital Catalog suggested title for today is the e-book:

bobby-kennedy

Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon by Larry Tye:

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy’s enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure.

To capture the full arc of his subject’s life, Tye draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, and fifty-eight boxes of papers that had been under lock and key for the past forty years. He conducted hundreds of interviews with RFK intimates—including Bobby’s widow, Ethel, his sister Jean, and his aide John Siegenthaler—many of whom have never spoken to another biographer. Tye’s determination to sift through the tangle of often contradictory opinions means that Bobby Kennedy will stand as the definitive one-volume biography of a man much beloved, but just as often misunderstood.

Bobby Kennedy’s transformation from cold warrior to fiery liberal is a profoundly moving personal story that also offers a lens onto two of the most chaotic and confounding decades of twentieth-century American history. The first half of RFK’s career underlines what the country was like in the era of Eisenhower, while his last years as a champion of the underclass reflect the seismic shifts wrought by the 1960s. Nurtured on the rightist orthodoxies of his dynasty-building father, Bobby Kennedy began his public life as counsel to the red-baiting senator Joseph McCarthy. He ended it with a noble campaign to unite working-class whites with poor blacks and Latinos in an electoral coalition that seemed poised to redraw the face of presidential politics. Along the way, he turned up at the center of every event that mattered, from the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis to race riots and Vietnam.

Bare-knuckle operative, cynical White House insider, romantic visionary—Bobby Kennedy was all of these things at one time or another, and each of these aspects of his personality emerges in the pages of this powerful and perceptive new biography.

Here’s a link to the request page in the Digital Catalog:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2631048

And our Print Book Suggested Read for today is:

michael-bloomfield

Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero

by Ed Ward and Billy F. Gibbons:

This is the definitive biography of the legendary guitarist whom eminent figures like Muddy Waters and B. B. King held in high esteem, and who created the prototype for Clapton, Hendrix, Page, and everyone who followed.

Bloomfield was one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess. He was a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which inspired a generation of white blues players; he played with Bob Dylan in the mid-1960s, when his guitar was a central component of Dylan’s new rock sound on “Like a Rolling Stone” and at his earthshaking 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance. He then founded the Electric Flag, recorded Super Session with Al Kooper, backed Janis Joplin, and released at least twenty other albums, despite debilitating substance abuse. He died of a mysterious drug overdose in 1981.

A very limited edition of a book of this title was first published in 1983, but it has here been so thoroughly revised and expanded that it is essentially a brand-new publication. Based on extensive interviews with Bloomfield himself and with those who knew him best, and including an extensive discography and Bloomfield’s memorable 1968 Rolling Stone interview, Michael Bloomfield is an intimate portrait of one of the pioneers of rock guitar.

You can request the title clicking on the following link to StarCat:

https://goo.gl/ouvXNg

Or by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Mobile Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.