Suggested Listening May 25, 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*

Beck, Bogert, Appice (1973) by Beck, Bogert, Appice (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock):

Guitarist Jeff Beck is joined on this LP by Vanilla Fudge alumni Tim Bogert on bass and Carmine Appice on drums. This album was released in 1973 and is an excellent example of early seventies rock that features loud power guitar style playing.

Songs on the LP Include: Black Cat Moan, Superstition, Sweet Sweet Surrender, Why Should I Care and Livin’ Alone.

Somewhere In The Middle (2009) by Jason Boland & The Stragglers (Genre: Country, Honky Tonk):

Jason Boland & the Stragglers, hail from Oklahoma, and play in what has been deemed the “Red Dirt” style. Red Dirt being defined as a combination of roots rock, classic country & Honky Tonk – to my ears the band simply sounds like great music!

Songs on the LP include: Hank, Somewhere in the Middle, Back to You, Stand up to the Man, Radio’s Misbehaving & Thunderbird Wine.

The Questions (2018) by Kurt Elling (Genre: Jazz, Vocal, Easy Listening):

Kurt Elling is a Chicago based jazz vocalist with a 4 octave range. He opens his brand new album with a neat rendition of Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall. Another great cover song on the album is his version of Paul Simon’s An American Tune. Other songs in the collection include: A Happy Thought, Washing Of The Water, Lonely Town and Endless Lawns.

Between The Notes – Music For Violin and Piano by Daniel Kurganov & Constantine Finehouse (Classical, Violin, Piano, Easy Listening):

The new album by two very talented musicians: violinist Daniel Kurganove and pianist Constatine Firehouse.

Songs on the album include: Violin Sonata No. 2, 5 Melodies, Baal Shem II. Nigun, Valse Sentimentale, Op. 51. No 6, Porgy and Bess (Arr. J Heifetz): Act II, It Ain’t Necessarily So and more.

The Essential Carl Smith by Carl Smith (Genre: Country, Classic Country):

In his 1950s heyday, the honey voiced Carl Smith scored 31 hits and was nicknamed “Mr. Country.”

Smith continued to perform and record in the sixties and seventies, retired in the late seventies and died in 2010 at age 82. Today, Smith is perhaps best known as the first husband of June Carter (Cash) and the father of the country singer Carlene Carter.

If you’re not familiar with his music – give it a listen! His music conjures up a simpler, less complicated era than our own – and there is nothing like classic country music.

This greatest hits collection includes the songs: I Just Dropped In To Say Goodbye, Let’s Live A Little, There’s Nothing As Sweet As My Baby, Mr. Moon, If Teardrops Were Pennies and Me And My Broken heart

Recommended CD of the Week:

Stranger Things: Music from the Netflix Original Series by Various Artists:

This album is a combination score and soundtrack.

The very atmospheric instrumentals on the LP were composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein and harken back to the science fiction films of the 1980s (think E.T.)

Instrumental songs on the album include: Stranger Things, Kids, This Isn’t You, Lay-z-Boy, A Kiss, Castle Byers and more.

Vintage songs on the album are from the period and include: Should I Stay or Should I Go by the Clash, Africa by Toto, Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper, Hazy Shade of Winter by The Bangles, Every Breath You Take by the Police and Whip It by Devo

Videos of the Week:

Superstition by Beck, Bogert & Appice

Hank by Jason Boland with Nick Worley

A Hard Rains-A-Gonna Fall by Kurt Elling

It Ain’t Necessarily So (arr. Heifetz) by Daniel Kurganov & Constantine Finehouse – a preview of their new LP Between The Notes

Hey Joe! By Carl Smith

Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? by the Clash

Stranger Things, Season 1 Trailer (You can check out season 1 on DVD at the library!)

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 December 15, 2017

Hi everyone, for your listening pleasure, here are our six suggested albums for the week; five streaming albums and one album on CD.

(Click on the photo of the album you’d like to hear or request)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

boom. by Walker Hayes (2017) (Genre: Country, Pop, Rock):

boom. is the second album by country singer-songwriter Walker Hayes who hails from Mobile, Al.

Songs on the album include: Beautiful, Shut Up Kenney, You Broke Up with Me, Beer in the Fridge, Mind Candy and Prescriptions.

The Ferryman’s Curse by The Strawbs (2017) (Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock):

The Strawbs are a British band and originally formed as a bluegrass trio, the Strawberry Hill Boys, in 1967. The original line up featured singer-guitarist Dave Cousins, singer-guitarist Tony Hooper and mandolinist Arthur Phillips. In 1968 Phillips left the group, Rob Chesterman joined on bass and they changed their name to the Strawbs.

The 2017 line-up of the band features Dave Cousins, Dave Lambert on lead guitar, Tony Fernandez on drums and Chas Cronk on bass.

The Ferryman’s Curse is the group’s 26th album.

Songs on the LP include: In the Beginning, The Song of Infinite Sadness, The Familiarity of Old Lovers, The Reckoning, The Ferryman’s Curse and Bats & Swallows

The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! (2017) by Barbra Streisand (Genre: Pop, Easy Listening, Vocal):

 The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic is the new album from the talented singer, actress and film producer.

Songs include: People: Overture, Being Alive, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Don’t Rain on My Parade and Climb Ev’ry Mountain.

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring: Christmas with The Dominican Sisters of Mary
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist (2017) (Genre: Classical):

This new and bestselling album by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, who reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan features a sacred collection of Christmas music.

Songs on the album include: Christmas Proclamation, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Sleep, Little Jesus, Carol of the Bells, Emmanuel, Snowflakes, Away in a Manager and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

The 3 Herds by Woody Herman & His Orchestra (Genre: Jazz, Swing, Pop):

This 1955 album by big band leader and clarinetist Woody Herman and His Orchestra offers a swing-ingly fun collection of songs including:

Non-Alcoholic, Caldonia, Sidewalks of Cuba, The Good earth, Keen and Peachy and Mulligan Tawny.

CD of the Week

Legends of Guitar, Rock The Sixties Vol. 1 by Various Artists:

I’m a big fan of the classic rock label Rhino Records. And being a huge guitar fan too, and playing the guitar just a little, I also am a fan of their Legends of Guitar series. This album is just one of the titles in their Guitar Player Legends of Guitar series. The series features music by great guitarists that cover all genres of music from rock to blues to country to jazz to classical. Some of the guitarist are well known and others less so – however, if you like guitar music this is definitely a series to check out!

Songs on LP include: Lullaby of the Leaves by The Ventures featuring Bob Bogle on guitar, The Train Kept A-Rollin’ by The Yardbirds featuring Jeff Beck on guitar, Boo Boo Stick Beat by Chet Atkins, Nine Types of Industrial Pollution by The Mothers of Invention featuring Frank Zappa on guitar, Sabre Dance by Love Sculpture featuring Dave Edmunds on guitar, Misirlou by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones featuring Dick Dale on guitar, Ball And Chain by Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring James Gurley on guitar and It Won’t Be Long by the Byrds featuring Roger McGuinn on guitar.

Videos of the Week:

You Broke Up With Me by Walker Hayes:

The Reckoning by the Strawbs:

Carol of the Bells Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist:

Trailer from The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! – the compliment video to the LP which is now streaming on Netflix by Barbra Streisand:

Chicken Picken’ by Lonnie Mack:

The Witch by the Sonnics:

Ball and Chain by Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin on vocals and James Gurley on guitar:

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.)

Info on current line-up of the Strawbs from their record company Esoteric/Antenna

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.

Weekly Recommended Listens: July 2017, Week 2: Sixties Rock: The Second British Invasion – British Rock From 1967-1970

Hi everyone, this is week 2 of our month long look at the music of the second British Invasion of the Sixties, which encompasses music of British bands released between June 1967 and the end of the Sixties.

This week we’ll be taking a look at the music of Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd & Traffic.

I. Links to AllMusic Biographies of the Artists/Groups of the Week:

Jeff Beck’s AllMusic Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
https://goo.gl/5y9KFH

Pink Floyd’s All Music Biography by Richie Unterberger
https://goo.gl/BIu6NF

Traffic’s All Music Biography by William Ruhlmann
https://goo.gl/YdIC8B

II. Freegal Music Recommendations Of The Week (streaming music):

Jeff Beck: Jeff Beck, is one of the guitarists of the Sixties that you can truly describe as a guitarist’s guitarist in the same way you might say a writer is a writer’s writer – meaning of course, that he has great skill in the way he plays the guitar. Like many of his contemporaries Beck went to art school before launching a music career. He replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds before forming the Jeff Beck Group in 1967 with future Faces and solo artist Rod Stewart on vocals, future Faces and Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood on bass and Mickey Waller on drums. This line-up released two albums which to my ears hold up well. Beck has always been a great guitarist and he seems to care much more for playing his guitar than making commercial records, as is illustrated by his releasing a number of all instrumental albums over the years, so in many ways these first two albums he made with the classic Jeff Beck Group line-up, and including a great vocalist, are the most accessible to rock fans.

So here are links to stream those first two LPs and a greatest hits collection titled Beckology:

Truth (1968)
https://goo.gl/8kCdfM

Beck-Ola (1969)
https://goo.gl/ZazHKf

Beckology
https://goo.gl/LwhhHA

Pink Floyd: Pink Floyd formed in London in 1965 and the original line-up of the band included Syd Barrett on guitar and lead vocals, Roger Waters on bass and vocals, Nick Mason on drums and Richard Wright on keyboards. Barrett was the main songwriter for the band’s first two LPs, Piper at the Gates of Dawn and Saucerful of Secrets. Longtime Pink Floyd member David Gilmore join the band on guitar after the recording of their first LP. After Barrett’s departure in 1968, Waters took over as the group’s main songwriter. And of course, the band went on to release one of the most successful albums of all time with their 1973 masterpiece Dark Side of the Moon.

And notably, streaming-wise, the Freegal Music Catalog is full of Pink Floyd albums!

Here are links to stream their sixties albums:

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
https://goo.gl/QSSbjX

A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
https://goo.gl/Z8pgwc

More (1969)
https://goo.gl/vXFBsm

Ummagumma (1969)
https://goo.gl/NY84Y6

Traffic: Traffic formed in 1967 and featured the then 19-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood, Dave Mason on guitar and vocals, Chris Wood on flute and other reed instruments and Jim Capaldi on drums and vocals.

Traffic released four albums in the sixties:  Mr. Fantasy (1967), Heaven Is in Your Mind (1967), Traffic (1968) & Last Exit (1969).

Unfortunately, The Freegal Music Catalog doesn’t feature any albums by Traffic. However, they do offer a version of The Blind Faith classic Can’t Find My Way Home by the songwriter himself – Steve Window – recorded live in concert and from from the forthcoming album Winwood’s Greatest Hits Live which is being released September 1.

Here’s the link:

https://goo.gl/mZByvu

Also of note, you can stream both of the following Traffic albums via YouTube:
Dear Mr. Fantasy
https://goo.gl/nBQe31

Traffic
https://goo.gl/2QZBfd

III. CD & DVD Music Recommendations Of The Week

Jeff Beck:

The two Jeff Beck Group LPs released in the Sixties, Truth and Beck-Ola will be available on CD and to request via StarCat shortly.

Pink Floyd:

The first two Pink Floyd albums are available to request right now!


Piper at the Gates of Dawn
https://goo.gl/s4BvVa

Saucerful of Secrets
https://goo.gl/zRu7Kz

Traffic:

Traffic’s first album, Mr. Fantasy, is available to request now.

Mr. Fantasy
https://goo.gl/wLMX7P

Traffic (self-titled LP)

And coming soon the band’s excellent third album the self-titled Traffic which has a record in StarCat but isn’t quite ready to circulate yet — here’s the link to use once the CD’s status changes to available:

https://goo.gl/ZiGaFE

Bonus DVD Recommendation:

The Secret Policeman’s Balls DVD Collection: 

I’ve included this DVD set as the 1981 Amnesty International benefit ball, The Secret Policemen’s Other Ball, features some wonderful guitar playing by both Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. And I recall being in the old Record Town down at the Arnot Mall in Big Flats, NY, in the early eighties, and hearing the album and asking where they had copies to purchase — only to be told the album they were playing, with that great guitar music, belonged to a staff member and they didn’t have any copies in the store to sell!

The Secret Policeman shows featured both comedy acts and music – here’s a review from Amazon that offers more information on the set: Imagine Saturday Night Live, in its heyday, but as a live series of hot-ticket events, with the best stand-up comics, sketch actors, and rockers of the time, held to benefit a good cause–all with a decidedly British accent. That comes close to describing the magic mayhem of The Secret Policeman’s Ball performances held as fund-raisers for Amnesty International from the late ’70s through the late ‘80s. This boxed set is a pop culture fan’s dream; included are all the members of Monty Python, Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie (pre-House and pre-Black Adder), Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Jennifer Saunders, and the Beyond the Fringe troupe–and that’s just the comics. Musicians include Sting, Pete Townshend, Phil Collins, Lou Reed, Joan Armatrading, and duets between Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, and Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins. And a very baby-faced Bob Geldof, who admits in an interview that these Balls spawned the idea for Live Aid and other events for charity. The best gem of all–and the best place to start to appreciate the depth and breadth of the series–is a 2004 documentary featuring interviews with some of the original shows’ principals, looking back on their younger selves and the current of the times. John Cleese, the true ringmaster of the events, recalls making the original phone calls and arranging for a West End theater to be available after its regular production ended. The programs became so popular that they made stars of the youngsters (Laurie, Stephen Fry, Atkinson), and brought worldwide attention for the first time to Amnesty International. Some bits are beloved and done here again–including the Pythons’ “Lumberjack Song” and “The Dead Parrot.” Cleese recalls, and the filmmakers oblige by including, a speech Margaret Thatcher later gave in the ‘80s where she repeated the “Dead Parrot” bit line for line about a piece of legislation–and bringing the audience to its knees. A young Barry Humphreys (Dame Edna, as a brunette) and a bushy-haired Billy Connolly are also delightful. The music acts are delicious, including Townshend’s acoustic duet with the American classical guitarist John Williams, and Phil Collins appearing onstage at a piano solo for the first time ever. Equal parts silly and inspiring, this boxed set will be in heavy rotation for the comedy and music fan. –A.T. Hurley, Amazon.com

Additionally, the shows feature historic unplugged performances by Pete Townshend, Sting, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof, Peter Gabriel, Donovan, Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, Kate Bush and Joan Armatrading. Also featured are rare duets from guitar legends Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins.

The Balls:

Pleasure At Her Majesty’s (1976)

The Secret Policeman’s Ball (1979)

The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball (1981)

The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball (1987)

The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball (1989)

And here’s a link to request the entire Secret Policeman’s collection via StarCat:

https://goo.gl/Rr8uAc

IV. Videos Of This Weeks’ Artists/Groups

The Jeff Beck Group:

You Shook Me

Plinth – Water Down The Drain

Pink Floyd:

Interstellar Overdrive

Astronomy Domine

Traffic:

Hole in My Shoe

Dear Mr. Fantasy recorded live in Santa Monica, California in 1972

Bonus Videos:

Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton playing Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers from The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball — the intro by the concert organizer is interesting but if you want to skip that and just listen to the music — fast forward to about 2 minuets into the clip.

Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck playing Shake Your Money Maker from the 2010 Crossroads Concert:

V. Print References:

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

Sixties Rock: A Listener’s Guide by Robert Santelli (Contemporary Books. Chicago. 1985.)

Online References:
Jeff Beck’s AllMusic Discography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
https://goo.gl/F8yrsU

A Guitar Hero Won’t Play the Game by Larry Rohter published in The New York Times – February 12, 2010:
https://goo.gl/GbtD

Jeff Beck Talks Seeing Jimi Hendrix, Topical New LP  https://goo.gl/G0gnqh

Pink Floyd’s All Music Discography by Richie Unterberger by Richie Unterberger
https://goo.gl/cWDcyM

Traffic’s All Music Discography by William Ruhlmann
https://goo.gl/4iWBvc

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.

 

Weekly Recommended Listens: May 2017, Week 4: Sixties Rock: The First British Invasion Concluded

Hi everyone, this week we’re concluding our cliff notes look at the first British Invasion. And in June our musical theme will be the American Response to that First British Invasion!

And as it has been super, super busy in Library Land this week this will be a cliff notes posting – as I’ve just run out of week!

But we’ll hit the high notes and you’ll be able to stream or request some great music with new CDs of the artists of the week to be available shortly.

And our artists for this week are:

The Yardbirds,

The Spencer Davis Group

&

The Who.

I. Links to AllMusic Artist Bios:

The Yardbirds AllMusic Biography by Richie Unterberger
https://goo.gl/SRCVGL

The Spencer Davis Group AllMusic Biography by Bill Dahl
https://goo.gl/YXHWQB

The Who AllMusic Biography
https://goo.gl/1RdCtO

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:

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

II. Freegal Music Recommendations Of The Week:

The Spencer Davis Group:
The Spencer Davis Group was a blue eyed soul group consisted of Steve Winwood in his pre-Traffic, Blind Faith and solo artist days, on keyboard and vocals, his brother Muff Winwood on bass, drummer Peter York and guitarist Spencer Davis. The band played organ-centric rock and their best known songs include: Keep On Running, I’m A Man and Gimme Some Lovin’.

I’m A Man 

From the LP Soul Goes Psychedelic
The Freegal Music Catalog features many albums by The Spencer Davis group. However, most of them do not feature Steve Winwood on vocals.
I did manage to find a radio version of I’m A Man that features Steve Winwood on vocals – on a collection titled Soul Goes Psychedelic. The collection also features music by The Brothers Johnson, Santana, Blues Image, The Soul Survivors and Ike & Tina Turner.

Here’s a link to stream the Soul Goes Psychedelic album: https://goo.gl/ue4cWH

The Yardbirds: The Yardbirds are best known for three of the great rock guitarists that played in the band in the sixties: Eric Claption, Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page. The group played a mix of traditional rock and R&B; and the original band consisted of Keith Relf on vocals and harmonica, Chris Deja and Anthony Topham on guitars, Paul Samwell-Smith on bass and Jim McCartey on drums. Eric Clapton replaced Topham in 1963 and he was in turn replaced by Jeff Beck in 1965. Jimmy Page joined the band in 1966. The group disbanded in 1968 and Page formed a new group, original called the New Yardbirds, which shortly after forming changed their name to Led Zeppelin.

Five Live Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton on guitar)
https://goo.gl/HwpzRJ

Roger The Engineer (with Jeff Beck on guitar)
https://goo.gl/dTxNJf

The Yardbirds Story: This 89 song collection features every recording The Yardbirds made from 1963 – 1966. The set includes A Certain Girl, Heart Full of Soul, Shapes of Things, Five Long Years and more.
https://goo.gl/le9jhu

The Who:

The Who formed in London in the early sixties and consisted of Roger Daltrey on vocals, Pete Townshend on guitar, John Entwistle on bass and Keith Moon on drums. The band had, to say the least, a very energetic and flamboyant stage presence.

And for the purposes of this posting we’re only talking about their sixties music – I feel I should point that out in case you’re not familiar with their work –and also as they put out some great albums in the seventies.

Summer Time Blues & My Generation

From The Monterey Pop Festival album:
https://goo.gl/HZezhe

The Who Live from Discos Cada Record

The Freegal Music Catalog features only one album by The Who all on their own – titled The Who Live. The album was put out by Discos Cada Records in 2011. The recordings seems to be of the band playing live and the sound and editing quality is only average at best. However, if you’re a major Who fan you might want to check it out: https://goo.gl/XF0912

Freegal Wild Card Streaming Pick Of The Week:

Bob Dylan – The Complete Album Collection – The 60’s
Since Bob Dylan’s birthday was this week, May 24 to be exact, I’m going to recommend you stream at least part of the set The Complete Album Collection – The 60’s which does indeed feature all the songs on all of Dylan’s sixties albums. This is great music for a holiday weekend: https://goo.gl/wGVvOz

III. Compact Discs Recommendations:

The Spencer Davis Group:


Eight Gigs a Week: The Steve Winwood Years:

This collection features all of the 51 songs recorded by the band while Steve Winwood was with them! So you get the hits, including Keep On Running, I’m A Man & Gimme Some Lovin’ and many more songs.

Here’s a link to request the CD: https://goo.gl/EX31Q0

The Yardbirds:


Greatest Hits Volume 1:

This Rhino records collection features the band’s hits released between 1964 and 1966. Including the songs: For Your Love, Evil Hearted You, Shapes of Things and A Certain Girl:   https://goo.gl/DymOl2


Also coming soon is The Yardbirds Story on CD – this  the same 89 song set mentioned in the streaming section – this time in a four compact disc set.
You can’t request the set just yet – but here is the link to the request page:
https://goo.gl/MXMM1v

IV: Videos Of This Weeks’ Artists/Groups:

Spencer Davis Group:

I’m A Man

Gimme Some Lovin’

Yardbirds:

I Wish You Would (With Eric Clapton)

For Your Love (With Jeff Beck)

Heart Full of Soul (With Jimmy Page)

The Who:

Anyway Anyhow Anywhere 

I Can’t Explain

VI. General References:

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

Sixties Rock: A Listener’s Guide by Robert Santelli (Contemporary Books. Chicago. 1985.)

The Spencer Davis Group AllMusic Discography by Bill Dahl
https://goo.gl/V8ob6D

The Who Discography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
https://goo.gl/1afGGS

The Yardbirds Discography by Richie Unterberger
https://goo.gl/bs90ZO

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.