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*
Ramblin’ (1963) by New Christy Minstrels (Genre: Folk, Sixties Folk, Pop):
This popular folk group, founded in the early sixties and still touring, has included many members over the years; the line-up for this album includes Dolan Ellis, Jackie Miller, Gayle Caldwell and Barry McGuire later of “Eve of Destruction” fame.
This album is widely considered to be their best and includes their biggest hit the McGuire penned “Green, Green.”
Songs on the light hearted, up-tempo album include: Mighty Mississippi, Hi Jolly, A Travelin’ Man, Down the Ohio, The Drinkin’ Gourd, Green, Green, Ride, Ride, Ride and My Dear Mary Anne.
Eclipse (2018) by Joey Alexander (Genre: Jazz):
Joey Alexander is a 15-year-old jazz pianist from Indonesia and to say he is a natural is an understatement! I saw him performed a concert as part of this past season’s Civic Music series – and boy, can he play! Eclipse is his new album and features the songs: Bali, Faithful, Draw me Nearer, Moment’s Notice, Eclipse, Blackbird and The Very Thought of You.
Short Days, Long Nights (2016) by Various Artists (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Pop):
This thirty song compilation was released in 2016 and I can’t find much information online about it – but it is a great collection of songs! The set includes great classic pop/rock songs and some newer ones. Artists featured range from the Jefferson Airplane to Bob Weir, Fiona Apple and the Kings of Leon!
Songs in the set include: Everybody Here Wants You by Jeff Buckley, Free Fallin’ by John Mayer, Waves by Miguel with Kacey Musgraves, Collide by Howie Day, Manhattan by Sara Bareilles, Satellite by Dave Matthews Band, Sweet Jane by Cowboy Junkies, Fair Play by Van Morrison, Man of the Hour by Pearl Jam and Independence Day by Bruce Springsteen.
Last Man Standing (2018) by Willie Nelson (Genre: Country):
Last Man Standing is the brand new album by country legend Willie Nelson. This collection features eleven songs written by Willie and his long-time songwriting partner Buddy Cannon.
Songs on the LP include: Last Man Standing, Don’t Tell Noah, Bad Breath, Me And You, Something To Get Through and Ready to Roar.
Bonus Streaming Album:
Recorded Live At Tweed Recording (2012) by Luke Winslow King (Genre: Blues, Traditional Blues):
Luke Winslow-King is originally from Cadillac, Michigan and now hails from New Orleans. He is a versatile singer-songwriter and guitarist who plays vintage blues and this LP sounds like it was recorded decades ago – so if you enjoy vintage blues – check it out!
Songs on this 5 song LP include: Mississippi Slow Drag, Miss The Mississippi And You, Ragtime Millionaire, I Know She’ll Do Right and April To May.
Recommended CD of the Week:
The Complete Johnny Mercer Songbook by Various Artists:
This three disc set features 48 songs written by the legendary songwriter Johnny Mercer and recorded by great jazz artists.
Songs/Artists in the set include: Blues In the Night by Louis Armstrong, Hit The Road To Dreamland by Mel Torme, Skylark by Ella Fitzgerald, Early Autumn by Woody Herman, That Old Black Magic by Shirley Horn, Jeepers Creepers by Bing Crosby with Buddy Bregman’s Orchestra, Dream by Dinah Washington, On The Atchison, Topeka, And the Santa Fe by jack Teagarden, Moon River by Sarah Vaughan and many more.
Videos of the Week:
Green Green by New Christy Minstrels
The Drinkin’ Gourd (The Muddy Road To Freedom) by the New Christy Minstrels featuring Gene Clark:
Note: this sound on this video clip shows its age – but it is a cool video of the group recorded in the sixties at Fordham University and well worth watching!
Eclipse album trailer by Joey Alexander:
Epistrophy by Joey Alexander – Live at Jazz Standard with Charnett Moffett & Ulysses Owens Jr.:
Everybody Here Wants You by Jeff Buckley:
Sweet Jane by Cowboy Junkies:
Independence Day by Bruce Springsteen:
Last Man Standing by Willie Nelson:
Ragtime Millionaires by Luke Winslow-King:
Early Autumn by Woody Herman & His Orchestra:
Jeepers Creepers by Bing Crosby:
Moon River by Sarah Vaughn:
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.
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!