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.

Suggested Listening January 26, 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*

Heartbreak on a Full Moon (2017) by Chris Brown (Genre: R&B, Pop, Rap):


The new album by the Grammy winning R&B artist. Songs on the LP include: Privacy, Questions, Party, Pills & Automobiles, Summer Breeze, High End and Paradise.

Classical Country (1967) by The Billy Sherrill Quintet (Genre: Country, Classical):


“The audaciousness with which this record was recorded is mind-blowing. Back in the 1960s, when Buck Owens was king of the charts — 12 number one singles in a row — producer Billy Sherrill decided to try to work a little of his own magic with his tunes. How he convinced Epic that a record of classically oriented Owens tunes would sell more copies than to the participating musicians’ — who are not named anywhere on the cover — parents is a mystery. Here are ten Owens classics performed by a harpsichord and a string quartet — with an endorsement by Owens on the back cover! The set opens with a particularly reverent “Act Naturally” that is indicative of the arrangements by Frank Hunter, who thought he was charting incidental music for the theater. This music is so flowery and overly ornate it’s difficult to imagine these ever having been country songs — not to mention the intonation is so awful it’s shrill. But this is part of the album’s charm. This is far from the best/worst of it; “Tiger by the Tail” gets that distinction, as do “Love’s Gonna Live Here,” “Together Again,” and “My Heart Skips a Beat.” But they’re all schmaltzy and ridiculous and only Buck Owens could have been honored by this treatment of his songs. What an awesome record.” AllMusic Review.

The Lonely Things (1966) by Glenn Yarbrough (Genre: Folk, Pop, Easy Listening):


Vintage easy listening music featuring Glenn Yarbrough’s smooth vocals and lush strings. Songs on the album include: Night Song, So Long San Francisco, The Word Before Goodbye, Hello, People Change and The Summertime of Days.

Thanks, Hank! (1967) By Jeannie Seely (Genre: Country, Classic Country): 


Sultry classic country singer Jeannie Seely offers up a bouncy, classic sixties collection of songs including: A Wanderin’ Man, A Little Bitty Tear, Funny Way of Laughing, Everything I Had and Make the World

Guitars Extraordinary (1966) by The Fabulous Jokers (Genre: Instrumental, Classic Rock):


And this week I’m staying in the sixties! This Fabulous Jokers instrumental LP sound like a mixture between the music of the Ventures and the instrumental albums put out in the fifties and sixties by artists like Henry Mancini and Percy Faith. The rock instrumental instruments are there, guitar, bass drums and so are the soft background “ooos” and “ahhs.”

This is another great album to stream as back ground music for your weekend activities – especially reading!

Songs in the collection include; Umoresco, Diamond Strings, Perdido, Instant Coffee, Harry Lime Theme, Down by The Riverside, Greyhound Express and Caravan.

CD of the Week:

Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes (1958/2002) by Elizabeth Cotton:


“Recorded in 1957 and early 1958 by Mike Seeger, Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes collects the influential debut sides cut by a then-62-year-old Elizabeth Cotten; even decades after their first release, they remain a veritable primer in the art of finger-picked style guitar playing. The quaint, homespun quality of the material — much of it recorded at Cotten’s home with her grandchildren looking on in silence — adds immensely to its intimacy and warmth; the sound quality varies wildly from track to track, but the amazing instrumental work shines through regardless on tracks like the opening “Wilson Rag” and the now-standard “Freight Train.”” All Music

Songs include: Freight Train, Going Down the Road Feeling Bad, Honey Babe Your Papa Cares for You, Medley: Run…Run/Mama Your Son Done Gone and When I Get Home

Videos of the Week:

Privacy (Explicit Version) by Chris Brown

Act Naturally by The Billy Sherrill Quintet

The Lonely Things by Glenn Yarbrough

A Little Bitty Tear by Jeannie Seely

Caravan by The Fabulous Jokers

Freight Train by Elizabeth Cotton

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 January 19, 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*

Private Eyes (1981) by Daryl Hall & John Oats (Genre: Pop): 

One of the duo’s classic albums, Private Eyes includes the songs: Private Eyes, Looking for a Good Sign, I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do), Did It in a Minute, Friday Let Me Down and Tell Me What You Want.

Ravel: Shéhérazade, M. 41 – Berlioz: La mort de Cléopâtre, H 36 (Remastered) by Leonard Bernstein (Genre: Classical):


Mezo-soprano Jennie Tourel with Lenoard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Epic Singles (1968/2017) by The Swampseeds (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock):


The Swampseeds were from New Jersey and originally consisted of Dennis Ferrante on vocals, Richard LePage on organ, Eddie Leonetti on bass, Tommy Brannick on drums and Jack Santoro on lead guitar.

The group recorded a number of singles that have that cool late sixties rock sound to them but the group broke up before they were able to record an album. This LP features all their singles and was released at the end of last year. Songs on the LP include: Can I Carry Your Ballon, Coney Island Parade, Love Is On The Way, Plastic Man and Can I Help You.

Gunhill Road by Gunhill Road (1973) (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Seventies Pop):


Gunhill Road was rock group, that according to the Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, included Glenn Leopold, Steven Goldrich and Gil Roman.

The band recorded one self-titled album – Gunhill Road, which the AllMusic review describes as a “collection of mellow introspective pop songs” with one novelty hit – the tune “Back When My Hair Was Short” which was released in June 1973.

Other songs on the album include: Sailing, 42nd Street, Mr. Keyboards, She Made a Man Out of Me, Callin’ Atlanta and We Can’t Ride This Roller Coaster Anymore.

This is a fun album check it out!

CD of the Week:

Sunken Condos (2012) by Donald Fagen (Genre: Pop, Rock, Jazz):


This 2012 Donald Fagen album may not officially be a Steely Dan LP but it nevertheless has that same cool jazz-pop feel to it.

Songs on the LP include: Slinky Thing, I’m Not the Same Without You, Weather in My Head, Out of the Ghetto and Miss Marlene.

This is a perfect album to stream on a wintery January weekend!

Videos of the Week:

Private Eyes by Hall & Oates

“Asie” from “Shéhérazade” – Jennie Tourel singing with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Can I Carry Your Balloon by The Swampseeds

Back When My Hair Was Short by Gunhill Road

I’m Not The Same Without You by Donald Fagen

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 January 12, 2018

Hi everyone, here are our six musical recommendations for the week; five streaming suggestions and one recommended album on CD.

(Click on the photo to stream or request the album)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

Greatest Hits by Jake Owen (Genre: Country) (2017):

Singer songwriter Jake Owen hails from Vero Beach, Florida and launched a music career after an injury cut short his golfing career.

Songs on his new LP include: Yee Haw, Don’t Think I Can’t Love You, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, The One That Got Away and Anywhere With You.

All Blues’d Up: Songs of Bob Dylan (2002) (Genre: Rock, Blues) :

Songs on this bluesy tribute LP include: It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry by Taj Mahal, Everything is Broken by R. L. Burnside, I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight by John Hammond Sr., Ballad of a Thin Man by James Solberg and Watching the River Flow by Leon Russell.

Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf (1977) (Rock, Classic Rock):

The classic album by Meat Loaf, AKA singer and songwriter Jim Steinman features the songs
Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, All Revved Up With No Place To Go and Paradise by the Dashboard Light.

Stand Up Guys (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists (2012) (Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz):

The soundtrack to a fun film featuring Al Pacnio, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin as three senior criminals who reunite to recapture past glories. Songs include: Hard Times by Baby Huey & The Babysitters, Old Habits Die Hard by Bon Jovi, Bright Lights by Gary Clark Jr., Fooled Around And Fell In Love by Elvin Bishop. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby by Sam & Dave and Sock It To ‘Em JB (Pt. 1) by Rex Garvin and The Mighty Cravers

The Post (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017) music composed and conducted by John Williams (Genre: Classical, Soundtracks):

The John Williams soundtrack to the critically acclaimed film, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, that focuses on the decision of The Washington Post, as headed by Katharine Graham, to published the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

CD of the Week:

Now There Was A Song! by Johnny Cash:

This is a great album, featuring the late, great Johnny Cash singing cover versions of classic country songs. Songs on the LP include: Time Changes Everything, I Will Miss You When You Go, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You, Seasons of My Heart and Just One More.

Videos of the Week:

Hee Yaw by Jake Owen:

Gotta Serve Someone by Mavis Staples with Johnny Lang:

Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf:

Old Habits Die Hard by Jon Bon Jovi:

The Papers by John Williams:

Time Changes Everything by Johnny Cash

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 January 8, 2018

 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*

Joey. Monk. Live! by Joey Alexander (2017) (Genre: Jazz):


Joey Alexander is a 14 year old pianist from Indonesia. His new album features live performances recorded on his most recent tour. Songs on the LP include: Round Midnight, Ugly Beauty, Rhythm-a-Ning, Pannonica and Evidence.

Age Don’t Mean A Thing by Robert Finley (2016) (Genre: Blues, R&B):


Singer-songwriter Robert Finley hails from Bernice, Louisiana. And Age Don’t Mean A Thing is his latest album.

Songs on the LP include: Age Don’t Mean A Thing, I Just Want To Tell You, Let Me Be Your Everything, It’s Too Late and You Make Me Want to Dance.

In Trance by Scorpions (1975) (Rock, Heavy Metal):


Scorpions are a German band that originally formed in 1969 and they were one of the first generation Heavy Metal bands. The group has featured a number of members over the years with two constants — vocalist Klaus Meine and guitarist Rudolph Schenker who have appeared on every Scorpions album.

In Trance is a classic LP by the band and includes the songs: Dark Lady, In Trance, Life’s Like A River, Robot Man and Night Lights.

The Singles 1968-1976 by Lee Arnold (2017) (Genre: Country, Classic Country):


Lee Arnold was born, raised and began his broadcasting career in Scranton, PA. He is best known as one of the most popular disc jockey who ever worked at WHN New York and was inducted into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame in 2002. Additionally, he recorded five songs himself between 1968 and 1976 and all of them are included in this collection: Mama’s Boy, Mama Sang a Song, A Trucker’s Christmas, That Good Old Gospel Music and Another Day Without You.

The Americana Sessions by The Nelons (2017) (Genre: Folk):


The Nelons consist of Kelly Nelon Clark, her husband Jason Clark and her daughters Amber Nelon Thompson and Autumn Nelon Clark.

The Nelons generally sing gospel but with this LP they’ve turned their attentions to classic American folk music.

Songs on the LP include: Gentle on My Mind, You Needed Me, Daddy and Son, Bridge over Troubled Waters, Oh, Shenandoah, An American Trilogy and Mama Tried.

CD of The Week:

Bidin’ My Time by Chris Hillman (2017) (Genre: Folk, Folk-Rock, Country-Rock):


Chris Hillman, whose credits include co-founding Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Byrds, as well as the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and Desert Rose Band, is truly one of the architects of American music. His newest solo work, Bidin’ My Time, produced by Tom Petty and executive-produced by Herb Pedersen, captures a rarity: an icon who has never sounded better, making music with old friends for the sheer love of it. Collaborators and admirers from Hillman’s storied career appear throughout the record: Tom Petty; Hillman’s Byrds bandmates David Crosby and Roger McGuinn; the Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, and Steve Ferrone; Desert Rose Band’s John Jorgenson, Pedersen, and Jay Dee Maness; premier upright bassist Mark Fain; singer/guitarist Josh Jové; and fiddler Gabe Witcher. The album kicks off with a new recording of Pete Seeger’s and Welsh poet Idris Davies’ ‘The Bells of Rhymney,’ which the Byrds recorded for their debut. ‘Here She Comes Again’ was co-written by Hillman and McGuinn and, until now, had only been recorded on a live Byrds album in Australia. ‘She Don’t Care About Time’ was written by Byrds co-founder Gene Clark, and was the original B-side to ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’ Covers of the Everly Brothers’ ‘Walk Right Back’ and Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ round out this understated yet undeniable masterpiece. Folk, rock and roll, bluegrass and the unmistakable country-rock Hillman himself helped pioneer come together seamlessly on the triumph that is Bidin’ My Time. – From the record label.

Videos of the Week:

Evidence by Joey Alexander:

Age Don’t Mean A Thing by Robert Finley:

Gentle On My Mind by the Nelons:

In Trance by Scorpions:

Mama’s Boy by Lee Arnold:

Here She Comes Again by Chris Hillman:

And one here is a cool video that has nothing to do with any of the recommended LPs for this week!

Paperback Writer by The Beatles:

Artist Biography & Discography Information:

The AllMusic Website:

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 Listens October 2017 Week 1

Hi everyone, here are our six musical recommendations for the week; five streaming suggestions and one recommended album on CD.

(Click on the photo to stream or request the album)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

Deuces, T’s, Roadsters and Drums by  And The Young Cougars by Hal Blaine (Genre: Classic Rock, Hot Rod Rock, Surf Music):


Drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Hal Blaine is best known as a member of the influential group of studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew. Blaine played on thousands of recording sessions in California in the 1960s and 1970s. This 1963 album is one of his few solo albums. The records contains 22 surf instrumentals with the sounds of hot rods interspersed throughout. It is a fun album and includes the songs: Challenger II, Nashville Coupe, Mr. Eliminator, Deuces, TS, Roadsters and Drums, Gear Stripper and Hawaii 1963.

Now Hear Our Meanin’ by The Kenny Clarke Band (Genre: Jazz, 60’s Jazz):


The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Band features a combination of great Jazz musicians that played in Europe during the sixties. The group, which produced great swinging jazz, usually recorded in Cologne, Germany. This is their third album from 1965 and it features Kenny Clarke on drums, Francy Boland on piano, Sahib Shihab on flute and baritone sax and Ake Persson on trombone.

Songs on the LP include: Johnny One Note, Night Lady, I’m Scared of Girls When They’re Good Looking, A Ball for Othello, Sabbath Message and Now Hear My Meanin’

Harlem Street Singer by Reverend Gary Davis (Genre: Blues):


The Reverend Gary Davis’s finger style guitar playing has had a great impact on the evolution of folk and rock finger style guitar playing since his the blues revival of the 1960s. This is his third album, originally released in 1960, is considered one of his best and was recorded in only three hours! This version of the LP is the bonus edition which features 8 extra songs.

Songs on the album include: Samson and Delilah, Let Us Get Together, I Belong to the Band, Pure Religion, Lo, I Be With You Always and Motherless Children.

King’s Record Shop by Rosanne Cash (Genre: Country/Rock/Pop/Folk etc.):

This now classic album by Rosanne Cash was originally released in 1987. The album features her usual excellent work, songwriting wise and playing wise, with great musicians providing backup, Rosanne singing in top form and some excellent back up from other well-known musicians including Patty Smith and Steve Winwood.

Songs include: the empowering tune Rosie Strikes Back, The Way We Make a Broken Heart, If You Change Your Mind, The Real Me and Somewhere Sometime.

And just a note on Rosanne’s music, if you’re not familiar with it – it is generally categorized as country but she is one of those artists who rises above genre categories – she mixes country, folk, pop and rock with a bit of blues thrown in for good measure so easily, that if country isn’t usually your favorite type of music and you instead prefer pop, rock or folk music and you haven’t previously listened to Rosanne Cash’s music before – you really should check it out as it is top notch!

Brahms: The Piano Trios by Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos & Johannes Brahms (Genre: Classical):

This is the brand new albumby the renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax. Ma and Ax are joined by violist Leonidas Kavakos for this album of Brahms Piano Trios.

Here’s the composition list for this album:
Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Opus 87
1 Allegro
2 Andante con moto
3 Scherzo: Presto
4 Finale: Allegro giocoso

Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Opus 101
1 Allegro energico
2 Presto non assai
3 Andante grazioso
4 Allegro molto

Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Opus 8
5 Allegro con brio
6 Scherzo: Allegro molto
7 Adagio
8 Finale: Allegro

Compact Disc Recommendation of the Week:

Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson (Genre: Folk, Blues & Country):

The Carolina Chocolate Drops were a string band consisting of Rhiannon Giddens on banjo and fiddle, Don Glemons on guitar, jug and harmonica and Justin Robinson on banjo and fiddle. Giddens has since gone solo to great acclaim. This album was recorded at the 2008’s MerleFest held in Wilkesboro, North Carolina and features the then 90 year old fiddler Joe Thompson.

Songs on this album include: Dona Got a Ramblin’ Mind, Corn Bread & Butter Beans, John Henry and Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad.

Music Videos of the Week:

Have Fun!!! Play Drums!!! By Hal Blaine

Manteca by The Kenny Clarke Band

Bebop by Kenny Clarke

Runaway Train by Rosanne Cash

Glory Halleloo by the Rev. Gary Davis

Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor – Movement I (excerpt)

Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major – Movement I (excerpt)

References

Artist Biography & Discography Information
http://www.allmusic.com/

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

Have a great weekend!

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.

Suggested Listens September 2017 Week 4

Hi everyone, here are our six musical recommendations for the week; five streaming suggestions and one recommended album on CD.

(Click on the photo to stream or request the album)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

1. Grant Hart & Husker Du:

Last week that Grant Hart, best known as the lead singer, songwriter and drummer for the 1980s punk group Husker Du died after a battle with cancer.

If you’re not familiar with his work it sounds like the epitome of 1980s punk rock – glossy and fresh and similar in scope to the work of R.E.M. and it is definitely worth checking out.

The Freegal Music Catalog features several albums by Husker Du and Grant Hart’s solo album debut too.

So I’m going to recommend three albums that feature Grant Hart’s music and if you like the first one, Husker Du’s 1984 release Flip Your Wig, then you’ll the other two as well – Husker Du’s 1985 album Zen Arcade and Hart’s first solo album, 1989’s Intolerance.

Flip Your Wig by Husker Du:

Songs include: Flip Your Wig, Every Everything, Makes No Sense At All & The Wit & The Wisdom.

Zen Arcade by Husker Du:

Songs include: Something I Learned Today, Never Talking To You Again, Dreams Reoccurring & What’s Going On.

Intolerance by Grant Hart:

Songs include: All of My Senses, Now That You Know Me, Fanfare in D Major and Roller-Rink.

2. Ain’t Goin’ That Way by Hokum Boys and “Banjo Joe” Gus Cannon (Genre: Blues):

The Hokum Boys were a group that played in the twenties and early thirties. The core members of the band were of pianist Alex Hill and guitarists Dan Roberts and Alex Robinson.

And a note on the word “Hokum, “Hokum” was a term from the ’20s used to describe music full of double entendres dealing with sex, drinking and drugs, and thus no respectable person from the period would be caught dead listening to it! This compilation includes 20 tracks from the Hokum Boys, Banjo Joe and Blind Blake, featuring Hokum Blues; Gambler’s Blues; Selling That Stuff; Jonestown Blues; He’s in the Jailhouse Now, and more.

3. Little Girl by Syndicate Of Sound (Genre: Classic Rock/Sixties Pop):

Syndicate of Sound was a mid-sixties band from San Jose, California and consisted of Don Basking on guitar and vocals, Bob Gonzalez on guitar, Larry Ray on lead guitar, John Sharkey on keyboards and John Ducksworth on drums.

Their music is great traditional rock that sounds like it was made in the mid-sixties; and as the LP was released in 1966 that is right on the proverbial money!

Songs in include: Big Boss Man, Almost Grown, Little Girl, Lookin’ for the Good Times and Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby.

4. You Ain’t Talkin’ To Me: Charlie Poole And The Roots Of Country Music by Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers (Genre: Country/Folk):

This set includes 45 songs recorded by Poole between 1925 and 1931. Today we’d call this music old time country or perhaps Americana – but whatever designation we use – it is great early country music with banjos and fiddles front and center.

Songs include: Shootin’ Creek, There’ll Come a Time, White House Blues, Hungry Hash House, & Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down Blues.

5. Open Book by Fred Hersch:

This album is a brand new release by jazz pianist, composer, educator and activist Fred Hersh and includes the songs: The Orb, Whisper Not, Zingaro, Plainsong, Eronel and more.

CD Recommendation of the Week:

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Gil Scott-Heron:

This collection features some of poet, activist and rap progenitor Gil Scott-Heron’s best music from the early seventies.

Songs include: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, The Get Out of the Ghetto Blues, Lady Day and John Coltrane and Whitey on the Moon.

Videos of the Week: 

Makes No Sense At All by Husker Du:

The Hokum Blues by The Hokum Boys:

Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down by Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers:

Little Girl by the Syndicate of Sound:

Open Book by Fred Hersch:

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Gil Scott-Heron:

References:

Artist Biography & Discography Information:
http://www.allmusic.com/

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

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 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 Listens September 2017: Week 3

Hi everyone, here are our six musical recommendations for the week; five streaming suggestions and one recommended album on CD.

(Click on the photo to stream or request the album)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

1. Between The Lines: Sara Bareilles Live At The Fillmore by Sara Bareilles (Genre: Pop):

This concert performance by singer-songwriter and pianist Sara Barilles is full of energy and includes the songs Bottle It Up, Fairytale, August Moon, Love Song and more. Twenty eight songs in all.

2. Grateful by DJ Khaled (Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap):

D J Khaled worked for years as a radio DJ before breaking out as a performer himself. Songs on his new album include To the Max, Wild Thoughts, I’m The One, On Everything & I Love You so Much.

3. Imaginary Appalachia by Colter Wall (Genre: Folk/Country):

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Singer-songwriter Colter Wall hails from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada and has been playing great music for several decades. Imaginary Appalachia, released in 2017, is his first U.S. album. Songs on the LP include: Sleeping on the Blacktop, Johnny Boy’s Bones, Caroline, Living on the Sand and Ballad of a Law Abiding Sophisticate.

4. Let’s Get Together/The Collectors #1 by Dickey Betts and Great Southern (Genre: Country/Southern Rock):

Singer-songwriter & guitarist Dickey Betts was a member of the seminal rock group The Allman Brothers Band. And he even wrote two of their most famous songs Ramblin’ Man and Jessica. After the band broke up in 1976 Betts formed the group Southern Comfort. And if you like classic rock or want to hear more of southern rock than this is a great double album set to check out.

Songs in this collection include: Rave On, Here Come the Blues Again, Donna Maria, George on a Fast Train & Steady Rolling Man.

5. Live At Carnegie Hall-1938 Complete by Benny Goodman & his Orchestra (Genre: Jazz/Swing):

AllMusic’s Bruce Eder offers an excellent explanation as to why you should listen to this album if you’ve never heard it!

Eder notes of the album “Benny Goodman’s January 16, 1938, Carnegie Hall concert is considered the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz’s “coming out” party to the world of “respectable” music, held right in that throne room of musical respectability, Carnegie Hall.” And Eder is right this is a great album of swinging music!

And just a note about the sound quality of the set; it was recorded in 1938 via 78 RPM transmission discs intended for radio broadcast — a common way of recording at the time. So the songs are great, and you can clearly hear the music, just be aware you will also hear some light crackling in the background something that is uncommon with music recorded today.

Songs include: Don’t Be That Way, Sometimes I’m Happy, One O’Clock Jump, Shine, Life Goes to a Party and Honeysuckle Rose.

CD Recommendation of the Week:

The Big Chill Soundtrack (Genre: Soundtracks/Sixties Music):

The Big Chill Soundtrack was very popular when it was released, and has continued to be in the years since. In fact the album was so popular that they released a second soundtrack titled The Big Chill: More Songs From The Original Soundtrack, a deluxe double album edition of the original soundtrack that features 38 songs and later still they released a 15th Anniversary Edition of the original soundtrack.

This LP on CD is the original soundtrack that has been so popular over the last 30 years!

Songs include: I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye, My Girl by The Temptations, Good Lovin’ by Rascals, The Tracks of My Tears by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and Joy To The World by Three Dog Night.

And as a related bonus suggestion check out–

The Big Chill 15th Anniversary Edition on DVD:

The Big Chill Trailer: 

Music Videos of the Week:

Bottle It Up by Sara Bareilles from the David Letterman Show:

Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller:

Sleeping On Blacktop by Colter Wall: 

Good Time Feeling by Dickey Betts and Great Southern:

(from the album Atlanta’s Burning Down — also available through Freegal: https://goo.gl/Ynd6y1)

Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra from the film Hollywood Hotel:

References:

Artist Biography & Discography Information:
http://www.allmusic.com/

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

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 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 Listens September 2017: Week 2

Hi everyone, here are our six musical recommendations for the week; five streaming suggestions and one recommended album on CD.

(Click on the photo to stream or request the album)

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

1. Happy Endings by Old Dominion

This is the second album by the bright country pop group and should appeal to those that like modern pop and country. The album features fun pop culture references in their song No Such Thing as a Broken Heart to Jack & Diane (from John Mellencamp’s early eighties song of the same name) and thoroughly relateable topics as in the songs Shoe Shopping, Be With Me and New York at Night. The bright upbeat songs in this collection are perfect if you’re taking a long drive too.

2. The RCA Singles by Stained Glass


I’m a huge fan of classic rock and have listened to it since, well, since the songs of the seventies were new…

Having said that, I’d never heard of the band Stained Glass before. The band, which despite their name isn’t a religious or gospel group, formed in the mid-sixties and has that mid-sixties acoustic rock sound. To my ears, the group sounds a bit like the Searchers and they were certainly influenced by the Beatles even covering George Harrison’s If I Needed Someone.

The band was a trio that consisted of Songwriter and bassist Jim McPherson, Bob Riminger on guitar and Dennis Carrasco on drums.

Songs in this collection include: the previously mentioned If I Needed Someone, My Buddy Sin, Vanity Fair, We’ve Got a Long Way to Go and Bubble Machine.

So if you’re a classic rock fan – check it out!

3. In the Year 2525 (Exordium Terminus) by Zager & Evans

And yes, I’m on a classic rock kick this week! If you’ve ever heard the eerie song In the Year 2525 – this is the album it came from!

Zager and Evans were a short lived folk rock duo consisting of guitarists and vocalists Denny Zager and Richard Evans.

This album has folk, rock and psychedelic-rock elements and includes the title track, In the Year 2525, which hit #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart in 1969. Songs on the LP include the title track In the year 2525, the horn centric Taxi Man which has a nice driving beat throughout and several folk pop songs including Cary Lynn Javes & I Remember Heide.

4. Don Williams in Ireland: The Gentle Giant in Concert:

This is a mellow collection of the late great country artist’s best songs recorded live in concert.

Songs include: I Believe in You, Good Ole Boys Like Me, Back in My Younger Days, Elise, Till the Rivers All Run Dry and more.

5. The Essential Preservation Hall Jazz Band:

The band hails from New Orleans and have been playing great traditional Jazz since the sixties – and by “traditional” I mean their music prominently features horns, piano and even banjo but guitars, a staple of modern Jazz, are elusive!

Songs in this collection include: Tiger Rag, Mood Indigo, The Buckets Got a Hole in It, St. Louis Blues, Georgia on my Mind and more.

CD Suggestion of the Week:

Crossroad by Tracy Chapman:

Chapman’s 1988 self titled debut album brought singer songwriters back into the collective public consciousness. This is her second album from 1989 and it is a great collection of thoughtful, introspective songs that both relate to how life is lived today (Okay, in 1989 and now) and that pack a “Hey, pay attention to this topic!” punch.

Songs include: Crossroads, Freedom Now, Material World, A Hundred Years, This Time & All That You Have Is Your Soul.

Music Videos of the Week:

No Such Thing as a Broken Heart by Old Dominion 

My Buddy Sin by Stained Glass

In The Year 2525 by Zager and Evans

You’re My Best Friend by Don Williams

Tailgate Ramble by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman 

Sweet Home Chicago by Bonnie Raitt, Tracy Chapman, Jeff Beck & company from the 35 annual Kennedy Center Honors Show in 2012

References

Artist Biography & Discography Information
http://www.allmusic.com/

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

Have a great weekend!

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.

Suggested Listens September 2017: Week 1

Hi everyone, here are our six musical recommendations for the week; five streaming suggestions and one recommended album on CD.

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

Suggestion 1:

Songs of Bob Dylan by Joan Osborne:

The brand new album by the rock singer with blues rock roots.

Songs include: Tangled up in Blue, Buckets of Rain, Highway 61 Revisited, High Water, Masters of War and Right Them Bells.

Here’s the link to stream the new Joan Osborne album:

https://goo.gl/424T1v

Suggestion 2:

Steve Winwood Live by Steve Winwood:


This just released album features a selection of Steve Winwood’s Greatest Hits including: I’m a Man, Glad, Can’t Find My Wan Home, Had to Cry Today, 40,000 Headmen & The Low Sparks of High Heeled Boys.

Here’s a link to stream the new Steve Winwood album:

https://goo.gl/6mBEn9

Suggestion 3:

The Legendary Bill Evans Trio – The 1960 Birdland Sessions by The Bill Evans Trio:

A classic Jazz album featuring Bill Evans on piano, Paul Motian on drums and Scott LaFaro on bass.

Songs include: Autumn Leaves, Our Delight, Come Rain or Come Shine & Blue in Green.

Here’s a link to stream the Bill Evans Trio LP:

https://goo.gl/dybhDL

Suggestion 4:

American Roots by Various Artists:

This various artist’s collection features some great mid-twentieth century folk and blues artists including: Big Mama Thornton, Bill Monroe, Muddy waters, David Grisman, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie & The Staple Singers.

Songs include: Bumble Bee (Big Mama Thornton), Cheyenne (David Grisman), Nobody Knows by Mahalia Jackson, Willing Conscript by Pete Seeger and New Born Soul by The Staple Singers.

Here’s a link to stream the American Roots collection:

https://goo.gl/vrvNsQ

Suggestion 5:

Summer Place 76’ by the Percy Faith Orchestra:

This LP Features up-tempo but mellow background music with a pinch of disco added!

Songs include: Summer Place ’76 (Theme From “A Summer Place”), Feelings, Maybe September, Dream Your Dreams & Send in the Clowns.

Here’s a link to stream Summer Place ’76:

https://goo.gl/7rJqEU

CD Suggestion of the Week:

8 Classic Albums by Harry Belafonte:


Import-only four CD set containing eight albums from the vocalist and activist: Mark Twain, Belafonte Sings the Blues, Calypso, to Wish You a Merry Christmas, Belafonte Sings the Caribbean, Belafonte, An Evening with Belafonte and Love Is a Gentle Thing.

Songs in the collection number 89 and include: God Bless The Child, The Fox, Delia, Day O (Banana Boat Song), Jamaica, Farewell & In That Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’

Here’s a link to request the Eight Album Harry Belafonte set:

https://goo.gl/8YMwZA

Music Videos of the Week:

Tangled Up In Blue by Joan Osborne

Back in the High Life Again by Steve Winwood

Autumn Leaves by The Bill Evans Trio

Bumble Bee by Big Mama Thorton

 Cheyenne by The David Grisman Quintet 

References

Artist Biography & Discography Information
http://www.allmusic.com/

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

Have a holiday weekend!
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.