Music

The Best of Bowie (Music CD)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

From age 8 when she saw the movie Labyrinth and continuing into adulthood, my daughter has been fixated on  David Bowie.   So I got nostalgic and decided to listen to David myself.  I really enjoyed this CD, and of course knew almost all the songs on it.  David Bowie is quite a performer and singer and I liked listening to the lyrics as well as the music.   It was blast from the past for me.

Sue N., Youth Services

Check the catalog

Hymns of the Civil War Period (Music CD)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

If you enjoy singing along in the car with old hymns like I do, this CD is for you.  These classic hymns are performed by the Fifth Michigan Regiment Bank, a local group.  Some of the titles are:  What a Friend We Have in Jesus, Nearer My God to Thee and Rock of Ages.  This is very enjoyable listening.

Sue N., Youth Services

Check the catalog

Facing Future (Music CD)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole (Music CD)

Before going to Hawaii in May, I searched our CD shelf for Hawaiian music and discovered a wonderful singer - a very large native Hawaiian who sings in his native tongue as well as English and pidgin English.  His name is Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole and his smooth voice and beautiful songs make for very enjoyable listening. 

One of his songs, a combination of What a Wonderful World and Somewhere Over the Rainbow has been used in many TV shows and was a major best selling record.  Iz died at age 38 from obesity and other health issues and it was a great loss to the music world.

Sue N., Youth Services

Check the catalog

Need You Now (Music CD)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Lady Antebellum
This is another cross-over group/album that I’ve been enjoying. I’ve never been a big country fan but I’ve been enjoying talented artists that can bridge between country and pop/rock – Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and now Lady Antebellum.  You might recognize their hit single, “Need You Now".  I’ve been enjoying the whole album – hope you do too!
Janice, Youth Services
 

Fearless

Sunday, July 26, 2009
Taylor Swift
I love this CD! I've listened to it like crazy. I'm not a Country fan but I've become a huge Taylor Swift fan - I think it's a great balance of popular and country so that fans of either type of music will enjoy it.
 
Janice, Youth Services
 

Hairspray (Music CD)

Monday, May 19, 2008

I love musicals and loved the 2007 version of the musical Hairspray. I was so happy when my hold came in for the soundtrack. I love listening to soundtracks for musicals; you get to revisit the whole play. So I checked out the library's copy and listened to it in my car for about a week straight (and I drive about 1 1/5 hours a day). It always put me in a great mood. So if you've seen the movie, be sure to check out the soundtrack.

Janice, Youth Services

Check the catalog

The Reminder

Sunday, February 24, 2008
Feist

If you're like me you hear a catchy song in a commercial or in a movie and it sticks with you and each time you hear that commercial, you find yourself saying, "That's the song!" and asking your spouse if he knows the name of it. Well, my husband should be pleased that I finally remembered the name of the song & artist of the "1,2,3,4" song from an iPod commercial. I finally got it checked out and have been listening to it on my commute & I am really enjoying a few songs on it.

A reviewer from All Music Guide described The Reminder as:
"warm, lazy music made for those summer afternoons that creep into evening before you realize it."

Janice, Youth Services

Check the catalog

 

LIBRARY TWEETS