What is Freegal?
Freegal is a downloadable and streaming music service from the Gold Coast Library. All you need is your library barcode number. Freegal offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.  There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to Gold Coast Library cardholders.

 

Streaming Music with Freegal

Gold Coast Library cardholders are now able to stream 3 hours of music each day in addition to their weekly downloads. A counter located up top, will notify them of their streaming allotment and usage.

 


How much music is on Freegal Music’s website?
There are thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and millions of songs. The Freegal Music website has hundreds of genres of music and is rich in many of them. The content is based upon agreements with over 10,000 music labels, including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment.

 

Are the songs really free?

Freegal Music and the music you download are free in the sense that most things in your library are free to you as a patron of the library. The service is underwritten by your local library.

 

 

New CD Releases at the Library

 

 

                           

New Releases for the Week of November 9, 2018:

All That Remains - Victims of the New Disease

The Beatles - The Beatles and Esther Demos

The Cochran Brothers - Complete

Confessin' The Blues

Marianne Faithfull - Come and Stay With Me

Marianne Faithfull - Negative Capability

The Gibson Brothers - Mockingbird

Imagine Dragons - Origins

 

New Releases for the Week of November 2, 2018:

Boy George - Life

Rosanne Cash - She Remembers Everything

Bob Dylan - More Blood, More Tracks

Richard LLoyd - Countdown

Muscle Shoals, Small Town, Big Sound

The Pixies - Surfer Rosa/Come On PIlgrim

 

New Releases for the Week of October 26, 2018:

Andrea Bocelli - Si

The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society

Maggie Roche - Where Do I Come From?

Dean Wareham vs. Chevral Sombre


New Releases for the Week of October 19, 2018:

Richard Ashcroft - Natural Rebel

Bohemian Rhapsody - OST

The Disturbed - Evolution

Aretha Franklin - Essential Recordings

Ace Frehley - Spaceman

Greta Van Fleet  - Anthem of the Peaceful Army

Donny McCaslin - Blow

 

New Releases for the Week of October 12, 2018:

Bottle Rockets - Bit Logic

Eric Church - Desperate Man

Elvis Costello - Look Now

Dave Davies - Decade

John Hiatt - The Eclipse Sessions

Kurt Vile - Bottle It In

 

New Releases for the Week of October 5, 2018:

Lindsay Buckingham - A Solo Anthology

Echo & the Bunnymen - The Stars, the Ocean  the Moon

Girl from the North Country- Original Cast Recording

Graham Parker - Cloud Symbols

Steve Perry - Traces

Richard & the Young Lions - Volume One

Cat Power - Wanderer

Joe Simon - Step By Step

A Star is Born - OST

Joe Strummer - 001

 

New Releases for the Week of September 28, 2018:

Aretha Franklin - Complete Atlantic Singles

Kids See Ghosts

Loretta Lynn - Wouldn't It be Great

Frankie Miller - That's Who: The Complete Chrysalis Recordings

Tom Petty - An American Treasure

Rod Stewart - Blood Red Roses

 

New Releases for the Week of September 21, 2018:

Adam's House Cat - Town Burned Down

Mandy Barnett - Strage Conversation

Prof. Harold Boggs - Lord Give Me Strength

Joe Bonamassa - Redemption

Jim Ford - Harlan County

Billy F Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues

Macy Gray - Ruby

Amy Helm - This Too Shall Light

King of the Road - A Tribute to Roger Miller

Prince - Piano & a Microphine 1983

 

New Releases for the Week of September 14, 2018:

Asleep at the Wheel - New Routes

Basement Beehive

Alejandro Escovedo - The Crossing

Diana Krall & Tony Bennett - LOve is Hdere to Stay

The Lemon Twigs - Go to School

Willie Nelson - My Wayl

Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers

Carrie Underwood - Cry Pretty

Loudon Wainwright - Years in the Making

Ann Wilson - Immortal

 

New Releases for the Week of September 7 2018:

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same

Paul McCartney - Egyptian Station

Bob Seger & the Last Herd - Heavy Music

Paul Simon - In The Blue Light


New Releases for the Week of August 31, 2018:

The Band - Music from Big Pink

Anna Calvi -  Hunter

Slim Gaillard - Groove Juice

Kooks - Let's Go Sunshine

Nick Mason - Unattended Luggage

Madeline Peyroux - Anthem

 

New Releases for the Week of August 24, 2018:

Ariana Grande - Sweetener

Interpol - Marauder

LInda Gail Lewis & Robbie Fulks - Wild, Wild, Wild

Lucero - Among the Ghosts

White Denim - Performance

 

New Releases for the Week of August 17, 2018:

Robbie Fulks - Upland Stories

Peter Holsapple - Game Day

The Mekons & Robbie Fulks - Jura

Buck Owens - Country Singer's Prayer

 

New Releases for the Week of August 10, 2018:

Allman Brothers Band - Bear's Sonic Journals

Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul - Soulfire Live!

Elvis Presley - Where No Man Stands Alone

Shooter Jennings - Shooter

Tony Joe White - Bad Mouthin'

 

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Unsung & Overlooked Favorites

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 Sarah's Favorite CDs


Sarah Hartmann is a Page at the Gold Coast Public Library. She is a senior at North Shore High School and will be attending SUNY New Paltz. These are a few of her favorite CDs all available at the library:

 

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1.   Paradise Valley - John Mayer

2.   Turn Blue - The Black Keys

3.   From Here To Now To You - Jack Johnson

4.   Forever Cool - Dean Martin

5.   Lazaretto - Jack White                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                             

And be sure check out Freegal, a free, downloadable music service from the Gold Coast Library:

  

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 zantee12    BILL STATILE'S TOP TENthe za10

                             A fan of the detective novels of

                  Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett

                                     and film noir,

          Bill also was a member of legendary NY rockabilly band,

                                       The Zantees.


                                   

On this particular day, at this particular time, these are a few of his favorite CDs:


1.   Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis

2.   Nick Lowe Labour of Lust

3.   Beau Brummels - Bradley's Barn

4.   Jeff Beck - Truth

5.   Tom WaitsSmall Change

6.   Groundhogs - Thank Christ For The Bomb

7.   Moby Grape - Moby Grape

8.   Gene Vincent - Bluejean Bop

9.   Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac

10. The Kinks - Something Else



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An Everchanging List of Unsung & Overlooked Favorites in the Gold Coast Library Collection:



 

51bAm5f1YNL. SY450 The Continental Drifters - Drifted In: In the Beginning and Beyond 

Born in Los Angeles in the early 1990s—then relocated to New Orleans—the Continental Drifters' trajectory lasted about a decade. Key members included Vicki Peterson, Susan Cowsill, Peter Holsapple and many more—including the only member who was with them from the beginning, Mark Walton. The Continental Drifters had a similar vibe to the classic roots combo Delaney & Bonnie & Friends—more of a “collective’ than a band—in which there were several distinctly original lead singers, blistering sidemen and an inspiring blend of both original and seminal cover songs with a southern fried blue-eyed soul approach that couldn’t be beat.

 


 

 

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 The legendary Doc Pomus was one of the most important songwriters of the early sixties and in the history of American Popular music. This mesmerising 56 track 2 CD set couples  his early recordings as a blues singer with his hits as a songwriter. Includes The Drifters, Ben E. King, Dion, Elvis Presley and Ray Charles and features iconic songs, including "Save The Last Dance For Me", "Teenager In Love" and "Surrender".





Modern Lovers

The Modern Lovers (recorded 1971-1976) 

Jonathan Richman's nasal voice and playful innocence turned out to be a perfect detour for the still-young punk movement in the mid-'70s. This 17-song album opens with the ultimate Boston driving anthem, "Roadrunner." In addition to its fun, straightforward, such as the anti-drug "She Cracked," the loopy "Pablo Picasso" and the rocking-secretary "Government Center," the album is notable for historical reasons. David Robinson was the Lovers' drummer before he joined the Cars, Jerry Harrison was keyboardist before he joined Talking Heads, and John Cale produced half the tracks.



 


 

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Cian Nugent is a guitar player from Dublin, Ireland whose music combines personal passions, such as suburban / coastal blues, traditional music, 1960s and 70s singer-songwriters, psychedelic rock, jazz ambitions and 20th century composition.
  Born With The Caul is comprised of a few expansive, developed pieces (three, to be exact). Led by Nugent’s guitar playing - always inviting, subdued and unpredictable - the band takes these songs into darker, richer territories opening a whole new galaxy for this young guitar player to explore.





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Elvis Presley & The Songs That Drove Him Wild

Elvis Presley was initially labeled as a County & Western singer. His main point of reference musically, however, was the blues. Spending his teenage years in Memphis, Elvis was informed and inspired by the sounds and sights he witnessed in the notorious blues hangouts, juke-joints and nightclubs of Tennessee's biggest city. This 2 CD set brings together over 50 of the original blues recordings that influenced Elvis and helped form the blueprint for the most dazzling and popular musical career of all time.

 


 


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Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction To Your Mind (1970)

Swamp Dogg had been recording music and releasing 45s since the 50s, under the name Jerry Williams. Frustrated by the lack of commercial success,    Williams changed his name and persona and unleashed Total Destruction To Your Mind on an unsuspecting world. Swamp Dogg hit on something totally new a very original brew of R&B, funk and rock & roll that still sounds fresh today. A true, underground soul classic.


 

 


 


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John Fahey - Twilight on Prince Georges Avenue: Essential Recordings

 Twilight on Prince Georges Avenue: Essential Recordings is the title of a compilation recording by American fingerstyle guitarist and composer John Fahey. Fahey recorded four albums for Varrick Records, a division of Rounder Records. The ten selections compiled here and taken from those albums. While he may have been struggling with health issues and personal poverty, his guitar playing continued to reflect his sense of adventure and wry humor. Each selection here is worthy. This is an excellent introduction to an obscure period in the father of American Primitive guitar playing's strange, nearly mythological career.

 

 

 

Big Star - #1 Record/Radio City (1972/1974)big star

 R.E.M., The Replacements, The Posies, Teenage Fan Club, Wilco, and The Bangles are just a few of the artists who have acknowledged their debt to Big Star, a Memphis band formed in  the early 70s by songwriters Chris Bell and Alex Chilton. Along with Badfinger and the Raspberries, they helped forge the template for Power Pop. But there was always something darker lurking under the obvious pop hooks in leader Alex Chilton's songwriting and lyrics. #1 Record/Radio City reissues their first two LPs on a single CD.

 




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Professor Longhair - No Buts, No Maybes (1949-1957)

Professor Longhair remains one of the most recognizable piano talents to come out of Louisiana. He is often referred to as the ‘father of New Orleans R&B.’ His funky, rumba-based piano style and delightfully deep and wild-edged voice livened up nightclubs and festivals spanning four decades.

 This best-of collection gathers a variety of the great recordings he made for different labels such as Atlantic, Mercury, Federal and Ebb Records between 1949 and 1957.

 

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  Top 10 Rock Films On DVD

 

 chosen by Rich Brower, media librarian at Gold Coast Public Library

  (send all combative and argumentative emails to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


 

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1.   Ballad of Mott The Hoople - It's a mighty long way down rock'n'roll.

2.  Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt - Haunting, lyrical documentary about the legendary, doomed songwriter.

3.  Don’t Look Back - Portrait of Bob Dylan as a Young Punk.

4.   Gimme Shelter - Documentary on the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of the United States; the 60s generation death spiral begins here.

5.   Get CrazyDirector Alan Arkush's years working at the Fillmore East formed the basis for this comedy set at a trouble-plagued New Year's Eve concert. Lou Reed plays Dylan. Malcolm McDowell plays Jagger.

6.   Pirate Radio - A rogue band of shipboard DJs captivate Britain during the 1960s.

7.   Quadrophenia - The Who’s classic rock opera was the basis for this coming-of-age movie and depiction of the defiant, drug-fueled world of Mods and Rockers in 1960s London.

8.   Rock & Roll High School - Roger Corman meets the Ramones at Vince Lombardi High School.

9.  You're Gonna Miss Me: A Film About Roky Erickson - A  man sits in an apartment with four radios, three televisions, two amps, a radio scanner, and a Casio electric piano playing all at the same time. He has three teeth, his hair is matted, and he has a notarized document on his wall declaring himself an alien. This is the story of rock & roll legend Roky Erickson.

10. This Is Spinal Tap - There is such a fine line between stupid and clever.

 

Honorable mention: I'm Not There/Masked and Anonymous - The first is a strange biopic about Bob Dylan; the second is a strange fantasy starring Bob Dylan. Non-Dylan fans will find them both unwatchable. Dylan fans might also.

                                

                              


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