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April 2020

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2

Pleasurable soundtrack from the delightful comedic drama produced for Amazon Prime featuring Chicago area actors Rachel Brosnahm as Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel, and Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson.  Standards from the American songbook by legends Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald and more, treat listeners to timeless jazz and popular tunes to lift the spirits. Available on Hoopla.

Recommended by: Diane Drebro, Adult Services Assistant Manager

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The Very Best of Prince

If you’re a fan of Prince, you are sure to love this CD. This greatest hits album contains a terrific selection of Prince’s absolute biggest hits with Warner Bros. Records. It features 17 songs, from his early years in 1979, “I Wanna Be Your Lover” to 1991’s “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night.” In between are many other favorites, such as “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Purple Rain” and many more. Also available on Hoopla.

Recommended by: Dawn Gowgiel, Adult Services Shelver

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80s Mixtape

The 80s Mixtape is perfect for anyone who enjoys music from that era. It is 25 popular songs from the 80s. There are a good variety of artist represented. I listened to it while getting things done around the house. It definitely makes you want to sing along. Available on Hoopla.

Recommended by: Julie Kwiatt – Adult Services Shelver

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July 2019

Who Built the Moon?

by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

If you’re from my generation, you grew up an Oasis fan and were heartbroken when they called it quits in 2009. Luckily, Oasis’ chief songwriter, Noel Gallagher, has continued making fantastic music with his new group, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Their latest album, Who Built the Moon? is by far their best. Combining some of the catchiest moments on latter Oasis records with more experimental instrumentation, Who Built the Moon? has several ear worms that you’ll be humming for hours. “Holy Mountain” has the kitchen sink approach of some of the best songs by the The Beatles (think Sgt. Pepper’s…) and “Black & White Sunshine” has a soaring, instantly singable chorus. Album closer “Dead in the Water” will make you miss some of those old Oasis ballads; somber and beautiful, it’s the perfect bookend to an outrageous collection of tunes that showcase the elder Gallagher brother’s immense songwriting talents.

Recommended by: Ian Lashbrook, Digital Services Manager

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