Music of the ‘Roaring Twenties’!

The Roaring Twenties, as we’ve christened them conjure images of smoky jazz clubs, illegal gin joints, and the hustle and bustle of thousands moving into cities for the first time.  If you’re anything like me and spend most of your time living in a time period other than the current era, you might imagine yourself sitting at a small corner table for two while a trumpet blares on stage and a glamorous woman laments over her love life.

Personally, I would take this over a crowded coffee shop surrounded by people all speaking on their iPhones at the top of their lungs to be heard over the blender.

In this case, I prescribe some choice tunes from the 1920s to mellow out your day and carry your blues away.

Louis Armstrong 

A list of music from the 1920s wouldn’t be complete without the addition of Louis Armstrong.  Easily one of the most popular, if not the most popular jazz musician of the decade, Armstrong’s music is capable of cutting through modern inconveniences and transporting the listener to the previously mentioned jazz club.


Vintage Music

If you’re looking for a summary of exactly what the 1920’s were about, this is the CD for you.  It has everything from the Broadway hits which became a phenomenon at the time, to the jazz standards which captivated the nation.


Sweet Sixteenths : A Ragtime Concert

If you’re in the mood to put on your dancing shoes and break out in the biggest dance craze to happen since the ‘Party Shuffle’, then pick up this CD and experience the phenomena of ragtime!  Particularly ‘The Charleston’ which became so sensational that one man did it for 22 hours straight to break a world record!  (This is not a Sewickley Public Library item.)


Back to back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges play the blues.

Though recorded in the 1960s, this CD conjured up the iconic feeling of 1920s freedom of expression and the new modern society in which people were free to explore art and emotion. (This is not a Sewickley Public Library item.)


The Roaring Twenties

For a comprehensive look at the music of this magical decade, you’ve arrived at the right place!  This series of CDs will lead you through the nostalgic and beautiful music of the 1920s! (This is not a Sewickley Public Library item.)


Look out next week for a musical spot light on the 1930s!

Music CDs – New Releases Summer 2011

Neighborhoods by Blink 182 9/27/11

The Whole Love by Wilco 9/27/11

Duets II by Tony Bennett 9/20/11

Night of Hunters by Tori Amos 9/20/11

Storm by Celtic Thunder 9/20/11

A Dramatic Turn of Events by Dream Theater 9/13/11

Own The Night by Lady Antebellum 9/13/11

Here for a Good Time by George Strait 9/6/11

Let them Talk by Hugh Laurie 9/6/11

Seeds We Sow by Lindsey Buckingham 9/6/11

Ghost On The Canvas by Glen Campbell 8/29/11

What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics of Alan And Marilyn Bergman by Barbra Streisand 8/23/11

Watch the Throne by Jay-Z and Kanye West 8/12/11

Blood, Sweat & Tears by Ace Hood 8/9/11

Dedicated by Steve Cropper8/9/11

Tailgates & Tanlines by Luke Bryan 8/9/11

How I Go by Kenny Wayne Shepherd 8/2/11

The Reflection by Keb Mo 8/2/11

Young Love by Mat Kearney 8/2/11

Here I Am by Kelly Rowland 7/26/11

Rabbits on the Run by Vanessa Carlton 7/26/11

Mayhem by Imelda May 7/19/11

Hell: The Sequel by Bad Meets Evil 6/14/11


New Music CDs – 2011 So Far

2011 Grammy Nominees – Various Artists
21 – Adele
Awesome As F**k – Green Day
Bach: A Strange Beauty – Simone Dinnerstein, Bach
Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars
Body Talk – Robyn
Body Talk Pt 1 – Robyn
Body Talk Pt 2 – Robyn
Collapse Into Now – R.E.M.
Country Strong – Gwyneth Paltrow, et al
Eleanora Fagan: To Billie with Love from Dee Dee – Dee Dee Bridgewater
Existential – Grupo Fantasma
Go-Go Boots – Drive-By Truckers
Good Evening New York City – Paul McCartney
Goodbye Lullaby – Avril Lavigne
Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes – Social Distortion
Head First – Goldfrapp
Heritage – Celtic Thunder
Homeland – Laurie Anderson
Jersey Shore Soundtrack – Various Artists
Kiss Each Other Clean – Iron And Wine
KMAG YOYO (& other American stories) – Hayes Carll
La Roux – La Roux
Lasers – Lupe Fiasco
Late Nights, Early Mornings – Marsha Ambrosius
Les Miserables (1987 Original Broadway Cast) – Alain Boublil, et al
Let England Shake – PJ Harvey
Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh PA September 23, 1980 – Bob Marley
Lonely Avenue – Ben Folds, Nick Hornby
Love God. Love People – Israel Houghton
Low Country Blues – Gregg Allman
Miho: Journey to the Mountain – Paul Winter Consort
Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard – Mingus Big Band
Mission Bell – Amos Lee
Musica + Alma + Sexo – Ricky Martin
Now That’s What I Call Club Hits 2 – Katy Perry, et al
Pushing the Envelope – Gerald Albright
Ready Set Go – Roscoe Dash
Showroom Of Compassion – Cake
Some Kind Of Trouble – James Blunt
Stanley Clarke Band – Stanley Clarke
Steel Magnolia – Steel Magnolia
Stronger – Sara Evans
Thank You Happy Birthday – Cage The Elephant
The Band Perry – The Band Perry
The Best Of… The Great American Songbook – Rod Stewart
The King Is Dead – The Decemberists
The Party Ain’t Over – Wanda Jackson
The People’s Key – Bright Eyes
The Sing-Off: The Best of Season 2 – The Sing-Off
The Very Best Of The Rat Pack – The Rat Pack, et al
Until We Have Faces – Red
Zonoscope – Cut Copy

New CDs – April/May 2010

All In Good Time Barenaked Ladies, CD 781.66 BAR 2010 – 2010 album from the acclaimed multi-platinum Canadian Pop-Rock group, their first without co-vocalist Steven Page. Since their inception, they have racked up eight Juno awards and multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 14 million albums worldwide, written a plethora of hit singles and amassed an international fanbase whose members number in the millions. All In Good Time, their 11th studio album was produced by longtime collaborator Michael Phillip Wojewoda and mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

Emotion &  Commotion Jeff Beck, CD 781.66 BEC 2010 – For his first studio album in seven years, Grammy-winning guitarist Jeff Beck returns with an eclectic mix of tracks that find the guitar virtuoso accompanied by a handpicked cast of talented musicians, as well as several songs accompanied by a 64-piece orchestra. Rhino unleashes the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer s restless genius with EMOTION & COMMOTION.Beck recorded EMOTION & COMMOTION late last year at Sarm Studios in London with award-winning producers Steve Lipson and Trevor Horn. To create the album s diverse sound, Beck used a number of musicians, including appearances by frequent collaborators Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Jason Rebello (keyboards), and Tal Wilkenfeld (bass). The album also includes contributions from a trio of singers: Imelda May (‘Lilac Wine’), Olivia Safe (‘Elegy For Dunkirk’), and Grammy-winner Joss Stone (‘I Put A Spell On You’ and ‘There s No Other Me’).

A Reality Tour David Bowie, CD 781.66 BOW 2009 – Bowie fans can rejoice over the news that A REALITY TOUR is finally being released as a double-CD, an audio remastering of his hugely successful 2004 tour including three previously unreleased tracks from the concert: China Girl, Breaking Glass and Fall Dog Bombs The Moon.

Broken Bells Broken Bells, CD 781.66 BRO 2010 – Broken Bells is, The Shins’ James Mercer & Danger Mouse. Featuring “The High Road” and “The Ghost Inside” Broken Bells features Mercer on vocals, guitars and bass while Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse plays organ, drums, piano, synths and bass. The pair play all the instruments on the album with the exception of a full string section arranged by Daniele Luppi. Broken Bells was recorded at Mondo Studio in Los Angeles and produced by Danger Mouse.

Here Lies Love David Byrne, CD 781.63 BYR 2010 – ‘Here Lies Love’ is a 22 song double-disc song cycle – improbably poignant, decidedly surreal, surprisingly thought provoking – about the rise and fall of the Philippines’ notorious Imelda Marcos. It was conceived by David Byrne; composed by Byrne and British deejay/recording artist Fatboy Slim, a/k/a Norman Cook; and performed by a dream cast drawn from the worlds of indie rock, alt country, R&B and pop.

The Canadian Tenors The Canadian Tenors, CD 781.63 CAN 2009 – The Canadian Tenors have crisscrossed the globe thrilling millions of music lovers with their magical voices, their wonderful sense of humor, and their memorable music. The foursome have received rave reviews and standing ovations around the world from the Tel Aviv Opera house where they shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli to Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Coliseum with David Foster and Friends to Toronto s Air Canada Centre where they headlined at ONE NIGHT LIVE with STING and Sheryl Crow. They have performed over 80 concerts for over 150,000 people on three separate continents and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities as they share a passion for bringing awareness to impoverished children world-wide.

Genuine Negro Jig Carolina Chocolate Drops, CD 781.643 CAR 2010 – The Carolina Chocolate Drops are as much about revelation as revival. On its Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig, the trio brings exuberance, humor, virtuosity and an infectious acoustic groove to its exploration of a near-forgotten brand of banjo-driven string-band music originating more than a century ago in the foothills of North Carolina, the Piedmont region where band members Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson were raised. In this rural area, musicians, both black and white, once shared and swapped tunes.

The Age of Miracles Mary Chapin Carpenter, CD 781.642 CAR 2010 – The Age of Miracles is the 3rd Zoe/Rounder release from world renowned singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. The Age of Miracles has been a work in progress since 2007. The album is a personal exploration of regret and resilience but also a larger, more universal expression of wonder at the times we are living in. Carpenter is backed by an incredible band that includes Matt Rollings (piano, B-3 organ), Russ Kunkel (drums), Duke Levine (electric and acoustic guitar), Glenn Worf (bass), Dan Dugmore (steel and 12 string guitar) and Eric Darken (percussion). It also features guest vocals by Vince Gill and Alison Krauss.

American VI: Ain’t No Grave Johnny Cash, CD 781.642 CAS 2010 – American VI: Ain’t No Grave, is the sixth and final installment of Johnny Cash’s critically-acclaimed American Recordings album series. As with the previous five albums in the American Recordings series, American VI was produced by Rick Rubin. American VI is deeply elegiac and spiritual, with each song its own piece of the puzzle of life’s mysteries and challenges – the pursuit of salvation, the importance of friendships, the dream of peace, the power of faith, and the joys and adversities that entail simple survival. It is an achingly personal and intimate statement, as, from the end of the line, Johnny Cash looks back on a most extraordinary life.

The Pursuit Jamie Cullum, CD 781.65 CUL 2010 – This album contains tracks spanning across the Pop, Hip Hop and Jazz genres, including the lead single ‘I’m All Over It’, an outstanding take on Rihanna’s ‘Don’t Stop The Music’ and the spectacular ballad ‘Love Ain’t Gonna Let You Down’ as well as many more. Cullum mixes Jazz with melodic Pop and Rock into a crossover style that calls to mind such artists as Harry Connick, Jr., and Norah Jones. In that vein, Cullum will just as often cover a swinging Jazz standard as a modern Rock song, and his original compositions deftly move from earnest ballads to songs of sardonic wit.

The Open Door EP Death Cab for Cutie, CD 781.66 DEA 2009 – 2009 EP from the Indie favorites containing four new tracks and one unreleased demo. The band’s platinum selling album Plans was a huge success, which came after their DVD collection Directions, which sold over 30,000 copies. Following up those was no easy task, but Narrow Stairs has already been praised by as the band’s most daring and adventurous effort to date. Now, although the four new tracks are a little different from those on the last album, The Open Door can be considered a companion piece to Narrow Stairs.

Big To-Do Drive-By Truckers, CD 781.66 DRI 2010 – ATO Records is pleased to announce the release of The Drive-By Truckers label debut, The Big To-Do. The album, which will be the band’s tenth in their thirteen-year career, is scheduled to be released March 16, 2010. The Big To-Do features thirteen new tracks from the Drive-By Truckers and was produced by their long time producer, David Barbe (Sugar, Bettye LaVette). ‘It s very much a rock album,’ says Patterson Hood of the Trucker s upcoming release. ‘Very melodic and more rocking than anything we ve done since disc 2 of Southern Rock Opera.’

Women and Country Jakob Dylan, CD 781.642 DYL 2010 – Women + Country is Jakob Dylan’s highly anticipated sophomore album following his critically acclaimed solo debut, Seeing Things. Women + Country is soulful yet striking, ripe with sublime beauty. Paired with Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe award winning producer T Bone Burnett (Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Crazy Heart) and joined with the stirringly rich vocals of Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, Women + Country creates a compelling and powerful experience for the listener.

Fearless Love Melissa Etheridge, CD 781.66 ETH 2010 – Fearless Love, her triumphant tenth album, expands on the multiple strengths that have made Etheridge one of the most beloved figures in modern rock. It follows her revealing 2007 set The Awakening with a rousing tone at once tough and tender, as only Etheridge can be. It’s that force of presence that has earned her, among other accolades, the 2007 Academy Award for best original song (“I Need to Wake Up” from the documentary An Inconvenient Truth) and two Grammy Awards.

Irm Charlotte Gainsbourg, CD 781.63 GAI 2009 – January 26th, 2010 marks the Because Music / Elektra release of Charlotte Gainsbourg’s third studio album titled IRM. The title is derived from M.R.I, which reflects the medical procedure Charlotte had to go through after suffering a head injury in a water skiing accident in 2007. The album is Charlotte’s most personal to date, and is produced by acclaimed Grammy nominated artist/multi-instrumentalist Beck.

My Best Days Danny Gokey, CD 781.642 GOK 2010 – The debut Country album from the 8th season finalist of American Idol featuring the single “My Best Days are Ahead of Me”. During his bid for the Idol title, Gokey impressed the judges with his vocal versatility, but it was his buoyant personality and perseverance in the face of adversity that earned Gokey a special place in the hearts of Idol devotees.

Plastic Beach Gorillaz, CD 781.66 GOR 2010 – Five years on from the release of Demon Days, Murdoc Niccals and co. return with Plastic Beach. The band have taken up residence, recording on a secret floating island deep in the South Pacific, a Plastic Beach HQ, made up of the detritus, debris and washed up remnants of humanity. This Plastic Beach is the furthest point from any landmass on Earth; the most deserted spot on the planet.

Somewhere Down the Road Amy Grant, CD 781.7 GRA 2010 – Amy Grant returns with a plethora of NEW music ! Somewhere Down The Road is a unique album full of 6 brand new songs, 2 previously unreleased songs, a new recoding of a classic song “Arms Of Love”, and rounded out with 3 of her best loved story-songs. The theme for the album is stories & journeys. Amy has always been a great storyteller and many of her most impactful songs have come from her own journey as she sings about the honesty of life, it’s joys and struggles, and ultimately the hope she has found in faith and love. The songs on Somewhere Down The Road read like journal entries that will resonate with anyone who grapples with wanting answers to life’s toughest questions.

Downtown Church Patty Griffin, CD 782.254 GRI 2010 – Hailed as one of Americana and folk music’s most esteemed artists, Patty Griffin has sold over a million records and was awarded with the Americana Music Association’s highest honor as “Artist Of The Year” in 2007. Griffin has received multiple Grammy nominations and has toured the country relentlessly, creating avid followers wherever her music is heard. She is a natural songbird that can hush an audience with her performances, but Griffin’s power is in her passionate storytelling with a voice that is mournful yet uplifting. Patty Griffin’s new album, Downtown Church, is a collection of Gospel-infused songs produced by longtime friend, bandmate and acclaimed producer Buddy Miller at the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. Downtown Church brings to life Gospel songs that have influenced contemporary music in a way that only Patty Griffin can do.

The Open Road John Hiatt, CD 781.66 HIA 2010 – Looking at life through the rearview mirror was the inspiration for John Hiatt s brand new album, The Open Road. A classic Hiatt record, the rockin songs sizzle with the heat from two-lane blacktop on a summer s day. Hiatt and his touring band (Kenny Blevins on drums, Patrick O Hearn on bass and Doug Lancio on guitars) recorded a set that gives Garage Rock a new meaning. All the other years, my songs are about coming home, Hiatt says. But within these 11 new songs including Haulin and the title track The Open Road home is never the destination.

Freight Train Alan Jackson, CD 781.642 JAC 2010 – After 20 years of writing and recording hit after hit, country music has become synonymous with Alan Jackson. The superstar has sold over 50 million albums and has claimed nearly 100 industry awards – including three CMA Entertainer of the Year Awards. Freight Train, Jackson’s 18th album was produced by longtime collaborator Keith Stegall and features 12 brand new songs, one of which is Jackson’s hot new single, “It’s Just That Way.” Eight of the album’s dozen tracks bear Jackson’s songwriting credit, including one he penned with Roger Murrah, with whom he wrote one of his biggest hits, “Don’t Rock the Jukebox.” In a moving tribute to the legendary Vern Gosdin, who passed away last year and for whom Jackson has long expressed admiration, Jackson enlisted Lee Ann Womack to record “Till the End,” Gosdin’s 1977 classic duet with Janie Fricke.

Black Ribbons Shooter Jennings, CD 781.642 JEN 2010 – Highly anticipated 2010 album from singer/songwriter Shooter Jennings. Black Ribbons features a unique collaboration between Jennings and best-selling author Stephen King. The 70-minute concept album sees King provide the voice of Will O’ The Wisp, a late-night talk show radio host who is in the last hour of his final broadcast before the airwaves is overtaken by ‘government-approved and regulated transmissions.’

Animal Ke$ha, CD 781.649 KE$ 2010 – 2010 debut album from the American singer/songwriter who achieved fame as featured vocalist on Flo Rida’s hit single ‘Right Round’. Animal was executive produced by Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Avril Lavigne) and includes collaborations with producers Max Martin and Benny Blanco. The album’s first smash single, ‘TiK ToK’, has had TV placements in the Project Runway promo spots, Melrose Place and So You Think Can Dance.

The Fame Monster Lady Gaga, CD 781.63 LAD 2009 – Says Lady Gaga, “In the midst of my creative journey composing The Fame Monster, there came an exciting revelation that this was in fact my sophomore album. I would not add, nor take away any songs from this EP, it is a complete conceptual and musical body of work that can stand on its own two feet. It doesn’t need The Fame.” “We may have an economy, but MUSIC HAS NO ECONOMY. I will release four or more singles from The Fame Monster, tour the world with The Monster Ball Tour, and most importantly I insist on honoring my fans with an affordable new album, an album that is as loyal to them, as they have been me.” “For those who do not have my debut album, there are a series of collectible double-disc editions that include both albums and artwork conceived by the Haus of Gaga in collaboration with our mentor Hedi Slimane. Hear the music, see the show, live and love yourself…Lady Gaga.”

Orchestrion Pat Metheny, CD 781.65 MET 2010 – Orchestrion was influenced by the primitive but evocative player-piano technology of yesteryear that has fascinated Metheny since he was a child. The player piano inspired inventors of that age to create the orchestrion, a large mechanical multi-instrument device that imitated the sound of an orchestra. Metheny brings this concept into the 21st century, composing and playing five ambitious pieces with his tailor-made, sophisticated, musically dynamic ensemble. Orchestrionics is what Metheny calls this new method of performing. The resulting album, recorded in midtown Manhattan s MSR studio after months of experimentation at home, is a marvel of the digital era, yet the record sounds beautifully, stirringly, human. In other words, timeless.

The Boy Who Knew Too Much Mika, CD 781.66 MIK 2009 – 2009 sophomore album, the follow-up to his multi-million selling debut, produced by Mika and Greg Wells (Katy Perry, P!nk). The Boy Who Knew Too Much features guest contributions by Imogen Heap and Final Fantasy’s Owen Pallett, and contains the brilliant first single ‘We Are Golden’. The album straddles a line between childish na‹vet‚ and world-worn sophistication; Mika likens this transformation as the shift from childhood and his debut’s innocence to something more akin to adolescence. The arrangements are bigger and more beautiful than ever before, and the album is underpinned by an open-hearted and accepting idea of what living in the 21st century means in all its contradictory, complicated glory.

Still Standing Monica, CD 781.643 MON 2009 – Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award winning recording artist, Monica, is set to release her new album Still Standing on March 23, 2010. Producers joining her in the studio on the new project include Neyo, Missy Elliot, Jermaine Dupri, Brian Cox, Stargate, and Carlos McKinney.

My Dinosaur Life Motion City Soundtrack, CD 781.66 MOT 2009 – 2010 release from the American Punk Pop band. My Dinosaur Life marks the band’s major label debut and finds them reuniting with producer and friend Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, who first teamed up with the band when he produced their hit record Commit This to Memory. Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Sonic Youth) was brought in to mix the album and the end result is another step forward: 12 new songs that are lyrically contemplative and poignantly honest while still cleverly culturally astute and music that harkens back to early Motion City Soundtrack while employing the musicianship and maturity the band has gained over the past seven years.

The Outsiders Needtobreathe,CD 781.66 NEE 2009 – Needtobreathe’s third studio album, The Outsiders is slated for an August 25, 2009 release. Recorded from the end of 2008 through April 2009 with Jim Scott, John Alegia and Rick Beato, fans will be reintroduced to the versatility they knew from their previous album, The Heat. The Outsiders truly finds NEEDTOBREATHE coming into their own, seamlessly blending ambient, arena-ready soundscapes with a decidedly Southern sensibility.

Country Music Willie Nelson, CD 781.642 NEL 2010 – Willie Nelson goes back to his roots with a songbook of classic Americana. Country Music was recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by T Bone Burnett. Nelson wrote one track on the album, “Man With The Blues” and, with T Bone Burnett, co-arranged three traditional songs, “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down,” “I Am A Pilgrim,” and “Nobody’s Fault But Mine.” The album also features many popular old-time/bluegrass/folk songs including Ernest Tubb’s “Seaman’s Blues, Merle Travis’ “Dark As A Dungeon,” and Doc Watson’s “Freight Train Boogie”. Willie Nelson collaborated with many musicians on Country Music including old-time banjo master Riley Baugus, double bassist Dennis Crouch, and T Bone himself, all musicians featured on Raising Sand, the 2009 Grammy® award-winning Album of the Year by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

Have One on Me Joanna Newsom, CD 781.66 NEW 2010 – 2010 three CD release from the acclaimed singer/songwriter, the long-awaited follow-up to her album The Y’s. Featuring Ryan Francesconi and Neal Morgan from Joanna’s Ys Street Band, Have One On Me is an extravagantly packaged collection of fantastic new Joanna Newsom songs: her most colorful record to date. Joanna’s music has more of an affinity with the Folk revival of the ’60s, or the Bluegrass movement at present, than with most contemporary Folk (or Anti-Folk) scenes. Affinities aside, her style could hardly be called Bluegrass; nor does it evoke the pastoral tonalities of ’60s Folk: she sings about whalebones, sleep, grammar, mollusks, accumulation, automobiles, owls, burning boats, string collections, milk, teeth, bridges, balloons, cake, colors, and kin, all in an otherworldly, ragged-sweet voice that defies convention.

Now 33: That’s What I Call Music Various Artists, CD 781.63 NOW 2010 – 2010 release, the 33rd installment in this groundbreaking compilation series. To date, the NOW series has generated sales of over 200 million albums worldwide, and has sold over 74 million copies in the United States since its debut. Every album in the NOW series has reached the Billboard Top 10, and it is the only non-soundtrack, multi-artist collection to reach #1 Billboard status on the Billboard Top 200 Album Sales Chart. 21 tracks including cuts from Kesha, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Young Money, Jay Sean and many others.

Ollusion Omarion, CD 781.643 OMA 2010 – Grammy® – nominated entertainer Omarion makes his long awaited return to the scene with his third studio album, Ollusion Throughout each record on the forthcoming release, Omarion showcases his growth as an artist and entertainer. Omarion is back with an updated sound and truly consistent album that proves he has grown up, as his fans have. The triple threat known for his vocal, dancing and acting abilities, penned and co-produced all of the songs on Ollusion.

Harmony The Priests, CD 782.22 PRI 2009 – 2009 sophomore albu from the singing global superstars who broke the Guinness world record for the fastest selling classical debut album of all time. The Priests, brothers Fathers Martin and Eugene O’Hagan and Father David Delargy, were young school friends when they first sang together at the age of 12 (Martin and David) and 15 (Eugene). Their love of singing continued whilst studying for the priesthood in Rome. Once ordained, all three took up parish commitments. Singing was both part of prayer plus, in their spare time, they performed in local operas, musicals and choirs. In February 2008, a record company scout knocked on their door and asked them to make a demo. The rest, as they say is history. The Priests never allow their music commitments to stand in the way of their day jobs and parish obligations.

Soldier of Love Sade, CD 781.643 SAD 2010 – Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of their twenty-five year career. The highly anticipated new body of work SOLDIER OF LOVE features 10 new songs including the latest single, “Soldier Of Love”.

Here I Am Marvin Sapp, CD 781.642 NEL 2010 – An original member of Commissioned, Marvin Sapp is one of Gospel music’s most recognizable voices to date. In 2007, his fourth solo release Thirsty became a Gold Certified success, spurred on by the history-making lead single “Never Would Have Made It”. “Never Would Have Made It” was named the longest running #1 single at radio across all genres, spending more than 40 weeks in the top spot. Marvin’s new release Here I Am is a live recording that showcases the raw vocal abilities of the “pastor who sings”. The first single, “The Best In Me”, is already being hailed as an inspirational classic.

Volume Two She & Him, CD 781.66 SHE 2010 – What began as a fascinating, no-strings-attached collaboration on 2008’s Volume One has evolved into a bona fide, touring band, and She & Him are here to stay. Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward are a comfortable and complementary musical pair; hearing them again on Volume Two feels like getting together with two old friends. This time, the harmonies have grown more angelically layered, the string arrangements more dramatic, the songwriting even sharper and more confident. All songs (except 4 and 7) written by Zooey Deschanel. Produced by M. Ward.

Slash Slash, CD 781.66 SLA 2010 – “Slash”, Slash’s first solo release, is a collection of new songs written in partnership with some of the most notable and legendary artists in music. After first enlisting the services of producing partner Eric Valentine (Queens of Stone Age, The All-America n Rejects), Slash compiled a premier rhythm section in bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) and drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nai ls). The album features an all-star roster of guest musicians including Ian Astbury of The Cult, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca , Fergie, Dav e Grohl, Myles Kennedy of Alterbridge, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmeister of Motorhead, Ada m Levine of Maroon 5, Duff McKaga n, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, and Andrew Stockda le of Wolfmother. Slash handled the majority of arranging and song writing duties and handpicked each guest artist to collaborate with on rounding out each track.

The Cricket’s Orchestra Meaghan Smith, CD 781.63 SMI 2009 – The Cricket’s Orchestra, the full-length debut album from acclaimed Canadian musician Meaghan Smith, is the follow-up to Smith’s highly acclaimed 2008 EP The Cricket’s Quartet, which The Washington Post declared as ”…one of the best finds of late ’08.”

Tonight TobyMac, CD 781.7 TOB 2010 – TobyMac’s new record TONIGHT is the highly anticipated follow up to the best-selling album Portable Sounds. Continuing Toby’s unique ability to blend musical influences TONIGHT has an amazing mix of rock, pop, urban and hip hop sounds and styles. It features the smash hit single “City On Our Knees”

True Blood Original TV Soundtrack, CD 781.546 TRU 2009 – Elektra Records and HBO have joined forces to put together a riveting collection of songs that connect TRUE BLOOD fans with the hit HBO series. The TRUE BLOOD soundtrack includes the show theme song ‘Bad Things’ by Jace Everett and features artists such as C.C Adcock, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Allen Toussaint, The Legendary Shack Shakers, The Watson Twins and more. The songs featured on the soundtrack were included in Season 1 of the series.

Raymond v. Raymond Usher, CD 781.643 USH 2010 – 2010 release, the seventh album from the multi-million selling R&B artist. Following the success of his platinum selling 2008 release Here I Stand, Raymond v Raymond takes you on a journey through the dichotomy of man. Raymond v Raymond opens up another chapter of Usher’s coming of age as he tells the story of balancing the challenges of day to day life as an evolving man while jumping back on the scene as a sex symbol and fearless superstar entertainer. With the help of some of the biggest producers in music including Polow Da Don, Jim Jonsin (Lollipop), Danja (Sober), and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Raymond v Raymond is sure to paint a vivid portrait of growth, triumph, defeat and happiness.

In the Dark The Whigs, CD 781.66 WHI 2010 – With their stunning third album, In The Dark, The Whigs have gone widescreen. Bursting with energy, emotion, and unpredictable experimentation, the Athens, GA-based trio tear open the artistic envelope, bringing both nuance and eclectic strength to songs like ‘Hundred/Million’ and the raucous first single, ‘Kill Me Carolyne’. In The Dark is both atmospheric and ambitious, without losing the pedal-to-the-metal power that earned them universal praise as one of America’s finest young Rock ‘n’ Roll bands. Both an accessible album and one that captures the band’s on-stage passion (something that has become synonymous with the band’s live show), In The Dark reveals another layer in the band’s songwriting and highlights what fans and critics have fallen in love with.

Under Great White Northern Lights The White Stripes, CD 781.66 WHI 2010 – In the summer of 2007, shortly after the release of their 6th album ‘Icky Thump’, The White Stripes headednorth of their hometown of Detroit to embark on an ambitious journey across Canada. White called upon filmmaker Emmett Malloy to come and document this trek for the band. Malloy had directed videos for the band in the past, and seemed eager to hit the road with them. Equipped with a couple of 16mm cameras, and a few other documenting devices, the band and crew all headed north. The end result was ‘Under Great White Northern Lights’. ‘Under Great White Northern Lights’ is a visual and emotional feature length film documenting The White Stripes making their way through Canada and culminating with their 10th anniversary show in Nova Scotia. The film documents the band playing shows all over Canada; from local bowling alleys, to city buses, and onward to the legendary Savoy Theater for the 10th Anniversary show.

I Got Your Country Right Here Gretchen Wilson, CD 781.642 WIL 2010 – Multi-Platinum recording artist Gretchen Wilson exploded onto the country music scene with her smash hit Redneck Woman and has since scored three No 1 albums with ‘Here for the Party’, ‘All Jacked Up’ and ‘One of the Boys’. She recently left her long time record label home at Sony music and started her own Redneck Records label. Her first single, Work Hard, Play Harder, is reminiscent of the music that first brought her to national and international prominence. Her first album on Redneck Records is entitled ‘I Got Your Country Right Here’ and will hit stores March 30, 2010.

IrmCharlotte GainsbourgCD 781.63 GAI 2009January 26th, 2010 marks the Because Music / Elektra release of Charlotte Gainsbourg’s third studio album titled IRM. The title is derived from M.R.I, which reflects the medical procedure Charlotte had to go through after suffering a head injury in a water skiing accident in 2007. The album is Charlotte’s most personal to date, and is produced by acclaimed Grammy nominated artist/multi-instrumentalist Beck.

New Music CDs – March 2010

March of The Zapotec and Realpeople Holland Beirut, CD 781.66 BEI 2009 – For the past year, Beirut has alternated between touring in support of 2007’s much-lauded The Flying Club Cup and writing a wealth of new material. With no sense of a release in mind, bandleader Zach Condon recorded in any style that struck his fancy. Some early discussions about recording material for a film being shot in Mexico morphed into a new idea: What about finding a local band in a small city in Mexico, hiring them to play some new material, and recording the result? It was a sincere challenge every step of the way. Condon had to find the band, which he did through a bandmate’s mother who has connections in Oaxaca. To communicate with the performers, he hired a translator, who had to be able to speak English, Spanish, as well as Zapotec, the band members’ native language. From there, he flew down to Oaxaca, traveling a half-hour out of town to the tiny weaver village of Teotitlan del Valle, where he met the nineteen members of The Jimenez Band. The ensuing weeks of recording, rewriting, and relating are documented in a series of short films (to be released online as the release date for March of the Zapotec draws near).

BlakRoc BlakRoc, CD 781.649 BLA 2009 – Produced by and featuring The Black Keys, BlakRoc also hosts a star-studded line up including Mos Def, Q-Tip, RZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, Jim Jones, NOE, Nicole Wray and Billy Danze. Of the album, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach said ‘no samples were used on the record, it’s all live instruments and live vocals.’

It’s Entertainment! Celtic Thunder, CD 781.63 CEL 2010 – Overture and beginners please… Strike up the band… Stand by for Celtic Thunder… and It’s Entertainment. This stylish and high energy trip through some of the great songs of the last 30 years is pure showbiz! It is a tribute from Celtic Thunder to the legacy they have inherited from the great entertainers of the past, and a mark of how far they themselves have travelled as performers, in a few short years. It evokes an era of big bands and boulevards, top hats and tails and singing and dancin in the rain! It makes for irresistible listening as the principals from this generation pay their respects to the stars of an earlier time. In the true tradition of variety the music covers a mix of styles, of songs and of singers, as the lads salute their musical heroes- from Fred Astaire to Neil Diamond, from Jim Croce to Chicago, from Michael Buble to The Beach Boys!

Crazy Heart Various Artists, CD 781.542 CRA 2010 – The soundtrack was co-produced by 10-time Grammy Award winner T Bone Burnett. Burnett, who co-produced the soundtrack with guitarist/songwriter Stephen Bruton. Four-time Academy Award® nominee Jeff Bridges stars as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti-hero Bad Blake, a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart.

Bomb in a Birdcage A Fine Frenzy, CD 781.66 FIN 2009 – While Bomb In A Birdcage has the same beauty and musical depth as the 2007 debut One Cell In A Sea, it is improved by a wonderfully developed pop sensibility. This album features 11 infectious, bubbly fun tracks infused with gorgeous lyrics and danceable beats.

All Rebel Rockers Michael Franti and Spearhead, CD 781.649 FRA 2008 – The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Yell Fire, All Rebel Rockers is Franti’s fiery protest music and thought-provoking lyrics backed by seductive elements of dub, infectious dance music, and irresistible hook-infused soul. Franti has toured and performed with everyone from U2, Dave Matthews Band, Ziggy Marley, and REM to Digable Planets, Cypress Hill, The Fugees, and A Tribe Called Quest.

Scratch My Back Peter Gabriel, CD 781.63 GAB 2010 – Peter Gabriel’s Scratch My Back album project is the first part of a series of song exchanges in which Gabriel and other leading artists reinterpret each others songs.To help craft his recording of the album s eclectic array of cult favorites and classic tracks, Gabriel enlisted former Durutti Column member John Metcalfe, composer, arranger and the expertise of producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd’s The Wall, LouReed’s Berlin) and engineer, mixer and producer Tchad Blake (Suzanne Vega, Sheryl Crow, Tom Waits).

Album Girls, CD 781.66 GIR 2009 – Built on the powerful songwriting of Christopher Owens and the ethereal production of Chet “JR” White, Girls recorded Album in a variety of bedrooms and rehearsal studios in their adopted hometown, San Francisco. The resulting 12 tracks are the perfect San Fran summer record, evoking a narcotic, sunny afternoon in Dolores Park, yet promising the eventual hangover of summer’s departure. Album is self-described as “honest, loose, ethereal, obnoxious and perfect,” it is a sincere tribute to the majesty of great pop music and the healing power of rock and roll.

Inglourious Basterds Various Artists, CD 781.542 ING 2009 – Soundtrack to Academy Award-winning director Quentin Tarantino’s World War II epic, Inglourious Basterds, starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Brühl, Eli Roth.

Rebirth Lil Wayne, CD 781.649 LIL 2009 – A crossover Rock album from the self-proclaimed ‘greatest rapper of all time’. Lil Wayne’s previous full-length, the Grammy Award-winning The Carter III has been certified triple platinum with over one million sold in it’s first week of release! Rebirth, his long rumored Rock album, is still Rap heavy and features guest appearances from Eminem, Shanell (AKA SNL), Kevin Rudolf, Nicki Minaj and others. Includes the first single ‘Prom Queen’.

Heligoland Massive Attack, CD 781.66 MAS 2010 – HELIGOLAND is the much anticipated fifth studio album from legendary trip-hop duo MASSIVE ATTACK and the first new studio album since 2003’s critically-acclaimed 100TH WINDOW. HELIGOLAND features an all-star cast of guest vocals from DAMON ALBARN, HOPE SANDOVAL, MARTINA TOPLEY-BIRD, GUY GARVEY and TUNDE ADEBIMPE. Long time cohort HORACE ANDY makes a return alongside Massive Attack founding members ROBERT DEL NAJA (3D) and GRAND MARSHALL (DADDY G). Damon also plays bass on `Flat Of The Blade’ and keyboards on `Splitting The Atom’ while PORTISHEAD’s ADRIAN UTLEY plays guitar on `Saturday Come Slow’.

Unbroken Katharine McPhee, CD 781.63 MCP 2009 – Katharine McPhee, the 25 year old runner-up in the fifth season of American Idol has released her Verve Forecast debut. On Unbroken the vocalist and actress has co-written half of the album with some of music’s biggest songwriters, including Kara DioGuardi (American Idol), Ingrid Michaelson, and Paula Cole. “Terrified” features a duet with Jason Reeves while Rachael Yamagata sings backup vocals on the song she co-wrote “Keep Drivin’.” The album is produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band).

Everybody Ingrid Michaelson, CD 781.66 MIC 2009 – Everybody is the eagerly-awaited follow-up to her 2007 release, Girls and Boys, which spawned the hit single ‘The Way I Am’ and launched Ingrid into the mainstream consciousness. The New York Times describes Michaelson’s unique musical approach as ‘soulful, idiosyncratic,’ while Rolling Stone loves her ‘sweet but mellow lounge-pop harmonies,’ and Entertainment Weekly hails Michaelson as ‘a deft mistress of quirk folk: a grassroots phenomenon.’ Features 12 tracks including the first single ‘Maybe’.

Sunny Side Up Paolo Nutini, CD 781.66 NUT 2009 – Atlantic recording artist Paolo Nutini returns with his eagerly awaited second album Sunny Side Up. Produced by Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne), Sunny Side Up sees Nutini continuing to mine his arresting brand of soulful modern pop. Songs such as ‘Ten Out Of Ten’ and ‘Coming Up Easy’ display the gifted tunesmith’s ever-growing knack for irrepressible melodies melded with insightful and intimate lyricism, all held together by Paolo’s gritty and unpredictable vocal stylings.

The Sea Corinne Bailey Rae, CD 781.63 RAE 2010 – Corinne Bailey Rae’s new album, The Sea was co-produced by Bailey Rae with Steve Brown, and Steve Chrisanthou, who produced many of the songs on her debut album, which has sold four million copies worldwide. Bringing together a new band of musicians, Bailey Rae recorded the album mainly in Leeds and Manchester, England. Her voice, always an expressive and soulful instrument, resonates with a poignant and newfound depth on The Sea. Loss and grief are recurring themes yet a sense of beauty and wonder ultimately radiates from the album’s dark corners.

All or Nothing Jay Sean, CD 781.66 SEA 2009 – Jay Sean is taking the world by storm. He already has a #1 Top 40 hit to his name with “Down” and this is just the begining. To add further heat to this growing story, Jay Sean has now inked a multi-album, multi-million dollar record deal with Universal music monster, CASH MONEY RECORDS, home to 4 time Grammy winner Lil Wayne.

Awake Skillet, CD 781.7 SKI 2009 – Skillet’s eighth studio album, Awake, recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson. The foursome’s overwhelmingly satisfied with the entire sonic and thematic palette throughout Awake, which is loaded with plenty of anthems in the making destined to be smash singles and concert sing-a-longs. Skillet’s massive fan base (who affectionately refer to themselves as “Panheads”) are sure to agree, though they’ll likely be even more impressed with the lyrical outpouring, which remains a top priority for the players. The album contains 12 tracks, including ‘Monster’ which were added to their live set during their Comatose Tour, and the single ‘Hero’.

Haywire Josh Turner, CD 781.642 TUR 2010 – “Haywire has been the quickest record we’ve ever made from start to finish,” says Josh. “But I’m glad our haste didn’t make waste. I love every single song. One thing I’ve noticed is that you are definitely hearing more of my range, high and low on this album. I’m really proud of this record.” And that’s saying something, given what he’s accomplished so far. Since earning a standing ovation as an unknown singer on the Grand Ole Opry stage in 2001 with his impressive delivery of “Long Black Train,” he has established himself as one of the most identifiable male vocalists in country music.

New Music CDs – January/February 2010

Fall Be Kind Animal Collective, CD 781.66 ANI 2009

Hospice The Antlers, CD 781.66 ANT 2009

Ben Folds Presents: University a Cappella! Ben Folds, CD 781.66 FOL 2009

Stronger with Each Tear Mary J. Blige, CD 781.63 BLI 2009

The List Rosanne Cash, CD 781.642 CAS 2009

Songs From The Heart Celtic Woman, CD 781.629 CEL 2010

Up From Below Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, CD 781.66 EDW 2009

Slice Five For Fighting, CD 781.66 FIV 2009

Embryonic The Flaming Lips, CD 781.66 FLA 2009

I Told You I Was FreakyFlight of the ConchordsCD 781.66 FLI 2009I Told You I Was Freaky is, among a great many other things, a genre-tripping tour de force and includes songs from the second series of their popular and award-winning/nominated HBO TV show.

Lungs Florence + The Machine, CD 781.66 FLO 2009

Glee: The Music, Volume 2 Glee Cast, CD 781.546 GLE 2009

2010 Grammy Nominees Various Artists, CD 781.63 GRA 2010

The Fall Norah Jones, CD 781.65 JON 2009

The Element of Freedom Alicia Keys, CD 781.63 KEY 2009

Declaration of Dependence Kings of Convenience, CD 781.66 KIN 2009

Need You Now Lady Antebellum, CD 781.642 LAD 2010

Give Yourself Away NewSong, CD 781.7 NEW 2009\

Nine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Various Artists, CD 781.542 NIN 2009

Live at Reading Nirvana, DVD 781.66 NIR 2009

Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky OK Go, CD 781.66 OK 2010

Backspacer Pearl Jam, CD 781.66 PEA 2009

Transference Spoon, CD 781.66 SPO 2010

Y Not Ringo Starr, CD 781.66 STA 2010

If On A Winter’s Night… Sting, CD 781.723 STI 2009

Humanoid Tokio Hotel, CD 781.66 TOK 2009

Play On Carrie Underwood, CD 781.642 UND 2009

Contra Vampire Weekend, CD 781.66 VAM 2009

Fits White Denim, CD 781.66 WHI 2009

Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972 [Box set] Neil Young, CD 781.66 YOU 2009

The Foundation Zac Brown Band, CD 781.642 ZAC 2008

Sherlock Holmes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Hans Zimmer, CD 781.542 ZIM 2009

Music CDs – November&December 2009

Alter the Ending Dashboard Confessional, CD 781.66 DAS 2009

Attention Deficit Wale, CD 781.649 WAL 2009

Battle Studies John Mayer, CD 781.66 MAY 2009

Beauty Will Rise Steven Curtis Chapman, CD 781.7 CHA 2009

Before I Self Destruct 50 Cent, CD 781.649 FIF 2009

Bernstein: Mass Jubilant Sykes, CD 782.323 BER 2009

The Bridge Melanie Fiona, CD 781.643 FIO 2009

Church Music David Crowder*Band, CD 782.254 DAV 2009

The Circle / When We Were Beautiful Bon Jovi, CD 781.66 BON 2009

Cosmic Egg Wolfmother, CD 781.66 WOL 2009

Desperate Measures Hollywood Undead, CD 781.66 HOL 2009

Easy Does It Jake Owen, CD 781.642 OWE 2009

ECHO Leona Lewis, CD 781.63 LEW 2009

En Concert Jack Johnson, CD 781.66 JOH 2009

Glee: The Music, Volume 1 Glee Cast, CD 781.546 GLE 2009

Hello Hurricane Switchfoot, CD 781.66 SWI 2009

I and Love and You The Avett Brothers, CD 781.642 AVE 2009

Just Like You Allison Iraheta, CD 781.63 IRA 2009

Kris Allen Kris Allen, CD 781.63 ALL 2009

The Live Anthology Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, CD 781.66 PET 2009

The Long Way Home Terri Clark, CD 781.642 CLA 2009

Love Unstoppable Fred Hammond, CD 782.254 HAM 2009

Memento Mori Flyleaf, CD 781.66 FLY 2009

Monsters Of Folk Monsters of Folk, CD 781.66 MON 2009

Natural Forces Lyle Lovett, CD 781.642 LOV 2009

Ocean Eyes Owl City, CD 781.66 OWL 2009

Old Things New Joe Nichols, CD 781.642 NIC 2009

Out Standing In Their Field Steve Morse, CD 781.643 STE 2009

Raditude Weezer, CD 781.66 WEE 2009

Revolution Miranda Lambert, CD 781.642 LAM 2009

The Singles Collection Britney Spears, CD 781.63 SPE 2009

Splendor in the Grass Pink Martini, CD 781.63 PIN 2009

Soulbook Rod Stewart, CD 781.63 STE 2009

Still BeBe Winans/CeCe Winans, CD 781.643 WIN 2009

Strict Joy The Swell Season, CD 781.66 SWE 2009

Take One Adam Lambert, CD 781.63 LAM 2009

Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures, CD 781.66 THE 2009

Until The Whole World Hears Casting Crowns, CD 781.7 CAS 2009

Waking Up OneRepublic, CD 781.63 ONE 2009

Your Songs Harry Connick Jr., CD 781.65 CON 2009

New Music CDs – October 2009

Black Gives Way To Blue Alice In Chains, CD 781.66 ALI 2009

Dear Agony Breaking Benjamin, CD 781.66 BRE 2009

Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel Mariah Carey, CD 781.63 CAR 2009

Give Up the Ghost Brandi Carlile, CD 781.66 CAR 2009

The List Rosanne Cash, CD 781.642 CAS 2009

Dethalbum II Dethklok, CD 781.66 DET 2009

Draw the Line David Gray, CD 781.63 GRA 2009

American Ride Toby Keith, CD 781.642 KEI 2009

No One’s First, and You’re Next Modest Mouse, CD 781.66 MOD 2009

Love is the Answer Barbra Streisand, CD 781.63 STR 2009

See Mystery Lights YACHT, CD 781.66 YAC 2009

New Music CDs – September 2009

Want 3Oh! 3, CD 781.66 30H 2008

Humbug Arctic Monkeys, CD 781.66 ARC 2009

Abbey Road (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

Beatles for Sale (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

A Hard Day’s Night (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

Help! (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

Let It Be (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

Magical Mystery Tour (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

Past Masters (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

Please Please Me (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

Revolver (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

Rubber Soul (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

The Beatles – White Album (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

With The Beatles (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

Yellow Submarine (Remastered) The Beatles, CD 781.66 BEA 2009

Before the Frost…Until the Freeze Black Crowes, CD 781.66 BLA 2009

Breakthrough Colbie Caillat, CD 781.63 CAI 2009

My Maudlin Career Camera Obscur, CD 781.66 CAM 2009

Take Me Home Celtic Thunder, CD 781.62 CEL 2009

Collective Soul Collective Soul, CD 781.66 COL 2009

Horehound The Dead Weather, CD 781.66 DEA 2009

My One and Only Thrill Melody Gardo, tCD 781.65 GAR 2009

Ellipse Imogen Heap, CD 781.66 HEA 2009

Electric Dirt Levon Helm, CD 781.462 HEL 2009

I Look to You Whitney Houston, CD 781.63 HOU 2009

The Blueprint 3 Jay-Z, CD 781.649 JAY 2009

Man on the Moon: The End of Day Kid Cudi, CD 781.66 KID 2009

Get Lucky Mark Knopfler, CD 781.66 KNO 2009

Keep on Loving You Reba McEntire, CD 781.642 MCE 2009

The Resistance Muse, CD 781.66 MUS 2009

Joy Phish, CD 781.66 PHI 2009

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Phoenix, CD 781.66 PHO 2009

The Incident Porcupine Tree, CD 781.66 POR 2009

Ursa Major Third Eye Blind, CD 781.66 THI 2009

Twang George Strait, CD 781.642 STR 2009

Music from the Original Soundtrack and More: Woodstock Various Artists, CD 781.66 WOO 2009

Music CDs – Destination Italy 2009

Bella Tuscany: Music Inspired by Tuscany Various Artists CD 784.2 BEL 2004

O mio babbino caro — Quando m’en vo’– Italiana — Danza Rustica — Canzone E Sonate — Four seasons — Nightingale — The Cuckoo — Siciliana — Che gelida manina — Humming chorus — Adagio — Allegro — Di Provenza il mar, il suol — Intermezzo sinfonico.

I Capuleti e i Montecchi Vincenzo Bellini CD 782.1 BEL 2009

I Capuleti e i Montecchi is one of the loveliest and most moving of bel canto operas, though not among the more frequently performed. When Anna Netrebko and El na Garan a sang Giulietta and Romeo in Vienna last year at the performances documented in this recording, critics were enthusiastic. They found that Giulietta suited Anna Netrebko especially well, and she could show to full advantage her rounded tone and creamy timbre in every register.

Incanto Andrea Bocell iCD 781.63 BOC 2008

Andrea Bocelli’s new studio album is a collection of the most famous Italian songs – including Mamma, Funiculi Funicula and Santa Lucia. They are the songs which have enchanted Andrea since childhood. Released to coincide with his 50th birthday, the album is a personal tribute to his musical heritage. Popularized through concert, radio and record and the film industry by the great tenors of the 19th and 20th centuries, this selection of songs is a celebration of the Italian tenor tradition. Thanks to the legendary voices of Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Franco Corelli, Mario Lanza and Luciano Pavarotti, these songs have become a huge global export and fueled the romance of generations to come.

Eh, Paisano! 100% Italian-American Classics Various Artists CD 781.63 EH 1997

That’s amore / Dean Martin — Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volaré) / Domenico Modugno — Mama / Connie Francis — Angelina & zooma zooma / Louis POrima — Mala femmina / Jerry Vale — Pepino the Italian mouse / Lou Monte — Spanish eyes / Al Martino — Eh, cumpari / Julius LaRosa — Cara, mia / Jay & the Americans — Piove, (ciao, ciao bambina) / Domenico Modugno — Runaround / The Three Chuckles — Just a gigolo & I ain’t got nobody (and nobody cares for me) / Louis Prima — Here in my heart / Keely Smith — For the first time (Come prima) / Tony Reno & the Sherwoods — Al di lá / Emilio Pericoli — Love is a many-splendored thing / Four Aces, featuring Al Alberts — Darktown strutters ball (Italian style) / Lou Monte — Innamorata (Sweetheart) / Jerry Vale.

Bel Canto Spectacular Juan Diego Florez CD 782.1 FLO 2008

The King of the High Ds returns with an all-new album of bel canto arias and duets. Juan Diego Florez once again proves why he is THE tenor in demand around the world for the operas of Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. In fact, he even broke the 70 year-old taboo against encores at La Scala in Donizetti s La Fille du Régiment, effortlessly tossing off 18 high Cs in a row (twice as many as other tenors)! For this special album, Florez is joined by an all-star roster of his friends, including Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo, Mariusz Kwiecien, Patrizia Ciofi and Daniela Barcellona. Rarely have so many talents come together on one all-new recording.

40 Most Beautiful Arias Various Performers CD 782.1 FOR 2008

Two CD collection featuring the finest voices in Opera performing the most beautiful arias by the classic composers. An aria is a self-contained piece for vocals with orchestral accompaniment and this collection gathers together arias that will touch your heart and relax your soul as you are lifted by their beautiful melodies. 40 tracks including solos from Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Jennifer Lamore, William Christie, Marcello Viotti and many others.

Floridante Handel CD 782.1 HAN 2007

Opera in 3 acts. Libretto by Paolo Antonio Rolli, based on the libretto La costanza in trionfo by Francesco Silvani. Note: Recorded Sept. 2005, at the Chiesa di San Silverstro, Tuscania.

Alcina Hande lCD 782.1 HAN 2009

Alan Curtis, lauded by Opera as one of our finest conductors of Baroque opera, illumines Handel s masterpiece, Alcina, by casting, as heroine, the brilliant Joyce DiDonato. Since Alcina is historically dared by virtuosic sopranos like Sutherland and Battle, this innovative recording with a mezzo is a must-have not just for Alcina freaks but all who adore sensational vocalism. As Handel did in his time, Curtis arrays our era s finest Baroque singers such as Maite Beaumont and Karina Gauvin in supporting roles around his star. With this electrifying Alcina, first ever studio recording of the rarely heard Ezio and Rolando Villazón s new album, Handel Year 2009 is being exceptionally well feted by Deutsche Grammophon.

Dinner Classics: The Italian Album Various Artists CD 781.68 ITA 1989

Various ensembles, soloists and conductors. Booklet includes recipes from Entertaining / Martha Stewart.

Voyager Series: Italian Mandolins Various Artists CD 781.63 ITA 2005

Song Titles: O sole mio — Carnival of Venice — Quando quando — Parlami d’amore, Mariu — The woodpecker song — Violetta — Il bacio — Cavalleria rusticana — Dicitencello vuie — Una sera a Napoli — Neapolitan dance song — Forget domani — Tarantella — Capriccio italienne — La mattinata.

Romantic Arias Jonas Kaufmann CD 782.1 KAU 2008

Jonas Kaufmann is without question the most versatile tenor of his generation, and his current repertoire includes an astonishing range of opera roles from Mozart to Wagner. He is also a celebrated Lieder interpreter, equally at home on the concert platform. His Decca Debut album celebrates a luscious range of Romantic opera arias, showcasing the astonishing diversity of his voice.

Il combattimento Monteverdi CD 782.543 MON 2006

Recorded Nov. 18 and 20-23, 2005, Église Notre Dame du Liban, Paris, and May 19, 2006, Chapelle Notre Dame de Bon Secours.

Teatro d’amore Monteverdi CD 783.33 MON 2009

This exciting new release is the debut Virgin Classics recording of the vocal & instrumental group L’Arpeggiata, led by harpist and lutenist extraordinaire Christina Pluhar. The group creates an intoxicating blend of early music and jazz, creating a sort of “baroque jam session” built on technical expertise, rich textural explorations, and daring improvisations. This album explores the music of Claudio Monteverdi, both instrumental pieces and arias. The vocal works feature the brilliant vocal talents of countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and soprano Núria Rial, who come together for the final duet from L’Incoronazione di Poppea — one of the most beautiful and sensuous love scenes in all of opera. This release is sure to please fans of early and vocal music, though the improvisatory jazz and world music influences will certainly interest fans of those genres as well. Overall, a fascinating, fresh new release from a group to watch.

Pavarotti’s Greatest Hits Luciano Pavarotti CD 782.1 PAV 2007

Back by popular demand–Pavarotti’s Greatest Hits! Celebrate the life and career of Luciano Pavarotti–the world’s most famous tenor and King of the High C’s! First released as an LP in 1980 and then again in 1985, this is one of Pavarotti’s best-selling albums. Instantly recognizable cover features classic photo of Luciano Pavarotti dressed as Pagliaccio from I pagliacci. Chock-full of his all-time greatest hits including Nessun dorma, La donna è mobile, Vesti la giubba, Funiculi Funiculà and more!

One chance Paul Potts CD 782.42 POT 2007

Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts has spent most of his life feeling ‘insignificant’. Bullied at school for being ‘different’, he realized growing up that he had one true friend and that was his voice. Singing was his escape. He was able to lose himself in his own little world – the vicious words of his tormentors replaced by hauntingly beautiful lyrics and melodies that lifted his heart and spirit. It was a love, a passion, a lifeline that would follow Paul into adulthood and help him through many more periods of adversity.

Passione Paul Potts CD 781.63 POT 2009 British singing sensation Paul Potts returns with his eagerly awaited 2nd album, Passione. Recorded with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Passione contains 10 beautiful songs sung in Italian including covers of some of the most beautiful tracks ever written and a couple of originals. Also included is a stunning duet with Hayley Westenra.

Best Puccini 100 Giacomo Puccini, Maria Callas, Mirella Freni, Giuseppe Di StefanoCD 782.1 PUC 2009

In 2008, the world honors the 150th anniversary of the birth of Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), one of the most popular composers of all time, and perhaps the last in the line of gifted melodists and dramatists to shape the genre of Italian opera. This 6-CD set features highlights from all his major operas, as well as the early Messa di Gloria. The recordings (all stereo) come from EMI’s unrivalled operatic catalog, and feature some of the greatest stars in the world of opera, including Maria Callas, Mirella Freni, Giuseppe Di Stefano, and more!

Viva Italia! Festive Italian Classics Various Artists CD 781.63 VIV 1996

Mattinata — Mala femmena — Canto d’amore — Guaglione — Lazy Mary — Anema e core — Funiculi funicula — Soldi, soldi, soldi — Santa Lucia — Hey gumbaree (Bibadee bobadee bu) — Come back to Sorrento — Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu) — A man without love (Quando m’innamore) — O sole mio — Forget Domani — Mama — O mio bambino caro — Non dimenticar = Don’t forget — Al di la — Arrivederci Roma = Goodbye to Rome.