Category Archives: Music

Thanking Gord Downie – Celebrating The Hip

The Tragically Hip (check out their stuff here) have long held iconic status in the Canadian music scene. The group is composed of the legendary lead singer Gord Downie, and also includes the amazing  guitarists Paul Langlois and Rob Baker, the excellent bassist Gord Sinclair, and the incredible drummer Johnny Fay. For many, they are the ultimate Canadian rock band. Since 1984 they have released 14 studio albums and two live albums, 1 EP,...
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PRINCE – The loss of a great artist and amazing talent.

We lost a remarkable recording artist, musician, actor, songwriter, and mentor.  Prince died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at age 57.  Prince’s music gave a generation joyful dances as well as addressed serious situations such as abuse and alcoholism to name a few. Controversial at times, no one could deny Prince’s unique talents and amazing gifts.  He was a hard working artist.  Thanks for helping us ‘GET THROUGH THIS THING CALLED LIFE.” “Prince is...
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Freegal Music is Back…and Better!

Great news music fans! Freegal is back in the WPL eResource lineup, and it’s even better than it was before. Now you can download AND stream music and videos from many of your favourite artists. For you numbers people, Freegal offers over 9 million songs and 15,000 videos from 28,000 labels (including Sony Music) in over 100 countries. WOW. The numbers are impressive, but there is so much more. -You can stream music...
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New Addition at Central

You may have noticed new addition at the Central Library as we move towards our enhanced automotive archives collection. We have a new art piece! A painted “car” that prominently features the band the Motor City Five (often shortened to MC5). Which made me wonder who are the MC5 were and why the artist painting this car choose to honour them? The MC5 are, while not local to Windsor, from relatively...
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We’ve got the blues, and that ain’t bad

Legendary blues guitarist, B.B. King, died in his sleep at the age of 89 on Thursday night.  His passing and the coming of sultry summer heat are good reasons to celebrate the form of music known as the Blues. Delta Blues, Texas Blues, Chicago Blues — whatever your preference, there is a lot to enjoy. For a good selection of music by Mr. King, visit our e-audio collection provided by...
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