As we start a new year, don’t forget to get your five free downloads that expire on Sunday night at midnight. And listen all you want (you have three free hours daily of commercial-free streaming music). All paid for by the Beauregard Parish Library.

Freegal has many different genres to choose from. Instrumentals from the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, etc. to the 1840’s etc. Classical music, Old-timey and Modern Jazz. Country, Bluegrass, and Folk. Punk Rock and Heavy Metal. Old hymns and new Gospel songs as well as Christian Contemporary. Music in foreign languages such as Spanish, German, Japanese and many others. Music for most any holiday. Cajun and Zydeco. Stories and songs for children. Disco and Reggae. Freegal has many soundtracks to some of your favorite movies and television shows.

To see the genres just click on Genres in the blue menu bar below the search bar on Freegal. Then click a particular genre you are interested in and names will appear to the right of artists in that genre.

Last week I told you about some new Elvis Presley albums, well another new album is Way Down in the Jungle Room which (according to an editorial review on Amazon.com) was originally recorded in 1976 in a room at Graceland nicknamed the Jungle Room that was converted to a recording studio. This album has many alternate takes and outtakes where you can hear Elvis laughing, teasing, making jokes, and even cursing. Many of the songs have a country feel and a few with a 50’s feel. Some standouts are: "Way Down", "Solitaire", and "Moody Blue".

Freegal even has some Elvis videos.

Also, there are a few more David Bowie albums such as the EP No Plan just released with "Lazarus", "No Plan", "Killing a Little Time", and "When I Met You". Freegal also has the album Lazarus (original cast recording), a musical about an alien based on the sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis.

Also, there is a David Bowie video Sue (or In A Season of Crime)