Hi everyone, here are our six musical recommendations for the week; five streaming suggestions and one recommended album on CD.
Losing Sleep by Chris Young (Genre: Country):
Chris Young is the grandson of Richard Yates who performed on the old time radio and TV show Louisiana Hayride which was broadcast from Shreveport, Louisiana from 1948-1960. So Young has solid country music roots. His 2017 release Losing Sleep is his seventh album and features the songs: Radio and the Rain, Where I Go When I Drink, Holiday and She’s Got a Way.
Cheap Trick by Cheap Trick (Genre: Rock):
This is Cheap Trick’s self-titled debut album original released in 1977. Cheap Trick plays a blend of classic and seventies power rock – prefect arena style rock. And if you can’t catch them in concert you can listen to their music via Freegal!
Songs on this album include: ELO Kiddies, Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School, Cry, Cry, Hot Love and Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace.
Letters Never Read by Dori Freeman (Genre: Folk/Country/Pop):
This is singer songwriter Dori Freeman’s second album. Her style has foundation layers in folk and country music. Songs on this 2017 release include: If I Could Make You My Own, Lovers on the Run, Cold Waves, Turtle Dove and That’s Alright.
An Introduction to Lightnin’ Hopkins by Lightnin’ Hopkins (Genre: Blues):
Singer and guitarist Sam “Lighnin;” Hopkins hailed from Texas and was an outstanding blues musician whose career spanned more than fifty years from the 1920s to the early 1980s. This set offers a solid introduction to Hopkins’s work and includes the songs: Mr. Charlie (Parts 1 & 2), You Got to Work to Get Your Pay, Vietnam War Blues (Parts 1 & 2) & Rock Me Mamma.
Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall by Harry Belafonte (Genre: Vocal, International, Popular):
This classic concert took place on May 2, 1960. Belafonte was joined by a number of other great musicians and singers for this show including Odetta, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Miriam Makeba & the Belafonte Folks Singers. This is a really fun album full of great music! Songs include: Jump Down, Spin Around, Suzanne, Vaichaskem, Water Boy, Ballad of Sigmund Freud and I’ve Been Driving on Bald Mountain.
Halloween Stomp: A Haunted House Party by Various Artists (Genre: Swing, Jazz, Popular):
This collection of “spooky” performances is dominated by songs dealing with ghosts and monsters, everything from “Mysterious Mose” and “Got the Jitters” to “Zombie,” “Skeleton in the Closet,” “The Ghost of Smokey Joe” and “With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm.” Most of the music is from the swing era with such bands as those led by Red Nichols, Don Redman, Glen Gray, Louis Prima, Ozzie Nelson, Cab Calloway, Tommy Dorsey and even Rudy Vallee alternating with much more obscure groups. The producers at Jass have also “enhanced” the music by inserting odd sound effects between songs. This CD certainly qualifies as the definitive (and also only) Halloween jazz album. All Music Review.
Streaming Videos of the Week:
Come Go Home With Me by Lightnin’ Hopkins
Losing Sleep by Chris Young
Suzanne by Harry Belafonte
ELO Kiddies by Cheap Trick
If I Could Make You My Own by Dori Freeman
Mr. Ghost Goes To Town by Louis Prima
Artist Biography & Discography Information:
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn (Billboard Books. New York. 2009.)
Have a great day!
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