Suggested Listening January 11, 2019

Hi everyone, here are our lucky seven musical streaming* suggestions for the week.

(Click on the photo of the albums to stream them)

Recomended Freegal Streaming Albums:

Here are our seven digital musical suggestions of the week:

Sonatas & Nocturnes – 19th Century Gems for Bassoon and Piano (2017) by Michel Bettez (Genre: Classical):

Michel Bettez has held the position of principal bassoonist of Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain and on this album we get to hear his outstanding playing front and center. For this album he is joined by Jeanne Amiele on piano. The LP includes the following compositions: Nocturno For Bassoon And Piano In F Major, Sonata For Bassoon And Piano & Adagio For Bassoon & Piano In F Major (after Sonata, Op. 115, 2nd Movement), Woo 35.


Find A Light (2018) by Blackberry Smoke (Genre: Rock, Country-Rock, Southern-Rock):

Blackberry Smoke hails from Atlanta, Georgia and consists of singer & guitarist Paul Jackson, singer & guitarist Charlie Starr, bassist Richard Turn, drummer Brit Turner & keyboardist Brandon Still. The group plays in what most people would call the genre of “Southern Rock” but they go beyond that classification by incorporating elements of gospel, bluegrass and R&B into their music.

Songs on their new LP include: Flash And Bone, Run Away From It All, The Crooked Kind, I’ve Got This Song, I’ll Keep Ramblin’ and Best Seat In The House.


Frankie Carle Plays the Great Piano Hits (1965) by Frankie Carle (Genre: Jazz, Piano, Easy Listening):

Frankie Carle was a Rhode Island bred songwriter, pianist and band leader with a super long career. He began playing music professionally while in his early teens, went on to play with Mal Hellett, Toots Mondello, Gene Krupa, Jack Teagarden and Eddy Duchin before embarking on a band leader career in the forties. His best known song today is the Glenn Miller covered Sunrise Serenade.

Carle’s music heyday was in the forties; however, after the Big Band Era ended – he continued to play music for decades until he retired in the 1980s.

Songs on the LP include: Near You, Fly Me To The Moon, Tenderly, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Autumn Leaves, Canadian Sunset and Sophisticated Lady.


The Complete Unedited Sweets At The Haig 1953 (2010) by Harry Edison (Genre: Jazz):

Classic recording by the great jazz trumpeter who first came to musical prominence while playing with Count Basie’s orchestra.

Songs in the set include: September InThe Rain, S’Wonderful, Just You, Just Me, Indiana, Pennies From Heaven, These Foolish Things and Tea For Two.


No Charge (1973) by Melba Montgomery (Genre: Country, Classic Country):

Classic recording by the country singer who worked with Roy Acuff’s band before launching a solo career in 1962. Songs on the LP include: For The Good Times, Cold, Cold Heart, Have You Ever Been Lonely, Blue Kentucky Girl and I Can’t Help It.


Burying Ground (2015) by Earl Thomas (Genre: Blues):

Not to be confused with the modern blues singer Earl Thomas, this Earl Thomas played piano and originally released the four songs on this EP as 78s back in the thirties.

This is a short album but a great one; it opens a window for us to listen to blues music as it was played in 1930s.

The songs in the collection are: Rent Day Blues, Sugar Girl Blues, Burying Ground and Bonus Men.


The Complete Original Albums Collection (2016) by The Turtles (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Pop):

The Turtles mixed harmony and rock to create some terrific music that sounds as fresh and vibrant today as when it was originally released back in the sixties.

This set includes all their sixties studio albums: It Ain’t Me Babe (1965), You Baby/Let Me Be (1966), Happy Together (1967), The Turtles Present The Battle Of The Bands (1968) and Turtle Soup (1969).

Songs in the collection include: Wanderin’ Kind, It Ain’t Me Babe, Happy Together, You Baby, Let Me Be and many others.


Sonata For Bassoon And Piano by Michel Bettez:

I’ll Keep Ramblin’ by Blackberry Smoke:

Carle Boogie & Sunrise Serenade – Frankie Carle:

September In The Rain by The Harry Edison Quartet:

Don’t Let The Good Times Fool You by Melba Montgomery:

Rent Day Blues by Earl Thomas:

Happy Together by The Turtles:

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL



The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Witburn

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