Hi everyone, here are our five musical recommendations of the week!

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Country Music: The Soundtrack by Various Artists (Format: CD):

COUNTRY MUSIC – A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack) showcases essential recordings, drawn from the nearly 600 music cues used in the documentary, covering the wide historic terrain of 20th century American country music. A tree with deep roots and ever-expanding branches, American country music evolved from songs passed down from generations of settlers and slaves until 20th century recording technology made it possible for hundreds and thousands (if not millions) of listeners to share the same musical experience on a record.

COUNTRY MUSIC journeys from early Appalachian “hillbilly” recordings through “singing cowboys” and bluegrass, Texas swing and Tennessee rockabilly and more, all the while paying attention to the impact of radio, Hollywood and television on the evolution of American country sounds and attitudes.

Disc 1

Can the Circle Be Unbroken by The Carter Family
Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues) by Jimmie Rodgers
Fox Chase by Deford Bailey
I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Mountain Dew by Grandpa Jones and his Granchildren
I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart by Patsy Montana And The Prairie Ramblers
New San Antonio Rose by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
Wabash Cannonball by Roy Acuff
Honky Tonkin’ by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
It’s Mighty Dark to Travel by Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
New Mule Skinner Blues by Maddox Brothers & Rose
Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Single Version) by Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs w. The Foggy Mountain Boys
It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels by Kitty Wells
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Single Version) by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
Crazy Arms by Ray Price
The Long Black Veil by Lefty Frizzell
El Paso by Marty Robbins
Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash
Crazy by Patsy Cline
I Can’t Stop Loving You by Ray Charles
Coal Miner’s Daughter by Loretta Lynn
Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’ by Charley Pride
Hungry Eyes by Merle Haggard And The Strangers

Disc 2

Stand by Your Man by Tammy Wynette
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere by The Byrds
Me and Bobby McGee by Kris Kristofferson
Girl from the North Country by Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way by Waylon Jennings
Jolene by Dolly Parton
Boulder to Birmingham by Emmylou Harris
Whiskey River (Live at Harrah’s Casino, Lake Tahoe, NV – April 1978) by Willie Nelson
Pancho and Lefty by Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson
He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones
Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’ by Ricky Skaggs
Somebody Should Leave by Reba McEntire
Why Not Me by The Judds
Streets of Bakersfield by Dwight Yoakam with Buck Owens
Where’ve You Been by Kathy Mattea
Go Rest High on That Mountain by Vince Gill
I Still Miss Someone (Live) by Rosanne Cash
Will the Circle Be Unbroken by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Ella at Duke’s Place (1965) by Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington (Format: CD)

Ella Fitzgerald’s second studio session with Duke Ellington followed her first (Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book) by eight years. The underrated set begins quietly with four emotional ballads (who else could hold their own with Johnny Hodges on “Passion Flower?”) before Fitzgerald gets to scat a bit on the closing vamp of “Azure,” comes up with fresh ideas on “Duke’s Place,” and closes the show by scatting up a storm on “Cotton Tail.” The band makes its presence known in the ensembles, some solos by tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves, altoist Hodges and trumpeter Cootie Williams (whose opening spot on “Duke’s Place” is quite jubilant), and the high-note trumpet of Cat Anderson. Ella Fitzgerald is heard in peak form throughout this date. Recommended. Scott Yanow, AllMusic Review

Song List:

  1. Something to Live For
  2. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
  3. Passion Flower
  4. I Like the Sunrise
  5. Azure
  6. Imagine My Frustration
  7. Duke’s Place
  8. Brown-Skin Gal (In the Calico Gown)
  9. What Am I Here For?
  10. Cotton Tail

Smiling Phases (1991) by Traffic (Format: CD)

A greatest hits collection from the Steve Winwood lead classic rock band.

Song List:

DISC 1

  1. Paper Sun
  2. Hole in My Shoe
  3. Smiling Phases
  4. Heaven Is in Your Mind
  5. Coloured Rain
  6. No Face, No Name, No Number
  7. Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush
  8. Dear Mr. Fantasy
  9. You Can All Join In
  10. Feelin’ Alright
  11. Pearly Queen
  12. (Roamin’ Thru the Gloamin’ With) 40,000 Headmen
  13. Vagabond Virgin
  14. Shanghai Noodle Factory
  15. Withering Tree
  16. Medicated Goo

DISC 2

  1. Glad
  2. Freedom Rider
  3. Empty Pages
  4. John Barleycorn
  5. Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
  6. Light up or Leave Me Alone
  7. Rock and Roll Stew
  8. Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory
  9. Walking in the Wind
  10. When the Eagle Flies

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage with Bluegrass Legends Live at The Ryman (Format: DVD)

A once-in-a-lifetime evening of historical performances, filmed and recorded live at the Ryman Auditorium featuring the most award winning band in bluegrass music history – Rhonda Vincent & The Rage! Special guests include bluegrass legends Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne, Sonny Osborne, and Mac Wiseman along with masters in the craft of bluegrass music join together in a multiplistic display that features musicians spanning three generations.

Song List:

  1. Hit Parade of Love (Live) by Rhonda Vincent
  2. When the Grass Grows Over Me (Live) by Rhonda Vincent
  3. Grass That I’m Playing Is Really Blue (Live) by Sally Berry
  4. How Can You Refuse Him Now (Live) by Rhonda Vincent
  5. Mama Tried (Live) by Rhonda Vincent feat. Sonny Osborne
  6. Midnight Angel (Live) by The Osborne Brothers feat. Rhonda Vincent
  7. My Favorite Memory / Beneath Still Waters / Windy City (Live) by The Osborne Brothers feat. Rhonda Vincent
  8. Deep Elem Blues (Live) by Jesse McReynolds
  9. Mom and Dad’s Waltz (Live) by Bobby Osborne
  10. Pain In My Heart (Live) by Bobby Osborne
  11. Rocky Top (Live) by Bobby Osborne
  12. Wabash Cannonball / Homestead On The Farm (Live) by Mac Wiseman
  13. Jimmie Brown the Newsboy (Live) by Mac Wiseman
  14. Bluebirds Are Singing For Me (Live) by Mac Wiseman feat. Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds
  15. ‘Tis Sweet to Be Remembered (Live) by Mac Wiseman
  16. Oswald’s Dobro Chimes (Live) by Brent Burke

The Frank Sinatra Centennial Songbook (2015) (Format: Print Book):

This songbook gathers piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of 100 of Ol’ Blue Eye’s finest in a fitting tribute to one of the greatest entertainers of all time! Songs include: All the Way * Come Fly with Me * I Get a Kick Out of You * I’ve Got the World on a String * I’ve Got You Under My Skin * The Lady Is a Tramp * My Way * Night and Day * One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) * Strangers in the Night * Summer Wind * (Love Is) The Tender Trap * Witchcraft * Young at Heart * and more.

Videos:

Boulder to Birmingham by Emmylou Harris

Fox Chase by DeFord Bailey

Girl From The North Country by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash

It’s Mighty Dark To Travel by Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys

Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash

Wabash Cannonball by Roy Acuff

Will The Circle Be Unbroken by The Carter Family

Duke’s Place C Jam Blues by Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington

Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington & His Band – 1966 Concert (Run Time: 27 Minutes)

It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Don’t Got That Swing by Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington

Dear Mr. Fantasy by Traffic

Glad & Freedom Rider by Traffic

You Can All Join In by Traffic

Hit Parade Of Love by Rhonda Vincent & The Range

Mama Tried by Rhonda Vincent & Sonny Osborne

Oswald’s Dobro Chimes by Brent Burke

Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra

I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You by Frank Sinatra

Lonely Town by Frank Sinatra

You Make Me Feel So Young by Frank Sinatra

Hooked on Swing Dancing

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL

REFERENCES:

Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References

AllMusic: https://www.allmusic.com/

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

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