Suggested Listening November 22, 2019

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

(Click on the Book/eBook/CD/DVD or book cover to request the item)

Capital Jazz: A 50th Anniversary Collection (1992) by Various Artists (Format: CD):

Capital Jazz is a terrific 50 song set of classic jazz music. Artists in the set include Ella Mae Morse, Paul Whiteman, Jack Teagarden, Kay Starr, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter, Stan Kenton, and Woody Herman.

Before The Dead (2018) by Jerry Garcia (Format: CD):

This collection features 3.5 hours of music and some of the earliest, and rarest, recordings made by Jerry Garcia, both as a solo musician and as a member of the groups The Black Mountain Boys, The Asphalt Jungle Mountain Boys and The Wildwood Boys.

Included are recordings made at coffee houses, at part of a bluegrass band and even a recording made at a birthday party– all the material was recorded before 1965.

The Holy Or The Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & The Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah” by Adam Light (Format: Print Book):

Author and music journalist Alan Light chronicles the story of how Leonard Cohen wrote and recorded the song “Hallelujah”, the song then went nowhere and only after Jeff Buckley recorded and released it, did it become a world-wide smash and, in the post 9/11 era an anthem of hope for millions.

Bonnie Raitt Live At Montreux 1977 (And 1991) by Bonnie Raitt (Format: DVD):

In 1977 Bonnie Raitt was touring to promote her sixth album, Sweet Forgiveness. She had released her first single from the LP, a version of Del Shannon’s Runaway, and it became her first hit.

This concert shows that in the 1970s Bonnie was already a top-notch blues guitarist and singer – it just took a while for the public to cotton on!

This collection features the eleven songs she played at the 1977 concert and, as a bonus, four songs she played at the 1991 Montreux Festival after the release of the two albums that made her a house hold name – Nick of Time (1989) and Luck of the Draw (1991)

Song List (1977):
1. Under The Falling Sky
2. Walk Out The Front Door
3. Good Enough
4. Nothing Seems To Matter
5. Love Me Like A Man
6. Give It Up, Or Let Me Go
7. Women Be Wise
8. I Thought I Was A Child
9. Home
10. Sugar Mama
11. Runaway

Song List: (1991)
1. Papa Come Quick
2. Good Man, Good Woman
3. Three Time Loser
4. Think

Me, The Mob And The Music: One Helluva Ride With Tommy James And The Shondells by Tommy James with Martin Fitzpatrick (Format: Print Book):

The classic rocker Tommy James relays the story of his life, which includes a somewhat harrowing account of how he signed and recorded for Roulette Records, under the direction of the mobster and music business executive Morris Levy.

Bonus Suggestion: Original Album Series by Tommy James & The Shondells (CD):

This set released in 2013 features all the songs on five of the groups sixties albums: Hanky Panky, I Think We’re Alone Now, Mony Mony, Crimson & Clover and Cellophne Symphony.

The collection features of the group’s greatest hits including the songs Mony Mony, Hanky Panky, I Think We’re Alone Now, Crystal Blue Persuasion and Mirage.

Videos Of The Week:

Cow Cow Boogie by Freddie Slack & His Orchestra with Ella Mae Morse on vocals:

Godchild by Miles Davis

Passion Flower by Louis Bellson And The Just Jazz All Stars

What Is This Thing Called Love by The (Nat) King Cole Trio

All My Trials by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter (Bob and Jerry)

Man of Constant Sorrow by Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers featuring Jerry Garcia

Rosa Lee McFall by the Black Mountain Boys featuring Jerry Garcia

Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

Give It Up, Or Let Me Go by Bonnie Raitt

Home by Bonnie Raitt

Runaway by Bonnie Raitt

Love Has No Pride by Crosby, Stills & Nash with Bonnie Raitt

Crystal Blue Persuasion by Tommy James & The Shondells

Hank Panky by Tommy James & The Shondells

Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


Jeff Buckley, 30, Who Wrote And Sang Eclectic Folk-Rock. Written by Neil Strauss. June 6, 1997. The New York Times.

Leonard Cohen, Epic and Enigmatic Songwriter, Is Dead at 82. Written by Larry Rohter and published in the New York Times November 10, 2016.

Online Catalog Links:


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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