Suggested Listening November 29, 2019

Hi everyone, just a reminder the library is closed on Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving, open our regular hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29, closed on Saturday, November 30 for rug cleaning and open our regular hours next week.

Regular Library Hours Are:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (except not this Saturday 11/30!)

Sunday: Closed

And onto the musical recommendations for this week!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Format: DVD)

Okay, so this one really is really short, only 24 minutes, and it is for kids or those of us who are of an age to find the Charlie Brown seasonal videos nostalgic! But is is fun!

The Plot: Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends to Charlie Brown’s house for Thanksgiving. Charlie only knows how to make toast and cereal but he is saved when his friends Linus, Snoopy & Woodstock jump in to help him and pull out all the stops to put on a memorable Thanksgiving dinner

The music for the video is once again provided by the great jazzy pianist Vince Guaraldi.

December (1982) by George Winston (Genre: New Age, Instrumental, World Music, Piano) (Format: CD):

George Winston’s classic 1982 album features a great mix of original tunes, traditional Christmas songs and Pachelbel’s Cannon; a great relaxing and unwinding collection of instrumental piano music – perfect for the holiday season.

Song List:
1. Thanksgiving
2. Jesu, Jesu, Rest Your Head
3. Joy
4. Prelude
5. Carol of the Bells
6. Night, Pt. 1: Snow
7. Night, Pt. 2: Midnight
8. Night, Pt. 3: Minstrels
9. Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel

Double Espresso (2002) by The Tony Levin Band (Genre: Pop/Rock) (Format: CD):

Master bassist Tony Levin and his band offer an intense collection of rock music that makes a perfect complement to expresso – as both will work hard to wake you up!

Song List:
1. Pieces of the Sun
2. Geronimo
3. Silhouette
4. Dog One
5. Tequila
6. Black Dog
7. Ooze
8. Apollo
9. L’ Abito Della Sposa

Garnet Rogers (1984) by Garnet Rogers

Garnet Rogers is first album by the Canadian folk singer-songwriter; and this album if full of wonderful acoustic music including the timely tune Thanksgiving Eve.

If you’re looking for a relaxing mix of traditional folk music for the holiday season – check this album out!

Song List:
1. Woh Me
2. Break The Law
3. Music In Your Eyes
4. Carrickfergus
5. Final Trawl
6. Westlin Winds
7. Black Eye Susan
8. Bird On A Wing
9. Farewell to Music
10. Thanksgiving Eve

Sinatra (1992) (Format: DVD):

Sinatra was originally broadcast at a TV miniseries and chronicles the eventful life of Frank Sinatra from his childhood through 1974.

The colorful series was approved by Frank Sinatra, developed by his younger daughter Tina Sinatra and starred Philip Casnoff as Frank Sinatra, Olympia Dukakis as Dolly Sinatra and Gina Gershon as Nancy Sinatra.

Also of note, the mini-series features music and vocals by the real Frank Sinatra – so it is a fun series to watch and the music is great too!

Videos Of The Week:

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Music by the Vince Guaraldi Sextet

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Opening

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – Food

Night Part III: Minstrels by George Winston:

Thanksgiving by George Winston

Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel by George Winston

Boogie Woogie Piano by Henri Herbert (from the documentary Street Pianos – Instrument of Change)

Black Dog by The Tony Levin Band

Utopia by The Tony Levin Band

Night Drive by Garnet Rogers

Small Victory by Garnet Rogers

Thanksgiving Eve by Garnet Rogers

Sinatra mini-series clip featuring Philip Casnoff

Philip Casnoff as Sinatra singing with the Benny Goodman Orchestra from the Sinatra mini-series

I Couldn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night from the film Higher And Higher by the real Frank Sinatra

My Way by Frank Sinatra

One More For The Road by Frank Sinatra

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


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