Suggested Listening December 6, 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)

Encyclopedia of Classic Rock by David Luhrssen & Michael Larson (Genre: Classic Rock) (Format: Print Book):

If you enjoy reading about classic rock and fondly recall the early eighties classic paperback The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock N’ Roll, than this book is for you! The book has entries for dozens of classic rockers from world renowned artists like Hendrix, The Jefferson Airplane & The Grateful Dead to artists that were popular in their time but are less well known today, including The Blues Project, Free, The Groundhogs and Spirit. If you like classic rock you can’t go wrong listening to any of the artists featured in this fun Greenwood Press encyclopedia!

Not to mention this is a fun book to sit down and browse through at your leisure – you’ll find something interesting in each entry!

Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019) by Our Native Daughters (Genre: Folk, Minstrel) (Format: Music CD):

Our Native Daughters consists of Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell. These four talented minstrels got together and recorded a great banjo-centric album – if you like, folk music, blues or roots rock music– check this one out!

Song List:
1. Black Myself
2. Moon Meets the Sun
3. Barbados
4. Quasheba, Quasheba
5. I Knew I Could Fly
6. Polly Ann’s Hammer
7. Mama’s Cryin’ Long
8. Slave Driver
9. Better Git Yer Learnin’

Star Dust: The Bible of the Big Bands by Richard Grudens with a forward by Frankie Laine and an introduction by Kathryn Crosby (Genre: Big Band, Jazz, Pop) (Format: Print Book):

I’m on an encyclopedia roll this week! Stardust: The Bible of the Big Bands is much like The Encyclopedia of Classic Rock in that if you are a big band fan, it is great fun to just sit down, relax and page through this book! The focus this time is obviously on big band music and the book covers more than 600 artists who played/sang this great style of music from the 1920s through the 1980s including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Les Brown, The Dorsey Brothers, Lionel Hampton and many more. Additionally, the book features over 600 photographs!

Taller (2019) by Jamie Cullum (Genre: Jazz, Modern Pop, R&B) (Format: Music CD):

Taller is the latest LP by the popular pianist and singer Jamie Cullum. And as someone who like the artist stands at just a little more than 5’ tall I can sympathize with his song Taller in which he laments his lack of height. His talent, however, is unquestionable – this is a fun album!

Song List:

1. Taller
2. Life Is Grey
3. Mankind
4. Usher
5. The Age Of Anxiety
6. For The Love
7. Drink
8. You Can’t Hide Away from Love
9. Monster

True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter (2019) by Harry Connick Jr. (Genre: Vocal, Popular, Vintage) (Format: Music CD):

A 2019 celebration of Cole Porter’s music by the swinging pianist and singer Harry Connick Jr.!

Song List:
1. Anything Goes
2. I Love Paris
3. I Concentrate On You
4. All of You
5. Mind If I Make Love To You
6. Just One of Those Things
7. In the Still of the Night
8. Why Can’t You Behave
9. Begin the Beguine

Videos Of The Week:

Rain And Tears by Aphrodite’s Child

Wake Me Shake Me by Blues Project

All Right Now by Free

New Riders of the Purple Sage in 1972 by New Riders of the Purple Sage

A Saucerful of Secrets by Pink Floyd

Stephen Stills in Concert

Low Sparks of High Heeled Boys by Traffic

Sunshine of Your Love by Cream

Takin’ Care of Business by Bachman Turner OverDrive

Black Myself by Our Native Daughters

I Knew I Could Fly by Our Native Daughters

The Making of “Mama’s Cryin’ Long” from ‘Songs of Our Native Daughters’

Quasheba, Quasheba

All the Things You Are by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra with Helen Forrest

Flying Home by Lionel Hampton

It Don’t Mean A Thing by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

I’ve Got The World On A String by Les Brown & His Band of Renown

Out of Nowhere by Bing Crosby

Take The A Train by Duke Ellington

Mankind by Jamie Cullum

Taller by Jamie Cullum

Anything Goes by Harry Connick Jr.

Just One Of Those Things by Harry Connick Jr.

Can’t Find My Way Home by Steve Winwood

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


Songs of Our Native Daughters by Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell)

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.


You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the Libby and/or the RBDigital app, to check out eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and on-demand magazines, from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at 607-936-3713 and one of our tech coaches will be happy to assist you.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s