Hi everyone, here are our five musical recommendations of the week!
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Fatou (2012) by Fatoumata Diawara (Genre: International) (Format: CD):
Fato is the debut album by Malian actress and singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara.
Fatoumata has a sumptuous voice and her music is upbeat modern pop sung in Wassoulou.
5. Makoun Oumou
Walk On (1995) by John Hiatt (Genre: Country, Folk, Pop-Rock, Singer-Songwriter) (Format: CD):
A collection of sparse, introspective songs from the talented songwriter.
1. Cry Love
2. You Must Go
3. Walk On
4. Good as She Could Be
5. River Knows Your Name
6. Native Son
7. Dust Down a Country Road
9. I Can’t Wait
Harlem Stride Piano by James P. Johnson (Genre: Jazz, Vintage Jazz, Piano):
James P. Johnson hailed from New Jersey and was one of the most popular stride piano players during the 1920s. Johnson was a teacher to the young, and later much more famous, Fats Waller and he on a number of recordings by Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith.
Vintage stride piano at its fines!
1. The Harlem Strut
2. Keep off the Grass
3. Carolina Shout
4. Carolina Shout
5. Dear Old Southland
6. Bandana Days (Intro: Love Will Find a Way)
7. Weeping Blues
8. Worried and Lonesome Blues
9. You Can’t Do What My Last Man Did
The Very Best of Ben E. King by Ben E. King (Format: CD):
An Atlantic greatest hits collection chronicling some of the most popular songs by the R&B and vintage rock singer who sang lead on some of the Drifters most popular songs and went on to sucessfull solo career. Today he is probably best known as the co-composer and singer of the song Stand By Me which was used as the theme song for the 1986 film of the same name that starred Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Cory Feldman and Jerry O’Connell.
- There Goes My Baby by The Drifters
- Dance with Me by The Drifters
- Save the Last Dance for Me by The Drifters
- I Count the Tears by The Drifters
- Spanish Harlem by Ben E. King
- Stand By Me by Ben E. King
- On the Horizon by Ben E. King
- Amor by Ben E. King
- Young Boy Blues by Ben E. King
- Here Comes the Night by Ben E. King
- Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) by Ben E. King
- How Can I Forget by Ben E. King
- I (Who Have Nothing) by Ben E. King
- Supernatural Thing by Ben E. King
- Do it in the Name of Love by Ben E. King
The Secret Policeman’s Balls by Various Artists (Format: DVD):
The Secret Policeman’s Balls were a series of concerts held to raise money for Amnesty International. The series began in the U.K. in 1976 and ran through 2001. This three disc set contains five of the concerts and a documentary
1. Pleasure At Her Majesty’s: The first Secret Policeman’s Ball was actually called Pleasure At Her Majesty’s (aka A Poke In The Eye with a Sharp Stick). It was filmed in 1976 with John Cleese hosting and offered comedy – including some from Cleese’s Monty Python friends.
2. The Secret Policeman’s Ball (1979), John Cleese came back to host the show, which again featured a few of his Monty Python friends, as well as comedians Peter Cooke & Tom Robinson & musican Pete Townsend of The Who.
3. The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball (1981), was again hosted by John Cleese and featured comedians and more musicians including Sting, Bob Geldolf, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Donovan. A popular companion album was released from this show titled The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball – The Music.
4) The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball (1987), featured a new-to-the-series group of players including David Gilmour, Duran Duran, Joan Armatrading, Peter Gabriel, Jackson Brown and Lou Reed.
5) The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball (1989) featured a whole host of comedians including John Cleese, Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Michael Palin, Stephen Fry, Robbie Coltrane, Jennifer Saunders and Hugh Laurie.
The first two concerts and the last, focus more on comedy and the third and fourth feature comedy and great music – so there is something for everyone in this collection. And if you love guitar music, I highly recommend watching The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball as all the players were in top form for that concert!
Videos Of The Week:
Bissa by Fatoumata Diawara
Clandestin by Fatoumata Diawara
Wililé by Fatoumata Diawara featuring Toumani Diabaté
Cry Love by John Hiatt
Dust Down A Country Road by John Hiatt
Shredding The Document by John Hiatt
Harlem Strut by James P. Johnson
Carolina Shout by James P. Johnson
Weeping Blues by James P. Johnson
Spanish Harlem by Ben E. King
Stand by Me by Ben E. King
There Goes My Baby by The Drifters with Ben E. King on lead vocals
Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers by Jeff Back & Eric Clapton from the Secret Policeman’s Other Ball
The Roof Is Leaking by Phil Collins from the Secret Policeman’s Other Ball
Roxanne by Sting from the Secret Policeman’s Other Ball
Have a great weekend!
Linda Reimer, SSCL
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
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