Suggested Listening February 27, 2020

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

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Recommended Titles:

100 Best Jazz Tunes of the 1950s by Various Artists:

This collection does indeed, feature 100 classic jazz songs on eight discs.

One hundred titles is a few too many to put into a blog posting, we’d have an almost endless posting! So instead here is a partial list of the songs included in the collection: Bloomdido by the Charlie Parker Quintet, The Surrey With Fringe On Top by Ahmad Jamal, Straight No Chaser by Thelonious Monk, Black Coffee by Peggy Lee, Django by John Lewis, Caravan by Dizzy Gillepsie, On The Sunny Side of the Street by Johnny Hodges, St. Thomas by Sonny Rollins, I Was Doing All Right by Jimmy Smith and many more!



American Light Music Classics (1998) by The New London Orchestra with Julian Leaper, leader and Ronald Corp, conductor:

An excellent collection of “light music” from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The term “Light Music” was used to describe songs that were playful and less serious light classical music – like music you might have heard in the back ground of a movie of the day.

This is a fun orchestra, instrumental collection!

      Song List

  1. The Washington Post
  2. Whistling Rufus
  3. Pavanne
  4. Nola: A Silhouette
  5. The Whistler and His Dog
  6. Belle of the Ball
  7. The Arkansas Traveller
  8. The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
  9. To A Wild Rose
  10. Blaze Away!
  11. Chanson ‘In Love’
  12. The Toy Trumpet
  13. Promenade
  14. Plink, Plank, Plunk!
  15. The March of the Toys
  16. Holiday for Strings
  17. Narcissus
  18. Symphony No. 5 1-2 ‘A Symphony For Fun’: Perpetual Emotion
  19. Symphony No. 5 1-2 ‘A Symphony For Fun’: Spiritual?
  20. Symphony No. 5 1-2 ‘A Symphony For Fun’: Scherzofrenia
  21. Symphony No. 5 1-2 ‘A Symphony For Fun’: Conclusion!
  22. Carousel Waltz

One Love (at Studio One) (1991) by Bob Marley and the Wailers:

This two disc set features 40 songs recorded by Bob Marley and the Wailers from 1963-1966.

So this is an early collection of tunes that features a young playing Bob Marley early in his career playing a mixture of Ska based, pre-reggae, jazz and rock influences tunes including the Beatles And I Love Her and Dylan’s Like A Rolling Stone.

       Song List:

  1. This Train
  2. Simmer Down
  3. I Am Going Home
  4. Do You Remember
  5. Talkative
  6. I Need You
  7. It Hurts to Be Alone
  8. True Confession
  9. Lonesome Feeling
  10. There She Goes
  11. Diamond Baby
  12. Playboy
  13. Where’s the Girl for Me
  14. Hooligan
  15. One Love
  16. Love and Affection
  17. And I Love Her
  18. Rude Boy
  19. I’m Still Waiting
  20. Ska Jerk
  21. Somewhere to Lay My Head
  22. Wages of Love
  23. Wages of Love
  24. I’m Gonna Put It On
  25. Cry to Me
  26. Who Feels It (Knows It)
  27. Let Him Go
  28. When the Well Runs Dry
  29. Can’t You See
  30. What Am I Supposed to Do?
  31. Rolling Stone
  32. Bend Down Low
  33. Freedom Time
  34. Rocking Steady


Ragtime: The Musical (1996):

A spirited collection of music you might have heard in turn of the century, New York – the turn of the Twentieth Century that is!

        Song List:

  1. Ragtime
  2. Goodbye My Love
  3. Journey On
  4. The Crime of the Century
  5. Gettin’ Ready Rag
  6. Henry Ford
  7. Your Daddy’s Son
  8. New Music
  9. Wheels of a Dream
  10. The Night Goldman Spoke at Union Square
  11. Gliding
  12. ’till We Reach That Day
  13. What a Game!
  14. Coalhouse’s Soliloquy
  15. He Wanted to Say
  16. Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc.
  17. Our Children
  18. The Show Biz
  19. Back to Before
  20. Make Them Hear You
  21. Wheels of a Dream (Reprise)

Reunion Concert Highlights (1983) by The Everly Brothers:

A twenty song collection recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in September of 1983, this recording features the brothers backed by a terrific band and with their harmonies still in tip-top form – traditional rock at its finest!

       Song List:

  1. The Price of Love
  2. Walk Right Back
  3. Claudette
  4. Crying in the Rain
  5. Love Is Strange
  6. When Will I Be Loved?
  7. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
  8. Bird Dog
  9. Be-Bop-A-Lula
  10. Bye Bye Love
  11. Gone, Gone, Gone
  12. All I Have to Do Is Dream
  13. Wake up Little Susie
  14. Cathy’s Clown
  15. (‘Til) I Kissed You
  16. Temptation
  17. Lucille
  18. Let It Be Me
  19. Good Golly Miss Molly
  20. The Price of Love

Videos Of The Week:

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat by Charles Mingus (Live At Montreux 1975)

Let The Good Times Roll by Ray Charles

What A Difference A Day makes by Wes Montgomery

Arkansas Traveller by Keslo Herston

Plink, Plank, Plunk by the London Pops Orchestra

Whistling Rufus by the BBC Dance Orchestra conducted by Henry Hall (1934)

And I Love Her by Bob Marley & The Whalers

One Love by Bob Marley & The Whalers

This Train by Bob Marley & The Whalers

Getting’ Ready Rag from Ragtime: The Musical

Ragtime from Ragtime: The Musical

The Show Biz from Ragtime: The Musical

Bird Dog by The Everly Brothers

Crying In The Rain by The Everly Brothers

Let It Be Me by The Everly Brothers

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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