Hi everyone, here are our five musical recommendations of the week!
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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!
- The Washington Post
- Whistling Rufus
- Nola: A Silhouette
- The Whistler and His Dog
- Belle of the Ball
- The Arkansas Traveller
- The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
- To A Wild Rose
- Blaze Away!
- Chanson ‘In Love’
- The Toy Trumpet
- Plink, Plank, Plunk!
- The March of the Toys
- Holiday for Strings
- Symphony No. 5 1-2 ‘A Symphony For Fun’: Perpetual Emotion
- Symphony No. 5 1-2 ‘A Symphony For Fun’: Spiritual?
- Symphony No. 5 1-2 ‘A Symphony For Fun’: Scherzofrenia
- Symphony No. 5 1-2 ‘A Symphony For Fun’: Conclusion!
- 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.
- This Train
- Simmer Down
- I Am Going Home
- Do You Remember
- I Need You
- It Hurts to Be Alone
- True Confession
- Lonesome Feeling
- There She Goes
- Diamond Baby
- Where’s the Girl for Me
- One Love
- Love and Affection
- And I Love Her
- Rude Boy
- I’m Still Waiting
- Ska Jerk
- Somewhere to Lay My Head
- Wages of Love
- Wages of Love
- I’m Gonna Put It On
- Cry to Me
- Who Feels It (Knows It)
- Let Him Go
- When the Well Runs Dry
- Can’t You See
- What Am I Supposed to Do?
- Rolling Stone
- Bend Down Low
- Freedom Time
- 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!
- Goodbye My Love
- Journey On
- The Crime of the Century
- Gettin’ Ready Rag
- Henry Ford
- Your Daddy’s Son
- New Music
- Wheels of a Dream
- The Night Goldman Spoke at Union Square
- ’till We Reach That Day
- What a Game!
- Coalhouse’s Soliloquy
- He Wanted to Say
- Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc.
- Our Children
- The Show Biz
- Back to Before
- Make Them Hear You
- 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!
- The Price of Love
- Walk Right Back
- Crying in the Rain
- Love Is Strange
- When Will I Be Loved?
- So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
- Bird Dog
- Bye Bye Love
- Gone, Gone, Gone
- All I Have to Do Is Dream
- Wake up Little Susie
- Cathy’s Clown
- (‘Til) I Kissed You
- Let It Be Me
- Good Golly Miss Molly
- 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
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
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