Suggested Listening March 27, 2020

Hi everyone, here is our weekly recommended listening posting.

And since so many of us are at home at the present time, I’m going to start publishing two recommended listening postings per week for the duration of the Corona crisis; one on Friday evening, as usual, for your weekend listening pleasure, and one on Monday evening so you can listen to some great, and possibly new to you, music during the week.

Our listening suggestions today includes ten streaming albums and some related music videos.

 If you have questions about how to use the Freegal Music Service, please let me know! You can contact me by leaving a message on the blog. Or, you can send an email to the following address and I’ll get back to you!

Freegal Streaming Suggestions:

Brazilian Byrd (1965) by Charlie Byrd & Orchestra (Genre: Jazz, Guitar):

An upbeat collection of music by the great jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd!

Song List:

Jazz ‘n’ Samba
That Look You Wear
The Girl from Ipanema
Samba Do Avião
O Amor Em Paz
Canção Do Amor Demais

Charlie Wood and the New Memphis Underground (2007) by Charlie Wood (Genre: Blues, R&B):

Charlie Wood and the New Memphis Underground is the seventh album by Memphis native Charlie Wood. Wood sings and plays keyboard, and this album, if you’re not familiar with it, would be right at home next to your collection of Stax records!

Song List:

Let it Rip
Brand New Feelin’
I Just Want You Cause I Want You
Too Much is Not Enough
Keep it Comin’
Please Send Someone to Love
Don’t Let the Money Get Funny, Honey
I Almost Forgot About the Blues
Come On if You’re Comin’
Drown in My Own Tears
Coffee is For Me
You Don’t Really Wanna Know
City Home

Come On, Come On (1992) by Mary Chapin Carpenter (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Pop-Rock, Country):

Mary Chapin Carpenter has been releasing terrific albums for many years now, so it is easy to forget that there was a time when she wasn’t as well known to music fans as she is today. And this album, 1992’s Come On, Come On, was her breakthrough album. I was working at Sam Good at the Arnot Mall, in Horseheads, New York, when this album was released. And I didn’t know who Mary Chapin Carpenter was before I heard it; but after listening to it – I will never forget!

This album features great story songs, upbeat singing and playing and is just a terrific album all the way around! Enjoy!

Song List:

The Hard Way
He Thinks He’ll Keep Her
Rhythm of the Blues
I Feel Lucky
The Bug
Not Too Much to Ask
Passionate Kisses
Only a Dream
I Am a Town

Daryl Hall and John Oates (1975) by Daryl Hall and John Oates (Genre: Pop-Rock):

A lush, classic album from the pop vocal duo!

Song List:

Sara Smile
Alone Too Long
Out of Me, Out of You
Nothing At All
Gino (The Manager)
(You Know) It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
Ennui On the Mountain
Grounds for Separation
What’s Important To Me

In The Gold Old Days (When Times Were Bad) (1969) by Dolly Parton (Genre: Country):

A classic album by the always classic Dolly Parton!

Song List:

Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind
He’s a Go Getter
In The Good Old Days
It’s My Time
Harper Valley PTA
Little Bird
The Carroll County Accident
Fresh Out of Forgiveness
Mama Say a Prayer
Always the First Time

Noël (1993) by Orchestre Symphonique De Québec (Genre: Classical, Vocal, Holiday):

It may seem strange to recommend a Christmas album in March. However, this one offers super vocals by Lyne Fortin, accompanied by the Orchestre Symphonique De Québec with Pascal Verrot conducting. And I found the songs on this LP uplifting and wanted to share!

Song List:

Adeste Fideles (John Francis Wade)
L’ Enfant au Tambour (K. Davis, H. Onorati/H. Simeone)
Noël Blanc (Berlin, Irvin)
Ave Maria (Schubert, Franz)
Les Anges dans Nos Campagnes (Noël Xiiie Siècle)
Panis Angelicus (Franck, César)
Alleluia (Mozart W.A.)
Agnus Dei (Bizet, Georges)
Carol of the Bells
Ave Maria (Gounod, Charles)
Sainte Nuit (Gruber, Franz)
Gesù Bambino (Yon, Pietro A.)
Minuit Chrétiens (Adam, Adolphe)

Miss Gloria Lynn (1958) by Gloria Lynne (Genre: Jazz, Vocal):

Jazz singer Gloria Lynn’s critically acclaimed first album from 1958.

Song List:

April in Paris
Stormy Monday Blues
Without a Song
Just Squeeze Me (But Don’t Teese Me)
Little Fingers
June Night
I Don’t Know Why
All Day Long
I Can’t Give You Anything
Bye, Bye Blackbird
They Didn’t Believe Me

Nomads, Indians, Saints Extended Version (1990, 2000) by The Indigo Girls (Genre: Folk, Pop):

The third album by the bright folk-pop duo, Nomads, Indians, Saints was the follow up to their break-through, self titled second LP, and so it doesn’t always get the credit it deserves as being a really top-notch album too.

Song List:

Hammer And A Nail
Welcome Me
World Falls
Southland In The Springtime
1 2 3
Keeper Of My Heart
Hand Me Downs
You And Me of The 10,000 Wars (Studio)
Pushing The Needle Too Far
The Girl With The Weight Of The World In Her Hands
Welcome Me (Live)
You And Me of The 10,000 Wars (Live)

Southern Comfort by Regina Carter (Genre: Jazz, Folk):

Southern Comfort is one of violinist Regina Carter’s best albums

Song List:

Miner’s Child
Hickory Wind
Blues de Basile
I’m Going Home
Honky Tonkin’
Cornbread Crumbled In Gravy
See See Rider
I Moaned And I Moaned
Death Have Mercy/Breakaway

Strictly Instrumental (1967) by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs with Doc Watson (Genre: Country, Bluegrass):

A classic album by the guitarists and banjoist extraordinaire!

Song List:

Pick Along
Nothing To It
Tammy’s Song
John Hardy Was a Desperate Man
Lonesome Ruben
Spanish Two-Step
Careless Love
Bill Cheatham

Recommended Music Videos:

Corcovado by Charlie Byrd

The Girl from Ipanema by Charlie Byrd

Jazz “N” Samba by Charlie Byrd

Coffee Is For Me by Charlie Wood

I Almost Forgot About Me by Charlie Wood

Let It Rip by Charlie Wood

The Hard Way by Mary Chapin Carpenter

I Feel Lucky by Mary Chapin Carpenter

Passionate Kisses by Mary Chapin Carpenter


Camellia by Hall and Oates

Nothing at All by Hall & Oates

Sara Smile by Hall & Oates

Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind by Dolly Parton

Harper Valley P.T.A. by Dolly Parton

In The Good Old Days by Dolly Parton

Adeste Fideles by Orchestre Symphonique De Québec with Lyne Fortin

Greensleeves (instrumental) by Orchestre Symphonique De Québec

Sainte Nuit (instrumental) by Orchestre Symphonique De Québec

April in Paris by Gloria Lynn

Bye, Bye Blackbird by Gloria Lynn

Stormy Monday Blues by Gloria Lynn

Hammer and a Nail by Indio Girls

Southland In The Springtime by Indio Girls

Welcome Me by Indigo Girls

Hickory Wind by Regina Carter

Miner’s Child & Honky Tonkin’ by Regina Carter

Trampin’ by Regina Carter

Carless Love by Flatt, Scruggs & Watson

Jazzing by Flatt, Scruggs & Watson

Pick Along by Flatt, Scruggs & Watson

Be well!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


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