Suggested Listening April 6, 2020

Hi everyone, here is our bi-weekly recommended listening posting for Monday, April 7, 2020.

Our listening suggestions today includes ten streaming albums, from the Freegal Music Catalog, and a selection of 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:

Abilene (1963) by George Hamilton IV (Genre: Country, Classic Country):

A classic album by the well-known Grand Ole’ Opry star!

Song List:
The Roving Gambler
China Doll
(I Want to Go) Where Nobody Knows Me
The Everglades
Oh So Many Years
Come on Home Boy
Jimmy Brown the News Boy
Tender Hearted Baby
You Are My Sunshine

Anybody’s Baby (2004) by Terra Hazelton accompanied by Jeff Healey & His Jazz Wizards (Genre: Vocal, Jazz, R&B, Blues):

Terra Hazleton is a Canadian singer and actress whose love shines brightly through the music of this LP!

Song List:
I’m Gonna Lock My Heart
Sugar Blues
Anybody’s Baby
Laughter Has Vitamin A, B & D
On Revival Day
Let’s Do It
Take It Right Back
Now & Then
Long John Blues
Aint’ He Sweet?
I’m Just A Lucky So And So
The Spinach Song
The Gentleman Is A Dope
Long As I’m Movin’
What Do I Care For The Moon?

Best Of Southern Soul Blues by Various Artists (Genre: Blues):

An upbeat collection of songs by contemporary blues musicians, put out by Memphis based Ecko Records.

Song List:
Mississippi Woman by Denise LaSalle
She’s Got The Best Lovin’ That Ever Put On A Pair Of Drawers by O. B. Buchana
Just Give Me My Blues by Donnie Ray
Meat And Potatoes Man by Earl Gaines
He Takes Me Around The World Without Leaving My Bedroom by Ms. Jody
A Whiskey Glass And A Woman’s Ass by Chuck Roberson
Bo Hawg Grind by Barbara Carr
Mojo Hand by Carl Sims
Good Old Country Boy by Earl Gaines
They Made A Blues Fan Out Of Me by Denise LaSalle
Caught In The Middle by Lee Shot Williams
The New Orleans Blues by Luther Lackey
She Made A Hoochie Man Out Of Me by Chuck Roberson
Let The Past Be The Past by Rick Lawson

Downtown: The Greatest Hits of Petula Clark by Petula Clark (Genre: Pop, Sixties Pop, Vocal):

A bright collection of cheerful, swinging tunes by the English singer.

Song List:
I Know a Place
You’d Better Come Home
My Love
A Sign of the Times
I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love
Who Am I?
Colour My World
This Is My Song
Don’t Sleep in the Subway
The Other Man’s Grass
Kiss Me Goodbye

Just As I Am (1971) by Bill Withers (Genre: R&B, Soul):

A classic album by the great Bill Withers and one of his best! The song Ain’t No Sunshine made its debut on this album.

Song List:
Ain’t No Sunshine
Grandman’s Hands
Sweet Wanomi
Everybody’s Talkin’
Do It Good
Hope She’ll Be Happier
Let It Be
I’m Her Daddy
In My Heart
Moanin’ and Groanin’
Better off Dead

Keys To Imagination (1986) by Yanni (Genre: Keyboard, Instrumental, New Age):

A classic album by the master of blended piano and synthesizer music.

Song List:
The North Shore of Matsushima
Looking Glass
Port of Mystery
Keys to Imagination
Forgotten Yesterdays
Forbidden Dreams

Mabern Plays Mabern (2020) by Harold Mabern (Genre: Jazz)

This album was recorded live at the Smoke Club in New York City, in January 2018. The sextet features pianist and band leader Harold Mabern on piano, Eric Alexander on tenor sax, Steve Davis on trombone, Vincent Herring on alto sax, John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums. Mabern was at the top of his game, after a more than six decade career when he played this concert – and boy, could he play that piano!

Song List:
Mr. Johnson
The Iron Man
Lover Man
The Lyrical Cole-Man
Edward Lee
It’s Magic
The Beehive
Rakin’ and Scrapin’

That Thing You Do! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Classic Rock, Pop):

This upbeat soundtrack features music by the late Adam Schlesinger, who in addition to writing the title track for this soundtrack, was known for his work with the band Fountains of Wayne.

If you’ve never seen the movie, That Thing You Do!, is set in the mid-sixties and features upbeat rock appropriate to the time period.

Song List:
Lovin’ You Lots and Lots by The Norm Wooster Singers
That Thing You Do! by The wonders
Little Wild One by The wonders
Dance With Me Tonight by The wonders
All My Only Dreams by The wonders
I Need You (That Thing You Do) by The wonders
She Knows It by The Heardsman
Mr. Downtown by Freddy Fredrickson
Hold My Hand, Hold My Heart by The Chantrellines
Voyage Around the Moon by The Saturn 5
My World Is Over by Diane Dane
Drive Faster by The Vicksburgs
Time to Blow by Del Paxton
That Thing You Do! (Live at the Hollywood Television Showcase) by The wonders

Women of Kerrville Box (2014) (Kerrville Folk Festival) by Various Artists (Genre: Folk):

The Kerrville Folk Festival is held annually in Kerrville, Texas. This 38 song collection features a number of great female folk and blues players who have played at the festival over the years.

Songs in the collection include God Made Woman by the Burn Sisters, Telephone Blues by Angela Strehli, Under Love’s Spell by Marcia Ball, Haul off and Kiss Me by Caroline Aikin, The Baby Sitter’s Here Dar Williams & Seventy-Five Septembers by Cheryl Wheeler.
This is an empowering collection of folk music – check it out!

Wood Smoke (1978) by Louie Setzer and The Appalachian Mountain Boys (Genre: Country, Bluegrass):

A terrific collection of traditional bluegrass!

Song List:
Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane
Wood Smoke
It’s Alright If That’s The Way You Feel
Eatin’ Out of Your Hand
Excuse Me I Think I’ve Got a Heartache
It Rains Just the Same In Missouri
Help Me Make It Through the Nigth
Truck Driver’s Queen
Long Black Veil
Sunny Sid of the Mountain
Dark Hollow
You Can Have Her

Recommended Videos:

I Want To Go Where Nobody Knows Me by George Hamilton IV

The Roving Gambler by George Hamilton IV

Anybody’s Baby by Terra Hazelton with Jeff Healey

Long John Blues by Terra Hazelton

Meat And Potatoes Man by Earl Gaines

Mississippi Woman by Denise LaSalle

Downtown by Petula Clark

I Know A Place by Petula Clark

Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers

Lean On Me by Bill Withers

Ain’t No Sunshine by Freddie King

Nostalgia by Yanni

North Shore Of Matsushima by Yanni

Edward Lee by Harold Maybern

Mr. Johnson by Harold Maybern

Dance with Me Tonight by The wonders

That Thing You Do! By The wonders

Tiny Desk Concert by Fountains of Wayne featuring Adam Schlesinger on bass

Telephone Blues by Angela Strehli

Under Love’s Spell by Marcia Ball

Woodsmoke [1978] by Louie Setzer & The Appalachian Mountain Boys (the entire album!)

Be well!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


All Movie,

Bill Withers The Official Site of Music,

Kerrville Folk Festival,

Louie Setzer and The Appalachian Mountain Boys Official Website,

Petula Clark,

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.

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