Hi everyone, here is our bi-weekly recommended listening posting for Friday, April 17, 2020.
Our listening suggestions today includes ten streaming albums, from the Freegal Music Catalog, and a selection of related music videos.
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Freegal Streaming Suggestions:
Between The Lines (1975) by Janis Ian (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Pop)
Between The Lines is a classic, and critically acclaimed, album by singer-songwriter Janis Ian. Ian’s thoughtful reflective songs shine on this LP, which include her biggest hit At Seventeen.
When the Party’s Over
From Me to You
Bright Lights and Promises
In the Winter
Between the Lines
The Come On
Light a Light
Tea and Sympathy
Essential Jazz Masters (1947-1955) Lee Konitz (Genre: Jazz)
A thirty-song collection of early classics by the late, great alto sax player Leo Konitz.
Songs include These Foolish Things, Bernie’s Tune, Subconscious Lee, Almost Like Being in Love, Indian Summer, Ice Cream Konitz, Ezz-Thetic, You Go To My Head and Sax Of A Kind.
Essential, Vol. 1 Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra by Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra (Genre: Swing, Jazz)
This first volume, in a five-volume set, features a solid introduction to swing master Charlie Barnet’s music. The music is, well, swinging! All five volumes in this series are available through Freegal, so if you listen to the LP and love the music – there is more in the catalog!
Afraid to Say Hello
All I Desire
Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley
Cuban Boogie Woogie
E Bob O Lee Bob
From Cowboy to Country by Jimmy Wakely
This 24 song compilation features music that chronicles the transformation of Jimmy Wakely, from cowboy singing star to (old time) country star – steel guitars and organ sounds abound!
Between the Lines
Mine, All Mine
Moon Over Montana
Walking the Sidewalks of Shame
Slippin’ Around (feat. Margaret Whiting)
Wedding Bells (feat. Margaret Whiting)
I Love You So Much It Hurts
Silver Trails &
Roll Along Kentucky Moon
Guitar Stylings (1966) by Hank Snow (Genre: Country)
A fun and sweet guitar-centric album by the great classic country musician Hank Snow!
The Waltz You Saved for Me
Lay My Head Beneath a Rose
Among My Souvenirs
The Whispering Tradewinds
Am I Losing You
I Get the Blues When It Rains
Birth of the Blues
Jugband Specials by Various Artists (Genre: Jugband, Folk, Country, Americanan)
Merriam Webster describes jug band music as music that features primitive & homemade instruments. This collection is strangely classified as jazz music! Jug band music can, of course, be played by jazz, blues, country and folk players; however, it is really best described as Americana – this collection sound more folk-country/Americana based than strictly jazz or blues – give it a listen and see what you think!
This vintage twenty-five song collection features music by Johnny Dodds & The Dixieland Jug Blowers, Clarence Williams & his Jug Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers and Hattie Hart & The Memphis Jug Band.
Living Voices Sing the Music from the Broadway Musical “George M!” (1968) by Living Voices (Genre: Showtunes)
This album features music from the 1968 Broadway musical George M!, that focused on the life and music of the great Broadway and film songwriter George M. Cohen. This album features a refreshing slice of old time, patriotic Americana performed by the cheerful Living Voices.
You’re a Grand Old Flag, Mary’s a Grand Old Name/So Long Mary
Rose (A Ring to Name of Rose)
Give My Regards to Broadway
(I’m A) Yankee Doodle Dandy
Nellie Kelly, I Love You
All Our Friends
Monster (2018) by Hugh Cornwell (Genre: Indie, Pop-Rock)
Hugh Cornwell is best known as the former lead vocalist of the punk band the Stranglers. He kicked off a solo career in 1979, and left the Stranglers in 1990. Monster is his latest release from 2018. His music is classified as indie, but to me it sounds like energetic modern traditional rock, of the sort you hear on Richard Taylor’s Roots Rock Radio podcast.
La Grande Dame
The Most Beautiful Girl in Hollywood
Attack of the Major Sevens
Duce Coochie Man
Let Me Down Easy
Don’t Bring Harry
Ships That Pass in the Night
Never Say Goodbye
No More Heroes
Big In America
Always the Sun
The Ultimate Rock N’ Roll & Rhythm N’ Blues Collection by Various Artists (Genre: Rock n Roll, Traditional Rock, R&B, Traditional R&B)
This is a terrific 77 song collection of music from the early rock era including the songs/artists: Rock This Morning by Lowell Fulson, She Sets My Soul on Fire by Gladys Hampton’s Blues Boys, The Groove by Ike Turner, Take It Away by Jimmy Tyler & His Orchestra, My Girl Ivy by Jimmy Witherspoon, Rock ‘ Roll Deacon by Screamin’ Joe Neal, Shotgun Rider by Bo Diddley and Mumbles Blues by Bobby Lewis
Unqualified Favourites (2009) by Michael Grey (Genre: Celtic, Folk)
Bright Celtic music by the folk musician Michael Grey.
The Banker, Bird and Schoolmaster
The Nut Brown Maiden (feat. Jane Siberry)
Maple Leaf Lounge
Calm Before the Hum
Sergeant Malkie Bow’s Consternation
Doubled Over Happy
Gerrard Street Hey Ride (feat. Farid Kahn)
Oh Dro! (feat. Jane Siberry)
Two Crows Joy (feat. Iain MacIness)
The Sound of Skye
At Seventeen by Janis Ian
Between the Lines by Janis Ian
Just Friends by Oliver Nelson, Art Farmer & Lee Konitz, recorded live in 1966
These Foolish Things by Lee Konitz
Moon Over Montana by Jimmy Wakely
Slipping Around by Jimmy Wakely and Margaret Whiting
The Waltz You Saved for Me by Hank Snow
The Whispering Tradewinds by Hank Snow
Hen Party Blues by Johnny Dodd & Dixieland Jug Blowers
Memphis Shakedown by the Memphis Jug Band
(I’m A) Yankee Doodle Dandy by Living Voices
You’re a Grand Old Flag by Living Voices
La Grande Dame by Hugh Cornwell
Let Me Down Easy by Hugh Cornwell
The Chase by Paul Preston
Don’t You Just Know It by the Titans
Sergeant Malkie Bow’s Consternation by Michael Grey
“Tam O’ Shanter Suite” by Michael Grey
Linda Reimer, SSCL
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
Charlie Barnet, 77, Saxophonist And a Band Leader of Swing Era by The Associated Press, New York Times, Sept. 6, 1991, https://www.nytimes.com/1991/09/06/arts/charlie-barnet-77-saxophonist-and-a-band-leader-of-swing-era.html
George M. Cohan, American composer and dramatist, https://www.britannica.com/biography/George-M-Cohan
Janis Ian Was More Than Just A Teenager, NPR, January 15, 20205:03 AM ET,https://www.npr.org/2020/01/15/795278931/janis-ian-was-more-than-just-a-teenager
Lee Konitz, Jazz Saxophonist Who Blazed His Own Trail, Dies at 92, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/16/arts/music/lee-konitz-dead-coronavirus.html
Whatever happened to . . . Hugh Cornwell?, The Irish Times, April 16, 2005, https://www.irishtimes.com/news/whatever-happened-to-hugh-cornwell-1.432697
Note: There are apps for each catalog or, you can download digital content to a PC.
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