Suggested Listening May 15, 2020

Hi everyone, here is our bi-weekly recommended listening posting for Friday, May 15, 2020.

And on a did you know note – Did you know that today, Friday, May 15 is National Pizza Party day?

It is!

So today is a perfect day to order a pizza, or make one from scratch, and celebrate the deliciousness of pizza!

On another music note, just FYI there is a library music app, Freegal Music, that allows you to stream unlimited commercial free music to a  mobile device. You can find it in your app store, or, alternately you can stream music to a PC from the Freegal Catalog by clicking on the following link:

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!

Recommended Music Videos

American Pie by Don McLean (Genre: Pop/Rock, Folk)

The classic title track from McLean’s smash hit second album of the same name, released in 1971.

An Ending (Ascent) by Brian Eno (Genre: Experimental Rock, Electronic Music)

An Ending (Ascent) is a lovely, soothing song from the experimental master, and former co-founder of Roxy Music.

Birgit Nilsson in Concert (Stockholm, 1964) (Genre: Classical, Vocal)

The great twentieth century soprano Birgit Nilsson sings!

Forest Gump Suite from the film soundtrack, composed by Alan Silvestri

The Forest Gump Suite, a simple instrumental song featuring piano and strings, is that rare thing in popular music, a majestic song!

Galveston by Glen Campbell (Genre: Country, Classic Country, Folk, Pop)

Glen Campbell, the great session player and solo artist, sings one of his greatest hits, Galveston, originally released in 1968.

Here Come’s The Sun & Homeward Bound by George Harrison & Paul Simon (Genre: Traditional Rock, Folk)

George Harrison and Paul Simon live!

In The Still of the Night by the Five Satins (Genre: Doo-Wop, R&B, Traditional R&B)

In The Still of the Night is one of the best Doo-Wop songs ever, and the biggest hit by far of the group the Five Satins. The song was originally issued in 1956.

I’ve Been Everywhere by Hank Snow (Genre: Country, Classic Country)

The classic country singer Hank Snow offering a song he took to #1 on the country charts, back in 1962.

What Have You Done For You Lately by Janet Jackson (Genre: R&B)

The ever talented Janet Jackson with an early hit – What Have You Done For Me Lately, from her third album, 1986’s Control.

Woodchopper’s Ball by Woody Herman & His Swingin’ Herd (Genre: Jazz, Swing)

Saxophonist and clarinetist Woody Herman and his band playing one of Woody’s best known songs – the up-temp Woodchopper’s Ball.

Be well & happy listening!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


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.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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