Suggested Listening June 1, 2020

Hi everyone, here is our bi-weekly recommended listening posting for Monday, June 1, 2020.

And just a quick FYI note, starting next week, I will be publishing suggested listening postings on Tuesday and Friday evenings, instead of Friday and Monday evenings. So, there will be a posting this Friday, June 5, then one on Wednesday, June 10, followed by one on Friday, June 12. And after that, the schedule will be Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Recommended Music:

To borrow a modified phrase from the song “It was 53 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play!” And indeed, it was on this day, June 1, in 1967, that the Beatles released the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

So, it is a perfect day to listen to the song, and the album!

An American Tune by Paul Simon (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk-Rock)

The great American songwriter Paul Simon playing one of his iconic songs, An American Tune, in 1975!

Bam Bang Boom (2020) by Dion with Billy Gibbons (Genre: Traditional Rock, R&B, Blues)

It is terrific to see and hear Dion with a new album, sixty two years to the year after he released his first hit, I Wonder Why, with the Belmonts.

 Dion is joined by a number of well-known musicians for his new album, Blues With Friends, including Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, John Hammond and Paul Simon. On this tune, Bam Bang Boom, he is accompanied by the great ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons.

Dirty Water by The Standells (Genre: Classic Rock)

The California based classic rock group The Standells singing their hit Dirty Water, and praising Boston!

Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony) (2020) by Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela (Genre: Jazz)

Jabulani is from a new collaborative album recorded in 2010 and just released, featuring trumpeter Hugh Masekla, one of the pillars of South African jazz, and Nigerian drummer and co-founder of the influential band Afrobeat Tony Allen. Both men were masters of their instruments and this is a wonderful album!

Joy To The World by Three Dog Night (Genre: Classic Rock)

Joy To The World was a number 1 hit for the classic rock band Three Dog Night in 1971. The trio consisted of Danny Hutton, Corey Wells and Chuck Negron and they had 21 hit singles between 1969 and 1975 – including this one!

Monday Monday by The Mamas & Papas (Genre: Pop, Folk-Rock)

The Mamas and the Papas consisted of John Phillips, Michelle Gilliam Phillips, Denny Doherty & Cass Elliot. The group produced terrifically upbeat pop-rock music in the sixties and this tune, Monday Monday, was their lone #1 hit.

Nice and Easy (Remastered 2020 edition) by Frank Sinatra

The great Frank Sinatra singing one of his best songs – Nice n’ Easy.

Not Fade Away & Fool To Cry by The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones

In celebration of the birthdays of Ron Wood (June 1) and Charlie Watts (June 2).

Not Fade Away

Fool To Cry

Translations (2020) by Portland State Chamber Choir, Ethan Sperry Conducting (Genre: Classical, Choir)

Translations is a new release by the Portland State Chamber Choir and features lovely choral music.

Wasted Days & Wasted Nights by Freddy Fender & The Texas Tornados

Wasted Days & Wasted Nights is classic country song by the great country singer Freddy Fender

Be well & happy listening!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


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