Suggested Listening June 5, 2020

Hi everyone, here is our bi-weekly recommended listening posting for Friday, June 5, 2020.

Just a reminder, 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 today 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.

This week I’m offering a collection of music that focuses on life and the good things we can achieve if we work together and take care of each other.

Recommended Music:

Ain’t You Got A Right To The Tree Of Life (Genre: Folk)

Amazing Grace by Aretha Franklin (Genre: R&B, Vocal)

Black and White by Three Dog Night (Genre: Pop, Classic Rock)

Blowin’ in the Wind by Bob Dylan

Eyes on the Prize by Sweet Honey & The Rock (Genre: Vocal, R&B, Spiritual)

Following the North Star by Rhiannon Giddens (Genre: Americana, Rock, Folk)

Freedom Highway by Rhiannon Giddens(Genre: Americana, Rock, Folk)

Glory (from the Selma soundtrack) by John Legend (Genre: Vocal, R&B)

If I Had A Hammer by Peter, Paul & Mary (Genre: Folk)

Lean on Me by Bill Withers (Genre: R&B, Pop)

Healing River (I Can See A New Day) by Pete Seeger (Genre: Folk)

Let’s Get Together by The Youngbloods (Genre: Folk-Rock, Classic Rock)

Melting Pot by Booker T & The MGs (Genre: R&B, Classic Rock, Soul)

Music For Hope by Andrea Bocelli (Genre: Classical, Vocal)

Oh Freedom by Joan Baez (Genre: Folk)

This Little Light of Mine by Sam Cooke (Genre: R&B, Vocal)

What The World Needs Now Is Love by Jackie DeShannon (Genre: Pop, Sixties Pop)

We Shall Not Be Moved by The Freedom Singers (Genre: Folk)

We Shall Overcome by Louis Armstrong and friends (Genre: Vocal, Jazz, Folk)

We Shall Overcome by Pete Seeger (Genre: Folk)

Be well & happy listening!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


Morrison, Nick. (2010. January 18). Songs Of The Civil Rights Movement. NPR.

Music in the Civil Rights Movement. Library of Congress.

Ruehl, Kim. (2019. September 25).10 Essential Civil Rights Songs. ThoughtCo.,

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