Suggested Listening August 28, 2020

Hi everyone, welcome to our Suggested Listening posting for this week!

Our Suggested Listening postings focus on the music of the past, with a few new songs mixed in for good measure.

Suggested Listening postings come out weekly, on Fridays, and next Suggested Listening posting will be out on Friday, September 4, 2020.

Classical Gas by Mason Williams (Genre: Guitar, Folk, Pop)

A great, sweeping guitar instrumental and William’s biggest hit from his 1968 album, Mason William’s Phonograph Album (1968). And in this clip Mason is accompanied by the great harpist Deborah Henson-Conant – and boy can she play that harp!

Don’t Give Up On Us Baby by David Soul (Genre: Pop, Folk)

The biggest hit by the actor and singer best known for his role as Hutch in the original Starsky and Hutch TV series; from his 1976 debut LP – David Soul.

I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (Genre: R&B, Pop, Seventies Pop)

An ode to the seventies disco scene and Gaynor’s biggest hit; from her album Love Tracks (1979). Gloria survived her break-up and we will survive the current pandemic!

Love Gets Me Every Time by Shania Twain (Genre: Country)

A energetic blast from the 90’s, from Shania’s third album, Come On Over (1997).

Memphis Blues by W. C. Handy (Genre: Jazz, Classic Jazz, Pre-World War II Jazz)

A classic horn-centric early jazz recording by the early Twentieth century jazz cornetist.

Needles and Pins by Jackie DeShannon (Genre: Folk, Pop-Rock)

From DeShannon’s classic album Breaking It Up On The Beatles Tour (1964). The album, despite the title, contains tracks recorded in the studio and released as singles. DeShannon did open for the Beatles during their 1964 tour though – thus the title of the album.

Summer Rain by Johnny Rivers (Genre: Pop/Rock)

Johnny River’s lovely ode to summer and all the possibilities it brings; from his album Realization (1968).


Waiting for Tain by Branford Marsalis (Genre: Jazz)

A great song from Branford’s debut album Scenes For The City (1984).

We’re Gonna Have A Good Time by Rick Springfield (Genre: Pop/Rock)

From Rick’s cheerful and upbeat classic seventies album Mission Magic (1974).

Winter by Tori Amos (Genre: Pop/Rock, Vocal)

From Amos’s debut LP Little Earthquakes (1992).


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


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