Suggested Listening September 25, 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, October 2, 2020.

America The Beautiful by Beyonce & Friends (Genre: Vocal, Pop, Patriotic Songs)

Recorded live at President Obama’s Inaugural Concert (2008).

Gimme Some Lovin’ (2020 Version) by Steve Winwood and Friends (Genre: Classic Rock)

The classic Spencer Davis Group tune – updated for the Covid-19 age.

Ghosts by Bruce Springsteen (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Rock)

From Bruce’s forthcoming album Letter To You (2020).

Have You Never Been Mellow by Olivia Newton-John (Genre: Pop, Seventies)

The title track from Newton-John’s classic seventies album – Have You Never Been Mellow (1975).

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

From Pete’s classic album of the same name, I Can See A New Day (1964).

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

One of the most popular songs recorded by the classic folk trio. The tune was penned by Pete Seeger and appeared on their very first album – Peter, Paul & Mary (1962).

Peaceful Waters by Gordon Lightfoot (Genre: Folk, Vocal)

From Gordon’s first album Lightfoot! (1966).

The Promise of Living composed by Aaron Copland and performed by the Phoenix Symphony with David Sedaris conducting (Genre: Classical)

From the album Copland: Tender Land – Suite; Three Latin American Sketches (1992).

Sunblind by Fleet Foxes (Genre: Rock, Folk)

From the band’s new album Shore (2020).

We Got the Beat (2020 Version) by The Go-Gos (Genre: Rock, New Wave, Eighties)

Recorded live for the Today Show earlier this year. The songs is on their classic debut LP Beauty And The Beat (1981).

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


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