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 the next Suggested Listening posting will be out on Friday, October 30, 2020.
Congeniality by Ornette Coleman (Genre: Jazz)
From Coleman’s classic album, The Shape of Jazz To Come (1960).
Dreamsville by Henry Mancini (Genre: Soundtrack, Easy Listening, Piano)
From Mancini’s classic soundtrack album – Music from Peter Gunn (1959).
Feels So Good by Chuck Mangione (Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening, Trumpet)
From Mangione’s smash album of the same name – Feels So Good (1977).
Garden Song by Sally Anne Morgan (Genre: Folk, Americana)
Morgan, formerly a member of the Black Twig Pickers, makes her solo debut with this lovely folk album – Threads (2020).
Little Red Rooster by Sam Cooke (Genre: R&B, Sixties R&B)
A terrific version of the blues classic, composed by Chester Burnett (aka Howlin’ Wolf) and Willie Dixon, from Cooke’s classic album Night Beat (1963).
And as a bonus, here is the original version by Howlin’ Wolf!
Little Red Rooster by Howlin’ Wolf (Genre: Blues)
Also playing on the track is the songs’ co-writer, bassist Willie Dixon and blues guitar master Hubert Sumlin. The song is from Wolf’s second album Howlin’ Wolf (1962) (AKA The Rockin’ Chair album).
One Minute You’re Here by Bruce Springsteen (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Rock)
From the the new Springsteen & The E Street Band album Letter To You (2020).
Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats (also known as Ike Turner & His King’s of Rhythm)
A hit for Sun Records and a classic fifties song, from the era when musicians were mixing swing with R&B to produce a new art form – Rock n’ Roll!
Smiling Bill McCall by Johnny Cash (Genre: Country, Classic Country)
An upbeat song, musically, with interesting lyrics! From Cash’s classic concept album, Ride This Train (1960).
Tijuana Taxi by Herb Alpert (Genre: Easy Listening, Trumpet)
From the group’s classic album !!Going Places!! (1965).
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200: II. Allegretto performed by the B’Rock Ensemble & conducted by René Jacobs (Genre: Classical)
A fresh and bright interpretation Schubert’s 1 & 2 symphonies can be found on the aptly titled new album, Schubert 2 & 3, by the Belgian group B’Rock.
Hoopla Pick of the Week
A 16 song collection of previously unreleased songs by the introspective master of Americana music – Gillian Welch.
Have a great weekend!
Linda Reimer, SSCL
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
Gillian Welch: Boots No 2: The Lost Songs, Vol 1 review – inspired outtakes from 2002. The Guardian., https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/09/gillian-welch-boots-no-2-the-lost-songs-vol-1-review-inspired-outtakes-from-2002
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