Suggested Listening November 6, 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  the next Suggested Listening posting will be out on Friday, November 13, 2020.

Bye Bye Blackbird by Miles Davis (Genre: Jazz)

Bye Bye Blackbird is from Davis’s seminal album ‘Round About Midnight (1957).

I.G.Y. by Donald Fagen (Genre: Pop-Rock, Jazz)

A great album from Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen; from his terrific album The Nightfly (1982).

In The Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett (Genre: R&B, Vocal, Pop)

A classic song from Pickett’s vintage, and appropriately titled, album The Exciting Wilson Pickett (1966).

I’ve Been Loving You too Long by Otis Redding (Genre: R&B, Vocal, Pop)

A classic song from one of the best American singers. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long is from Redding’s 1965 album Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul.

Make Someone Happy by Jimmy Durante (Genre: Vocal, Pop, Soundtrack)

Durante recorded the song Make Someone Happy for his 1965 album Jimmy Durante’s Way of Life; more recently the song appeared on the soundtrack to the Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan film Sleepless in Seattle (1993).

One Day by Yellowjackets & WDR Big Band (Genre: Jazz)

One Day is a smooth, upbeat song from the new album XL by Yellowjackets & WDR Big Band.

Strike The Bell by Fisherman’s Friends (Genre: Folk)

Sea shanties are front and center! Courtsey of the wonderful ten-piece Cornish band Fisherman’s Friend!

Strike The Bell is from the group’s 2018 release Sole Mates.

Soul Shake by Delaney & Bonnie (Genre: Roots Rock)

Delaney & Bonnie were singer and guitarist Delaney Bramlett and singer Bonnie Bramlett who recorded several terrific roots rock albums in the 1970s, including the album that features Soul Shake – To Bonnie from Delaney (1970).

This Little Babe by Clare College Choir, Cambridge with Graham Ross conducting (Genre: Choral, Classical, Holiday)

From the Clare College Choir’s new album Britten: A Ceremony of Carols (2020).

When You Wish Upon A Star by Cliff Edward (AKA Jiminy Cricket)

Cliff Edwards, also known as Ukulele Ike, is best known today for singing this upbeat song, from the soundtrack of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio.

Hoopla Pick of the Week

The new Joni Mitchell album Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) – available for instant check out via Hoopla (Southeast Steuben County Library card required)

About The Album:

ARCHIVES VOL. 1 reveals just how prolific a songwriter Mitchell was at the time. In addition to early versions of songs that would appear on Song To A Seagull (“Michael From Mountains” and “I Had A King”), the set also features songs destined for later albums: “Chelsea Morning” “Both Sides Now” (Clouds, 1969); “The Circle Game” (Ladies of the Canyon, 1970); and “Little Green” (Blue, 1971).

More than a just historic document, these recordings crackle with energy thanks to a vibrant and enchanting Mitchell. On many, you can hear her turning tuning her guitar and telling a story about the song before playing it. That includes her rare 1967 cover of Neil Young’s “Sugar Mountain,” a song she says inspired her to write “The Circle Game.”

The collection begins in 1963 with her earliest-known recording as a 19-year-old Mitchell performs at CFQC AM, a radio station in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The box culminates with a stirring, three-set 1967 nightclub performance recorded at the Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, Michigan. – collection summary by Rhino Records

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


Online Catalog Links:


The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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