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, December 25, 2020.
Special Live Concert for Free (online) Alert!
Paul Winter will be playing his 41 Wintsr Solscice Concert today!
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EST –
Just click the following link to see the concert:
And here is a little info on the concert from Paul Winter’s Youtube page:
Every December since 1980, seven-time Grammy® winner Paul Winter and his colleagues have celebrated the Winter Solstice at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine with a feast of music and dancing from the diversity of cultures and creatures of the world. This December, with their beloved cathedral forum closed for events, their 41st Annual Winter Solstice Celebration will be a unique video presentation that will be available to a worldwide audience.
With a theme of “Everybody Under the Sun,” Paul Winter’s 41st Annual Winter Solstice Celebration will be a retrospective tapestry highlighting iconic performances from the first four decades of the event. This one-of-a-kind video, featuring many pieces that have never before been seen outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, will become available on demand at 7:00 p.m. EST, on Friday, December 18 on https://solsticeconcert.com.
And onto our regular music recommendations for the week!
Compared To What by Les McCann & Eddie Harris (Genre: Jazz)
A mellow mid-sixties recording by jazz pianist and vocalist Les McCann & saxophonist Eddie Harris.
A Hard Days’ Night by the Beatles (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock)
The title songs from the 1964 soundtrack; recorded live!
The Long Game by Della Mae (Genre: Americana, Country)
The country/Americana group, now a trio consisting of Celia Woodsmith, Kimber Ludiker and Jenni Lyn with a song from one of the best Americana albums of the year – Headlight.
The Low Sparks of High Heeled Boys by Traffic (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock)
Traffic had an ever changing line-up during its sixties and seventies hey-day; however, the band was always led by super-talented Stevie Winwood, and the group had a flair for long playing rock-jazz songs like this one!
This is the title track from the band’s 1971 album – The Low Sparks of High Heeled Boys.
Midnight At Minton’s by Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny Griffin (Genre: Jazz)
Saxophonists Davis & Griffin join forces to play on this great tune, and the related album Griff & Lock (1960).
Memphis, Tennessee & Johnny B. Goode by John Lennon & Chuck Berry (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock)
A terrific concert clip recorded on the Mike Douglas Show in 1972!
Old Men by Corb Lund (Genre: Americana, Country)
Corb Lund is an Alberta based singer-songwriter and guitarist with a flair for playing Americana music; Old Men is an empowering song from his 2020 release Agricultural Tragic.
Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt (Genre: Vocal, Holiday)
Actress and singer Eartha Kitt with a perennial favorite and a slightly risqué video!
Time To Change by the Brady Bunch (Genre: Pop, Seventies Nostalgia)
A cheerful blast from the past; a clip of the groovy kids singing; from the classic TV show.
Yulesville by Edd “Kookie Byrnes” (Genre: Novelty, Pop)
Edd “Kookie” Byrnes was a popular actor in the fifties and sixties, known for playing the hip character “Kookie”— on the TV series 77 Sunset Strip. Byrnes also appeared in the classic film Grease (1978) as the character Vince Fontaine.
Hoopla Pick of the Week
A collection of songs that hit number 1 on the Billboard pop chart in the 1970s; including What A Fool Believes by the Doobie Brothers, Crocodile Rock by Elton John, Lean On Me by Bill Withers, Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye, I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash, Welcome Back by John Sebastian and more!
Have a great weekend!
Linda Reimer, SSCL
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
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