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, February 26, 2021.
Ashokan Farewell by The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band (Genre: Folk)
Folk duo Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, known for playing as a duo for many years, have in recent years been joined by Jay’s daughter Ruth Ungar and her husband Mike Merenda to perform as The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band. This recording of Ashokan Farewell is from the video Folk Alley Sessions; the song became well known across the country when it was heard in the Ken Burns documentary The Civil War (1990) and it naturally appears on the soundtrack.
Bitter Water by The Oh Hellos (Genre: Folk)
A modern & joyous folk song from the Texas based group; from their debut album Dear Wormwood (2015)
Howling At Nothing by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (Americana, Retro R&B)
Colorado based Nathaniel Rateliff’s music is introspective features threads of classic R&B, soul and folk throughout; from the album Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015).
Keep On Rolling by The Coasters (Genre: R&B, Classic R&B)
A terrific song by the great R&B vocal group; from the album Coast Along with the Coasters (1960).
My Lady by Stan Kenton (Jazz, Swing)
My Lady is a cool song that is both mellow and upbeat; from Kenton’s album New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm (1952).
Remember Song by Tom Rush (Genre: Folk)
The Remember Song is a fun and highly identifiable song for anyone over a certain age; we all know who we are! A recorded version is available on the live album Wildflower Festival (2003), a multi-artist album featuring Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie & Eric Anderson.
Temple Gardens At Midnight by Pauline Anna Strom (Genre: New Age)
Pauline Anna Strom is a composer and therapist who records ambient music. Temple Gardens is from her new album Angel Tears In Sunlight (2021)
Tip Of My Tongue by Passenger (Genre: Pop-Rock, Singer-Songwriter)
Mike Rosenberg, who hails from Brighton, England, is the singer-songwriter behind Passengar and wrote this introspective tune; which is from the album Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted (2021).
On A Saturday Night by Eddie Floyd (Genre: R&B)
The great Eddie Floyd with a cool sound and a top-notch album! Floyd is backed by the Stax house band, Booker T. and The MGs; from the album Rare Stamps (1969).
Prisoner Of The Highway by Margo Price (Genre: Country)
From the album That’s How Rumors Get Started (2020).
Hoopla Recommended Album of the Week:
Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival (Rock, Classic Rock)
C.C.R. was one of the best bands to come out of the late sixties; Willy and the Poor Boys (1969) is a great album from beginning to end and features the songs Down on The Corner, It Came Out Of They Sky & Fortunate Son.
And from the album a very inspirational song!
Down On The Corner
Have a good weekend,
Linda Reimer, SSCL
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
AllMusic. 2021. AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands. [online] Available at: <https://www.allmusic.com/>.
Lee, C., McKenna, L., Moody, T., Morrison, J., & Hilton, R. (2021, February 19). New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 19. NPR. https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/968401727/new-music-friday-the-top-8-albums-out-on-feb-19
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