Hi everyone, welcome to our Suggested Listening posting for this week!
Suggested Listening postings are published on Fridays; and our next Suggested Listening posting will be out on Friday, March 26, 2021.
Colors by Valerie June (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Folk)
Valerie June is a terrific Memphis based singer-songwriter. Colors is from her newly released second album The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers (2021).
Come And Go With Me by Lightin’ Hopkins (Genre: Country-Blues, Blues)
The great country blues artist Lightin’ Hopkins performing live! Come And Go With Me is from his Smithsonian-Folkways album Lightin’ Hopkins (1959).
Five Feet High And Rising by Johnny Cash (Genre: Country)
The great Johnny Cash, with a terrific song; from his album Songs Of Our Soil (1960).
Gonna Write Me A Letter by Rhiannon Giddens (Genre: Americana, Folk)
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens first came to the attention of music fans as a member of the traditional folk group Carolina Chocolate Drops. She launched a solo career in 2009; Gonna Write Me A Letter is from her fourth solo album There Is No Other (2019).
Midnight Cruiser by Steely Dan (Genre: Pop-Rock, Jazz)
Walter Becker, who played bass, and Donald Fagen who played keyboards and sang, produced some fantastic upbeat, jazzy-pop-rock music as the co-leaders of the group Steely Dan; including the song Midnight Cruiser, which is from the group’s debut album Can’t Buy A Thrill (1972).
Pride And Joy by Marvin Gaye (R&B, Soul, Pop)
Pride And Joy is an upbeat song from the great singer; from his second album That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1963).
Ruby, My Dear by Thelonious Monk (Genre: Jazz)
The great composer, pianist and band leader with one of his classic songs; from his album Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 1 (1952).
Take The ‘A’ Train by Duke Ellington (Genre: Jazz)
The classic Duke Ellington with a classic song, taken from his album Ellington Uptown (1953).
Walk Away by James Gang
The James Gang was a seventies power rock band from Ohio, the groups’ premier line-up included founder Jim Fox on drums, Joel Peters on bass and future Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh on guitar and vocals; Walk Away was their biggest hit and is from their album Thirds (1971).
Zoom In And Zoom Out by Ringo Starr (Genre: Rock, Pop)
Zoom In And Zoom Out is from Zoom In (2021), the new album by former Beatle Ringo Starr.
Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week:
At Last by Etta James (Genre: Vocal, R&B, Blues)
All I Could Do Was Cry by Etta James; from Etta’s debut LP At Last! (1960)
Have a good weekend,
Linda Reimer, SSCL
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