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, April 2, 2021.
Angel From Montgomery by Bonnie Raitt (Genre: Rock, Blues)
A terrific song from singer & guitarist Raitt’s equally terrific fourth album, Streetlights (1974).
Can’t Find My Way Home by Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George, John Hammond Jr & Freebo
The Blind Faith classic was recorded during a jam session in 1972 – very cool – note though that the actual playing doesn’t start until about 2:41 minutes into the recording.
Hello In There by John Prine (Genre: Folk, Pop-Rock)
A great introspective song from the late, great Prine’s debut album, John Prine (1971). And interestingly, John Prine wrote the song Angel of Montgomery – his original version is also found on his debut LP.
Maggie’s Farm by Bob Dylan (Genre: Folk, Rock)
Maggie’s Farm is from Dylan’s fifth album, Bringing It All Back Home – what a great song – it features wit and humor along with a solid beat!
Nutville by (Harold Floyd) “Tina” Brooks (Genre: Jazz, Bop)
Tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks was a studio musician and recorded on his own, as a band leader only twice for Blue Note Records in 1958 & 1961 – thus he is an undiscovered gem as he certainly could play that saxophone; Nutville is from his album Mirror Love (1958).
Ramblin’ On My Mind by John Mayall and the Blues Breakers (with Eric Clapton on vocals & guitar)
Ramblin’ On My Mind is from the album Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (1966)
Listening Note: The entire album, Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton, which was recorded in between Clapton’s time with the Yardbirds and Cream, is available through Hoopla as are Blues Breaker albums featuring Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green (A Hard Road) and future Rolling Stone guitarist Mick Taylor (Crusade).
Say You Love by Fleetwood Mac (Genre: Pop, Rock)
A bright, upbeat tune with Christine McVie on lead vocals; from supergroup’s 1975 self-titles smash LP – Fleetwood Mac.
Semiramide riconosciuta, Act II: “Tradita, sprezzata” (Semiramide) by Nathalie Stutzmann and Orfeo 55 (Genre: Classical, Vocal)
An upbeat composition with terrific operatic singing; from the album Contralto (2021).
Suite Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills & Nash (Genre: Rock, Folk, Singer-Songwriter)
One of my favorite songs; found on the harmonical trio’s debut album, Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969).
Straight Shooter by the Mama’s and the Papas (Genre: Folk, Pop, Vocal)
From the classic singing group’s debut album If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears.
Hoopla Recommendation of the Week
The Modern Sound Of Betty Carter (1960)
Betty Carter’s third album offers a great listen and includes the classic songs What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Remember & Stormy Weather.
And from the album, a classic song
At Sundown by Better Carter
Have a good weekend,
Linda Reimer, SSCL
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
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