Suggested Listening April 2, 2021

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 9, 2021.

Black Mountain Side by Led Zeppelin (Genre: Rock)

Led Zeppelin, consisting of Robert Plant on vocals, Jimmy Page on guitar, John Paul Jones on bass and John Bonham on drums, is one of the most popular rock groups of all time. They released their debut LP, simply titled Led Zeppelin, at the end of the sixties.

From the album: Led Zeppelin (1969).

Come Dancing by The Kinks (Genre: Rock, Pop)

Originally part of the sixties British Invasion, The Kinks grew into one of the most influential hard rocking groups of the sixties and continued to tour, record and release albums for decades.

The single Come Dancing was released early in the MTV era and had a companion video – this one!

From the album: State of Confusion (1983)

Feel Like Going Home by Muddy Waters (Genre: Blues)

The great blues master Muddy Waters was born 106 years ago this Sunday, on April 4, 1915 in Rolling Fork Mississippi; and he is, without a doubt, one of the greatest blues player of fall time!

From the album: Folk Singer (1964).

I Just Realized by Fanny (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock)

Fanny was one of the first all-female rock bands to break into the mainstream. The group formed in the late sixties and consisted of singer and guitarist June Millington, bassist Jean Millington, keyboardist Nickey Barclay and drummer Alice de Buhr; and they played rock with great gusto!

From the album: Fanny (1970).

In A Big Country by Big Country (Genre: Pop-Rock, Folk)

An ode to the 1980s! In A Big Country was a big hit for the group Big Country and their biggest hit in the U.S.

Dig those bagpipe sounding guitars!

From the album: The Crossing (1983)

Misty by Sarah Vaughan (Genre: Jazz)

The great singer Sarah Vaughan with a classic song!

This version of Misty was recorded live in Sweden in 1964.

From the album: Vaughan and Violins (1959).

Something On My Mind by Karen Dalton (Genre: Folk)

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Karen Dalton was an exceptionally talented singer-songwriter with a unique voice. She was a part of the sixties Greenwich Village folk scene. And she is one of those players whose music simply didn’t gain the attention that it deserved during her music playing heyday. The song Something On My Mind gives you a good idea of her style and the almost haunting beauty of her music.

And if you keep listening after this song plays, as it is the first one on the album, the rest of the album will play too – great music – check it out.

From the album: In My Own Time (1971).

Topsy by Count Basie & His Orchestra (Genre: Jazz)

A top twenty hit for Benny Goodman in 1937; The County Basie Orchestra subsequently recorded this buoyant version of the song.

From the album: One O’Clock Jump Remastered (1989)

Whenever You’re Ready (I’m Here) by Paul Stanley’s Soul Station (Genre: Rock, R&B/Soul)

Kiss lead singer Paul Stanley shows his love of classic R&B by covering a collection of soul classics, on his new, upbeat album Now And Then. Classic tunes covered include The Tracks of My Tears, O-o-h Child, Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) and of course, Whenever You’re Ready

From the album: Now And Then (2021).

When You Wish Upon A Star by Craig Duncan (Genre: Bluegrass, Instrumental)

Nashville based multi-instrumentalist and producer Craig Duncan has recorded an entire album of Disney classics all in the bluegrass style!

From the album: Bare Necessities: Instrumental Bluegrass Renditions Of Disney Classics (2021)


Why Can’t We Live Together by Dr. Lonnie Smith (Genre: Jazz)

Jazz master organist Lonnie Smith collaborated with punk icon Iggy Pop to create his cool new album Breathe; on which he covers the classic seventies tune Why Can’t We Live Together.

From the Album: Breathe (2021).

Hoopla Recommendation of the Week
Carly Pearce by Carly Pearce (Genre: Country)

Carly Pearce

The second album from the popular country singer-songwriter; available for instant checkout through Hoopla now!

And from that same album the song:

Closer To You

Have a good weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References

AllMusic. 2021. AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands. [online] Available at: <;.

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