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 16, 2021.
Blue Skies by Eva Cassidy (Genre: Jazz, Vocal, Guitar)
Eva Cassidy was a terrific jazz singer and guitarist who hailed from Washington, D.C., who unfortunately died of cancer, age only 33, in the fall of 1996.
Fortunately for music fans, she left behind several top-notch albums including the one containing Blue Skies – Live At Blues Alley (1997).
From The Album: Live At Blues Alley (1997).
Breakfast In Bed by Dusty Springfield (Genre: Pop/Rock, R&B)
Dusty Springfield hailed from London and was one of the best blue-eyed soul singers of the sixties. Her rich, sultry voice added great depth to each song she sang. Dusty Springfield was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
From The Album: Dusty In Memphis
Caledonia Soul Music by Van Morrison (Pop, Rock, Folk)
Caledonia Soul Music is a long, mellow, feel-good instrumental from Van Morrison and The Caledonia Soul Orchestra; a perfect song to listen while relaxing and unwinding.
From The Album: His Band And The Street Choir (1970)
Henry & Sam by Colter Wall (Genre: Country, Folk)
Singer-songwriter Colter Wall hails from Saskatchewan, Canada; and his music sounds like he’d be right at home playing a double-bill with Johnny Cash in the mid-sixties.
From The Album: Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs (2020).
Corner Pocket by Count Basie & His Orchestra (Jazz, Swing)
The great Count Basie and his original orchestra performing a classic song!
From The Album: April In Paris (*1956)
Don’t Do Me Like That by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Genre: Rock)
A rockin’ song, from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers who are obviously trying not to get their hearts broken!
From The Album: Damn The Torpedoes (1979).
Good Times by The Rolling Stones (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock)
With Good Times, The Rolling Stones showed their love of classic American soul and R&B, by performing and recording a song written by the great singer Sam Cooke.
From The Albums: Out Of Our Heads (1965).
Ruby My Dear by Thelonious Monk (Genre: Jazz)
Thelonious Monk was at a high point in his career when he recorded for Blue Note Records from 1947-1952. Ruby My Dear is from a terrific collection, titled ‘Round Midnight: The Complete Blue Note Singles 1947-1952 (2014), that features all the 78-RPM singles he recorded during that era.
From The Album: The Complete Blue Note Singles 1947-1952 (2014).
So Much In Love by The Tymes (Genre: R&B, Classic R&B)
The Tymes, consisting of Ceasar Berry, George Hilliard, Norm Burnett, Don Banks & George Williams were a terrific R&B quintet, based in Philadelphia. The group’s charting era was relatively short, from 1963-1964, but their music is sweet and smooth – prefect sixties soul music!
Their biggest hit So Much In Love was original released on the album of the same name So Much In Love (1963); and today can easily be found on the collection The Best Of The Tymes: Cameo & Parkway 1963-1964.
From The Album: So Much In Love (1963), or The Best Of The Tymes (Cameo & Parkway) 1963-1964 (2007).
Year Of The Cat by Al Stewart (Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Pop/Rock)
Scottish singer-songwriter Stewart came to the attention of music fans in the 1970s when he released several bright, dreamy sounding, introspective albums and singles including Time Passages, On The Boarder and The Year Of The Cat.
From The Album: Year Of The Cat (1976).
Hoopla Recommendation of the Week
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos (1970) (Genre: Blues, Blues-Rock)
In celebration of April being International Guitar Month, here is a classic album featuring two phenomenal guitarists – Eric Clapton and Duane Allman.
And from that same album the song:
Key To The Highway
Have a good weekend,
Linda Reimer, SSCL
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
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