Suggested Listening April 16, 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 23, 2021.

Ain’t Nobody’s Business by Erwin Helfer (Genre: Blues, Jazz)

The piano master Erwin Helfer and friends, have crafted a wonderful swinging album that clearly shows their friendship with each other; and their love for the music. Very cool! Check it out!

From The Album: Celebrate The Journey (2021)

Chimes Of Freedom By Bob Dylan (Genre: Folk)

Bob Dylan with one of his long-in-depth story telling songs!

From the album: Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964)

If I Had A Hammer by Pete Seeger (Genre: Folk)

Another master folk player with a song that he co-wrote!

(Notable as the Peter, Paul & Mary version got much wider player)

From The Album: Strangers And Cousins (1964).

Island of Dreams by The Seekers (Genre: Folk, Pop)

Australia’s premier folk group with a perfectly introspective folk song!

From The Album: Comes The Day (1966)

Java by Al Hirt (Genre: Jazz, Trumpet)

A terrifically upbeat instrumental from the great Dixieland trumpeter and his band!

From The Album: Honey In The Horn (1963)

On The Road by Canned Heat (Blues-Rock)

Canned Heat was founded by blues lovers Bob Hite and Alan Wilson; the band made their performing debut at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, played at the original Woodstock concert and, unfortunately, lost their lead vocalist and harmonicist Bob Hite in 1970. Alan Wilson continued to lead the band until his death the early 1980s.

From The Album: Boogie With Canned Heat (1968)

Rhythm Is Our Business by Jimmie Lunceford (Genre: Jazz)

Jimmie Lunceford is an underappreciated & flamboyant band leader of Swing era. This video was recorded live in the 1930s!

From The Album: It’s The Way That You Swing It – The Hits Of Jimmie Lunceford (2007)

Shake, Rattle & Roll by Big Joe Turner (Blues, Jazz)

The original version of a song that was a bigger hit for Bill Haley and his Comets; if you like swinging music though – this is the version of the song for you!

From The Album: The Best of Joe Turner (1963) (Atlantic).

Sleepwalk by Santo & Johnny (Instrumental, Guitar, Pop-Rock)

Brothers & instrumentalist Santo and Johnny Farina with their smash hit from 1959.

From The Album: The Very Best of Santo & Johnny (2013)

Smokestack Lightning by Howlin’ Wolf (Genre: Blues)

The blues giant with one of his classic songs!

From The Album: Moanin’ In The Moonlight (1959)

A Taste of Honey by Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass (Easy Listening, Jazz, Pop)

Another upbeat instrumental and one of band leader and trumpet player Alpert’s most popular songs!

Hoopla Recommendation of the Week

Alone With My Faith by Harry Connick Jr. (2021) (Genre: Jazz, Piano)

Alone With My Faith

Harry Connick changes his pace, and offers listeners a spiritual album with his 2021 release!

And from that same album the song:

Benevolent Man

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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