Suggested Listening April 23, 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 30, 2021.

Black Like Me by Mickey Guyton (Genre: Country)

Singer-songwriter Mickey Guyton has been working in the music field as a songwriter for more than ten years; and has previously released several EPs. Black Like Me is the insightful single that brought her music to the attention of mainstream music fans.

From The EP: Bridges (2020).

Feel So Good by Junior Kimbrough (Genre: Blues)

Mississippi based Junior Kimbrough played an earthy, juke-style blues – very cool!

If you haven’t heard his music before, check it out!

From The Album: First Recordings (1966).

The Foothills by Sara Watkins (Genre: Folk, Americana)

Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins first came to the attention of music fans as a member of the bluegrass band Nickel Creek. In 2009, she branched out and launched a successful solo career, recording an array of insightful folk songs along the way.

And as the song The Foothills is a rather short, but grand, instrumental; here is another song from the same album:

You’re The One I Love with Fiona Apple

From The Album: Sun Midnight Sun (2012)

I Shall Not Be Moved by Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi (Genre: Folk, Americana, Vocal)

A new song from the brand-new album by the very talented multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter!

From The Album: They’re Calling Me Home (2021).

I’ve Got To See You Again by Nora Jones (Genre: Jazz, Vocal)

Jazz singer Nora Jones delivers her first ever live album!

From The Album: ‘Til We Meet Again (Live) (2021)

No Such Thing by Sara Bareilles (Genre: Pop-Rock)

A terrific song from the talented singer-songwriter and pianist!

From The Album: Amidst The Chaos (2019).

Put Your Record On by Corinne Bailey Rae (Genre: R&B, Pop)

Corinne Bailey Rae is a gifted singer-songwriter and guitarist; and this upbeat song has a spring-tinged feel to it!

From The Album: The Heart Speaks In Whispers (2015).

Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price (Genre: R&B, Pop-Rock)

Stagger Lee was a smash hit for the New Orleans based Lloyd Price. Price was known far and wide for his flamboyant concert performances, as “Mr. Personality” , and you can even hear his enthusaism in his music!

From The Album: Stagger Lee (1959).

Tambo by Rubén Blades (Genre: Jazz, Latin)

The great salsa player Rubén Blades is still going strong, and recording upbeat tunes at the age of 72!

From The Album: SALSWING! (2021)

Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers (Genre: Soul, Pop)

The classic blue-eyed soul duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield with one of their most popular songs.

From The Album: One For The Road (1968).

Hoopla Recommendation of the Week

The Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Edition (2021) by John Lennon with Yoko Ono (Genre: Rock)

Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection

The Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection features 121 songs recorded during the sessions for the original Plastic Ono Band album, which was released in 1970.

Beatles and Lennon fans – check it out!

Hold On by John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band

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: <;.

Weekly References

Blake, J. (2021, January 1). This Black country singer wrote the most powerful song about race in 2020. CNN.

Leight, E. (2021, April 16). Song You Need to Know: Rubén Blades, ‘Tambó.’ Rolling Stone.

Rogers, J. (2021, April 16). Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi: They’re Calling Me Home review – big, beautiful laments. The Guardian.

Tucker, K. (2020, September 22). Country Singer Mickey Guyton Opens Up About Race And Gender In “Black Like Me.” NPR WSKG.

Online Catalog Links:


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The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.


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