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)
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
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
AllMusic. 2021. AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands. [online] Available at: <https://www.allmusic.com/>.
Blake, J. (2021, January 1). This Black country singer wrote the most powerful song about race in 2020. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/31/entertainment/mickey-guyton-country-singer/index.html
Leight, E. (2021, April 16). Song You Need to Know: Rubén Blades, ‘Tambó.’ Rolling Stone. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/ruben-blades-tambo-song-review-1153017/
Rogers, J. (2021, April 16). Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi: They’re Calling Me Home review – big, beautiful laments. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/16/rhiannon-giddens-and-francesco-turrisi-theyre-calling-me-home-review
Tucker, K. (2020, September 22). Country Singer Mickey Guyton Opens Up About Race And Gender In “Black Like Me.” NPR WSKG. https://www.npr.org/2020/09/22/915611804/country-singer-mickey-guyton-opens-up-about-race-and-gender-in-black-like-me
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