Suggested Listening May 14, 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, May 21, 2021.

NEW HOURS: Last week the library expanded its hours; increasing the number of hours we are open a week to 55. The Southeast Steuben County Library is now open: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

And with the library’s new hours came new schedules for the staff; and I am just plain running out of week! So here is the recommended listening for this week with light descriptions.

Better be Good To Me by Tina Turner (Genre: R&B, Pop-Rock)

From The Album: Private Dancer (1984)

Boot Money by Tony Joe White (Genre: Swamp Rock, Country, Pop-Rock)

From The Album (of just released, previously unreleased demos): Smoke From The Chimney (2021)

Don’t Cry No More by Bobby Blue Bland (Genre: Blues)

From The Album: Two Steps From The Blues (1961)

Gravity Falls by The Bottle Rockets (Genre: Roots Rock, Indie Country)

The Brooklyn Side (1995)

Ise Oluwa (All For Freedom) by Sweet Honey In The Rock (Genre: Folk, Vocal)

From the Album: All For Freedom (1994)

And as a related bonus – the song:

Mr. Spaceman by The Byrds (Genre: Folk, Rock)

From The Album: Fifth Dimension (1966)

Jesup Wagon (live) by James Brandon Lewis / Red Lily Quintet (2021) (Genre: Jazz)

From The Album: Jesup Wagon

Kansas City by Alex Chilton & Hi Rhythm Section

The great singer, best known for singing lead on the Box Top’s single The Letter in the sixties, and for his work with Big Star in the seventies; played at a benefit concert in 1990, to help pay for his friend, and fellow musician Fred Ford’s exorbitant medical bills, and the terrific set was recorded and just released.

From The Album: Boogie Shoes: Live on Beale Street (2021)

Pierre by Carole King (Genre: Singer-Songwriter; just plain great music!)

From The Album: Really Rosie (1975)

Plástico by Rubén Blades & Willie Colón (Genre: Latin, Jazz)

From The Album Siembra (1978)

Stillness by Will Stratton (Genre: Pop/Rock)

From The Album: The Changing Wilderness (2021)

Hoopla Recommendation of the Week

The Joshua Tree (1987) by U2

Joshua Tree

U2 formed the 1970s and recorded five albums before this one, which as a smash hit and their breakthrough album; songs on the LP include With Or Without You, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Running To Stand Still and In God’s Country.

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: <;.

References Of The Week

NPR’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 1971. (2021, May 3). NPR.

Online Catalog Links:


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


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