Suggested Listening July 2, 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, July 9, 2021.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

4th of July Asbury Park (Sandy) by Bruce Springsteen (Genre: Rock, Singer-Songwriter)

From The Album: The Wild, The Innocent And The E-Street Shuffle (1973).

America by Simon & Garfunkel (Genre: Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Folk-Rock)

From the Album: The Concert in Central Park (1982); original version on the album Bookends (1968).

America The Beautiful by Ray Charles (Genre: Vocal, R&B)

From The Album: A Message From The People (1972).

Armed Forces Salute (Genre: Brass Band)

Performed by The United States Marine Corps Band live.

Back in the U.S.A. by Chuck Berry (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Guitar)

From The Album: Chuck Berry is on Top (1959).

Color Me America by Dolly Parton (Genre: Country)

From The Album: For God And Country (2003).

Erie Canal by The Weavers (Genre: Folk)

From The Album: Weaver’s Classics (1987).

Fanfare for the Common Man composed by Aaron Copland; performed by The New York Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein conducting (Genre: Classical, Instrumental – American Classical!)

From The Album: Copland: Appalachian Spring; Rodeo; Billy The Kid; Fanfare for the Common Man (Bernstein Royal Edition No. 26 of 100) (CD Release date: 2006)

I’ve Been Working on The Railroad by Johnny Cash (Genre: Country, Americana, Folk)

From The Album: The Legend of Johnny Cash (2005).

Little Boxes by Pete Seeger (Genre: Folk)

From The Album: Broadside Ballads, Volume 2 (1963).

My Ramblin’ Boy by Tom Paxon (Genre: Folk)

From The Album: Ramblin’ Boy (1963).

My Shot from the Broadway Alexander Hamilton

From The Album: Hamilton: An American Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording (2015).

Only In America by Jay & The Americans (Genre: Classic Rock)

From The Album: Come A Little Bit Closer (1965)

This Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie (Genre: Folk)

From The Album: The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie (1972).

R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. by John Mellencamp (Genre: Rock, Singer-Songwriter)

From The Album: Scarecrow (1985).

The Stars and Stripes Forever – “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band (Genre: Brass Band, Marching Music)

From The Album: Unknown; I believe this is only available as a video recorded live.

The Star Spangled Banner (1991) by Whitney Houston (Genre: Vocal, R&B, Pop)

From The Album: Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances (2014).

Yankee Doodle Dandy by The Brady Bunch (197?)

From the television show: The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (197?)

You’re A Grand Old Flag by Billy Murray (recorded in 1917!)

Composed by George M. Cowen | From The Album Popular World War 1 Songs (Vocals and Quartets) [Recorded 1916 – 1919] (2015).

And here are two playlists for those who prefer more traditional music to celebrate the 4th of July:

50 Patriotic Songs: Music for the Fourth of July by Various Artists (Genre: Vocal, Band
(Note: The song list starts with The Star Spangled Banner)

God Bless America by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Genre: Vocal, Classical, Pop)

From The Album: God Bless America (1992).

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

Hamilton: The Original Broadway Cast Recording (2015).

Hamilton Origianl Broadway Cast Recording

And from the album, the song:

Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References

A Mix For America. (2010, June 29). https://Www.Npr.Org/2010/06/29/105623389/a-Mix-for-America.

Dyas, B. (2021, June 29). The Best 4th of July Songs for the Perfect Holiday Soundtrack. Country Living.

Zinn, J. (2014, June 30). HPM Top 10 List: Music For The Fourth Of July. Houston Public Media.

Online Catalog Links:


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


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