Suggested Listening July 17, 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 23, 2021.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

Calling Home by Amy Helm (Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter)

A terrific solo album by the singer-songwriter best known for her work as a member of Ollabelle, and with her father the late musician and Band co-founder Levon Helm.

From The Album: What The Flood Leaves Behind (2021)

The Dreamer by Jackson Brown, featuring Los Cenzontles (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Pop-Rock)

A thoughtful song from the introspective singer-songwriter.

From The Album: Downhill From Everywhere (2021)

Going Down To Main Street by Muddy Waters (Genre: Blues)

The great blues-master Muddy Waters recorded this song/album at Levon Helm’s Woodstock studio, and is supported by Helm and his fellow Band member Garth Hudson — and it sound like they had a good time recording the LP!

From The Album: Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (1975)

Leno’s Theme by Just Leg It (Genre: Instrumental, Classic Rock)

Just Leg It is a multi-musician studio band led by Bruce Watson, head honcho of Possum Records and the album features 19 instrumental party songs for adults – adults that like music of the sixties I’d say as the album definitely has a sixties vibe to it!

From The Album: Just Leg It (2021)

Let’s Get Happy Together by Maria Muldaur and Tubby Skinny (Genre: Jazz, Blues)

Terrific music from the talented singer songwriter who has been playing and recording for years, and who first came to the attention of music lovers with the song Midnight at the Oasis from her third album, Maria Muldaur (1973).

From The New Album: Let’s Get Happy (2021)

Mystical by Brian Simpson (Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening)

Illinois born composer and keyboardist Brian Simpson has just released his mellow tenth album, which includes the equally mellow tune Mystical – light and upbeat music – perfect for summer.

From The Album: All That Matters (2021).

The Same Boat, Brother by Tim O’Brien (Genre: Folk, Country, Americana)

A great song from the new album by the talented multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Tim O’Brien; best known as a member of the Bluegrass band Hot Rize.

From The Album: He Walked On (2021)

That’s Entertainment by The Jam (Genre: Rock, Pop)

The Jam is one of the best of the British punk groups of the Punk Era (late seventies – mid-eighties) and consisted of singer and guitarist Paul Weller, bassist Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckler – their music isn’t as well known in America as the U.K. where they were superstars – but it is very cool, very British and well worth a listen!

From The Album: Sound Effects (1980).

Twistin’ The Night Away by Sam Cooke (Genre: Vocal, R&B)

The great vocalist with a song that compliments the summer season – not that you can’t twist in the fall or winter time too!

From The Album: The Man Who Invented Soul (1962)

Waterloo Sunset by Colin Hay (Genre: Rock, Pop)

Colin Hay, best known in the U.S. as the lead singer for the Australian band Men at Work, got bored during the pandemic and recorded a bunch of his favorite songs for his new album, including the Kink’s classic Waterloo Sunset.

From The Album: I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (2021)

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

Greatest Hits by Huey Lewis And The News (Genre: Pop-Rock)

Huey Lewis & The News GH

A greatest hits collection by the popular eighties band – featuring light, upbeat songs.

And from the album, the song:

Hip To Be Square

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

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