Suggested Listening July 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, July 30, 2021.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

Brace For Impact by Sturgill Simpson (Genre: Country, Folk, Pop-Rock)

Introspective folk tinged pop-country from Sturgill Simpson who hails from Kentucky.

From The Album: Cutting Grass, Volume 2 (2020)

Dance To The Music by Sly and the Family Stone (Genre: R&B, Pop-Rock)

A perfect song for summer by the great dance band led by Sly Stone.

From The Album: Dance To The Music (1968)

I Looked Away by The Tedeschi Trucks Band (Genre: Blues, Rock)

The Tedeschi Trucks band is led by the wife-husband singer-guitarist duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks – they are known for playing great music including blues, jazz and rock.

I Looked Away is a great song recorded live in 2019, and appearing on the group’s new album, Layla Revisited. The LP features cover songs originally recorded by Eric Clapton and his friends, including guitarist Duane Allman, for the 1971 album Layla and other Assorted Love Songs; credited to Derek and the Dominoes – Eric, of course, being Derek.

From The Album: Layla Revisited (2021)

And as a bonus – here is the original version of the song:

I Looked Away by Derek and the Dominoes

I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody Got A Thing by Funkadelic (Genre: R&B, Pop-Rock)

I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody Got A Thing is a song from the first album by the psychedelic-pop-rock-R&B band Funkadelic led by the talented singer-songwriter and musician George Clinton who turns 80 years young this week – Happy Birthday George!

From The Album: Funkadelic (1970)

I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again by Roscoe Holcomb (Genre: Folk, Country)

From The Film: BALLADS, BLUES, AND BLUEGRASS (1961) – directed by the musicologist Alan Lomax

Money by Pink Floyd (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock)

A classic song from one the best rock albums every recorded and also, and ode to the 1970s.

From The Album: Dark Side of the Moon (1971)

River Rise by David Crosby with Michael McDonald

Singer-songwriter David Crosby is in fine form with this song, River Rise, from his new album & is accompanied by vocalist Michael McDonald best know for his work with the Doobie Brothers.

From The Album: For Free (2021).

Second-Hand News by Birdy (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Pop-Rock)

Second Hand News is a terrific song by the introspective English singer-songwriter Birdy that appears on her new album Young Heart.

From The Album: Young Heart (2021)

String Quartet No. 3 “Mishima” (Arr. P. Kuusisto for String Orchestra) : I. 1957. Award Montage by Norwegian Chamber Orchestra with Pekka Kuusisto conducting (Genre: Classical)

A bit of classical music to balance our musical diet! Courtesy of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.

From The Album: First Light: Muhly & Glass (2021)

Sugar Plumbs by The Bill Evans Trio (Genre: Jazz)

This album is a gem, featuring a concert recorded in 1975, and only recently rediscovered – listeners get the chance to hear more music from the great jazz pianist and his band.

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

Down To Earth (1966) by Stevie Wonder (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, R&B, Pop-Rock)

Down To Earth

And from the album, the song:

A Place In The Sun by Stevie Wonder

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online Catalog Links:


The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive & Libby Apps)

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


A catalog of instant check out items, including eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, comic books, TV shows and movies for for patrons of the Southeast Steuben County Library.

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