Suggested Listening August 13, 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, August 20, 2021.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

Back In Baby’s Arms by Allen Toussaint (Genre: R&B, Pop-Rock)

Back In Baby’s Arms is one of the ten great songs on Toussaint’s classic album Southern Nights.

From The Album: Southern Nights (1975)

Because They’re Young by Duane Eddy (Genre: Instrumental, Rock)

A classic song from the Corning-born guitarist Duane Eddy – a hit in 1960.

From The Album: $1,000,000 Worth Of Twang (1960)

Lost And Lookin’ by Sam Cooke (Genre: Vocal, R&B)

A terrific song and album by the great soul singer Sam Cooke!

From The Album: Night Beat (1963)

Love Shack by the B-52s (Genre: Pop-Rock, Dance, New Wave)

The B 52’s formed in 1976, the original line-up consisting of Fred Schneider on vocals and percussion, Ricky Wilson on guitar, multi-instrumentalist Kate Pierson on vocals,  multi-instrumentalist  Cindy Wilson on vocals and Keith Strickland on drums, guitar and keyboards. Ricky Wilson died in 1985 and the band, from then on a quartet, continues to perform and record. Love Shack was a big hit for the quartet in 1989.

From The Album: Cosmic Thing (1989)

Maybe Baby by Buddy Holly & The Crickets (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock)

One of the best rock songs of all time, recorded by the great singer and guitarist Buddy Holly!

From The Album: Chirping Crickets (1957)

Party Time by The Heptones (Genre: Reggae, Party Music, Dance)

A mellow party song from the Jamaican based Heptones, led by vocalist and bassist Leroy Sibbles

From The Album: On Top (1970)

Party Time by Marcia Ball (Genre: Blues)

Pianist and singer Marcia Ball is a gem of a blues musician, who isn’t nearly as well known as she should be! She launched a recording career in the seventies, has released a number of albums for Rounder Records and Alligator Records over the years and played many concerts. The song Party Time has just been reissued on the celebratory collection “Alligator Records 50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin’ Music.”

From the Albums: Alligator Records 50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin’ Music (2021) by various artists and Peace, Love & BBQ (2008) by Marcia Ball.

Some Ancient Misty Morning by Jackie Leven (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk)

Jackie Leven was a talented singer-songwriter and musician who played music in a variety of styles including folk, blues and punk. He was a founding member and lead singer of the punk group Doll by Doll in the seventies and eighties. Leven took a long break from recording from the early eighties to the mid-nineties and then launched a solo recording career recording 20 albums under his own name from 1995 to 2008, and several other albums under the name Sir Vincent Lone. His solo work tends to be grounded in folk music and this year – his first ever greatest hits collection has been released – Straight Outtta Caledonia (2021).

From The Album: Straight Outta Caledonia: The Songs of Jackie Leven (2021)

To Sir, With Love by Lulu (Genre: Pop, Vocal)

From The Album(s): Originally from the soundtrack to the film To Sir, From Love (1967); now available on the album: Greatest Hits (1976) by Lulu.

Your Mind Is On Vacation by Mose Allison (Genre: Jazz, Piano)

A humorous song that features a singer contemplating the joys of silence – ironically, while offering listeners great piano playing.

From The Album: Complete Atlantic/Electra Albums 1962-1983 (2021) (Genre: Jazz)

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

Back To The Crossroads: The Roots of Robert Johnson (2004) by Various Artists

Roots of Robert Johnson

A collection of classic acoustic blues songs, recorded in the early twentieth century, by artists who influenced the monumental blues guitarist and singer – Robert Johnson.

And from the album, the song:

Life Saver Blues (1927) by Lonnie Johnson

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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