Suggested Listening September 3, 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 published on Friday, 10, 2021.

This week, just in time for the long weekend, we have a Labor Day Collection featuring a mix of historical, country, folk and modern tunes.

9 to 5 by Dolly Parton

From The Album: The Essential Dolly Parton (2011) & other albums too – including Dolly Parton Live From London, available for instant checkout through Hoopla.

Bread & Roses by Judy Collins

From The Album: Bread & Roses (1976), available for instant checkout through Hoopla.

Carpal Tunnel by John O’Connor

From The Album: Classic Labor Songs From Smithsonian Folkways (2007) by various artists

Blowing Down This Road by Woody Guthrie

From The Album: Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)

A Hard Days Night by The Beatles

From The Album: A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

I’m Going Home by Menhaden Chanteymen

Recorded live and unavailable on any album.

I’m Union And I’m Proud by Eddie Starr

From The Album: Classic Labor Songs From Smithsonian Folkways (2007) by various artists

I’ve Been Working On The Railroad by Pete Seeger

From The Album: American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5 (2009)

Joe Hill by Paul Robeson

From The Album: Live At Carnegie Hall (2006)

Manic Monday by The Bangles

From The Album: A Different Light (1986)

More Than A Paycheck by Sweet Honey & The Rock

From The Album: Breaths (2006)

Nation Working Woman’s Holiday by Sammy Kershaw

From The Album: The Definitive Sammy Kershaw (1994)

Ordinary Man by Christy Moore

From The Album: On The Road (2017)

Scottish Waulking Song

Recorded by the University of Edinburgh, School of Scottish Studies

Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford

From The Album: Sixteen Tons (1955)

Solidarity Forever by Pete Seeger

From The Album: If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope and Struggle (2006)

Takin’ Care of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

From The Album: Best of BTO (1974)

There Is Power In A Union by Billy Bragg

From The Album: Must I Paint You a Picture?: The Essential Billy Bragg (2016)

This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

From The Album: The Best Of Woody Guthrie (2016)

Three Miles Down by Gil Scott-Heron

From The Album: Secrets (1978)

We Shall Not Be Moved/Roll The Union On by Joe Glazer

From The Album: Classic Labor Songs From Smithsonian Folkways (2007) by various artists

Which Side Are You On? By the Almanac Singers

From The Album: Pete Seeger, the Almanac Singers & the Song Swappers (1955)

Workin’ Man Blues by Merle Haggard

From The Album: The Best Of The Capital Years (1969)

Working For A Livin’ by Huey Lewis & The News

From The Album: Picture This (1982)

Working Man’s Ph.D by Aaron Tippin

From The Album: Call of the Wild (1993)

Working On The Highway by Bruce Springsteen

From The Album: Born In The U.S.A. (1984)

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

Labor Day Moods by Various Artists

Labor Day Moods

This album features bright, upbeat band music by a variety of groups including

The Boston Pops Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & The United States Marine Band.

And from the album, the song:

Fanfare For The Common Man performed by The President’s Own United States Marine Band:

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References

Banas, E. (2020, September 4). 6 Classic Tunes For Your Labor Day Playlist. 105.7 WRORK 80’s & More!

Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways. (n.d.). Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Retrieved September 3, 2021, from

Impola, K. (2020, September 6). Folk Songs for Labor Day. Iowa Public Radio.

Rothberg, P. (2019, September 2). Top 10 Labor Day SOngs. The Nation.

Online Catalog Links:


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

The Digital Catalog, web version of Libby

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

The Libby App


Libby is the companion app to the Digital Catalog and may be found in the Apple & Google app.


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

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