Suggested Listening May 27, 2022

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, June 3, 2022.

And here are the “baker’s” 10 recommended songs of the week!

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

From The Album: Bookends (1968)

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

From The Collection: True Genius (2001)

Arlington by Trace Adkins (Genre: Country)

From The Album: Songs About Me (2005)

The Ballad for the Fallen Soldier by The Isley Brothers (Genre: R&B)

From The Album: The Complete RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (2005)

Boogie Woogie  Bugle Boy by The Andrews (Genre: Big Band, Vocal, Swing)

From The Album: 20th Century Masters: Best Of The Andrews Sisters (The Millennium Collection) by The Andrews Sisters (2000)

Color Me America by Dolly Parton (Genre: Country)

From The Album: For God And Country (2003)

I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan (Genre: Vocal)

From The Album: Afterglow Live (2004)

Run Mourner, Run by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Genre: Vocal)

From The Album: Songs of the Civil War (1991)

This Is My Country by Levon Helm & Mavis Staples (Genre: Vocal, Rock, R&B)

From The Album: Carry Me Home (2022; recorded live in 2011)

This Land Is Your Land by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (Genre: R&B, Vocal)

From The Album: Naturally (2005)

The Vacant Chair by The New Lost City Ramblers (Genre: Folk)

From The Album: Songs of the Civil War (1960/2004)

And as a bonus, since Memorial Day is Monday; here is a reading of John McCrae’s World War I era poem In Flanders Fields, read by Linus, who is accompanied to Flanders by Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Marcia, Snoopy & Woodstock:

In Flanders Fields read by Linus

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

The Civil War: The Original Soundtrack (to the Ken Burns TV documentary) by Various Artists

Civil War Original SOundtrack

And from the album the song

Ashokan Farewell by Jay Unger & Molly Mason

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn


Aldrich, M. A. A. J. (2022, March 23). 35 Memorial Day Songs to Put on Your Patriotic Playlist. Country Living. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from

Bofah, A. D. A. Y. (2021, May 21). 30 Memorial Day Songs to Celebrate America and Honor Our Heroes. Good Housekeeping. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from

Rindner, M. J. A. G. (2021, May 11). 25 Patriotic Fourth of July Songs to Celebrate America. Oprah Daily. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from

Songs of the Civil War by Smithsonian Folkways. (n.d.). Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from

Online Catalog Links:


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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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