This is an archive of the critical listening selections for the year 2016-2017.
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Beginning May 11
Help!, Superstar, and Rainy Days and Mondays by The Carpenters
Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary
Country Roads (Take Me Home) by John Denver
I Don't Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes
Wide Open Spaces by The Dixie Chicks
Stars and Stripes Forever composed by John Philip Sousa and performed by The President's Own U.S. Marine Band
Only Human by Ty Waters
Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinski
Jai Ho! by A.R. Rahman
Drive by Bobby McFerrin
You Should Be Dancing by The Bee Gees
The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. From the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, December 2012. Valery Gergiev - conductor. Vasily Vainonen - choreography
November 16 "More Rythm and Blues"
Cement Mixer (Putty Putty) by Slim Gaillard
Long Tall Sally and Tutti Frutti by Little Richard
Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry
November 8 "Hound Dogs"
Hound Dog Blues by Big Mama Thornton
Hound Dog by Elvis Presley
October 31 "Small Bands with Big Sounds"
Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top
Peggy Sue by Buddy Holly & The Crickets
The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr.
Look at Little Sister by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Tango Nuevo by Astor Piazzolla
Never Gonna Give You Up by Postmodern Jukebox
Unforgettable by Sia