If you’re like me, you’ve already loaded up your CD player and devices with Christmas music; but today you should give it a rest. Celebrate Thanksgiving with some classic Americana on the stereo.
Here are a few listening recommendations to accompany your time in the kitchen and at the table.
Harvest Home (Dale Warland Singers) – Beautifully sung Americana in lovely choral settings.
Blue Wheat (Dale Warland Singers) – More Americana from Dale Warland et al.
Saints Bound For Heaven (Alice Parker/Melodious Accord) – A collection of Alice’s settings of folk songs, spirituals, and hymns.
The Stephen Foster Songbook (Robert Shaw Chorale) – Parker/Shaw tackle the great Stephen Foster.
The Hi-Lo’s Happen to Folk Songs (The Hi-Lo’s) – really, anything by the Hi-Lo’s is great and sounds like America to me.
Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, John Williams, George Gershwin – what sounds like America to you this Thanksgiving? Let me know!