Keeping Boomers In Touch With Today's Music

We connect a song from back-in-the-day to a current hit that has a similar sound/content/style.  You’ll be up to speed in 90-seconds.

Curated by Dave Sholin    |    Written by Lee Wade

This is a V-E-R-Y “Country” Song

This is a V-E-R-Y “Country” Song

Country singer/songwriter Dustin Lynch knows small towns 'cause he grew up in Tullahoma, Tennessee,  population just under 20,000. In 2017, his "Small Town Boy" went to the top of the Country  chart, and now,  two years later, he's back with "Ridin' Roads" a song...

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Carrying on the R&B Tradition

Carrying on the R&B Tradition

We boomers know Old School soul:  Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett... Carrying on the tradition of that sound and style of music are the Teskey Brothers, a group from Melbourne, Australia, whose newly released single, the smooth and soulful "So...

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What If…

What If…

Is there any one of us who hasn't, at some time, looked back and wondered "what if," as in "What If We Never Met," singer/songwriter John. k's soft ballad that questions his life's direction had he not met that special someone. If we never met I'd be drunk, waking up...

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Tina Turner Turns 80

Tina Turner Turns 80

There's more to celebrate this week than just Thanksgiving--for example, Tina Turner turned 80 three-days ago, plus "Tina The Musical" recently opened on Broadway. (It's about her, not starring her.) Turner was big in the 60s and 70s, and then, in1984, she hit it out...

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Pete Yorn’s Newest: “Calm Down” 

Pete Yorn’s Newest: “Calm Down” 

In 2001 singer/songwriter Pete Yorn hit big with his debut album "musicforthemorningafter." The album went  gold and Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed Yorn one of their "Top 10 artists to watch" that year. Last August, Yorn dropped his 7th solo album, "Caretakers,"...

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POW!! Pop Hooks and Rock Power

POW!! Pop Hooks and Rock Power

Remember when Weezer covered The Cars 1984 hit "You Might Think" for the animated 2011 movies "Cars 2?"   Written by the late Ric Ocasek, it's the perfect marriage of a great pop hook and the punch and power of rock, a style that fits both groups. While waiting for...

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