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

50th Anniversary of The Band’s “Music From Big Pink”

Thank you Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson for “Music from Big Pink,” a remarkable collection of songs that shook up the musical landscape 50 years ago, and that sounds just as fresh today as it did when it was released....

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A Rollicking Rocker With a Heartfelt Message

  “High Hopes” is more than just another top 10 hit; it’s the philosophy of Brendon Urie, lead singer and lyricist of pop-rock band Panic! At the Disco, and his desire to spread joy, love, and inspiration to…everyone, everywhere. Had to have high, high hopes for a...

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A Country Music Drinking Song That Doesn’t Sound (Too) Country

This is a rare event: a #1 Country hit crossing over to #14 on the Adult Top 40 charts, and also getting spins by a handful of mainstream Top 40 outlets. Even though “Tequila” by Dan & Shay definitely sounds “Country” the story line (and the video) are set in snowy...

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All Hail the Honky-Tonk!

If honky-tonks didn’t exist, County music would have had to invent them, because they are one of the genre's most popular tropes, a cycle supported by the writers and singers who write and sing about honky-tonks, and the listeners who listen. Enter "Down To The Honky...

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Ella Mai: A Sade For Today

Back in the 80s, if you grooved to Sade’s cool, jazz flavored pop hits, than you might want to check-out “Boo’d Up” by 23-year old British singer/songwriter Ella Mai, who delivers that same mood and vibe…old school slow jam--smooth and silky-- "Boo’d Up” topped the...

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Steve. Perry. Returns.

Journey is out on tour but former lead singer Steve Perry isn’t with them, because he left the band in 1998, having no plans, at that time, to continue his music career. Fast forward to summer 2018; Perry’s back in the studio, recording the just released  “No...

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