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

It’s All About the Drumming! (Buddy Rich said so.)

It’s All About the Drumming! (Buddy Rich said so.)

How much of an impact do drums make to the sound of a band?The answer is told in "Count Me In," a brilliant Netflix music documentary that supports the claim that the drummer is the engine that propels the overall sound. This "must watch" production makes obvious why...

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The Judds to be Inducted into the  Country Music Hall Fame

The Judds to be Inducted into the Country Music Hall Fame

The nominations are out, and the Spring 2022 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame include the most famous mother/daughter duo in Country music,  Wynonna and Naomi Judd. Other honorees chosen for this year are Ray Charles, drummer Eddie Bayers and pedal steel...

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Cool, Groovy, and Smooth:  The Jonas Brothers Have A New Hit

Cool, Groovy, and Smooth: The Jonas Brothers Have A New Hit

The Hit:  "Who's In Your Head"  by the Jonas Brothers Linked to: "The Sign" by Ace Of Base/1993 (Sweden) Because:  There's a melodic commonality between the two songs, even though  the "Who's in Your Head" tempo is a bit slower; in each song, there's a couple...

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The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour

The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour

For the first time in 25 years, Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons and John McFee are on the road together, 49 North American stops, already in full swing. A week ago, the band released their 15th album--all songs co-written and produced by the group;  the...

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A Silky, Sensuous Song About Sexual Desire

A Silky, Sensuous Song About Sexual Desire

The current hit: "You Right" Doja Cat ft.The Weeknd Linked to: "The Closer I Get To You" by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway /1978 Because:  Both songs are about sexual desire, and both songs are slow, silky, sensuous and elegant. The difference is the story line:  In...

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Long Live “American Pie”

Long Live “American Pie”

In Oct., 1971, 26 y/o Don McLean premiered "American Pie," an American music masterpiece. In a 2001 polling by The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), hundreds of music industry insiders, media, teachers and...

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