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

A “Real” Irish Pub Song For St. Patrick’s Day (Tues.)

A “Real” Irish Pub Song For St. Patrick’s Day (Tues.)

This Tues. (Mar 17) is still St. Patrick's Day, even if the big n' famous roisterous parades-- New York City/Boston/Chicago/San Francisco--have been postponed or cancelled because of Corona virus concerns. In which case, you may have to celebrate alone, and nothing...

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LIzzo Channels Janis Joplin!

LIzzo Channels Janis Joplin!

Soul is singing with honesty, intensity, and authentic emotion. Skin color is irrelevant.  Think Janis Joplin's wild, raw "Cry Baby"... or ...listen to LIzzo's "Cuz I Love You," a Joplin-esque emotional blast that wowed 'em at this year's Grammy's and that's charting...

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Something We Boomers Know Something About…Time & Memories…

Something We Boomers Know Something About…Time & Memories…

An  "Impala," as many Boomers know, was a cool car, made by Chevy, popular in the late 50s-60s, and many of us also know that "Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)"  played on high rotation on everybody’s local Top-40 radio station,  was performed by "The Impalas," a...

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“Average Joe” Does the Right Thing.  Country Style.

“Average Joe” Does the Right Thing. Country Style.

Luke Combs,  the hottest act in Country today, and fellow Country star  Eric Church, who is big, but not as big as Combs, have released "It Does to Me," a heart-warming, blue-ribbon story-song about an average Joe, who is also an outstanding stand-up kind of guy. The...

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“Baby” as a Term of Endearment in a #MeToo World

“Baby” as a Term of Endearment in a #MeToo World

Carla Thomas opened her 1966 hit “B-A-B-Y” with a breathy, girley, highly pitched: Baby, ooh, baby. I love to call you baby... Selena Gomez’s also opens her current hit, “Rare,” with a breathy “baby” but it’s not girlish, rather, it’s grown up and sensual, and quickly...

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“Honky Tonk Part 1 & 2” / Props for King Records

“Honky Tonk Part 1 & 2” / Props for King Records

Memphis had Sam Phillips’ Sun Records; Detroit, Berry Gordy’s Motown; Philly boasted Leon Huff/Kenny Gambles’ Philadelphia International Records;  Cincinnati’s King Records was home to James Brown, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, Little Willie John, and one of...

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“Shine a Little Light” / “Shine a Little Love”

“Shine a Little Light” / “Shine a Little Love”

The title of the Black Keys latest hit, “Shine a Little Light,” reminds us of Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra’s “Shine a Little Love” (Top 10, 1979), and even though their subject matter differs, both songs embody “rock energy,” have some similar phrasing, and...

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The Talent Known as The Weeknd

The Talent Known as The Weeknd

The Weeknd has a (highly anticipated) album drop planned, albeit without a  title or release date, so fans are making-do with two new, single tracks, "Heartless" and Blinding Lights"—each song generated millions of Youtube views and streams within hours of its...

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