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

“In a World Full of Hate, Be a Light”

“In a World Full of Hate, Be a Light”

Glen Campbell said it 50 years ago, with "Try A Little Kindness," John Lennon said it, too, with “Imagine,” and now it’s Country star Thomas Rhett, reminding us to embrace our shared humanity, take the high road, do the right thing, be our best selves: 
 In a world...

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Today is Ricky Nelson’s 80th Birthday

Today is Ricky Nelson’s 80th Birthday

"Father Knows Best," "Leave It to Beaver," "My Three Sons" -- these TV shows were iconic but the show that holds the record (14 seasons) for the  longest running live sitcom of all time is "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" which was also the launching pad for...

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This “Fire” is on Fire!

This “Fire” is on Fire!

Austin based duo Black Pumas--guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada and singer Eric Burton-- have aptly named their newest song "Fire,” and it’s a killer:  cool, hip, and soulful. Only a confident band could or would title their song "Fire"--such a high-profile word...

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Willie Nelson, We Love You

Willie Nelson, We Love You

Willie Nelson turned 87 y/o two days ago, and that's probably the nicest thing that's happened in the whole USA in the whole month of April, as most of us love Willie Nelson--for his music, for who he is as a person, because he's from Texas... ... he has a brand new...

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Rx for a Pandemic?  Let’s Dance!

Rx for a Pandemic? Let’s Dance!

After his mother lamented that she sure could use an upbeat song to distract her from “all this,” twenty one  pilots’ Tyler Joseph (singer/songwriter) and band-mate Josh Dun (drummer/percussionist) wrote, recorded and released “Level of Concern,” which immediately...

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R&B with a Pop Melody

R&B with a Pop Melody

R&B with a pop melody is a formula that worked for Evelyn "Champagne" King's 1982 hit "Love Come Down," a 6-minute and 15-second long languid lapse into lovers lane, and that same formula--R&B with a pop melody--still works today, and though their lyrics...

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R.I.P.  John Prine

R.I.P. John Prine

John Prine, storyteller extraordinaire  and an icon of the Americana music scene, died April 7h after developing Covid 19. An early Boomer (born 1946), Prine’s story songs and melodies could be humorous, touching, witty, thought provoking, and emotional as they...

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