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

Eric Church is Spittin’ Mad About…Almost Everything…

Eric Church is Spittin’ Mad About…Almost Everything…

  When it comes to songs with social commentary, traditionally conservative Country music is probably more risk averse than other formats,  except for Eric Church  who  "marches to the beat of a different drummer." He likes his songs to tell it like it is,  and...

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Matt Maeson:  From Down in the Dumps to Hitsville

Matt Maeson: From Down in the Dumps to Hitsville

You’ve got to be pretty depressed to write these lines: ...I crawled back to the life that I said I wouldn't live in... Pushing past the limit Trippin' on hallucinogenics My cigarette burnt my finger 'Cause I forgot I lit it Last Jan. Boomer Music Update posted...

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Dion’s Still Got It

Dion’s Still Got It

Tomorrow is the legendary Dion DiMucci's 81st birthday. He was only 19 y/o, in 1958,  when the now classic  "I Wonder Why"  became an instant sensation. ... ...and he's still performing--last month he released "Dion Blues With Friends" --the friends being Bruce...

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It’s the Frutti, Not the Tutti

It’s the Frutti, Not the Tutti

Harry Styles’ “Adore You” was one of the year’s biggest pop hits, and his follow-up, "Watermelon Sugar,” looks bound for summer smash-hood. The former One Direction star co-wrote the song, inspired by Richard Brautigan’s 1968 novel “In Watermelon Sugar.” "Watermelon...

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Devon Gilfillian:  Soothing and Groovy with an Old School Vibe

Devon Gilfillian: Soothing and Groovy with an Old School Vibe

In 1965, Billy Stewart’s "Sitting in the Park" was everywhere, with a sound that's still around today, noticeably, in the silky-smooth R&B vibe of Neo-soul artist Devon Gilfillan’s "The Good Life," currently #17 on the Adult Alt chart. Singer/songwriter Gilfillan...

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Happy (70th) Birthday, Huey Lewis

Happy (70th) Birthday, Huey Lewis

Happy (70th) birthday, Huey Lewis, singer/actor/golfer/performer extraordinaire and all-around Mr. Nice Guy. Lewis was only 21 y/o, in 1971, when he hooked up with the band Clover; fast forward 11 years, the band renamed themselves Huey Lewis & The News and had a...

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Exuberant Christian Song Crossing Over to Other Formats

Exuberant Christian Song Crossing Over to Other Formats

Togetherness, 2020 style, has taken on new meaning, exemplified in the new single from Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, who go by the name for King & Country. “Together” features guests Kirk Franklin, a Gospel star, and Pop...

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Let’s Hear It For Mama!

Let’s Hear It For Mama!

The title of Tim McGraw’s latest release, his first on his new label, is “I Called Mama,” and that should tell you everything you need to know in advance as to whether or not this song is, or isn’t, your cup of tea. As it happens, Country is my favorite genre of...

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“A Capitol Fourth” Tomorrow Night

“A Capitol Fourth” Tomorrow Night

Yes, the world and the nation continue to grapple with Covid-19, but the 40th annual "A Capitol Fourth" will broadcast anyway, tomorrow, without a live audience; it's on PBS at 8P-Eastern. Performers include John Fogerty, The Temptations, Patti Labelle, Country stars...

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