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

RIP:  Jay of Jay & The Americans

RIP: Jay of Jay & The Americans

Jay Black, of Jay & the Americans, has passed away.  He was 82 y/o. There were three iterations of Jay and the Americans--and all three had lead singers named Jay--but it was Jay Black, who could hit notes that even opera singers find challenging, who fronted...

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Annual Country Music Awards on TV Tonight

Annual Country Music Awards on TV Tonight

Current hit:  "Come Back as a Country Boy" by Blake Shelton Linked to:  "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver / 1975Because:  Both songs exult Country music  and the Country lifestyle.Pop star John Denver  whooped with delight at being a "Country boy" and his...

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The One & Only Carlos Santana!

The One & Only Carlos Santana!

Current hit:  "Move" by Santana, Rob Thomas and American Authors Linked to:  "Smooth" by  Carlos Santana/1999. Because:  Melodic elements of "Smooth" are evident and intertwined into "Move," but edgier. Also because of the urgency throughout the overall production. ...

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It’s a Paul McCartney November

It’s a Paul McCartney November

On Thanksgiving weekend,  "Get Back," the six-hour, three-part Paul McCartney docu-series from director Peter Jackson, is set to air on  Disney+. In addition,  kicking off the month, McCartney is releasing his long awaited life story--told through his music-- in the...

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 New Song with a Moody Blues Vibe

 New Song with a Moody Blues Vibe

Current hit "Mine Forever" by Lord Huron Linked to: "Your Wildest Dreams" by the Moody Blues /1986 Because:  There's a  60's vibe, smooth, wavy, and groovy, with elements of a surf sound. Lord Huron, a Boomer Music Update fave, delivers brilliant songwriting,...

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“I Want Someone to Love Me”

“I Want Someone to Love Me”

Current Hit:  "That's What I Want"  by Lil' Nas XLinked to:  "I Want Your Love" by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers/1979 Because:  Desire, and the quest for love, is, was, and always will be a music constant, in all its forms and permutations.  Sometimes it's elegant...

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The Morgan Wallen Brouhaha

The Morgan Wallen Brouhaha

Current hit:  "Sand In My Boots"  by Morgan Wallen Linked to: "Sand in my Shoes" by the Drifters/1964 Because:  The titles are so similar we couldn't resist connecting them, even though the two songs don't sound remotely alike. "Sand In My Boots" is well written and...

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Coldplay & BTS?  Yes!

Coldplay & BTS? Yes!

Current hit:  "My Universe" by Coldplay and BTS Linked to:  "Is There Something I Should Know" by  Duran Duran /1983 Because:  Both songs have a big, bold sweeping sound and similar production flourishes. Both are 'in your face," peppy, energetic, and they "feel"...

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