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

Jackie Wilson Just Got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jackie Wilson Just Got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jackie "Mr.Excitement" Wilson got a well-deserved and long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame two days ago (9/4). Sadly, Wilson's widow, Harlean Harris Wilson, who had planned to attend the tribute, passed away less than two weeks ago.  She had been looking...

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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due:  Rodney Crowell!

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Rodney Crowell!

This has been a big month for singer/songwriter/producer Rodney Crowell. On Aug. 10th he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall Of Fame. On August 15th he released "Texas," his newest album, featuring an "all star cast:"  Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Lee Ann...

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It’s Never a Good Thing When “Good Things Fall Apart”

It’s Never a Good Thing When “Good Things Fall Apart”

"Good Things Fall Apart" by Illenium (the stage name of  Nicholas Miller, an award winning producer/DJ/musician in the dance-music world,) is a collaboration with Jon Bellion, a  singer/rapper/songwriter, also from the dance genre, that draws a parallel to the breakup...

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When the Singer and the Song are More Than the Sum of its Parts.

When the Singer and the Song are More Than the Sum of its Parts.

I gave a lot of thought about how to introduce you to Brittany Howard’s “Stay High.”  I contemplated a cute  title: “Is it the Singer or The Song?” or telling you that when I saw her on SNL her soulful vocals and emotional abandon reminded me of Janis Joplin. Maybe...

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Calling All Motown Fans!

Calling All Motown Fans!

Tomorrow night Showtime airs  the documentary "Hitsville: The Making Of Motown" (9 ET/PT) with never-before-seen behind the scenes footage, plus interviews with Berry Gordy and the Motown stars. This is a definite  DVR alert for Motown fans-- which likely includes...

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Miranda Lambert, Saucy as Ever

Miranda Lambert, Saucy as Ever

Survival, overcoming obstacles, moving on ... those moments in life we'd like to forget... Miranda Lambert's first single since 2017's "Tin Man" is upbeat, and so Country.  The title says it all: "It All Comes Out in the Wash." You got frisky with your boss at the...

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Sam Smith Sings a Song of Heartache & Heartbreak

Sam Smith Sings a Song of Heartache & Heartbreak

There’s a long history of rock and Top 40 songs that express the pain and anguish of love gone wrong. It’s a tall task: enough sensitivity and honesty to get it across, but not so much that the listener sinks into a depression! Cat Stevens wrote "The First Cut Is the...

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