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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“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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Spotlight:  Ingrid Andress

Spotlight: Ingrid Andress

Earlier this week, hundreds of Country radio programmers, music executives and artists convened in Nashville for the annual Country Radio Seminar. Daytime sessions on various issues facing the industry were discussed, and at night, stars performed at the "invitation...

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For Valentine’s Day:  Sam Cooke’s “Cupid”

For Valentine’s Day: Sam Cooke’s “Cupid”

Although it was a hit almost 60-years ago, Sam Cooke's lovely, lyrical "Cupid" is still a go-to song for Valentine's Day. Here's Sam's own 1961 version, and a 1980 cover by the Spinners. ...and here's a Boomer Music Update Valentine's Day toast  to all the different...

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“People Get Ready”–50-years of Black History Month

“People Get Ready”–50-years of Black History Month

Martin Luther King, Jr. described “People Get Ready” as the unofficial anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. Written and recorded in 1965 by Curtis Mayfield, at the time a member of The Impressions, the song ranks  #24 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of...

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Music’s biggest night!  The Grammy Awards!  Sunday night!

Music’s biggest night!  The Grammy Awards!  Sunday night!

One of the highlights of Sunday night’s 62nd Grammy Awards  show (CBS/ 8pm ET/5P PT) will be when Bonnie Raitt presents John Prine a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1970 Raitt recorded  Prine's  "Angel From Montgomery" -- it became a hit and is now a classic,...

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Rock Stars Write Books

Rock Stars Write Books

The life we Boomers lived and the music we listen(ed) to is having a pop-culture moment, in film: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Rocketman,” on Broadway: “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” on TV:  CNN’s  Linda Ronstadt documentary bio  “The Sound of My Voice,” and lots and lots...

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