December picks for 92.9 and 96.9 WEHM New Release Tuesdays (airing every Tuesday from 9-10pm) are a real blast from the past, with old songs and styles getting new exposure.
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings keep the soul revival movement going with Give the People What They Want and the tune “Stranger to my Happiness.” Jones is a powerhouse soul singer with strong vocal backing and Motown/Stax-like instrumental background. Just like the old days.
Veteran solo artist and member of The Raconteurs with Jack White, Brendan Benson rocks out on his latest You Were Right and “It’s Your Choice.” It’s a nice jaunty trip through country-tinged indie pop with an irresistible anthemic hook.
The 1958 Everly Brothers album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us is paid tribute by Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones with Foreverly and the song “Long Time Gone.” Even with the surprising personnel, the track is gorgeous with the Everly’s trademark sweet harmonies.