Music - Past vs Present

I am NOT a music guy. I know the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and a few other artists (Randy Newman), but most people have forgotten more about music than I will ever know.

Recently, I have been listening to Aretha Franklin - she was before my time and she was AWESOME!!!!

It has left me thinking about how lousy music is today.

I know cfl.ca is not exactly the youngest demographic in the world, but has anyone else noticed how bad music has gotten over time?

Very hard to find any popular music today that I enjoy. The latest music I enjoy is from Celtic Thunder.

Nostalgia is a powerful thing. Interesting read on why we all prefer the music we grew up on.

Listen to Barbara Dane if you want to hear great woman shouting blues. She started in the 50s - still going and appearing at west coast festivals in her 90s - her voice will wake you up!

The Lady from Alabama Shakes is a great singer - and she's come up in the last 10 years.

immo the greatest female voices of all-time

  1. Amy Winehouse
  2. Sarah Vaughan
  3. Nina Simone
  4. Billie Holiday
  5. Peggy Lee
  6. Barbara Dane
  7. Buffy Saint-Marie
  8. Aretha Franklin
  9. Tammy Terrell
  10. Janelle Monae
  11. K.D. Lang
  12. Shirley Bassey
  13. Edith Piaf
  14. Patsy Cline
  15. Roseanne Cash

best decades.

70s
60s
50s
80s
40s
90s