THIS WEEK ON A BOOMER HOME COMPANION

 

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Hello Boomer Radio Fans

ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK

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On the BIG BROADCAST this week we open the Xmas Treasure Chest of music and memories of some of my favourites.
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Our special guest Ken Lavigne is a singer, composer, communicator and consummate entertainer. Currently joined onstage by his band (Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Violin), has charmed his way into the hearts of concert goers across North America with his sincere delivery of ballads, show tunes and classical crossover hits in the style of Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban.

It’s easy to see why one New York critic described him as having “a voice of liquid gold”. In his new touring concert, Mr. Lavigne takes his audience on an riveting and enchanting journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops.

It’s a unbelievable account of a man who, against all odds found a way to live out his dream of singing on the world’s most prestigious concert stage. Told with spectacular songs and entertaining and hilarious stories Mr Lavigne embodies the spirit of the underdog – audacity, tenacity, tragedy and ultimately… triumph.

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Thom Hartmann Interviews: Dr. Justin Frank, MD,, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science-George Washington University/Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President. Is Donald Trump crazy or crazy like a fox? .

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Is it Klavan & Whittle’s baby boom generation that has screwed the world up for the Millennial Generation.? 

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OUR FEATURED XMAS SONG THIS WEEK IS “SANTA BABY”

“Santa Baby” was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his orchestra in New York City on October 6, 1953. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-5502 (in the USA), and by EMI on the His Master’s Voice label as catalog number B 10728.

The song was a huge hit for Kitt, and she later said that it was one of her favorite songs to record; she reprised it in the 1954 film New Faces.   Kitt also reprised the original song in a 1963 re-recording for Kapp Records, with a more uptempo arrangement. (Madonna’s popular rendition for the 1987 charity album A Very Special Christmas is based on this latter version.) In 1954, Eartha Kitt recorded a new version of the song with new lyrics titled “This Year’s Santa Baby”, to no commercial success. Writers listed did not change. The song was featured in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy.
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 Garrison Keillor will join us for his weekly “Writers Almanac”, and Roger Currie drops in with his neighbourly comments.

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We have a special Hollywood Legends segment starting this week. Kirk Douglas is interviewed by Michael Parkinson about his early life as a child.

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And we have a Motown Christmas special.

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Saturdays will never be the same now that you’ve found Boomer Public Radio.

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STAY TUNED FOLLOWING A BOOMER HOME COMPANION FOR BOOMERTOWN, CANADA’S #1 NOSTALGIA PODCAST WITH BARRY BOWMAN, ROGER CURRIE, AND GUEST CONTRIBUTOR, THE LEGENDARY DJ HIMSELF, RED ROBINSON.

Canada’s #1 national podcast for Boomers and Beyond 

 A cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, and  music from the jukebox of your life”. Do you remember the songs you listened to, danced to, kissed to, and cherish”? 

The program also features  candid and insightful interviews with prominent boomers from all walks of life. Allan will be inviting  a whole range of interesting folks from around the world to pull up a chair to the big breakfast table and engage in conversation. There’s lots of room for you too!”  

And stay tuned after Boomer Home Companion for the dynamic duo of Canadian radio; Barry Bowman and Roger Currie, hosts of Canada’s #1 nostalgia podcast “Boomertown”. 

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On the BIG BROADCAST this week we open the Xmas Treasure Chest of music and memories of some of my favourites. Our special guest Ken Lavigne is a singer, composer, communicator and consummate entertainer. Currently joined onstage by his band (Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Violin), has charmed his way into the hearts of concert goers across North America with his sincere delivery of ballads, show tunes and classical crossover hits in the style of Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. It’s easy to see why one New York critic described him as having “a voice of liquid gold”. In his new touring concert, Mr. Lavigne takes his audience on an riveting and enchanting journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. It’s a unbelievable account of a man who, against all odds found a way to live out his dream of singing on the world’s most prestigious concert stage. Told with spectacular songs and entertaining and hilarious stories Mr Lavigne embodies the spirit of the underdog – audacity, tenacity, tragedy and ultimately… triumph.

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