New Music For Old People: Tim Myers, Bunny Sigler, Marvin Gaye



Al Kooper

Al Kooper

This column is like the title says — its intention is to fill the gap for those of us who were satiated musically in the ’60s and then searched desperately as we aged for music we could relate to and get the same buzz from nowadaze. iTunes was the answer for me in 2003 and I have been following the new releases every Tuesday ever since I realized there was an endless stream of music I could enjoy there.

I also include older items that I felt were obscure originally and might not have been heard back then. The reason I am writing this column is to make sure others don’t miss this wonderful music. These are not top ten items; but they SHOULD’VE been!

1. “The Fall” — Tim Myers

Tim Myers unflaggingly has composed and sung dozens of tunes for television and film. If you’re not a watcher, here’s a chance to hear what everyone else is snapping up. Originally a refugee from the superband One Republic, Tim decided he preferred the home screens to concert halls and set off on that track. Now with his great success in those areas, he may be hitting the road for a change.

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2. “My Sweet Lorraine” — Bunny Sigler

Bunny was a big fave of mine for his decade of work on Philadelphia-International Records, some of which has graced these very pages. I noticed he had some recent work out there and this is a taste of that. I miss the MFSB studio stalwarts behind him, but this is a pretty close second. True soul remains your entire life and in some cases after you’ve gone.

3. “You” — Marvin Gaye

This was an album track from mid-’60s Motown, with flashes of the Four Tops’ “Reach Out for Me” in certain sections. I can’t tell you in words how much I miss Marvin, but his work consistently sings out from the speakers in my Man Cave. Few and far between is talent like this.

This column originally appeared on The Morton Report. Click for more great selections from Al Kooper! As always, show some love to the Morton Report!

Photo Credit: Joe Mabel [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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