Musical crossover artists appeal to multiple audiences based upon their music “crossing over” into two or more record charts for different musical styles or genres. As far back as 1954 rhythm and blues (R&B) began transitioning to what would become doo wop. “Sixty Minute Man” recorded in 1951 by the Dominoes (#1 R&B, #17 Pop charts) was the first significant R&B record to crossover to the Pop chart. “Crying in the Chapel” recorded in 1953 by the Orioles (#11 country chart) almost made it to the fabled top ten and showed that there was a white audience for R&B records. But it wasn’t just R&B that was changing the music scene. Continue reading Career Reinventors are a New Breed of Crossover Artists
I love motorcycling. Riding has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager. The joy of traversing the terra firma on two wheels has continued well into my adulthood and motivated me to ride over twenty thousand miles of highways and main streets crisscrossing the state of Connecticut to research Classic Diners of Connecticut for The History Press. Continue reading IS YOUR CAREER A SELF-DRIVING CAR OR AN OPEN ROAD MOTORCYCLE
When we start the day we want to feel excited and motivated and inspired about what’s in store for us. We want to feel energized by the work we’re going to do, where we’re going to do it and who will be impacted by the value we bring. We want all our cylinders burning to fill the day with meaning and accomplishment. Unless those feelings are present in us when our feet touch the floor as we get out of bed, it’s a sure thing that the day will be unrewarding…and the one after that…and the one after that.