They have a combined age of 191, but these two musicians are just getting started.
Marvin Weisbord, an 89-year-old jazz musician, and his friend Alan Tripp, a lyricist who is 102, have just released their first music project. The album, Senior Song Book, has been a smash success.
Old Music With a New View
Weisbord and Tripp met at their Pennsylvania retirement community. They both love the early golden age of popular music, and their compositions are a musical throwback to the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
As Weisbord said in a video interview, “We combine that old music with a new point of view.”
That new point of view has led to lyrics like these:
I know I want to kiss you,
But, baby, there’s an issue.
I just can’t remember your name.
Senior Song Book Is Going Viral
The pair have been featured in major newspapers and on talk shows, and the album is now available on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon. They’ve received fan mail from all over the world and become overnight social media stars.
Weisbord told People magazine, “For the first time in my old time, I’m learning what ‘going viral’ means.”
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