A tortured song for a tortured time.
If no two versions seem alike, it’s because Cohen wrote over 150 verses…read about it here.
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I was happy to speak with Judith Tick, famed musicologist and professor emerita of music history at Northeastern University, and also author of the new biography of Ella Fitzgerald, Becoming Ella Fitzgerald.
Click on the triangle or mp3 link above to listen to part one of our interview, as broadcast today on the Arts Express radio program, heard on WBAI FM NYC and Pacifica affiliates across the nation. Next week, we’ll run part two of the interview.
Monday morning, Ella trades fours with members of Duke Ellington’s orchestra. The sax player looks like he barely got out alive intact.
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This was really fun to watch. This guy, Josh Turner, is not only a great guitar player, but he is just so creative and knowledgeable on the back end of things as well. He writes and records a song in one hour, and shows you his process. Just his closetful of mics alone was worth the price of admission. Hilarious and scary!
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The wonderful Rodger and Hart song, courtesy of Ella Fitzgerald.
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Monday morning, a virtuoso. True, it’s basically three and a half minutes of showing off, but Tommy Emmanuel kind of has the right to do all the showing off he wants. “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams.
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A really good version of the side 2 medley of Abbey Road. And of course, some great drumming.
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Monday morning, Peter, Paul & Mary live with their famous version of the John Denver song, with full orchestra.
The Shirelles, one of the greatest girl groups of the 60s, had a hit with this song, co-written by, oddly enough, Burt Bacharach. The Beatles thought enough of the song to do a very good cover of it on their first album.
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Josh is back from his vacation and teaming up with Allison Young again for this fun Roger MIller song
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Father and son Machado and Ulf Wakenius with a unique version of “Take Five” that turns out to be quite fun.
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Monday Morning, Jackson Browne worries about a fuel shortage.
Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
In ’65, I was 17 and running up 101
I don’t know where I’m running now, I’m just running on…
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Monday morning, Joan Baez singing Bob Dylan’s “With God On Our Side.”
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Monday morning, Manfred Mann ups their lyric game from their first hit, “Doo Wah Diddy,” to the 1965 follow-up, “Sha-La-La.”
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I don’t know why I’ve never heard of her before, but I really like her voice and the band. She’s from Bob Dylan’s hometown, Hibbing, Minnesota. Irv Williams on tenor sax and Jeanne Arland Peterson on piano.
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Monday morning: Happy birthday, John.
Thanks to YouTuber Viktoria Perla
I was so happy to be speaking again with the inimitable Nellie McKay, a starburst of humor, talent, skill, and insight. She’s a superb and courageous singer/songwriter with nine albums including Get Away From Me, Sister Orchid and her latest album, Hey Guys, Watch This. We talked about her new album of original songs, and a host of other topics including animal rights, the War in Ukraine, the COVID lockdowns, and more.
Click on the triangle or mp3 link above to hear the interview as broadcast on the Arts Express radio program today, heard on WBAI FM NYC and Pacifica affiliates across the nation.
Monday morning, John Prine looks for some company.
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Paul Simon, speaking to Howard Stern about how they created the drum part for the song “Cecilia.”
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Sixty years on, Phil’s songs are still blazing.
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Monday morning, Art Garfunkel, from his New York home in 2021, 56 years after the original recording. Music and lyrics, of course, by Paul Simon.
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Charlie Freeman on vocals and percussion here for the Meetles
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Monday morning, a really excellent cover with three part harmony and Toni Lindgren’s big guitar. Lauren O’Connell on lead and Elle Cordova backing up.
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Tap dancer Demi Remick tells the story through tap of the Legend of Zelda in the kingdom of Hyrule.
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