FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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FT Life of a Song

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61 Ben Lerner reads his poem 'Index of Themes'2016-05-20 08:00:00
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62 The Life of a Song: So What2016-05-20 05:00:00
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63 Digital memory in the age of social media2016-05-19 11:19:36
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64 The Life of a Song: Every Rose Has Its Thorn2016-05-13 05:00:00
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65 The Life of a Song: Everything I Own2016-05-06 05:00:00
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66 The Life of a Song: In The Air Tonight2016-04-29 05:00:00
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67 The Life of a Song: Song to the Siren2016-04-22 05:00:00
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68 The Life of a Song: This Land Is Your Land2016-04-15 06:00:00
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69 The Life of a Song: Living in the Past2016-04-08 10:07:00
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70 The Life of a Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water2016-04-01 14:45:00
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71 The Life of a Song: Grandma's Hands2016-03-25 09:00:00
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72 The Life of a Song: Dem Bones2016-03-18 16:45:00
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The Life of a Song: Dem Bones

This song has its roots in an ancient refugee crisis and the more recent struggle for racial equality. Over the years, it's been adopted by Fats Waller, The Four Lads and the rapper M.I.A. Written by Helen Brown and read by Anna Metcalfe. Credit: Hit Wonder, Document Records, Diamond Coast, Sinetone AMR and XL Recordings. …read more

73 The Life of a Song: Amsterdam2016-03-11 11:00:00
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74 The Life of a Song: Lady Marmalade2016-03-04 17:08:14
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75 The Life of a Song: Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground2016-02-26 14:47:17
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76 The Life of a Song: Cherokee2016-02-19 18:06:03
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77 The Life of a Song: War2016-02-12 12:57:34
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78 The Life of a Song: Smells Like Teen Spirit2016-02-05 16:07:57
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79 The Life of a Song: Good Times2016-02-05 13:26:46
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80 The Life of a Song: Surf's Up2016-01-22 14:21:56
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