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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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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The Life of a Song: Lady Marmalade

"Lady Marmalade" began life as a sleazy soul anthem by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan before being funked up by Labelle, given an R&B twist by Sheila E and overlaid with cheesy rap for the film "Moulin Rouge". Ian McCann charts its evolution. Credit: Epic, 20th Century Records, Fania, Warner Bros., Polydor Associated Labels…read more

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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