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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81 The Life of a Song: Mack the Knife2016-01-15 16:08:17
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82 The Life of a Song: Sunshine of Your Love2016-01-08 13:39:29
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83 The Life of a Song: Auld Lang Syne2015-12-23 13:06:35
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84 The Life of a Song: The Holly and the Ivy2015-12-18 15:50:00
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85 Short story: ‘Winter Letter’ by Lydia Davis2015-12-18 12:24:20
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86 The Life of a Song: To Love Somebody2015-12-11 15:42:54
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87 The Life of a Song: Johnny Remember Me2015-12-04 16:02:28
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88 Norse code for Christmas2015-12-01 16:17:00
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89 The life of a song: Walk on the Wild Side2015-11-27 18:36:03
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90 The life of a song: Rocket 882015-11-13
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91 The life of a song: Nessun Dorma2015-11-06 15:44:13
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92 The life of a song: Beat It2015-10-30
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93 The life of a song: I Heard It Through the Grapevine2015-10-23 15:26:48
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94 The Life of a song: Going Back to My Roots2015-10-16 12:30:00
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95 The life of a song: Goodnight, Irene2015-10-09 12:40:00
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The life of a song: Goodnight, Irene

First recorded in 1934 by Lead Belly the 'Homicidal Harmoniser', David Cheal follows the waltzing lament of 'Goodnight, Irene' through interpretations by the Weavers, Ry Cooder and Bryan Ferry. Credits: Hallmark, H&H Music, Rhino/Warner Bros, Virgin Germany.…read more

96 The life of a song: Night on Disco Mountain2015-10-02 15:49:00
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97 The life of a song: Money (That's What I Want)2015-09-25 15:45:00
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98 The life of a song: Toxic2015-09-18 16:40:00
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99 The life of a song: Starman2015-09-11 16:43:00
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100 The life of a song: Night Train2015-09-03 23:00:00
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