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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101 The life of a song: I'm in the Mood for Love2015-08-28 16:11:00
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102 The life of a song: Nature Boy2015-08-21 17:10:00
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103 The life of a song: Georgia on My Mind2015-08-14 16:06:00
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104 The life of a song: My Funny Valentine2015-08-06 16:00:00
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105 Behind the podcast renaissance2015-08-04 13:35:00
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Behind the podcast renaissance

Podcasts have existed for more than 10 years but have recently seen a surge of interest, spurred by the success of the true crime drama Serial, which has been downloaded more than 70m times. What is driving the so-called “podcast renaissance”? How are they different from radio shows? And do they pose a threat to traditional broadcasting? FT technology editor Ravi Mattu is joined by literature professor Sarah Churchwell, veteran podcaster Helen Zaltzman and Mark Friend, who is responsible for BBC Radio online. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown and Lily Le Brun…read more

106 The life of a song: Watermelon Man2015-07-31 14:50:00
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107 The life of a song: Summertime2015-07-24 16:18:00
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108 The life of a song: Silver Dagger2015-07-17 14:16:00
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109 The life of a song: Ghost Town2015-07-10 13:58:00
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110 The life of a song: Hell Hound On My Trail2015-07-03 16:06:00
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111 The life of a song: Shipbuilding2015-06-26 15:45:00
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112 The life of a song: St James Infirmary2015-06-19 15:00:00
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113 The life of a song: Peg2015-06-12 16:00:00
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114 The life of a song: House of the Rising Sun2015-06-05 15:30:00
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115 The life of a song: Misirlou2015-05-29 15:45:00
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116 The life of a song: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head2015-05-21 23:00:00
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117 The life of a song: A Whiter Shade of Pale2015-05-15 16:55:00
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118 The life of a song: Without You2015-05-08 12:15:00
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119 The life of a song: Downtown2015-05-01 14:57:00
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120 The life of a song: Enter Sandman2015-04-24 14:47:00
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