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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121 The life of a song: Me and Mrs Jones2015-04-17 14:54:00
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122 The life of a song: It's the Hard Knock Life2015-04-10 14:04:00
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123 The life of a song: Song of Solomon2015-04-02 14:20:00
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124 Life of a song: Ice Ice Baby2015-03-27 15:26:00
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125 The life of a song: I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself2015-03-20 15:11:00
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126 The life of a song: Guantanamera2015-03-13 16:00:00
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127 The life of a song: Baltimore2015-03-06 16:27:00
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The life of a song: Baltimore

David Cheal tells the story of Randy Newman’s ‘Baltimore’, through covers by Nina Simone, The Tamlins and Billy Mackenzie. Credits: CTI, Warner Bros., EMI…read more

128 Bureaucracy: friend or foe?2015-03-06 11:00:00
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129 The life of a song: I’m a Believer2015-02-27 16:56:00
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130 The life of a song: When the Levee Breaks2015-02-20 17:58:00
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131 The life of a song: Always On My Mind2015-02-13 17:19:00
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132 No wonder Europe is annoyed with Greece2015-02-06 16:10:00
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133 Reel lives: Jan Dalley on falsity in film2015-01-30 17:26:00
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134 IP or not IP? Jan Dalley on the Luc Tuymans case2015-01-23 17:30:00
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135 Florence and the machines: the British Library Sound Archive2015-01-09 15:52:00
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136 Keep it complex: Peter Aspden on art and identity2015-01-02 13:10:00
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137 Cover story: the golden age of Esquire2014-12-23 15:52:00
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138 A new short story for the holidays2014-12-19 15:30:00
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139 2014 Comeback Special: Peter Aspden on ‘Elvis at the O2’2014-12-19 15:06:00
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140 Loan goal: Peter Aspden on the Elgin Marbles2014-12-12 14:05:00
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