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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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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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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The life of a song: When the Levee Breaks

From recordings by Memphis Minnie and Led Zeppelin to sampling by Dr Dre, Eminem and Massive Attack, David Cheal traces the various incarnations of ‘When the Levee Breaks’. Credits: Columbia, Atlantic, The Chronic Interscope…read more

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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