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 The Life of a Song: Apache2016-06-10 05:30:00
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62 Is music streaming making us better listeners?2016-06-08 23:00:00
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63 The Life of a Song: I Feel Love2016-06-03 05:00:00
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64 The Life of a Song: Skinny Love2016-05-27 05:00:00
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65 Ben Lerner reads his poem 'Index of Themes'2016-05-20 08:00:00
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66 The Life of a Song: So What2016-05-20 05:00:00
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67 Digital memory in the age of social media2016-05-19 11:19:36
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68 The Life of a Song: Every Rose Has Its Thorn2016-05-13 05:00:00
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69 The Life of a Song: Everything I Own2016-05-06 05:00:00
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70 The Life of a Song: In The Air Tonight2016-04-29 05:00:00
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71 The Life of a Song: Song to the Siren2016-04-22 05:00:00
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72 The Life of a Song: This Land Is Your Land2016-04-15 06:00:00
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73 The Life of a Song: Living in the Past2016-04-08 10:07:00
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74 The Life of a Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water2016-04-01 14:45:00
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75 The Life of a Song: Grandma's Hands2016-03-25 09:00:00
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76 The Life of a Song: Dem Bones2016-03-18 16:45:00
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77 The Life of a Song: Amsterdam2016-03-11 11:00:00
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78 The Life of a Song: Lady Marmalade2016-03-04 17:08:14
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79 The Life of a Song: Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground2016-02-26 14:47:17
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The Life of a Song: Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground

Blind Willie Johnson's gospelly, moaning adaptation of an 18th-century hymn might have seemed an odd choice for the disc of music attached to Voyager 1 in 1977. But artists from Ry Cooder to Jack White have been drawn to its ethereal power. Credit: Legacy/Columbia, Warner Bros., Alligator Records…read more

80 The Life of a Song: Cherokee2016-02-19 18:06:03
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