Disaster songs, and such – Part 1

In the Murder Ballad Monday board room over the last several months, conversations about the sinking of the Titanic resulted directly in two things.  First, we’ve started a playlist on the topic and we’re planning to curate it in a future post concerning music made about the day that great ship went … → read more

Podcast: Best of 2015, part 2
Episode #15-51 | airing 12-16-15

This week we conclude our two part feature presenting some of my favorite CDs from the past year. On this week’s program we’ll hear some Traditional Music, some music from England and Scandinavia and finish with a wonderful CD from Senegal. It’s been a very good year for music. LISTEN: … → read more

Podcast: Best of 2015
Episode #15-50 | airing 12-09-15

Every year thousands of new recordings are released. We get hundreds for The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. We only get to present a very small fraction of them on the show. This week we’ll listen to some of my favorites that we’ve featured on the program and some that fell … → read more

Delia’s Gone – A Digital Compendium, 1993 – Present

Note: This is Part 2 of a two part series on “Delia’s Gone” –  See also Part 1 Introduction Today’s post isn’t about Johnny Cash’s song “The Beast in Me“, but it is all about restraint, and lack thereof.  After all, when a man sings about tying a woman to … → read more

Stagolee: A Digital Compendium – “Stagolee, he’s still alive…” The 21st Century, Part 1

This is Chapter 5 of Stagolee: A Digital Compendium.   See also Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 4. Introduction The original idea for this post was to look at Stagolee in the 21st century, to see what’s happened to this ballad in our new age.  Sounds easy enough, right?  We’ve … → read more