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Podcast: Bluegrass 101 pt. 1, The Pioneers
Episode #17-17 | airing 4-26-17

This week we begin another of our occasional features focusing on a particular style of music. Bluegrass for me began with the first recordings Bill Monroe made with Earl Scruggs. We'll hear that initial tune and some additional music from ...

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"Der Erlkönig" (19th century illustration, artist unknown) (goethezeitportal)

Whisperer in Darkness: Der Erlkönig

Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams. -- Murasaki Shikibu Nacht und Wind The first sound is a rhythm, a staccato burst of piano triplets beneath a brief, rising and falling melody evoking hoof-beats. A horse races through a windswept ...

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Podcast: Batter Up!
Episode #17-16 | airing 4-19-17

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we celebrate the arrival of Spring with a program of tunes about or associated with The National Pastime. I have been a baseball fan my entire life from the days of playing ...

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Bob Dylan (source: uncredited Facebook photo from official Bob Dylan page)

Life, and Life Only: It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

“When he was on, no one could auto-desecrate better. ‘He who is not busy being born is busy dying,’ he famously intoned in “It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),” and way before the aphorism became worthy of inclusion in Bartlett’s ...

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Podcast: For Chuck, pt 2
Episode #17-15 | airing 4-12-17

As with last week's edition of The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we're focusing our attention on Chuck Berry in this program of covers and tunes by Mr. Berry. We lost Chuck on March 18th. As I mentioned last week that ...

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Podcast: For Chuck pt 1
Episode #17-14 | airing 4-05-17

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we begin a two part feature For Chuck. We lost Chuck Berry on March 18th of this year at the age of 90. He had ceased performing but was still recording with ...

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Video of the Week

"This American Life" did a terrific program on the election that aired on October 28th (check it out in their archive) ... it ended with "Seriously," a terrific song written by Sara Bareilles ("Waitress") and sung by Leslie Odom Jr. ("Hamilton") that puts to verse what must be going through President Obama's mind as he ponders the election (and its result).