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The Meaning of Folk-Rock

'The Meaning of Folk-Rock,' an excerpt from CHRISTOPHER HILL's essential 'INTO THE MYSTIC: THE VISIONARY and ECSTATIC ROOTS OF 1960S ROCK AND ROLL'
by David McGee
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Marilyn & Alan Bergman: A Marriage of Two Minds

An exclusive excerpt from MICHAEL SIGMAN's second volume of HITS HISTORY OF THE MUSIC BIZ interviews, this one featuring the great songwriting team of MARILYN & ALAN BERGMAN
by David McGee
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Over There: When Americana Doesn’t Mean American

A Deep Roots Exclusive from John E. Simpson: an investigation into what makes Americana Americana when the artists performing it aren't American.
by David McGee
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Video Moment for the Ages

From January 21, 1965, LESLEY GORE with a knockout performance of the Jeff Barry-Ellie Greenwich tune 'The Look of Love' and Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Hello Young Lovers.'
by David McGee
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The Heroic and Visionary Women of Passover

'...at Passover, we must tell the stories of the women who played a crucial role in the Exodus narrative.' JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBERG and RABBI LAUREN HOLTBLATT offer an important perspective.
by David McGee
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Seven Voices on ‘Seven Stanzas’

Our 2017 edition of 'Seven Voices on Seven Stanzas'--a septet of perspective on JOHN UPDIKE's famous poem 'Seven Stanzas at Easter
by David McGee
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How Will Musicians Control Their Credits in the Digital Age?

ProMusicDB is a new organization dedicated to giving musicians past and present proper credit, and thus remuneration, for recording sessions they play on. ProMusic DB founder CHRISTY CROWL explains.
by David McGee
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Patti Smith’s Lightning Amid New Voices (Newport Sampler, 2016)

PATTI SMITH, an unadvertised KRIS KRISTOFFERSON and JOE ELY were some of the stalwart names at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival, but IRA MAYER found some new voices coming on strong too.
by David McGee
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‘Where Were You, Lord, When This Was Happening?’

A review of VICTOR LEE AUSTIN's moving 'Losing Susan: Brain Disease, The Priest's Wife and The God Who Gives and Takes Away; and an interview with the author.
by David McGee
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Raymond Myles and the Rocky Road to Redemption

MICHAEL SIGMAN on the late New Orleans gospel icon RAYMOND MYLES and a documentarian's attempt to finish a film about Myles's tragically short life and timeless musical legacy.
by David McGee
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Video Moment for the Ages

From BURT BACHARACH's 1972 TV special, ANTHONY NEWLEY and SAMMY DAVIS JR. in once-in-a-lifetime golden moment, assaying classic selections from the Anthony Newley-Leslie Bricusse songbook.
by David McGee
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Seven Voices on ‘Seven Stanzas’ (2016 Edition)

Continuing a tradition dating back to our April 2011 issue, we present seven new voices commenting and reflecting on the import of JOHN UPDIKE's powerful poem, 'Seven Stanzas at Easter.'
by David McGee
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