Gold Publishes ‘Yiddish Glossary for Goyim’; Special Deal on Facebook

No longer the exclusive province of entertainment business insiders, the YIDDISH GLOSSARY FOR GOYIM has finally been compiled into one volume and published by author-editor Noe Gold, who's making it available in a special offer...
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘Star Spangled Banner’ @200: Five Noteworthy Classical Versions

Marking the 200th birthday of the 'STAR SPANGLED BANNER,' we present five notable classical versions and debunk the urban myth about STRAVINSKY being arrested for defaming the anthem.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Elite Half Hundred of 2015, Part 1

TONY BENNETT & BILL CHARLAP lead this year's Deep Roots Elite Half Hundred selections of 2015's top albums (excluding our Album of the Year selections). Part 1 covers the Top 25.
by David McGee
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

The Music Industry, Such as It Is…

So this is what A&R has come to? Someone taking English lessons from Beyonce?
by David McGee
 

 
 

Updike & Easter, 2015

Seven new perspectives on John Updike's enduring Easter poem, 'Seven Stanzas at Easter.'
by David McGee
 

 

 

Reality Check

On April 5, 1968, the day after MARTIN LUTHER KING's assassination, ROBERT F. KENNEDY addressed 'The Mindless Menace of Violence' in a speech in Cleveland that resonates ever louder in 2015, after Charleston.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The True Meaning of Passover

Author-essayist CHARLES S. WEINBLATT explains why Passover and Easter are occasions for people of all faiths to 'eradicate the evil that surrounds us,' and declares, 'The rebirth of this spirit is the true meaning of Passover.'
by David McGee
 

 

 

Jesse Winchester: Talk Memphis

JESSE WINCHESTER Tribute, Part 2: a Jesse monologue, his most extensive comments on his years in and abiding love for Memphis--'It was the world to me'--from an interview with Crossroads to Freedom.
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘He Accomplished Everything He Ever Wanted’

One of the greatest jazz guitarists ever, JOHNNY SMITH passed away on June 11. A tribute to the artist best known for 'Moonlight in Vermont' and 'Walk Don't Run!"
by David McGee
 

 

 

Knockout ‘Punch’

Marking our 10th anniversary in publishing, we begin a year-long retrospective of the 'greatest hits' from TheBluegrassSpecial.com and Deep Roots
by David McGee
 

 
 

Beatles ’64: Surmounting Media Skeptics, Fab Four Carve Out a Career

THE BEATLES were greeted by a skeptical, sometimes dismissive mainstream media as Beatlemania broke out abroad. On Feb. 9, 1964, the Fab Four dismissed the naysayers. Plus: The Beat Alls on The PowerPuff Girls.
by David McGee