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
 

 
 

A Super Deluxe Charlie Brown Christmas

A 4-CD/1-Blu ray audio deluxe package featuring dozens of VINCE GUARALDI TRIO outtakes from the soundtrack sessions
by David McGee
 

 

 

‘Now Our Minds Are One’: A Native American Thanksgiving Liturgy

A meaningful call-and-response prayer from the Haudenosaunee native tradition to give some persepctive on thanks and PRovidence this Thanksgiving Day.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Updike & Easter

JOHN UPDIKE's 1960 poem 'Seven Stanzas at Easter' is easily the best known of all Easter verse. In this Easter special, we trace the poem's origins and offer seven perspectives on the intent and meaning of 'Seven Stanzas'
by David McGee
 

 

 

Remembering ‘The Undefeated Champion,’ Herman Johnson

In a Deep Roots exclusive, MARK O'CONNOR offers a warm reminiscence of one of his fiddling mentors, HERMAN JOHNSON, who passed away on Jan. 20 at age 94.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Pt. I: ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ & The Lost Punctuation Mark

What Americans hear when they listen to 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' is not anything like what the English peasants meant when they first sang this song more than 500 years ago. So claims best selling author ACE COLLINS.
by David McGee
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

Ravi Shankar: The Spirit and The Legacy Live On

Sitar master RAVI SHANKAR passed away on December 11 at the age of 92. Herewith a tribute to the life and legacy of the man George Harrison extolled as the 'Godfather of World Music.'
by David McGee
 

 

 

Video Moment for the Ages

Capitalizing on the global acclaim for tTHE COMEBACK ALBUM, ERIC BRACE and PETER COOPER have released 'The Greatest Music Video Ever Made.' Sez they.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Updike & Easter, 2014

Continuing our annual tradition, we present seven new voices commenting on the meaning and import of John Updike's oft-contemplated, much-debated poem, 'Seven Stanzas at Easter.'
by David McGee
 

 

 

Bob Durst, Camp Counselor

MICHAEL SIGMAN remembers an odd summer camp season in 1964 when his camp counselor was an odd duck named BOB DURST, now an infamous accused murderer.
by David McGee
 

 
 

For Passover 2019: A Reflection on Memory, Metaphor and Meaning

For Passover 2019, a Reflection on Memory, Metaphor and Meaning...
by David McGee