Tag Archives: Music

Slang to Sibelius

Connie Eble discusses her book, Slang and Sociability: In-Group Language College Students, an account of how college students talk and how their language reflects identity and social authority. In the episode’s second interview [15:10],┬áRobert Fradkin talks about his book, The … Continue reading

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American Legend

Pete Seeger enjoys legendary status for millions of Americans. But he said in an interview with Soundings that, over the years, the motives for his music and his activism remained true to the local wellsprings of concern for children, care … Continue reading

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New Musics

A discussion of and performance of excerpts from the music of two important American composers, George Gershwin and William Grant Still, both of whom helped to shape contemporary ideas about highbrow and lowbrow artistry with music historian Carol Oja. 829 … Continue reading

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Warfield Stories

“William Warfield, the distinguished performer and teacher of music and one of the most important contributors to 20th-century African American culture, talks with music historian and critic Mark Tucker [NHC Fellow 1991-92] of Columbia University.” [Wayne Pond] 801 – Warfield … Continue reading

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New Southerners Part 2

Larry Brown reads from and talks about his novels and short stories, including Joe, Dirty Work, Facing the Music, and Big Bad Love. 687 – New Southerners Part 2

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Disembodied Voices

A discussion of music and life in the convents of Renaissance Italy. 671 – Disembodied Voices

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The Book of Love

Cathy Davidson discusses her new anthology, The Book of Love: Writers and Their Love Letters (Pocket Books, 1992). Acknowledgement: Music from The Best of Doo Wop Uptempo (Rhino Records). 639 – The Book of Love

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West of Everything

Jane Tompkins discusses her new book, West of Everything: The Inner Life of Westerns (Oxford University Press). Acknowledgement: Bridge music from Land of Enchantment (Warner Bros. Records). Additional material from American Radio and Swearington Productions. 636 – West of Everything

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Early Ellington

Mark Turner discusses his biography of a legend in Amreican music, Ellington, The Early Years (University of Illinois Press, 1991). Acknowledgements: Hop Head and Creole Love Call appear on The Essential Duke Ellington (VJM Records) and East St. Louis Toodle-O … Continue reading

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Killer Diller

Writer and musician Clyde Edgerton discusses his novel Killer Diller, set in North Carolina in the 1990s. Dusty and the Taildraggers (a.k.a. Clyde Edgerton and friends) recorded musical numbers inspired by the novel, some of which are excerpted here. This … Continue reading

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