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Snowfall Blues Playlist

February 2, 2015

There are hundreds of covers of Jackson C. Frank songs on YouTube. Only slightly fewer on Spotify. Most of them are of Frank’s best-known song, “Blues Run the Game.” Other covers are harder to find. “Milk and Honey” was popular to sing in t [...]

A Harry Belafonte Playlist

October 8, 2013

I like stories that allow me to linger, to circle back, to return to a set of words, an image, a song I can’t get out of my mind. In writing “Voice and Hammer,” it was the 1959 broadcast of Tonight With Belafonte, and the chain-gang songs with which Belafonte declared himself more than just the “King of Calypso.”