Classical 91.5

Fascinatin' Rhythm: Telling Stories, 06/01/19

May 26, 2019

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Episode 1922

6/1       Telling Stories  Every good song is dramatic. Right now, there’s a reason for this person to be singing these words. When songs tell stories, they tie themselves to an age-old tradition of narrative—told before they were written, chanted and sung before there was writing. Even in Tin Pan Alley and on Broadway, the tradition continued. Confession’s good for the soul—and the love affair.