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In New York on Nov. 16? How about Toronto on Nov. 18? Come hear me talk about my new book, Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop (Grove). Nov. 16—In...        
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Weekend Wax Bits

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In this week's Wall Street Journal, in addition to my "Anatomy of a Song" column on the Staple Singers' Respect Yourself (go here), I interviewed Ute Lemper of Broadway and concert-hall fame (go here). Ute talks about her childhood ...

Weekend Wax Bits

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In the Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed John Mellencamp for the "Anatomy of a Song" column in the Arena section on Small Town, his hit from 1985 (go here). John is one of the founders of a form...        

Weekend Wax Bits

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In the Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Bonnie Raitt for my "Anatomy of a Song" column in the paper's Arena section (go here). We talked at length about Bonnie's 1989 hit, Nick of Time, and how she wrote...        

New Book: Anatomy of a Song

Music / Jazz : JazzWax

I have some exciting news I'd like to share with you. On Nov. 1, my book, Anatomy of a Song, will be published in the U.S. and the U.K. by Grove Press. The book will feature 45 of my popular...        

Weekend Wax Bits

Music / Jazz : JazzWax

This past week, I had four articles in the Wall Street Journal. My "Anatomy of a Song" column in the Arena section was on R.E.M.'s Losing My Religion, a 1991 hit that became a turning point for alternative rock and...        

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