Category Archives: Finding Covers

Finding Covers, Chapter 4

“Really?!” I couldn’t believe it when I first heard the news. Rhiannon Giddens was going to start her Spring 2016 US Tour here in southeast New Hampshire. The singer, fiddler, banjo player and songwriter was scheduled to perform on Tuesday, April … Continue reading

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Finding Covers, Chapter 3

Ah, records. Disc records were commercially produced starting in 1901. In 1910, a diameter of ten inches was established as the standard size and in 1925, the playing speed of 78 revolutions per minute became the norm. These mediums for analog … Continue reading

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Finding Covers, Chapter 2

Bruce Springsteen has a new album out. The album is called High Hopes and, as one would expect, its release has triggered a cacophonous accompaniment of articles, interviews and record reviews. Though I have certainly not read and/or heard them all, the … Continue reading

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Finding Covers

In The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Second Edition, 1989, edited by Donald Clarke), “cover” is described as “a recording of a song already a hit by another artist; now more especially of a song already recorded by its composer.” … Continue reading

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