On Music

Five Best: Ben Yagoda on the American Songbook

I select my top five books on the history of pop music

Originally published January 24, 2015

Read the article at The Wall Street Journal


On His New Album of Sinatra Covers, Bob Dylan Pays Tribute to an Era He Once Derided

‘Shadows in the Night’ made from torch songs of his past

Originally published January 22, 2015

Read the article on Browbeat


The Strange 1960s Gym-Class Anthem in Apple’s New iPhone Commerical

Now, touch your toes with me. Ready!

Originally published June 13, 2014

Read the article at Browbeat


“I’m Dreaming of a White President”

Randy Newman on his new song

Originally published  September 18, 2012

Read the article at Slate.com


Good, Bad or Otherwise, Keep Writing and Peddling

Preparing for Johnny Cash tribute songs

Originally published March/April 2012

Read the article at The Pennsylvania Gazette


Tribute Songs

Preparing for Johnny Cash tribute songs Posted September 17, 2003

Read the article at Slate.com

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