RECENT SONGS FROM "I HEAR AMERICA SINGING"
April 14 — John Hartford sings, fiddles, tap dances, all a once. To “The Julia Belle Swain.”
April 7 — Her classic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God” sings in prose. But Zora Neale Hurston could do some singing herself. Listen.
March 31 — Steve Goodman sings his tribute to long-suffering fans, “A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request.”
March 24 — Train songs come and go but did any come as plaintive as Emmy Lou Harris’ “Tulsa Queen?”
March 17 — Shy and reclusive, Harry Nillson rarely performed in public. Here’s a rare video.
March 10 — Got the blues? No one had them like Bessie Smith. Here she sings “St. Louis Blues.”
March 3 — The best songwriter from Texas, Townes Van Zandt sings “Pancho and Lefty.”
February 24 — “I’m not sure Rhiannon Giddens is actually human,” a Youtube commenter writes. “I think she must be some sort of alien or celestial being. . .” Hear her sing and fiddle “Pretty Little Girl with the Blue Dress On.”