In recent years, murder ballads have taken on a whole new context, with women in the starring roles. Examples include songs by the Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Reba, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert.
Legend has it in 1940 in Tuscon, Arizona, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Irving Berlin[/lastfm] told his secretary to “grab your pen and take down this song. I just wrote the best song I’ve ever written – heck, I just […]
Whilst a lot of the detractors for Christmas music bemoan its relentless cheer, there’s at least one festive classic that takes a different spin on things. First recorded in 1948, “Blue Christmas” is now a […]