Fishko Files Popular Songs
Friday, June 27, 2008
A new book by composer Lalo Schifrin is called "Mission Impossible" – after Schifrin's famous TV theme. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Schifrin's musical life has been rich with possibilities.
Schifrin's book will be available on Scarecrow Press.
Explore Lalo Schifrin's discography at dougpayne.com.
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Friday, July 30, 2004
At one time, songs had lyrics and they had melodies. At some point, singers began to throw away the words AND the melodies, and the result was some of the most exciting, mouth-curling improvised music ever. Sara Fishko has been listening to scat-singers, and that’s the subject of this edition ...
Friday, April 26, 2002
The work of Hoagy Carmichael, the musician and movie actor born more than a hundred years ago, is in a period of rediscovery. Richard Sudhalter's book, Stardust Melody, published by Oxford University Press, is just out. And so is Bill Charlap's CD of Carmichael songs, on the Blue Note label, ...
Friday, June 29, 2001
There are certain pieces of music that act almost like blank canvases: they are particularly good at letting musicians be themselves. One seasonal song, Sara Fishko tells us, is remarkable for the fact that it has inspired more than 100 wildly different ways to say "summer." Here's the next Fishko ...