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May 2024

Song of the Day: Richard Thompson’s Singapore Sadie

Andrew Curry writes: We think that Richard Thompson’s new record, Ship to Shore, out today, is his 27th studio album since he left Fairport Convention, including the six he made with his first wife Linda and the record he made... Read more →

Covering Bob

Andrew Curry writes: It’s Bob Dylan’s 83rd birthday today—Happy birthday, Bob!—and to mark the occasion we’re enjoying some of the fine covers of Dylan songs done by folk artists down the years. Perhaps with some Beaujolais before we hit the... Read more →

Martin Carthy on Dylan: ‘You can’t do that! It’s a musical instrument, man.’

Andrew Curry writes: It’s Bob Dylan’s birthday tomorrow, and that seems like a good reason to share some of Martin Carthy’s recollections of hanging out with Bob in London more than 60 years ago. Martin beat Bob to 83 by... Read more →

Cover Story (76): Jerusalem Tomorrow. David Olney or Emmylou Harris

NB: comments are open after briefly - and unintentionally - being closed Salut! Live's popular Cover Story articles, in which we compare different interpretations of the same pieces of music, now runs to 76 instalments (that figure is a little... Read more →

June Tabor on the singing and the songs

Andrew Curry writes: Over at our Facebook group, our Artist of the Week last week was June Tabor, with a particular nod towards Ashore, her record of songs of the sea. While checking something, I stumbled on an interview with... Read more →