Sieger on SongsMay 11th, 2014 by John Sieger
There are at least three great versions, but no one can top Marvin Gaye’s.
Sieger on SongsMay 2nd, 2014 by John Sieger
A Milwaukee gem hidden In plain sight, created by venerable folk singer Larry Penn.
Sieger on SongsApr 25th, 2014 by John Sieger
Was there ever a more world-weary song than this, by the ever-cool Peggy Lee?
Sieger on SongsApr 18th, 2014 by John Sieger
Crazy, zoot-suited Kid Creole complains about the perfect husband in this funny character study with marimbas.
Sieger on SongsApr 11th, 2014 by John Sieger
Roger Miller could craft clever, comic, country lyrics, but they often had a melancholy tinge.
Sieger on SongsApr 4th, 2014 by John Sieger
Joni Mitchell’s best songs boast innovative music, literate lyrics and a chilling beauty.
Sieger on SongsMar 28th, 2014 by John Sieger
Bill Withers and George Jones each wrote and performed the two greatest songs of romantic paranoia.
Sieger on SongsMar 21st, 2014 by John Sieger
Keith Richards had discovered the magical 6/4 chord, the band was peaking and a classic song was created.
Sieger On SongsMar 7th, 2014 by John Sieger
Randy Newman has written many great songs, but never one we needed more than this.
Sieger On SongsFeb 28th, 2014 by John Sieger
The Staple Singers classic is one of the most gloriously soulful songs you’ll ever hear.
Sieger on SongsFeb 21st, 2014 by John Sieger
Why this Pete Seeger song is so timeless, and why The Byrds’ version was so great. A new column.
Feb 18th, 2014 by John Sieger
A veteran rock musician explains why he helped organize Friday night’s gospel showcase -- and why you shouldn’t miss it.