Hi folks –
Just a quick note.
I intended to write a single column this week about three ballads: Julius Lester’s blistering “Stagolee”, Gordon Bok’s gentle cante-fable “Peter Kagan and the Wind”, and the Tuft’s Beelzebubs long lost “Major Tom / Space Oddity”. But as I got going, I realized this wasn’t going to do any of them justice. So instead of addressing all of them at once I’ll be devoting a single column to each, spread out over three weeks. First up is Julius Lester’s “Stagolee”, to be posted later today.
My apologies to those waiting for the Tuft’s Beelzebubs “Major Tom / Space Oddity” mp3 – that will go up, with the review, next week.