The Arts Edge playlist for 08/14/2020
Radio Tale #25: My Dad
Part 1: My Dad, a Story of a Life
Part 2: Finding Out - Me, My Dad and My DNA
This personal narrative explores my relationship with my dad and how my discovery - years after his passing – that he was not my biological father helped me to understand him better and the challenges that we had always faced. This narrative also outlines his life and the music of Don MacLean that acts as a sort of eulogy of his life, and an acknowledgement of our relationship.
Chapin, H. (1999). Story of a life. [Recorded by Harry Chapin]. On The gold medal collection [CD]. New York, NY: Elektra. (1988).
Haggard, M. (1973). If we make it through December. [Recorded by Merle Haggard]. On Merle Haggard’s Christmas present [LP]. Nashville, TN: Capitol.
McLean, D. (1971). Starry, starry night. [Recorded by Don McLean]. On American pie [LP]. New York, NY: United Artists.
Ulrich, S. (1980). Oh daddy. [Recorded by Shari Ulrich]. On Long nights [LP]. Vancouver, BC: A&M.