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Persona and Modern Music in 17 Songs

Persona -- the ā€œIā€ of the song -- has evolved, broadened, and expanded to more fully represent a diversity of experiences as well as emotional, political, and cultural orientations.

John Amen
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Janis Ian: The Best of Janis Ian

It makes for a surprisingly meaty chunk of pop-folk that has aged quite gracefully.

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Part 2: Janis Ian to Jimi Hendrix (1966-1970)

Music truly is the universal language. The best songs of protest are passed around, from movement-to-movement, era-to-era; its singers gaining multilingual fluency along the way.

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Janis Ian: Folk Is the New Black

If you like your folk music disguised as a cynically unimaginative, woefully uninteresting attempt at securing radio airplay, then this is the album for you.

Daniel Spicer

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