Behind The Song: The Traditional “Barbara Allen”

It’s been beguiling audiences for a half-millennium or so, perhaps longer than that. It’s been covered by artists ranging from the sublime (Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Everly Brothers) to the slightly ridiculous (John Travolta and, in the 1951 Warner Brothers short “Robin Hood Daffy,” Porky Pig.) So what is it about “Barbara Allen” that … Continue reading Behind The Song: The Traditional “Barbara Allen” More