Menu of Published Back Issues

From 1997 - Most Recent Issues
Celebrating 20 Years on the Net

In order to help you quickly find a subject area or to scan the back issues of our ParlorSongs on-line music magazine, we offer this table of contents for all monthly issues from our first surviving issue from October of 1997 to the issue for the current month.

For a complete overview of all issues, special articles, reference pages and other site resources, see our site map.

Most Recent Issues

From earliest to most recent

Other years: Most Recent Issues - 2007 -2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997

Just click on any link to visit the featured issue for the month. Images provided are representative of the month's theme.

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August-September, 2008
Where Do Songs Come From?

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October - November, 2008
Songs of the American Civil War
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December, 2008
Introduction to the Marshall Collection

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The Lost Verses, Jan, 2009
How Songs Lost Their Verses

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March, 2009
Music of the 1840's

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June, 2009
Music of the 1850s

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August, 2009
Young Irving Berlin

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August 2010
Music of the 1860's

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November, 2010
Music of the 1890's

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February, 2011
Music of the 1900-10 decade

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April, 2011
Music of the 1911-19 decade

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June, 2011
Erdmann - Music of the 1920's

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September, 2011
Minstrel Songs & Minstrelsy

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The African Influence, a special Video feature
February, 2012

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The "Pluck" of the Irish
March, 2012

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May, 2012
Growing Old & Aging

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July, 2012

Western Music Comes to America
The Colonist Influence

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November, 2012
The Music Changed When the Lusitania Went Down
A Special Video Presentation

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January, 2013

James Reece Europe
"The Jazz Lieutenant"

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W. C. Handy
"The Father of the Blues"

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July, 2016

Songs About Disasters

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July, 2018

M. K. Jerome

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November 2019
- Swan Songs
Parlorsongs Final Issue


Effective June, 2007, we have discontinued monthly issues so that we may focus on redesign of the site and updating of older issues to the current format that includes "Scorch" versions of the music. We will add new articles on an unscheduled basis as time permits. In the meantime, we hope you'll continue to explore the many articles and over 1200 songs that we've published thus far.

Parlor Songs is an educational website about American popular music and the history of the genre

If you would like to submit an article about America's music for us to publish, contact the email on the main page. I also welcome suggestions for subjects for future articles.

All articles are written by the previous owners, unless otherwise stated.

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