Monthly Archives: July 2012

This Historic Day In Music: A Jazz Guitarist Was Born

A Jazz guitarist was born on this day, July 31, in 1931. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, this Jazz guitarist started to play at the age of 12. He was inspired to play guitar, instead of tenor sax (his … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Charlie Christian

Jazz musician & electric guitarist Charlie Christian was born on this day, July 29, in 1916 in Bonham, Texas. Charlie became a member of the Benny Goodman Quintet on August 16, 1939. Through his resultant 23-month career that included recordings, … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Steve Goodman

Some of the most fun songs that I’ve ever played and sung I learned from the recordings of Steve Goodman. On his 1972 album, Somebody Else’s Troubles, Steve lists the song as “The Vegetable Song (The Barnyard Dance).” The song’s … Continue reading

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a sixstr stories “interview”

Today, we’re talking with Alan Lomax. Mr. Lomax is the founder of The Association for Cultural Equity and former Assistant in Charge of the Archive of Folk Song of the Library of Congress. He is a highly respected folklorist, ethnomusicologist … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Woody Guthrie

When he was born, he was the third child of Nora Belle Sherman Guthrie. Nora, 24, soon started singing to her newborn son and as she had with her other children – 8-year-old Clara and 6-year-old Lee Roy – filled his childhood … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Paul Met John

Of all the historic days in music that I have celebrated in this blog, few, in my mind, are of a level of significance equal to that of this day. 55 years ago, on Saturday, July 6, 1957, 16-year-old John Lennon and … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Mississippi John Hurt

This is my third post celebrating the anniversary of the birthday of Mississippi John Hurt. Last year, in my post of July 3, 2011, I included a link to a video of John playing and singing “You Got To Walk … Continue reading

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