Monthly Archives: April 2013

Richie Havens

Richie Havens, one of the most instantly identifiable singers, unique guitarists and creative Folk musicians to come from the 1960’s Greenwich Village music scene, passed away yesterday at the age of 72 at his home in Jersey City, New Jersey. … Continue reading

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Wrestling With The Angel, Chapter 5

If you’re a new visitor to this blog, the purpose of my Wrestling With The Angel series (or category) is to highlight and share individual songs that are on a list of mine entitled: Devastatingly Great Songs. The title phrase, “Wrestling With The Angel,” is … Continue reading

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3/200

Well. As of today, April 18, 2013, sixstr stories is three years old. The twos proved to be not so terrible after all: in the past year this blog was host to more than 3000 visitors/viewings, accepted over 40 comments … Continue reading

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Odds & Ends, Vol.2

Odds & Ends, Vol.1 appeared in this blog on September 30, 2010. I explained  the purpose of that post in its second paragraph: “Looking back over my more recent posts, I’ve realized that there are a few things I wished I’d mentioned in … Continue reading

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“Deep River Blues”

This past February, I wrote a post for this blog called “Songbooks & Sheet Music.” One of the songbooks I mentioned was Jerry Silverman’s Folk Song Encyclopedia, Volume 2,  a priceless publication that I purchased in Portland, Maine probably in the 1980’s. One … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Muddy Waters

On April 4, 1915, McKinley Morganfield was born on the Kroger Plantation in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. He was the second son of Ollie Morganfield and Berta Jones. When, as a youngster, little McKinley showed a penchant for playing in mud … Continue reading

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