Quotations Marked 8

I established this blog’s motto on April 28, 2010 in my very first posting.

“Good music doesn’t get old.”

That quote comes from the American Jazz musician Mr. Ferdinand Joseph “Jelly Roll Morton” LaMothe (1890-1941). I found it at the end of Sally-Ann Worsfold’s liner notes to Volume 1 of the JSP Records 5-CD box set of Jelly Roll Morton’s recordings.

In that introductory post I explained: “This quote has become a bit of a mantra for me. There is so much good and old music that is fast being forgotten that I need to do something beyond my teaching to keep it alive. Thus this blog.”

Well, I recently discovered a “new” quote that I hereby declare as sixstr stories’ co-motto:

“All valuable stories need to be told over and over and over again.”

That validating and rather liberating statement came from Mr. Bruce Springsteen. I found it in an interview that Bruce gave to his friend and biographer Dave Marsh in April, 2006. That interview was published in the Spring/Summer 2006 issue of Backstreets: The Boss Magazine under the title: “Will It Go Round In Circles?”

So, does this mean that I will continue writing and re-writing about all of the “various different musicians’ different various”* stories that I love and feel to be not only valuable but important?

It does indeed.

To let you know if a new post is actually a re-visited version of an older post (or two), I will mark the title with a “Take” number. For example, my recent “This Historic Day In Music: ‘Guitar Blues’/’Guitar Rag'” post is labeled “- Take 2.”

My first post about Sylvester Weaver’s ground-breaking recordings that appeared on November 2, 2010, will henceforth be known as “Take 1.”

There you have it. Words to blog by.

“Good music doesn’t get old.”

“All valuable stories need to be told over and over and over again.”

 

* from “912 Greens” by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.

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