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Boogie Woogie: A twohundredandthirtystr story

Boogie – (from: Merriam-Webster.com) verb: 1) to dance to Rock music, also: revel, party. 2) to move quickly. noun: 1) boogie-woogie. 2) earthy and strongly rhythmic rock music conducive to dancing. Boogie Woogie – (from: Harvard Dictionary of Music) Originally, a … Continue reading

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Sparklers: “Easter And The Sargasso Sea” by Leo Kottke

This is the third installment of my next-to-newest category here at sixstr stories. It features recordings of outstanding performances by noteworthy guitarists – or outstanding guitarists giving noteworthy performances. So, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you… “Easter And … Continue reading

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No. 9

Another birthday, another telling of the tale… sixstr stories was born on Sunday, April 18, 2010 in Somerville, Massachusetts. I was visiting my daughter and casually mentioned to her that I was thinking of starting a blog. (At the time, … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Wes Montgomery – Take 2

I bought my first Wes Montgomery album when I was in high school. The purchase was made in Boston, Massachusetts, at one of the two music stores that used to stand on the block of Boylston Street in between Tremont … Continue reading

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Something New

Jim Adams hosts a weekly song lyric challenge on his blog, A Unique Title For Me. It’s called “Song Lyric Sunday” and the prompt for today is: Harmony/Melody/Music. I’ve never responded to Jim’s challenge before but that prompt… well, it … Continue reading

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Some Kind Of Smelling Salts

“Music. What is it good for? Why do you seek it?” Journalist Christopher Hislop, skilled chronicler of the large and vibrant music scene here in my neck of the woods, poses those questions to everyone he interviews for his weekly … Continue reading

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To The Museum, Once Again

This is my third post about the guitars on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. The first – A Trip To The Museum – went up on March 13, 2014. It features three very old guitars … Continue reading

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Truck Day

Truck Day is the day celebrated each year by the fans of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Team as the “official” start of the new baseball season. It is the day that the team’s equipment truck begins its journey from … Continue reading

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Walkin’ Blues

It was a Saturday morning in the middle of January. I was out for a long walk with my favorite accompaniment: my iPod classic, set to “Shuffle Songs,” playing through my Sony headphones. I’d been serenaded by Billie Holiday, The … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Atlantic Records SD 8216

I wish I could tell you that I remember when I first heard them, but I can’t. I do remember that in 1969, starting in the middle of my sophomore year of high school, I was crazy about the new … Continue reading

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