Category Archives: Posts with Video

These posts contain embedded links to a YouTube video(s) with a musical soundtrack that is (somehow) related to the topic of the post.

This Historic Day In Music: The Carter Family

In the evening, on August 1, 1927, The Carter Family – Alvin Pleasant Carter, his wife Sara Dougherty Carter and Sara’s younger cousin, Maybelle Addington Carter – made their first recordings. The recording session took place in a make-shift recording … Continue reading

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The First Record With A Fender

It was a Country record on the Capitol label. Released in July of 1950, Capitol Record #1124 was available in two formats: a 78 rpm 10″ shellac disc and the more modern 45 rpm 7″ vinyl “single.” “I’ll Never Be … Continue reading

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Opening Day 2020

Baseball – at least for now – is back! Yesterday – Thursday, July 23, 2020 – was the Official Opening Day of the 2020 American Major League Baseball Season. But today – Friday, July 24, 2020 – is Opening Day … Continue reading

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Sparklers: “Woke Up With The Blues In My Fingers” by Lonnie Johnson

This is the sixth installment of this category featuring recordings of outstanding performances by noteworthy guitarists – or outstanding guitarists giving noteworthy performances. So, Ladies and gentlemen! Let me introduce to you… “Woke Up With The Blues In My Fingers” … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: John & Alan Lomax Meet Huddie Ledbetter – Take 3

In early June, 1933, Texas-based Folk song collector John Lomax and his 18-year-old son Alan drove out of Dallas on a mission. They were going on “the first major trip in the United States to capture black folk music in … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Woody Guthrie – Take 4

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name “Woody Guthrie?” I’m guessing that it’s not “children’s songs.” (I would really like to know your answer to that question!) Well, Woody Guthrie was a dad. He … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “Blowin’ In The Wind” – Take 2

This blog has two mottos. “Good music doesn’t get old.” – Ferdinand Joseph “Jelly Roll Morton” LaMothe “All valuable stories need to be told over and over again.” – Bruce Springsteen Therefore, this post. Also, quite sadly, this song is … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Richard Starkey

Richard Starkey was born on July 7, 1940 in Liverpool, England. He was the only child of Richard and Elsie (Gleave) Starkey. Richard was thirteen years old when he contracted pleurisy and then developed tuberculosis. He was hospitalized for well … Continue reading

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Mississippi John Hurt

The birthday of singer/guitarist Mississippi John Hurt has always been celebrated here at sixstr stories as having been on July 3, 1893. The first post commemorating the day appeared on July 3, 2010 under the heading “On This Day In … Continue reading

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Some Kind Of Smelling Salts: “Little Blue Number”

Some Kind Of Smelling Salts features songs from my personal playlist of musical stimulants and audio caffeine delivery systems; a distinct selection of creations and performances that I find to be deliciously intoxicating, undeniably invigorating and unapologetically addictive. Listening not … Continue reading

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