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Fifty years ago, when guitarist Bill Frisell and others of his generation heard the pop hits of the day, they usually heard them on Top 40 radio -- without the accompanying video images that MTV would make de rigueur, two decades later. That meant listeners had to supply their own mental images to accompany the music, which lent a certain sense of mystery to the sounds coming out of the radio. Frisell and his band, who brought their tour to Minneapolis' Dakota Jazz Club on Monday night, have been revisiting some of those oldies -- some of which inspired Frisell to take up the guitar, a half-century ago, as a Seattle teenager. 

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