BRB Trivia- April 2006

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby allanlummox » Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:09 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-05-06 AT 01:10 PM (EST)]And that would be correct.


My source here, by the way, is Gayle Dean Wardlow's "Chasin' that Devil Music".

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby stumblin » Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:32 pm

Keeping up the store-owner/talent-scout theme...
Store-owner/talent-scout J.B. Long referred to which musician as: "the smartest man I ever handled"?
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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby hashtaff » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:06 pm

Brownie McGhee


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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby mickeypainless » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:37 pm

I got that book fer Christmas Dan and have really enjoyed it! On my second read through now!
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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby stumblin » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:25 pm

Brownie McGhee it is.
Take it away HashTaff :)
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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby ricochet » Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:13 pm

I've got a hypothesis that the reason National resos were popular with the old bluesmen and Dobros weren't was that there was a sales outlet where they could get Nationals reasonably, and there was no similar access to Dobros. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has info on that.

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby hashtaff » Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:48 pm

Brownie McGhee was introduced to the (then) leading piedemont style musician by a washboard player.
He played and recorded with him just prior to his death before briefly taking his name, and used his steel bodied resonator to record a double sided tribute to him.
Who was his predecessor and for the ubiquitous and appropritately -named "Brownie Points" name the washboard player.


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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby rhapsodie » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:10 pm

Rico, my theory is that they chose Nationals because the steel was both harder to damage and, at need, a wonderful weapon.
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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby mickeypainless » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:25 pm

>>>a wonderful weapon.

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby rhapsodie » Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:32 am

Is that called head muting rather than palm muting?
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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby ricochet » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:13 am

I believe it's a tapping technique.

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby hashtaff » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:16 am

C'mon guys, stop dickin' around ans answer the question.
;):):):):):);)
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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby hashtaff » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:17 am

Brownie McGhee was introduced to the (then) leading
piedemont style musician by a washboard player.
He played and recorded with him just prior to his death
before briefly taking his name, and used his steel bodied
resonator to record a double sided tribute to him.
Who was his predecessor and for the ubiquitous and
appropritately -named "Brownie Points" name the washboard
player.


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feel" doc Mojo
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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby rhapsodie » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:23 am

Blind Boy Fuller and Bull City Red.
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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby hashtaff » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:35 am

>Blind Boy Fuller and Bull City Red.
Otherwise known as George Washington
Take it away.

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