BRB Trivia- April 2006

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby stumblin » Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:44 pm

"No, no, man, Stumblin came up with the "Sheik" thing. Like I said, I just amplified on his idea a bit."
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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:37 pm

Oh, all right: What's Bell & Howell's most prominent contribution to the development of blues music?

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby bighollowtwang » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:45 pm

>Oh, all right: What's Bell & Howell's most prominent
>contribution to the development of blues music?

Amplification way back in the 1930s.
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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:59 pm

I'm looking for something a little more blues-specific. (And slightly later.)

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby bighollowtwang » Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:16 pm

Hmmmm....I guess it's not Ed Bell and Peg Leg Howell?

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:47 pm

Good try, no Segar.

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby bosco » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:23 pm

Around 1944, George "Harmonica" Smith first started experimenting with amplification for his harp. While employed as a projectionist at a movie theatre, he discovered he could take the amplifier and speaker from his Bell & Howell film projector and use it to amplify his harmonica.

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:29 pm

Egg Sack Lee.

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby bosco » Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:52 pm

Egg Sack Lee

Would that be Stagger Lee's cousin, who surfaces every year around Easter?

OK...

During the early days of recorded blues, raunchy songs were recorded nearly as often as love songs and laments. These songs were distinguished by their often humorous double entendres and metaphors; in performance, the songs could actually flirt with the vulgar, but on wax, the meanings were suggested. These songs primarily were about sex, but there were many songs about drugs and reefer that were essentially simple country blues with taboo lyrics. This music thrived in the days before World War II. After the war, many record labels concentrated on records that were commercially viable, and the genre faded away, only to be resurrected during the blues revival of the '60s, when many white collegiates discovered the form.

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby hashtaff » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:15 pm

Hokum?

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:47 pm

Reefer songs?

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby bosco » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:09 am

Nope. But both are good guesses.
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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby ricochet » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:14 am

I'll check back for the answer tomorrow night. Time to hit the hay; I've got to get out early to go help with a health fair in Clinchco, Virginia in the morning.

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby hashtaff » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:44 am

Dirty Blues?

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RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

Postby bosco » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:24 am

Dirty Blues?

Absolutely.

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