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BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:50 am
by bosco
Thanks to everyone who participated in the March thread, it was very successful at 12 pages of posts. Up first is Nizer with a stumper that has gone unanswered for 5 days-

Match the right King, - Albert, B.B. or Freddie - with each quote:

1."I couldn't make the runs and that's what really got me into the bending note sound. I listened to the blues by Howlin' Wolf, Lonnie Johnson, and all of those guys, but T Bone Walker really gave me an idea of what I wanted to do."

2. "Many guitarists are so technical that everything is so right there. That's good, it shows that you practice. But when a guy lives what he is doing, you can feel it. I can't tell you what I'm listening for, but when I hear it, I know it. Do I make sense?"

3."The other guitarists would be shaking when Earl Hooker and I walked into a club. They'd say, "Here they come again, man. Watch all your scotch. Watch your women."

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:54 pm
by nizer
Thanks Bosco. And it's not:

1. B.B.
2. Freddie
3. Albert

or

1. B.B.
2. Albert
3. Freddie

Just so's ya know.

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:59 pm
by spud camp
How about

1 Albert
2 BB
3 Freddie

???????

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:27 pm
by nizer
How about you're right! Take it away tater...

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:42 pm
by spud camp
Thanks Nizer....tater??? You Must be from Canada..LMAO.


Born 1896, in Terry, Mississippi, but lived most his life in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. This bluesman was known to tell stories, about how he had sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his blues mastery. He died Nov.1st 1956.

Name the bluesman

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:42 pm
by ricochet
Tommy Johnson?

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:36 am
by spud camp
Right off the bat..... Take it away Rico.

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:01 am
by ricochet
Oops! Forgot I'd done that.

This guitarist-singer was born in Louisiana, stage-named for a place in Tennessee, died in Tennessee, is buried in Mississippi, and was an important pioneer of Chicago blues.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:15 am
by rhapsodie
Memphis Minnie?

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:41 am
by ricochet
Memphis Minnie it is. Dish up another one.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:58 pm
by rhapsodie
[updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-04-06 AT 04:59 PM (EST)]Ok. Born in Memphis. Discovered by Willie Dixon. Chicago blues. Colour of Chocolate, loved it and has a stage name based on it. Still alive as far as I know.

Short and sharp one, this one.

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:09 pm
by allanlummox
The mighty Koko Taylor?

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:25 pm
by rhapsodie
Told you it was a quick one. Go for it.

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:18 pm
by allanlummox
Years ago, I wondered - where did the Delta Blues guys buy their strings?

I figured that the man with the music store had to be an interesting part of the puzzle.

Well, from 1925, at 225 North Farrish street in Jackson, Mississippi, there was a record, music, and furniture shop - the owner was also a talent scout for Victor, Columbia, Brunswick, Okeh and others. He worked to get some of the main names in early Blues released. And his name?

RE: BRB Trivia- April 2006

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:00 pm
by stumblin
That would be H.C. Spier.