BRB Trivia- March 2006

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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby bighollowtwang » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:39 pm

This singer/guitarist was born in 1936 in Longwood, Mississippi and was a fixture of nearby Greenville's Nelson street clubs (along with his pink steer horn equipped Cadillac convertible), though he lived in Chicago from '64 til '71. He earned the nickname "Little Wolf" from his idol Howlin' Wolf based on the strength of his imitations of Chester Burnett's voice. In Greenville he owned and operated his own makeshift blues club where he performed regularly. Unfortunately he didn't record until 1990, and in 1996 he passed away from lung cancer.

Name this musician, and for bonus points name the club he ran in Greenville and the documentary film he appeared in.
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby allanlummox » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:04 pm

I knew that "Booba" Barnes was the little Wolf - but uncle Google reminded me that his club was " The Playboy Club ".
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby allanlummox » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:04 pm

And the film was Robert Palmer's "Deep Blues".
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby bighollowtwang » Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:00 pm

Correct, it's Booba Barnes.

Back around '91 I was fortunate enough to visit Booba at his "Playboy Club" which was actually a very dumpy used furniture store - at night Bubba and company would shove the furniture out of the way and clear space for patrons and the band. As "juke joint" as it gets. Booba was very protective of me and insisted on driving me back to "the white side of town" where my hotel was in his pink Cadillac, sternly lecturing me about Nelson street after dark. His exact words were something along the lines of "those young n*****s be smoking that crack, they gets to shootin' every which way, Nelson street at night ain't no place for a nice boy like you."
I was hoping I'd get a chance to see Booba again, and I did several years later at the Montreal Jazz Festival about a year before his death. He actually recognized me and remembered my name, then proceeded to entertain the crowd with a very "mathematically challenged" rendition of Sweet Home Chicago: "Well one and one is two, two and two is eight..."
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby allanlummox » Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:17 pm

That's cool - sounds like his priorities were straight, people are a LOT more important than numbers.


Anyway, I'm going to change it up a bit with this one - instead of asking about a musician, I'm asking about a shadowy figure from the background of the Blues.

This St. Louis saloonkeeper, gambler, and gentleman of leisure wore many hats in his lifetime; he died in prison in Jefferson City, Missouri, on March 11 1912; who was Lee Shelton?
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby bighollowtwang » Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:20 pm

Good question. I believe Lee Shelton was the proverbial "Stagger Lee."
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby allanlummox » Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:33 pm

Quick work - the ink didn't even dry on the screen.


http://staggerlee.typepad.com/./photos/ ... _p01_4.jpg

In 1985, Lee Shelton shot down Billy Lyons in an altercation over a Stetson Hat - an event which became the subject of counytless ballads and songs.
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby bighollowtwang » Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:05 pm

Name this famous guitar & harmonica team:

http://www.franastat.com/photogallery/j ... /fe143.jpg
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby hashtaff » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:05 pm

http://www.blueheartarchive.com/68-80/H ... 6,1974.jpg


A younger version of Hammie Nixon & Sleepy John Estes
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby bighollowtwang » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:45 pm

Correct.
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby hashtaff » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:15 pm

http://www.drfeelgood.de/omar/images/howllogo.gif
"Blues is not just a kind of music that you can just learn. It is a feeling.
You have to have roots, usually coming from great influences in music.
***** projects that when he is playing."

This is who's band logo?
and.....
Who's quote?

"First feel really bad. Or really good. The point is to feel" doc Mojo
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby hashtaff » Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:42 am

>http://www.drfeelgood.de/omar/images/howllogo.gif
>"Blues is not just a kind of music that you can just learn.
>It is a feeling.
>You have to have roots, usually coming from great influences
>in music.
>***** projects that when he is playing."
>
Wot, no takers??

Just the band whose logo is diplayed then, that can't be hard.


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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby stumblin » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:06 am

I have absolutely no idea.
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby hashtaff » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:23 am

Fair enough.
Hint
Based In Austin but hugely popular in Europe particularly Germany.
This band really hits the monkey nerve.

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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby dcblues » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:40 pm

Is it Omar & The Howlers?
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