BRB Trivia- March 2006

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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby dcblues » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:11 pm

FInally! It's from the book Moaning At Midnight.

Your turn.
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby stumblin » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:18 pm

Damn!
I've spent a couple of hours trying to find the quote in my copy, without success.
Still, you can't win 'em all...
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby hashtaff » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:44 pm

Well OK. (Hopefully) a quickie.

Frank Floyd
Harvey Blackston
Travis L Blaylock
Mervyn Hind
George Smith

What's the common link?
In particular what do their names have in common?

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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby rhapsodie » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:51 am

Their stage names all started with Harmonica, e.g. Harmonica Fats, Harmonica Slim, etc.
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby hashtaff » Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:07 am

>Their stage names all started with Harmonica, e.g. Harmonica
>Fats, Harmonica Slim, etc.

Or had "Harmonica" in the middle:

Frank Floyd = Harmonica Frank Floyd
Harry Blackston = Harmonica Fats
Travis L Blaylock = Harmonica Slim
Mervyn Hinds = Mervyn Harmonica Hinds
Geoge Smith = George Harmonica Smith


Hit us with another teaser.

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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby rhapsodie » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:06 am

Ok. Continuing the 'What do these have in common'? quickie theme:

Back Door Man.
Diddy Wah Diddy.
I just want to make love to you.
Little Red Rooster.
Whole Lotta Love.
My Babe.
Wang Dand Doodle.
Big Boss man.
I Ain't Superstitious.
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby ricochet » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:14 am

All got copied and made into rock hits without attribution to the originals?

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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby ricochet » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:17 am

Actually, I think they're all Willie Dixon songs. (Haven't Googled 'em all up to check that, though.)

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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby rhapsodie » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:25 am

Take it away Ric. Not quite right with the first one as a couple of the cover artists gave Willie the credits. But only his lawyer got him the credit for 'Whole Lotta Love'.
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby mickeypainless » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:43 am

I was thinkin they all had to do with SEX!
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby rhapsodie » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:55 am

hey, it's the blues. It's almost ALWAYS about sex one way or another.
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby ricochet » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:07 am

This Houston-born piano player recorded a bunch of slow blues and ballads, but is a key link between the older boogie-woogie and rock piano styles. He changed the 8-note, 2-measure left hand boogie pattern to a 4-note, 1-measure pattern. His biggest hit was a rocker that he first recorded in 1948, remade in 1956, but folks nowadays usually associate its name with Jimmy Smith and Kenny Burrell.

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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby nizer » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:59 pm

Amos Milburn, Chicken Shack?
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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby ricochet » Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:17 pm

Yep!

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RE: BRB Trivia- March 2006

Postby nizer » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:49 pm

This Mississippi born player was accomplished on two instruments as well as a fine singer. He and his cousin were recorded by a Maxwell Street radio store owner in the 40s but his best recordings were not captured on vinyl until the Blues revival of the 60s.
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