BRB Trivia- February 2006

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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby ricochet » Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:58 pm

Champion Jack Dupree?

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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby maxx england » Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:01 pm

Nope. Not the Champion. Don't know where he's buried, but somebody told me he lived for several years in Halifax UK. Wouldn't that have been a song? "By The 'Eck Blues".
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby mickeypainless » Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:25 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Feb-11-06 AT 11:27 AM (EST)]Jools Holland paid for Jimmy Yancey's headstone.
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby stumblin » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:10 pm

Halifax W.Yorks is a grand little town. Champion Jack Dupree did indeed reside there for a number of years. The bloke who invented cats-eyes (road reflectors) - Percy Shaw was a native. John Noakes and probably one or two other notables also came from that neck of the woods.
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby maxx england » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:10 am

OK Mickey, your treat.

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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby mickeypainless » Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:01 pm

Oh wow, I'd forgot I had posted an answer! I'll work up a question pronto!
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby mickeypainless » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:28 am

Born in MS in 1910 this legend's musical experience was limited to singing in church on Sundays until he was 18 when his father gave him a guitar. About that same time he met and befriended Charley Patton who showed his the basics of Delta Blues.
For the next 5 years he worked w/ his family and sang and played occasionally at weekend fish fries. Around the age of 23 he met and learned harmonica from Sonny Boy Williamson. He quit farming and teamed up w/ SBW to gig full time.
This cat was known to incorporate some of Patton's act into his own, performing tricks like dropping to his knees while playing or laying on his back whoopin and hollerin.
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby boogiechillun85 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:27 am

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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby mickeypainless » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:46 am

Let's hear it for the Gent from Joisey! Kinda figgered you might pick that one up Jim! Fire when ready!
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby maxx england » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:21 pm

>Oh wow, I'd forgot I had posted an answer! I'll work up a
>question pronto!

Pronto? Pronto? You're not the Lone Ranger are you?
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby bosco » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:47 pm

Just a gentle reminder to please check the trivia thread frequently if you have posted either a question or an answer.

We have only managed 2 questions and answers in the last 5 days. A lot more folks can have the opportunity to participate if we keep the game moving. No apologies necessary...just a reminder.

Thanks!

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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby boogiechillun85 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:58 pm

Alright, who wrote/sang these lyrics (and I'm sure they've been covered innumerable times):
"I asked the conductor, 'please let me ride the lines.' He said I'd like to help you, you know, but this Empire State ain't mine."
Not too hard, I know, but I listened to the song yesterday about fourteen times..
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby stumblin » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:06 pm

I'm guessing Son House.
I always heard the line as "Please let me ride the blinds".
Just goes to show, I guess...
Does anyone else hear the line differently?
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby boogiechillun85 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:35 pm

Honestly, I've heard both "lines" and "blinds" depending on the song. In this case though, he's saying lines. It's from "Empire State Express." Take it away.
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby stumblin » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:20 am

Heck, I've been singing "blinds" for the last ten years. Perhaps "lines" is easier to pronounce, who knows.
Anyhoo...
This influential guitarist travelled to the UK in 1917 to entertain the troops. Just name him to take the prize.
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