BRB Trivia- February 2006

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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby bosco » Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:48 pm

Sounds like Lonnie Johnson.
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby ricochet » Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:59 pm

Esteban.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby stumblin » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:27 pm

"Sounds like Lonnie Johnson."
Lonnie Johnson is the correct answer.
Señor Bosco takes the kewpie-doll :)
Fire away mate.
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby bluesmcgoo » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:51 pm

>Esteban.

:)
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby bosco » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:21 pm

OK, thanks, Andy.

This Alabama born pianist and singer arrived in Chicago in the late 40s. He found studio work with Chess, but recorded very little under his own name. In the mid 50s he moved to Los Angeles and recorded for as many as 5 independent labels and also toured with a renowned bandleader on R&B revues. In the late 60s he converted to Islam and changed his name. For the proverbial broken toaster, who is it?

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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby mickeypainless » Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:26 am

>>>Señor Bosco takes the kewpie-doll

Hey Bosco, I'll swap ya my coconut (IF Maxx ever sends it) for that Kewpie! (Are those the kind that inflate)?
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby bosco » Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:33 pm

Well, the Kewpie and the coconut (sounds like a song title don't it?) both have to travel across the big pond so it may be a while before they get here. Maybe Stumbles and Maxx can ship 'em together and save a few rubles. Yeah, I'll swap ya, my wife likes Pina Coladas and I'm sure that inflatable doll would be much more at home in CAL-E-FORN-EYE-A than here in the midwest. ;D
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby spud camp » Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:48 am

Everything sounds like it might be Nat King Cole other than the Islam part, I dont remember hearing anything about that, but its the best guess I got....I could really use the broken toaster.
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby bosco » Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:57 am

No, not Nat.

Looks like it might be time for a clue-

Johnny Otis was the renowned bandleader our man toured with.
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby maxx england » Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:06 pm

This is ringing bells like Quasimodo on speed, but I can't quite drag any info from the debris behind the eyeballs. Frustrating ain't it?
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby bosco » Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:22 pm

This should give it away for sure-

When he converted to Islam, his name became Jaarone Pharaoh.
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby spud camp » Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:57 pm

Gus Jenkins....but I certainly wouldnt feel right taking any broken toasters. I could just google faster than anyone else. LOL
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby hashtaff » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:01 pm

Even with that, I'm still stumped.

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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby bosco » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:04 pm

Gus it is. Yeah, once the answer becomes Google-able you can start the clock.

Take 'er away Spud.
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RE: BRB Trivia- February 2006

Postby spud camp » Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:04 pm

Thanks Bosco,

The hardest part about coming up with questions (especially for the newbie) is fear of recovering an old question. So if this is already beat into the ground sorry.

This early guitarist was presumed to have been born in Couchman, Texas, around 1893, and died in Chicago in 1929. Although the details of his life are vague, he is considered a very influential blues singer, and guitarist. One of his songs has been recorded over 30 times, by various, old, and new artists. He is credited as one of the original "Texas" bluesman, and inluenced such greats as Leadbelly, and Lighting Hopkins.

Name the bluesman.....and I think the broken toaster is still up for grabs.
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