BigRoad Trivia- June 2006

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Postby nizer » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:23 pm

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both of his alias' contain the name of one of the instruments he plays ... and it's not the guitar! (i don't want to drag on for weeks!)

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Postby bosco » Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:10 pm

James Moore, b. Jan 11, 1924, Baton Rouge ,La.

a.k.a. "Harmonica Slim"

primarily known as "Slim Harpo"

I believe it was Lightnin' Slim whom he first recorded with, not Lightnin' Hopkins. Harpo is one of my all-time favs!

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Postby ricochet » Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:18 pm

If you scroll way, way down Walter Tore's list of 500+ songs on Soundclick, he recorded one about missing Slim Harpo.
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Postby nizer » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:21 pm

You're right Bosco. I had my Lightnin's mixed up, it was Lightnin' Slim. I love that lazy Excello sound too. Take it away.
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Postby bosco » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:25 pm

Thanks Nizer.

This Alabama born guitarist and singer was part of Detroit's vibrant post-World War II blues scene, sharing club billings with the likes of Baby Boy Warren, Eddie Kirkland and John Lee Hooker.

As with most, he was drawn to Detroit by steady work on the automobile assembly lines. He signed a contract with Chess in 1954 but little became of the relationship owing to all of the big names on their roster at the time. Our man died in 1984...who is he?

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Postby dcblues » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:26 pm

Bobo Jenkins.
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Postby bosco » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:14 pm

Bobo Jenkins.

Bobo's our man. Good job.

Yer up, DC.
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Postby dcblues » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:49 pm

This one should be fairly easy, and it's inspired by Bosco's question.

This artist's name may make you think he's from Middle Earth, but he's from Mississippi. Who is he?
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Postby ricochet » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:25 pm

Robert "Bilbo" Walker.
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Postby dcblues » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:49 am

Yup.
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Postby ricochet » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:59 am

In honor of the recently departed Billy Preston, an easy one.

What famous bluesman did Mr. Preston play in a movie?
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Postby LoneWolf » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:08 am

William Christopher Handy!

"My man's got a heart like a rock cast in the sea"...
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Postby LoneWolf » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:47 am

Ok my questions will be the "Who am I?" style.


I'm a pianist. I covered a Blind Boy Fuller song, and recorded it under a different title. The new title is the same as the title of a song recorded by a famous delta-blues artist. Who am I?

A bonus question:
I was married to a great female singer and recorded with her. One of my songs got famous by being the basis of a more-famous song by a delta-blues artist, the last-mentioned song was covered by a funk-rock band from the mid 80's. Who am I?
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Postby mickeypainless » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:09 pm

Uhhhhhhhhh, aren't ya gonna wait till Rico tells ya "Yea" or "Nea" before ya head into the next question?
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Postby LoneWolf » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:10 pm

I don't need to. I KNOW that my answer is correct because I saw this movie a 1000 times.
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