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Postby LoneWolf » Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:38 pm

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 rhapsodie » Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:28 am

Clue please.
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Postby srvlives » Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:13 am

Where's the Bosco-nator?

We need to kick this along methinks.......
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Postby stumblin » Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:11 am

srvlives wrote:We need to kick this along methinks.......

Or kick it somewhere.
I don't want to appear rude (it's too late for me to wish not to appear stupid), but I haven't understood a single word of this question so far,
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Postby LoneWolf » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:26 am

LoneWolf wrote: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?


What didn't you understand?:)


CLUES: The guy you have to find was married to Memphis Minnie, and the delta-blues artist is Robert Johnson. the funk-rock band is RHCP
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Postby maxx england » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:43 am

I'll give it a go. Rodert McCoy?
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Postby LoneWolf » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:50 am

It's JOE McCoy... but maybe his real name is Robert..? no the answer is incorrect but you are close!
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Postby stumblin » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:52 am

Sorry mate, I've had a bit of difficulty following the question.
It's probably something to do with my defective brainbox.
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Postby LoneWolf » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:54 am

I'll try do put it this way:

You have to find a bluesman that was married to Memphis Minnie and recorded with her. He wrote a song that was the basis and biggest inspiration to a Robert Johnson song. this RJ song was covered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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Postby srvlives » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:51 am

I thought the inspiration for most of RJ's songs came from Son House.... ;)
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Postby LoneWolf » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:55 am

Oh no... Willie Newbern, Skip James, Lonnie Johnson, Kokomo Arnold, Peetie Wheatstraw, Mississippi Sheiks, Charlie Patton, Scrapper Blackwell and of course THE GUY YOU HAVE TO FIND! :D
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Postby srvlives » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:58 am

Casey Bill Weldon
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Postby LoneWolf » Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:08 pm

We have a winnerrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!! can you tell me the name of Weldon's song?


I'll give you the answer to the other question:

(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?)

The answer is Amos Milburn, he recorded Fuller's Walking My Troubles Away under the title Walkin' Blues.
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Postby bosco » Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:52 pm

Allright, it appears we have a winner...Take it away, SRV. Please.
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Postby LoneWolf » Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:00 pm

Ok ok the name of Weldon's song was "Go ahead buddy" and it was the basis of "They're red hot" that was covered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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