Big Road Trivia- January 2007

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Postby mickeypainless » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:53 am

Yup DC, Johnny Shines it is! Fire when ready!
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Postby dcblues » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:21 pm

Born in 1926, this Mississippi bluesman was also an artist. He was known for his folk art, especially clay skulls, which often had real human teeth he got from dentists.

Who was he? Bonus points if you can name the obscure percussionist who sometimes accompanied him.
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Postby beard-of-grey » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:10 am

Born in 1926, this Mississippi bluesman


R.L.Burnside fits those requirements

And did not Clem Caddidlehopper (who was a very obscure/forgotten percussionist) once play with RL in kindergarten :roll:

I can only postulate that his clay skull constructions were his demented attempt to replicate his murdered victims before and after appearance :roll:

Of his victim he is said to have quoted "I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord."
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Postby dcblues » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:43 pm

It's not R.L.
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Postby beard-of-grey » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:39 pm

Not knowing the rules regarding Research I'll not name the artist, but found the following in Amazon

I'm in love with Son Thomas' music since I saw him on stage some twenty years ago.
Born in Eden,Mississippi,October 14 ,1926,James Son Thomas happened to be one of the last giants of the country blues.As Brett Bonner wrote in the liner notes of this album,Son Thomas not only sang the blues,he also lived 'em.He "worked as a sharecropper and grave digger,was shot by an ex wife,plagued by emphysema and epilepsy and severely burned after falling onto a space heater".He really started his career in 1968,and appeared in many concerts and festivals in the USA and outside.He was not only a blues musician,he also became a sculptor;you can see one of his works on this album's jacket.

The final clues (if I'm right ) his3 word stage name have 5 ,3and 6 letters

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"Give me beefsteak when I'm hungry,
"And whiskey when I'm dry,
"A good looking woman when I'm living,
"And heaven when I die"
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Postby mickeypainless » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:56 pm

I'm VERY confused!
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Postby ricochet » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:01 pm

mickeypainless wrote:I'm VERY confused!
No, that's 2, 4 and 8 letters.
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Postby dcblues » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:53 pm

beard-of-grey, you might as well post the answer. If there were rules against research I would have been disqualified a long time ago.
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Postby mickeypainless » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:20 pm

>>>No, that's 2, 4 and 8 letters.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby mickeypainless » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:31 pm

I can only recall one member claiming that ALL his obscure knowledge came from liner notes and extensive reading of blues history but NEVER Google or other net type searches!
As far as I'm concerned beard-of-grey, use whatever ya need to come up w/ the answer, lawd knows I'm a Google junkie! Between age and a HUGE blackout period throughout the 70's and most of the 80's I simply don't have the brain capacity to retain such thangs! :?
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Postby beard-of-grey » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:41 am

I guessing it's James"Son" Thomas, but his the obscure percussionist still evades me :?:

I've filled in the blanks from my earlier attempt :P
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Postby dcblues » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:01 am

Thomas is right, and the bonus answer is Cleveland "Broom Man" Jones.

Take it away!
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Postby hashtaff » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:03 am

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Who am I ?

Postby beard-of-grey » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:33 am

Thanks

Who am I :?:
I was born in Clarksdale Miss. in 1914
I have a bit of a Blues pedigree I'm a half brother to Memphis Slim and Muddy Waters is my cousin.
I arrived in Chicago mid-1940s,have played piano for Sonny Boy WilliamsonI

1952 & 3 were big years for me in Chicago starting with a song about a steelmill worker
Willy Dixon said of me
......was one of those guys that got into Blues because he'd sing blues things in his life. He'd get drunk and come in there crying and get back there behind the piano . Everybody got excited and Leonard( Chess) would say"Call the musicians, man. This cat is ready"

I played in Europe regularly in the 60s and eventually settling in Finland
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Postby Catweazle » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:45 am

Would you be referring to someone who died in Finland in 1994, having previously spent some time in Belgium?
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