Big Road Trivia- January 2007

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Postby maxx england » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:04 pm

Nope, that's not the man. This was a lesser known name, although still a big boy.
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Postby stumblin » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:08 pm

I think Maxx is alluding to Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup.
That's "alluding", not "alluring". that is a matter for your own personal preferences ;)
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Postby maxx england » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:20 pm

Congratulations, you are now the holder of the Golden Coconut. Off you go.
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Postby stumblin » Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:46 pm

Okay then.
This "confused and shy individual" hails from Minnesota and plays up a storm on his National resonator guitar. No need to make heavy weather of this one, just name the chap in question to take the kewpie doll.
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Postby dcblues » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:47 pm

Is it Catfish Keith?
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Postby stumblin » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:07 pm

No, not Catfish Keith, sorry.
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Postby bosco » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:26 pm

Would this be the chap?

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from his website-

Charlie Parr has failed at most things in his life. Music seems to have rendered him unemployable and is the only thing he’s ever done with any confidence. A lot of folks have been saying nice things about Charlie, despite the lingering odors and indecipherable comments he makes. It says a lot about folks; they’re hanging in there with him, in spite of himself.

What a hoot!
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Postby stumblin » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:03 pm

Charlie Parr is the correct answer.
Bosco steps up to the oche.
Take it away mate :)
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Postby bosco » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:10 pm

Thanks, Stumbles.

Quite simply, this little known artist was the first white musician to record for Sam Phillips at Sun Studios. A true American original, his life was a direct link from the medicine show tradition to early rock & roll.

Bonus points for coming up with his real name.

Who is it?

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Postby bosco » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:55 am

No takers?

The artist in question posessed the very unique ability to play guitar, harp and sing at the same time...all without a harp rack! If you find that hard to believe, there is proof on YouTube!

Additionally, he is thought to have have first brought the vocal technique known as "effing" to Nashville.

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Postby dcblues » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:59 am

Harmonica Frank Floyd.
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Postby maxx england » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:48 pm

I was going to say that!
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Postby stumblin » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:51 pm

I would have said it, but didn't know the answer...
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Postby bosco » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:45 am

Harmonica Frank Floyd

That's correct. The part about his real name was a trick question. He never was given a proper name...at least a legally recorded one...and christened himself Frank Floyd. "Harmonica" was added later as a stage name.

Over to you DC.
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Postby dcblues » Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:26 pm

What European artist calls himself "The White King Of Black Blues"?
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