Big Road Trivia- January 2007

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Postby maxx england » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:19 pm

I don't know, and I'm not that bothered so long as it's not that Gary bleeding Moore.
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Postby dcblues » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:31 pm

No, it's not Moore. He's somewhat obscure and not British.
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Postby stumblin » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:19 pm

That is a frankly astonishing title for anyone to give themselves.
Dare I say it's particularly surprising coming from an Austrian. Not that I've got anything against Austrians, you understand. What's his next album going to be called ? My Struggle?
Anyhoo, I believe Al Cook is the bloke in question.
Apparently, he wanted to be an astronomer, many might wish he'd succeeded...
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Postby dcblues » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:30 pm

Yes, it is Al Cook. He's a very talented player with a pretty strong accent and an unfortunate self-imposed title (I don't know if he realizes how offensive it can sound). I've met and played with him and he's a decent guy.

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Postby stumblin » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:10 pm

Well, I'm sorry to have maligned Mr. Cook so unfairly. It's not like me to speak before thinking! I wonder how that happened? And anyone with Wolf Records recommendation has to be worth reckoning with, eh?
Anyhoo, here's one for you:
This Bluesman turned Preacher sometimes went under the nom de disque Barefoot Bill.
What was his real name?
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Postby beard-of-grey » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:58 pm

The following link is not a whole lot of help

http://www.tefteller.com/html/78_barefoot_bill_ful.html
I'll keep goooooogling :P
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Postby beard-of-grey » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:43 am

Mr Sluefoot Joe or Edward Bell to his friends. :?:
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Postby stumblin » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:05 pm

Nice one, Beardy ;)
Ed Bell was the name I was looking for.
You're up.
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Postby beard-of-grey » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:04 pm

Thanks Stumblin,

Who was the artist who accompanied Sonny Terry on the song Rain Crow Bill who made a social statement by very obliviously borrowing Sonny's harmonica to play his response?

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Postby hashtaff » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:37 pm

Complete (unGoogled) guess - Woodie Guthrie
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Postby beard-of-grey » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:19 pm

Congratulations my Welsh/Taswegian friend
Was it liner notes then?
Send me your complete banking details so prize may be deposited
In the interim please forward you question :wink:
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Postby hashtaff » Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:54 am

Thanks, I did look in my liner notes and then remembered that I had forgotten to wear any!

A Pommy slant on this one to give the Brits a bit of a go (may go over the head of you Yanks)

In The Old Blight (Britland) there was a prestigious and ground-breaking music show produced by Aunty (the BBC) called
"The Old Grey Whisle Test"

For the kewpie doll, who played the opening harp music for the show and what was the name of the song?

Bonus points and a toaster if you can tell me the meaning of the show's title.
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Postby allanlummox » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:24 am

I have no idea who the music is by (without Googling), but I did hear that the title had to do with judging the hit power of a piece of music by whether the grey-haired doorman remembered the tune well enough to whistle it from memory the next day.
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Postby hashtaff » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:23 am

Well that was pretty close, Dan.
The Doormen In Tin Pan Alley wore Grey coats and whether they had grey hair, no hair or long hair were known as "The Old Greys" because of this.
Still need the song and harpster for the prize.
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Postby stumblin » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:54 am

Thanks for that bit of historical info lads, I'd often wondered.
No idea who did the tune though.
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