Big Road Trivia - July 2007

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Postby beard-of-grey » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:48 am

A huge list of great possibilities narrowed down to Nth Londoner Rod Price
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Postby ricochet » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:03 pm

That's certainly who I had in mind. :D
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Postby beard-of-grey » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:00 pm

Thanks Mr O'chet
O.K. for a quick turn-around : name the T.V. show which (not surprisingly ) contributed a number of musicians to the first Blues Brothers film?

Optional supplementary is: Why was it so?
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Postby ricochet » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:01 pm

Probably Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Akroyd were on it, and G.E. Smith was always getting great musical guests on the show.
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Postby beard-of-grey » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:03 pm

Ric's a deadly shot, bullseye.
Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from a "Saturday Night Live" musical sketch.

Horn players Lou Marini, Tom Malone, and Alan Rubin had all played in Blood, Sweat & Tears and the Saturday Night Live band.
Paul Shaffer was scheduled to play as well, but prior commitments saw him pull out of the filming.
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Postby ricochet » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:27 am

beard-of-grey wrote:Ric's a deadly shot, bullseye.

What is Lee Sheldon's claim to fame?
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Postby dcblues » Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:53 am

I believe he shot Billy DeLyon.
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Postby beard-of-grey » Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:34 am

D.C.
Pardon me if I intrude.
Could there be an early Blues song thought to be about this desperado Lee ?
Recorded and varied a stack-of times: W C Handy, MJH to Dr John.
Many different spellings have been used.
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Postby ricochet » Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:53 pm

I do believe you're both correct. DCB first. :D
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Postby dcblues » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:55 am

Getting back to Johnny Guitar Watson and A Real Mother For Ya, who is on the album cover with Mr. Watson?
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Postby bosco » Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:48 pm

I'm going to guess that it's his mother on the LP cover with him.

Can't find the proof anywhere in print, but it looks like a older woman giving him a push in his go-kart.

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Postby dcblues » Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:18 pm

And who is that older woman pushing the go kart? The album's title should give you a clue.
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Postby bosco » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:23 am

Please re-read my last post. It's his mother.

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Postby dcblues » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:07 am

Sorry, I wasn't paying attention when I read it before. That's Watson's real mother for ya.

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Postby bosco » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:12 pm

Thanks, DC-

This bluesman was unusual for the fact that he didn't play any instruments, just sang. He often performed with notable guitarists like Lonnie Johnson, Lowell Fulsom and his younger cousin Lightnin Hopkins, whom he eventually recorded with.

He augmented his musical career with work in the cotton fields, on railroad gangs and allegedly spent time in prison for murder. As a result, the bulk of his 60 recorded sides have themes of work or prison.

Name the artist.

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