Big Road Trivia - July 2007

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Postby maxx england » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:08 am

Champion Jack it is, off you go, clutching your coconut.
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Postby dcblues » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:32 pm

This one should be pretty easy.

Another ex-pat (who has returned to his native USA), this harp player moved to Paris in the 70s and became best known for recording with the Rolling Stones. Who is he?
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Postby bosco » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:45 pm

Sure to be Sugar Blue and his fabulous work on Some Girls.

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Postby dcblues » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:01 pm

Sugar Blue it is. He recorded on other songs, but "Miss You" is his best known work.
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Postby bosco » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:31 pm

Another easy one to keep the thread moving-

What unique playing style did Albert King and Otis Rush have in common?

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Postby §treetslim » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:07 am

they both played lefty with the strings upside down
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Postby bosco » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:54 am

correcto mundo, Slim.

As opposed to Hendrix, who played a right handed guitar upside down but restrung for a lefty.

Over to you.

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Postby §treetslim » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:54 am

In the movie "The Blues Brothers" (1980) John Lee Hooker is seen singing on Maxwell street,but he was not the bluesman that was originally cast. Who did they originally want for that scene but couldn't make it?
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Postby beard-of-grey » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:21 pm

For JLH to be second choice :?:
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Postby §treetslim » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:46 pm

guess again
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Postby cas » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:29 pm

Robert Nighthawk

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Postby §treetslim » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:25 pm

it was.....not robert nighthawk
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Postby bosco » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:10 pm

I think we're gonna need some clues, Slim. I've exhausted all of my resources. Any tips on how to research something that almost happened? There are a ton of references to JLH actually being in the movie.

Just for sport, I'll toss in a guess of Muddy Waters.

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Postby §treetslim » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:44 am

DING! that's who was 'sposed to be in it. His backup band was still featured. They backed up JLH.
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Postby bosco » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:31 am

Well, whaddaya know... thanks, Slim.

All righty then- This guitarist hit Chicago and played street corners with Bo Diddley for change. Over the years, he performed and recorded with many of the city's major bluesmen including, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Little Walter.

He recorded over a dozen sides for Federal in the early 60s with Freddie King on second guitar.

Name the man.
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