Big Road Trivia- January 2007

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Big Road Trivia- January 2007

Postby bosco » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:31 pm

Thanks for playing BigRoad trivia, where you can improve your Blues IQ.

All players are urged to check the trivia thread often if they have posted a question or a possible answer. If the game keeps moving, that will allow the maximum number of members to participate.

Yours truly is up first to start the New Year-

This landmark Chicago Blues Club, also shares the name of WC Handy's hometown.

As Cat would say, an easy one!
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Postby Bournio » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:38 pm

Florence? At least I think that's WC Handy's hometown...
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Postby dcblues » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:42 pm

Or maybe it's Florence's Lounge.
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Postby bosco » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:45 pm

Well, I was actually looking for both, but didn't word that too clearly. We'll give 'er to Bournio as he was first on the trigger...thanks for chimin' in though, DC.

Florence?

And we have a weiner...that sure didn't take long.

Florence, Alabama, was indeed WC's hometown. Florence's was a venerable Chicago Club where Muddy held court for many years and players like Buddy Guy cut their teeth.

Bournio, the floor is yours-

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Postby Bournio » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:20 pm

Ok... First time answering a question... first time asking too...

Easy one eh?

Which song was on Led Zep's Presence album, original a slide blues song, was covered without crediting the original performer? And who performed it originally
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Postby dcblues » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:56 pm

Bournio wrote:Which song was on Led Zep's Presence album, original a slide blues song, was covered without crediting the original performer?


That can apply to any Zeppelin blues cover. :)

I believe the answer is Blind Willie Johnson's "Nobody's Fault But Mine."
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Postby Bournio » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:57 pm

hehehe, good point... although I think that was the only cover on that album... I may be horrendously mistaken!

You're correct DC, your turn!
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Postby dcblues » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:54 pm

When this young man first moved to Chicago and started playing in clubs, people called him Paul (not his name). Who is he and why did they call him that?
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Postby hashtaff » Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:36 pm

I'm guessing Charlie Musselwhite.
People mistook him for Paul Butterfield 'cos they were the only two white harp players on the scene.
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Postby dcblues » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:19 pm

I thought that would be an easy one. Take it away, Hash.
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Postby hashtaff » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:31 pm

Well the trivia thread is off to a flying start in 2007, so to keep the ball rolling here's another easy one:

What was Slim Harpo's previous stage name and why did he change it?
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Postby mickeypainless » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:34 pm

Harmonica Slim.
He later accompanied Lightnin' Slim, his brother-in-law and as I've read he was nicknamed "Slim Harpo" by producer Jay Miller.
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Postby hashtaff » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:37 pm

Yes but because there was already a "Harmonica Slim".
Take it away.
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Postby mickeypainless » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:56 am

Thanx Hash!
This cats first musical influences were Blind Lemon Jefferson and Howlin Wolf but was taught guitar by his mom. Born in TN in 1915 this blues man played in Jukes and fish frys around the South until his late teens when he moved to Ark. and began working on farms. He put his music on hold until he had a chance meeting with another blues man that became his greatest influence. They traveled and played together for a couple years then went their separate ways around 1937. He played around the South till about 1941 when he wanted to see the world..... He never made it past Chi Town where he worked construction and continued to play in local bars.
At one point he got frustrated with the music biz and sold his equipment and went to construction full time until he was re discovered in the mid 60's and began recording and touring again until his death.
Who be dis man?
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Postby dcblues » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:37 am

Is it Johnny Shines?
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