Big Road Trivia- April 2007

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Big Road Trivia- April 2007

Postby bosco » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:51 pm

Welcome to the April Trivia thread. Participation was down in March, probably due to unseasonably warm weather, spring fever and some very tough questions! First up is DC Blues-

>This young harp player tried to get lessons from Sonny Boy in the cotton fields of Arkansas. After making him buy him a fifth of whiskey, Sonny Boy dismissed the young man's playing and told him he would never be any good.

This player eventually developed his own style and became of the great Chicago players. When he saw Sonny Boy again, decades later, Sonny Boy told him that he insulted him when he was young so he would be determined to prove him wrong and become a master harper.

Who was this young man?<

A prior guess of Carey Bell was incorrect, although the mystery man has recorded with Mr. Bell.
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Postby dcblues » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:13 pm

This hint should make this one pretty easy: He was a kid you wouldn't want to mess with.
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Postby dcblues » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:21 pm

He died in 1998, but his Buddy is still alive and well.
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Postby ricochet » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:04 pm

Junior Wells?
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Postby dcblues » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:11 pm

Yes.

One, two, you know what to do!
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Postby ricochet » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:08 am

This Georgia bluesman wasn't owlish looking to me, but no one can say he didn't give a hoot.
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Postby ricochet » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:50 pm

Come on, folks, belly up to the bar and take a shot.
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Postby dcblues » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:39 pm

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Postby ricochet » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:27 am

Not on your mammy!

This fellow could tell you what makes Grandpa love Grandma so.
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Postby R.B. Huckleberry » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:25 am

Leadbelly?

Just don't ask me to come up with the next question... :shock:
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Postby ricochet » Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:11 am

R.B. Huckleberry wrote:Just don't ask me to come up with the next question... :shock:

Ah, but that's the curse of winning at BRB Trivia. You get a reprieve this time.

Give your backbone a rest. :D
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Postby ricochet » Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:59 pm

OK, contrary to common experience, he became extremely popular with his neighbors after he bought an electric guitar from a coworker for $75. Had to chase folks off from his house, he said.
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Postby maxx england » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:11 am

I met Stumblin for the first time on Thursday and he told me the answer as he's away for a few days. But I'm damned if I can remember what it was.
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Postby ricochet » Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:40 pm

That's a hoot!

I know what you mean, though. I've got CRS, bad.
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Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:35 am

Y'all do know I like lots of the Fat Possum blues, including some of their more obscure artists?
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