BigRoad Trivia- July 2006

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BigRoad Trivia- July 2006

Postby bosco » Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:17 pm

Welcome to the July trivia thread. Thanks to all of the participants that made the June trivia a success.

First up is DCBlues with one of his usual stumpers-

This young lady with a powerful voice is the daughter of a legendary Texas blues artist. She usually includes one of her father's songs in her live show. Who is she, who is her father, and what is the song?
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Postby nizer » Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:25 pm

Shemekia Copeland, Johnny Copeland, "Ghetto Child"?
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Postby dcblues » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:46 am

"In this so called, free land."

Your turn!
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Postby nizer » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:42 pm

Thanks DC.

This giant of electric blues began as a child holding Blind Lemon Jefferson's tin cup for him on the streets of Dallas. In 1930 he won a talent contest and got to play banjo in Cab Calloway's band. Before the end of the decade he plugged in one of them new-fangled electric guitars and the rest, as they say, is history.
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Postby stumblin » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:47 pm

I'm guessing that you're alluding to the one and only Mr. T-Bone Walker.
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Postby nizer » Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:11 pm

The very same. Take it away Sheffburger.
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Postby stumblin » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:27 am

Acquiring skills on the ukulele, trumpet and guitar in his native Texas, this lad moved to California in his early twenties, where his recording career began with some sessions for Ivory Joe Hunter.
Simply name the mystery bloke - real name, stage name or both.
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Postby jellyroll baker » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:23 am

Pee Wee Crayton?
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Postby stumblin » Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:41 pm

jellyroll baker wrote:Pee Wee Crayton?

That's him, take it to the bridge J-Ro 8)
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Postby jellyroll baker » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:18 am

Thanks Stumbles,

ow then, we all know about the attempts to update the sound of Muddy and the Wolf and their repective "psychedelic" albums but the similar attempt to update Lightnin' Hopkins isn't as well known. What was the name of the album and which late-'60s garage-rock legends was he teamed up with?
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Postby Elecktrablue » Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:54 am

Could it possibly be ...

'Freeform Patterns' with the 13th Floor Elevators?
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Postby jellyroll baker » Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:11 am

That's the one!

Hit us with your rhythm stick Elektrablue!
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Postby stumblin » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:53 am

Elecktrablue wrote:...'Freeform Patterns' with the 13th Floor Elevators?

Wow, I never heard of that one. Is it any good?
Never mind, I might just have to track down a copy anyway.
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Postby Elecktrablue » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:58 pm

Alright! :D

This 1930's era bluesman, after a run-in with the law, jumped bail to record in Chicago. He was caught and incarcerated in Mississippi's Parchman Farm in 1937.

Name that bluesman!
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Postby ricochet » Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:33 am

Sounds like that could be Booker T. Washington White.
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