Big ROAD Trivia NOVEMBER 2007

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Big ROAD Trivia NOVEMBER 2007

Postby beard-of-grey » Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:02 am

The carry over question is

Theres not enough Blues Comedy around, so lets reminisce
Name the Ma and Pa team married for 50 years 1917 to the death of the husband 1967. Recorded over 60 sides for OKeh from 1924 to 1930 with sidemen like Louis Armstrong, King Oliver and Clarence Williams.
Their stage name is similar to a popular Theatre act they were commissioned to replaced. Of course double entendre was a staple.
Copied by such artists as Grant & Wilson- Cow Cow Davenport& Dora Carr and to a lesser degree Memphis Minnie and Joe McCoy.
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Postby dcblues » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:21 pm

Is it Butterbeans and Susie?
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Postby beard-of-grey » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:55 pm

Another correct answer from DCBlues
Indeed its Joe and Susie Edwards as Butterbeans and Susie.
Take it away D.C.
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Postby dcblues » Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:14 pm

This writer from Mississippi was a fan of the hill country blues artists like Junior Kimbrough and RL Burnside. He mentions Kimbrough's juke joint in his last novel. When he died, a tribute album to him was released, which included songs by T-Model Ford and The North Mississippi Allstars.

Who was he?
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Postby Mississippi John » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:22 pm

Larry Brown.
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Postby dcblues » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:39 pm

That was easier than I expected. I guess I'm not the only Larry Brown fan here. I highly recommend all of his books.

Take it away...
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Postby Mississippi John » Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:15 pm

I have never read anything by Larry Brown, but I'll check it out ...

Here's another easy question:

In 1965, in his mid-60s, this famous guitarist/singer landed a series of dates in Toronto, Canada, and decided to stay there, eventually opening his own club called the Home of the Blues, in 1966. Throughout the decade he recorded and played local clubs in Canada as well as embarking on several regional tours.

He died in Toronto on June 16, 1970 of complications resulting from a 1969 auto accident. Who is he?
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Postby beard-of-grey » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:55 pm

The name your after could quite wrongly be associated with
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I'll wait 48hrs to see who pulls it out and squirts it about :oops:
My moneys on Ric.
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Postby beard-of-grey » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:43 pm

My research leads me to conclude that Alonzo Lonnie Johnson is the artist.
Should not be confused with the Lonnie Johnson president and founder of Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc., inventor of the most annoying, thoughtless birthday/Christmas gift ever created, THE SUPER SOAKER.
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Postby ricochet » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:28 pm

Thanks, BOG! I wasn't around online, though. Too many things going on in "the real world."
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Postby Mississippi John » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:35 pm

Nice 'searchin!! Alonzo Johnson it is.

Funny how the lives of two prominant blues legends were curtailed in the late 60s early 70s due to traffic accidents in Toronto, Canada. (Howling Wolf is the the other)

Anyway, over to you, 'Grey!
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Postby beard-of-grey » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:29 pm

Thanks Mississippi
An easy one for a quick turnover
Name the Blues Guitar player who was born with 22 digits ?
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Postby ricochet » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:34 pm

That's got to be Hound Dog Taylor.
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Postby beard-of-grey » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:50 am

Vah! Denuone latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur.

Errr..Sorry about that
Yes Ric correct again
That'll be a hotel on Mayfair, and a free turn.
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Postby ricochet » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:32 am

This actor, best known as a TV sheriff, recorded an album titled **** ******** (the performer's name) Shouts the Blues and Other Old Timey Songs, consisting of something near half blues mixed with corny old folk songs. Surprised me to learn that he aspired to be a bluesman!
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