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1 Welcome To The (Hard) Blues Music Quiz In this quiz you will be presented with twenty five questions relating to blues music. Warning!!!!! – some of these are very difficult. = Click on the numbered button to bring up the question. Done = Click on the answer tab to reveal the correct answer. = Click on the return button to go back to the main selection screen. Click here to begin the quiz = Click on the Done tab to register the question as having been done 1

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3 1. Widely regarded as the "Father of the Blues", this gentleman wrote the first song ever to use the word "blues" in the title, "Memphis Blues". Who was he? 1. Widely regarded as the "Father of the Blues", this gentleman wrote the first song ever to use the word "blues" in the title, "Memphis Blues". Who was he? Answer Back

4 2. Who was McKinley Morganfield better known as? 2. Who was McKinley Morganfield better known as? Back Answer

5 3. Who managed The Jimi Hendrix Experience 3. Who managed The Jimi Hendrix Experience Back Answer

6 4. While ZZ Top didn't do a lot of cover songs, they saw fit to record "Dust My Broom" on their "Deguello" LP. Whose version did they base it on? 4. While ZZ Top didn't do a lot of cover songs, they saw fit to record "Dust My Broom" on their "Deguello" LP. Whose version did they base it on? Back Answer

7 5. Which Led Zeppelin member played the keyboards in addition to his main instrument? 5. Which Led Zeppelin member played the keyboards in addition to his main instrument? Back Answer

8 6. Which 80’s pop group did Gary Moore play with? 6. Which 80’s pop group did Gary Moore play with? Back Answer

9 7. What was the nickname of Donald Dunn, the bass player? 7. What was the nickname of Donald Dunn, the bass player? Back Answer

10 8. What was the myth surrounding Robert Johnson? 8. What was the myth surrounding Robert Johnson? Back Answer

11 9. What does "B.B." in B.B. King's name actually stand for? 9. What does "B.B." in B.B. King's name actually stand for? Back Answer

12 10. This Texas guitar player was once a band mate of Stevie Ray Vaughan in Paul Ray And The Cobras back in the 1970's. As far as recognition he is pretty "low-keyed". Can you name this unsung Texas blues hero? 10. This Texas guitar player was once a band mate of Stevie Ray Vaughan in Paul Ray And The Cobras back in the 1970's. As far as recognition he is pretty "low-keyed". Can you name this unsung Texas blues hero? Back Answer

13 11. The main influence on Eric Clapton's style was arguably who? 11. The main influence on Eric Clapton's style was arguably who? Back Answer

14 12. The first Texas blues artist to record was Blind Lemon Jefferson in Where was Blind Lemon born? 12. The first Texas blues artist to record was Blind Lemon Jefferson in Where was Blind Lemon born? Back Answer

15 13. The first "blues" recording was "Crazy Blues" recorded on August 10th Who was the performer? 13. The first "blues" recording was "Crazy Blues" recorded on August 10th Who was the performer? Back Answer

16 14. The "Legends" blues club in Chicago is owned by who? 14. The "Legends" blues club in Chicago is owned by who? Back Answer

17 15. Stevie Ray Vaughan loved "Texas Flood" so much that he named his first album after it and it was one of his live concert staples. Who was the blues guitarist/singer who wrote it? 15. Stevie Ray Vaughan loved "Texas Flood" so much that he named his first album after it and it was one of his live concert staples. Who was the blues guitarist/singer who wrote it? Back Answer

18 16. Robert Johnson was a highly influential Mississippi Delta blues artist. He was born in 1911 and died in Where was he born? 16. Robert Johnson was a highly influential Mississippi Delta blues artist. He was born in 1911 and died in Where was he born? Back Answer

19 17. The Beatles recorded a song on their "Something New" LP known as "Matchbox", with Ringo Starr on vocals. Who was the person that first recorded it? 17. The Beatles recorded a song on their "Something New" LP known as "Matchbox", with Ringo Starr on vocals. Who was the person that first recorded it? Back Answer

20 18. Papa Charlie Jackson was another well-known artist in the 1920's. While he did play guitar, the bulk of his many recordings were made using what instrument? 18. Papa Charlie Jackson was another well-known artist in the 1920's. While he did play guitar, the bulk of his many recordings were made using what instrument? Back Answer

21 19. On their "Psychedelic Lollipop" LP from the 60's, The Blues Magoos did a version of a song called "Worried Life Blues". Who was the pianist who wrote and first recorded it in the 1940's. 19. On their "Psychedelic Lollipop" LP from the 60's, The Blues Magoos did a version of a song called "Worried Life Blues". Who was the pianist who wrote and first recorded it in the 1940's. Back Answer

22 20. On the album "Stone Blue" by Foghat, you will find a song called "Sweet Home Chicago". It's another over-worked song, but who originally put it on shellac in 1936? 20. On the album "Stone Blue" by Foghat, you will find a song called "Sweet Home Chicago". It's another over-worked song, but who originally put it on shellac in 1936? Back Answer

23 21. On the album "Fillmore East" by The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman introduces "Stormy Monday". Who did the original version? 21. On the album "Fillmore East" by The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman introduces "Stormy Monday". Who did the original version? Back Answer

24 22. Thanks to John Mayall and Eric Clapton, "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" is now another blues standard. What Chicago blues player first recorded it? 22. Thanks to John Mayall and Eric Clapton, "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" is now another blues standard. What Chicago blues player first recorded it? Back Answer

25 23. On his live album "NYC '97" Texas blues/rock guitar slinger Johnny Winter covered a song "She Likes To Boogie Real Low". This was a minor hit in 1957 by whom? 23. On his live album "NYC '97" Texas blues/rock guitar slinger Johnny Winter covered a song "She Likes To Boogie Real Low". This was a minor hit in 1957 by whom? Back Answer

26 24. On Led Zeppelin's "Presence" LP, "Nobody's Fault But Mine" is credited to members of the band. The person that originally recorded it was a guitar evangelist from Marlin, Texas who recorded for Columbia in Who was he? 24. On Led Zeppelin's "Presence" LP, "Nobody's Fault But Mine" is credited to members of the band. The person that originally recorded it was a guitar evangelist from Marlin, Texas who recorded for Columbia in Who was he? Back Answer

27 25. On his late 60's self-titled LP, folk- rock singer Tom Rush recorded an old blues classic entitled "Drop Down Mama". Which Tennessee blues guitarist/singer wrote it and first recorded it for Decca Records in On his late 60's self-titled LP, folk- rock singer Tom Rush recorded an old blues classic entitled "Drop Down Mama". Which Tennessee blues guitarist/singer wrote it and first recorded it for Decca Records in Back Answer

28 1a W.C. Handy Handy was born in 1873 and wrote "Memphis Blues" in Some of his other notable compositions were "St. Louis Blues", "BealeSt. Blues" and "Yellow Dog Blues". He was noted more as a composer rather than as a performer but eye problems more or less forced his retirement in both areas in the late 1930's. He died in Joplin, of course, was known for his "ragtime" music. 1a W.C. Handy Handy was born in 1873 and wrote "Memphis Blues" in Some of his other notable compositions were "St. Louis Blues", "BealeSt. Blues" and "Yellow Dog Blues". He was noted more as a composer rather than as a performer but eye problems more or less forced his retirement in both areas in the late 1930's. He died in Joplin, of course, was known for his "ragtime" music. Back

29 2a Muddy Waters 2a Muddy Waters Back

30 3a Chas Chandler 3a Chas Chandler Back

31 4a Elmore James The version ZZ Top recorded was based on Elmore James' 1951 version for Trumpet Records. The song has an earlier history, having been recorded by Robert Johnson in 1936 as "(I Believe I'll) Dust My Broom". Even though there are scores of versions out there by various blues artists, it is clearly apparent that guitarist Billy Gibbons was paying homage to James, who was one of his slide guitar heroes. He was also known to "jam" with Hopkins in Houston in the 60's. 4a Elmore James The version ZZ Top recorded was based on Elmore James' 1951 version for Trumpet Records. The song has an earlier history, having been recorded by Robert Johnson in 1936 as "(I Believe I'll) Dust My Broom". Even though there are scores of versions out there by various blues artists, it is clearly apparent that guitarist Billy Gibbons was paying homage to James, who was one of his slide guitar heroes. He was also known to "jam" with Hopkins in Houston in the 60's. Back

32 5a John Paul Jones His main instrument was the bass 5a John Paul Jones His main instrument was the bass Back

33 6a Thin Lizzy 6a Thin Lizzy Back

34 7a Duck 7a Duck Back

35 8a He made a pact with the devil to play the blues 8a He made a pact with the devil to play the blues Back

36 9a Blues Boy Although this was his nickname, his real first name is Riley 9a Blues Boy Although this was his nickname, his real first name is Riley Back

37 10a Denny Freeman Denny Freeman was a band mate of Paul Ray And The Cobras with Stevie Ray back in the 1970's. One of his critically acclaimed yet "little-heard" releases is "A Tone For My Sins". Worth checking out. Eric Johnson is a great Texas guitar player but is more known for jazz/rock fusion. Boyack is a blues guitarist that was once signed to the Bullseye Blues label. He was ousted from the label after being discovered that he was "moonlighting" as a bank teller. A guy gets hungry doesn't he? We're talking about the blues here! Ealey is a musician that plays in a traditional blues style on the Dallas scene. 10a Denny Freeman Denny Freeman was a band mate of Paul Ray And The Cobras with Stevie Ray back in the 1970's. One of his critically acclaimed yet "little-heard" releases is "A Tone For My Sins". Worth checking out. Eric Johnson is a great Texas guitar player but is more known for jazz/rock fusion. Boyack is a blues guitarist that was once signed to the Bullseye Blues label. He was ousted from the label after being discovered that he was "moonlighting" as a bank teller. A guy gets hungry doesn't he? We're talking about the blues here! Ealey is a musician that plays in a traditional blues style on the Dallas scene. Back

38 11a Freddie King 11a Freddie King Back

39 12a Couchman, Texas Blind Lemon Jefferson was born in Couchman, Texas, near Wortham, Texas. Probably an old African-American community there's nothing there to see now but trees, creeks, pastureland, and cows. There has been an annual blues festival held in his honor in Wortham since That same year he had a new headstone placed at his gravesite. The inscription reads "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean". 12a Couchman, Texas Blind Lemon Jefferson was born in Couchman, Texas, near Wortham, Texas. Probably an old African-American community there's nothing there to see now but trees, creeks, pastureland, and cows. There has been an annual blues festival held in his honor in Wortham since That same year he had a new headstone placed at his gravesite. The inscription reads "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean". Back

40 13a Mamie Smith Mamie was more of a jazz singer than a traditional blues artist. It is reported that Tucker was originally slated to record the song, was unable to make the session and Smith filled in, a fortuitous circumstance that made her a wealthy woman. The record sold over a million copies in just six months and because of it's remarkable success, the way was paved for other artists such as Bessie Smith to get into the recording studio. 13a Mamie Smith Mamie was more of a jazz singer than a traditional blues artist. It is reported that Tucker was originally slated to record the song, was unable to make the session and Smith filled in, a fortuitous circumstance that made her a wealthy woman. The record sold over a million copies in just six months and because of it's remarkable success, the way was paved for other artists such as Bessie Smith to get into the recording studio. Back

41 14a Buddy Guy 14a Buddy Guy Back

42 15a Larry Davis Larry Davis penned and first recorded "Texas Flood" in Collins was on the Houston scene at the time. Buddy Guy and Lonnie Brooks made their first recordings in Louisiana. Even though Davis wrote the song, the famous guitar riff was actually played by Fenton Robinson. 15a Larry Davis Larry Davis penned and first recorded "Texas Flood" in Collins was on the Houston scene at the time. Buddy Guy and Lonnie Brooks made their first recordings in Louisiana. Even though Davis wrote the song, the famous guitar riff was actually played by Fenton Robinson. Back

43 16a Hazlehurst, Mississippi Johnson was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. All of his records were recorded in San Antonio and Dallas, Texas. He died as a result of poisoned whiskey that was given to him at a juke joint performance outside of Greenwood, Mississippi. 16a Hazlehurst, Mississippi Johnson was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. All of his records were recorded in San Antonio and Dallas, Texas. He died as a result of poisoned whiskey that was given to him at a juke joint performance outside of Greenwood, Mississippi. Back

44 17a Blind Lemon Jefferson Blind Lemon Jefferson first recorded "Matchbox Blues" in 1926 for Paramount Records, and again for Okeh Records in It got him in lot of trouble, since he was supposed to be an exclusive Paramount Records artist. They didn't appreciate him "moonlighting" for another label. He died in Chicago in T-Bone Walker in 1929, Son Becky in 1937, and Smith Casey in the 30's, all recorded versions. 17a Blind Lemon Jefferson Blind Lemon Jefferson first recorded "Matchbox Blues" in 1926 for Paramount Records, and again for Okeh Records in It got him in lot of trouble, since he was supposed to be an exclusive Paramount Records artist. They didn't appreciate him "moonlighting" for another label. He died in Chicago in T-Bone Walker in 1929, Son Becky in 1937, and Smith Casey in the 30's, all recorded versions. Back

45 18a Six-String Banjo Papa Charlie was another Paramount Records artist, who released many recordings. Some of his last sides appeared on Vocalion. His recording career began in Some critics regard him to be the first "country blues" act, but his style actually is more appropriate from a "vaudeville" sense. On most of his records, you will find him singing and playing a six-string banjo. Kind of archaic, with the banjo as an instrument being used in medicine show acts. It didn't hamper him from selling records. After his career was over, no one knows what became of him. He is believed to have died circa a Six-String Banjo Papa Charlie was another Paramount Records artist, who released many recordings. Some of his last sides appeared on Vocalion. His recording career began in Some critics regard him to be the first "country blues" act, but his style actually is more appropriate from a "vaudeville" sense. On most of his records, you will find him singing and playing a six-string banjo. Kind of archaic, with the banjo as an instrument being used in medicine show acts. It didn't hamper him from selling records. After his career was over, no one knows what became of him. He is believed to have died circa Back

46 19a Big Maceo Big Maceo Merriweather recorded "Worried Life Blues" for Bluebird in the 1940's. The Animals were the first group to pick it as rock cover. There are lot of blues versions out there. Sykes was another well-known blues piano player whose career stretched for decades, beginning in the 20's. Speckled Red recorded "The Dirty Dozens" in the 20's. It was later used on "The Color Purple" soundtrack, in a newly-recorded version by studio musicians. Jabo Williams was a piano player who recorded a few incredible sides for Paramount Records, in the 20's. 19a Big Maceo Big Maceo Merriweather recorded "Worried Life Blues" for Bluebird in the 1940's. The Animals were the first group to pick it as rock cover. There are lot of blues versions out there. Sykes was another well-known blues piano player whose career stretched for decades, beginning in the 20's. Speckled Red recorded "The Dirty Dozens" in the 20's. It was later used on "The Color Purple" soundtrack, in a newly-recorded version by studio musicians. Jabo Williams was a piano player who recorded a few incredible sides for Paramount Records, in the 20's. Back

47 20a Robert Johnson Robert Johnson did the original in It's also known as being geographically incorrect since Johnson places Chicago, "in the land of California". 20a Robert Johnson Robert Johnson did the original in It's also known as being geographically incorrect since Johnson places Chicago, "in the land of California". Back

48 21a T-Bone Walker He did the original version of "Call It Stormy Monday" for Black & White Records in Bobby Bland did a version of it in the early 60's. The Allman Brothers Band, Freddie King, Lonnie Brooks, Elvis and Big Mama Thornton all did versions. 21a T-Bone Walker He did the original version of "Call It Stormy Monday" for Black & White Records in Bobby Bland did a version of it in the early 60's. The Allman Brothers Band, Freddie King, Lonnie Brooks, Elvis and Big Mama Thornton all did versions. Back

49 22a Otis Rush He first recorded "All Your Love(I Miss Loving") for Eli Toscano's Cobra label in the 1950's. Gary Moore paid tribute to The Bluesbreakers, by including it on his "Still Got The Blues" CD. The Bluesbreakers version was sung by Mayall who also supplied organ, with great guitar work by Clapton. Luther Allison & Magic Sam, two brilliant Chicago blues guitarists, Hubert Sumlin and Howlin' Wolf also did versions. 22a Otis Rush He first recorded "All Your Love(I Miss Loving") for Eli Toscano's Cobra label in the 1950's. Gary Moore paid tribute to The Bluesbreakers, by including it on his "Still Got The Blues" CD. The Bluesbreakers version was sung by Mayall who also supplied organ, with great guitar work by Clapton. Luther Allison & Magic Sam, two brilliant Chicago blues guitarists, Hubert Sumlin and Howlin' Wolf also did versions. Back

50 23a Frankie Lee Sims He first recorded the song in His biggest hit was "Lucy Mae Blues" for the Specialty label back in It was remade in fine form by Buddy Guy on his "Blues Singer" CD. Sims was originally born in Louisiana. He taught school in Palestine, Tx. in the 1930's. He made his first recordings in the late 1940's. He also appeared on a segment of American Bandstand" in the late 1950's. More than likely promoting this very song, that would be one of his last recordings as an artist. 23a Frankie Lee Sims He first recorded the song in His biggest hit was "Lucy Mae Blues" for the Specialty label back in It was remade in fine form by Buddy Guy on his "Blues Singer" CD. Sims was originally born in Louisiana. He taught school in Palestine, Tx. in the 1930's. He made his first recordings in the late 1940's. He also appeared on a segment of American Bandstand" in the late 1950's. More than likely promoting this very song, that would be one of his last recordings as an artist. Back

51 24a Blind Willie Johnson A black gospel hymn, Blind Willie Johnson recorded the first well-known version of it. He wasn't credited as to have written it on the label of his 78 RPM either, so the song was most likely in the public domain. Eric Clapton recorded Johnson's "Motherless Children" on "461 Ocean Boulevard", and also covered his "Jesus Is Coming Soon", on his "There's One In Every Crowd" LP. 24a Blind Willie Johnson A black gospel hymn, Blind Willie Johnson recorded the first well-known version of it. He wasn't credited as to have written it on the label of his 78 RPM either, so the song was most likely in the public domain. Eric Clapton recorded Johnson's "Motherless Children" on "461 Ocean Boulevard", and also covered his "Jesus Is Coming Soon", on his "There's One In Every Crowd" LP. Back

52 25a Sleepy John Estes He was a native of the Brownsville, TN. area. His "Drop Down Mama" would inspire other blues classics such as the 1971 song "Stoop Down Baby" by blues singer Chick Willis. It was pretty risqué even for its time. 25a Sleepy John Estes He was a native of the Brownsville, TN. area. His "Drop Down Mama" would inspire other blues classics such as the 1971 song "Stoop Down Baby" by blues singer Chick Willis. It was pretty risqué even for its time. Back


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