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I thought that this could be a cool way to learn new and interesting things about your favourite artists and bluesmen!

So basically, one person asks a question about a blues and/or jazz artist (they should already know the answer to the question ) and then the next poster answers it. If no one tells you if it is right or wrong within a window of 30 minutes, anyone can post a new question. If it is wrong, the original poster should tell the correct answer.

I have no idea if that made any sense at all

But yeah, I'll start us off with an easy one.

Why does BB King name his guitars "Lucille"? The most famous one being his Gibson ES 355.
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Last edited by Dimebag22 at Mar 24, 2008,
#3
"Lucille

One of his trademarks is "Lucille", the name he has given to his guitars since the 1950s after he escaped a fire at a juke joint he was playing in. The fire was started by two men who were fighting over a woman named "Lucille". During their fight, they knocked over the bucket of burning kerosene used for heat. When King escaped the building, he realized that he had left his guitar in the burning building. He ran back inside to get it and after learning of what happened, he named his guitar "Lucille" to remind himself not to do it again." @ Wiki.

bleh, close.
#4
Yeah, in the song "Lucille" he actually tells the story, and this is how it goes:

The way, the way I came by the name of Lucille, I was
over in Twist, Arkansas, I know you've never heard of
that one, have you? And one night the guys started a
ball over there, you know, they started brawling, you
know what I mean. And the guy that was mad with his
old lady, when she fell over on this gas tank that was
burning for heat, the gas ran all over the floor.

And when the gas ran all over the floor, the building
caught on fire, and almost burned me up trying to save
Lucille. Oh I, I imagine you're still wondering why I
call it Lucille, the lady that started that brawl that
night was named Lucille.

Now you can ask a question if you want.
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#5
Half an hour means it's open

What guitar was John Lee Hooker's main axe during the sixties?

Bonus: What kind of pups were they?
#6
Was it his Epiphone Sheraton?
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You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
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#7
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Was it his Epiphone Sheraton?

And the bonus questioin? (that is right btw)
#8
His Signature guitar has Alnico Classic's so I'm gonna go with that.
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You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
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#9
I would think this thread would work better and be a more cohesive read if we just post interesting things we've found/read/heard whatever instead of asking questions and having to look through for answers? Just a thought..
#10
Yeah his signature Sheraton has mini alnico buckers, but he used P-90s back in the day
#12
Uh...... Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil?
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#16
Blind Willie Johnson was blinded after his mother threw lye in his eyes because his father had beaten her.
#17
this isn't really trivia

so I'll do one

what quirk of Freddie Kings allowed him to accidentally achieve massive success with the song Hideaway, as he didn't originally believe it would be very successful?
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#18
his love for the chicago night life?
#19
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his love for the chicago night life?


I'll give you a hint,

it was because he always released singles in a particular way
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#20
I have no idea, I'm looking forward to hearing the answer.
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#21
ok, I'll just tell you

Freddie King always released his singles with a vocal A side and instrumental B side, Hideaway was released as the B side of "I love the Woman" with every intention being that "I love the Woman" would be a hit and not Hideaway, but DJ's liked Hideaway more and so played it more often, so the initial success of it was just because he released the singles in that format.

ok an easier one

what is SRV's white stratocaster called, who is it named for, and what is peculiar about it?
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#22
Oh man, I know this one!!! Shit I have no idea.
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#23
I do know that it has a different kind of pickups, if this is the guitar I'm thinking of.
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#24
It's the Charley Stratocaster.

One of Stevie's friends owned a guitar shop and he built SRV this Strat with all guitar parts from his shop right?
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#25
^ yeah you two got it together

Charley was named for the man that built it, and died while SRV was still alive, the song "Life Without you" is also about Charley

the guitar had lipstick pups from a danelectro, giving it an exceptionally glassy tone

so, Dime or GD_GC either of you can make the next question.
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#26
What song did SRV love as a child growing up and learning guitar that he eventually got to play with ZZ Top? That question is kind of vauge, a hint is that it is still played by ZZ Top live.
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#27
This is a wild guess... La Grange?
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#28
Nope, it isn't a ZZ Top song, it was some obscure local blues artists song I think. But ZZ Top still plays it.
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#29
Uh...no clue
#30
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#31
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Blind Willie Johnson was blinded after his mother threw lye in his eyes because his father had beaten her.


Nope, his step-mother through lye in his eyes because he caught his father with another woman.
#32
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Nope, his step-mother through lye in his eyes because he caught his father with another woman.

Well that is just as good....

Dammit I have to rewatch The Blues by Martin Scorsese again.
#33
Alright, its Thunderbird, and old song that ZZ Top still plays. It was SRV's favorite as a kid.
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#34
Go again GD
#35
Umm why did SRV write Lenny? (hint: its more than just "for his wife.")
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#36
for his wife buying him the guitar for his birthday
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#39
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Umm why did SRV write Lenny? (hint: its more than just "for his wife.")


when he was still struggling to get fame... he saw a brand new american strat in the window at his local guitar shop. knowing that he wouldn't be able to scrap the money together to get it, his wife and her friends all pitched in money and got it for him on his birthday

I'm pretty sure he wrote Lenny that night for her
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#40
Nah, ill just tell you. (According to his bio), Lenny was upset because she thought "Pride and Joy" was written for an ex girlfriend. So SRV wrote her Lenny that night at her bedside to make up for it.
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