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QUIZ 1 –  Musicians’ Names

by Bert Thompson

Give the musicians’ first names

 

 

1. “Kid” Ory

1. Edward

2. “Turk” Murphy

2 Melvin

3. “Wingy” Manone

3. Joseph

4. “Fatha” Hines

4. Earl

5. “Bunk” Johnson

5. William

6. “Baby” Dodds

6. Warren

7. “Red” Nichols

7.  Ernest

8. “Jelly Roll” Morton

8. Ferdinand

9. “Buddy” Bolden

9. Charles

10. “Pee Wee” Russell

10. Charles

 

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QUIZ 2 –  Band Leader's Names

by Trevor Barnes

Anagrams of British Trad Band leaders.
Supplied by Trevor Barnes

 

 

1. rick blake

1.Acker Bilk
2. sir herb crab 2.Chris Barber
3. Homely Plenty Truth 3.Humphrey Lyttelton
4. lax wheels 4.Alex Welsh
5. noisy them nuns 5.Monty Sunshine
6. holy gift rotter 6.Terry Lightfoot
7. crony leek 7.Ken Colyer
8. withholds cracker 8.Dick Charlesworth
9. bleak lynn 9.Kenny Ball

10. claim milk gun

10.Mick Mulligan
11. dislike name 11.Mike Daniels
12. hard glory 12.Harry Gold
13. risk lice 13.Eric Silk
14. fry ladder land 14.Freddy Randall   7

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QUIZ 3 –  Couples

 

Each pair of musicians is or was a married couple, although they did not necessarily play together.
Match the husbands with their respective wives. - Bert Thompson

 

Husbands

Wives

1. DeDe Pierce

  Billie Goodson

2. Louis Armstrong   Lil Hardin
3. Jimmy McPartland   Marian Turner
4. Chris Barber   Ottilie Patterson
5. Narvin Kimball   Jeanette Salvant
6. Max Collie   Annie Hawkins
7. John Dankworth   Cleo Laine
8. Louis Prima   Keely Smith
9. Red Norvo   Mildred Bailey

10. Kid Sheik Colar

  Sadie Goodson

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QUIZ – 4: Instruments

by Bert Thompson

 

1. You ought to see deacon Jones

    When he rattles the

Bones
2.  Boy March Bugle

3.  For I’m off for Alabama with a  on my knee

Banjo
4.   Wiggles Washboard
5.   Chop Suey Cornet
6.  When Erastus plays his old - Kazoo

7.  Oh Cholly, blow that thing,

      Play that slide -

Trombone
8.  Marmalade Clarinet

9. Bull  Blues

Fiddle
10. My baby, when you hear them  go dingaling
All turn around and sweetly you must sing
Bells

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QUIZ - 5: NW Musicians

by Fred Burnett

 

Nomadic Kit Tom Kincaid
A Pole Courier Laurie Cooper
Sea Owner Rae Owens
Noteable Rise Isabel Toner
Colin Waxall Allan Wilcox
Our Dry Ham War Howard Murray
Marbella Harris Barrie Marshall
The Just Monk John Muskett
Hoarse Drinker Derek Harrison
Jail Scum Jim Lucas

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QUIZ – 6

By Bert Thompson

Comestible Quiz.

 

 

_______ head blues Potato
_______ and crawfish pie and filé gumbo Jambalaya
Gimme a _______ _______ and a bottle of beer Pig foot
Dill _______ Pickles
_______ ain’t nothin’ but a bird Chicken
I like _______ because they got no bones Bananas
I ain’t gonna give nobody none of my _______ _______ Jelly roll
You could say what you choose
but I'm all confused
I got the sweet, sweet _______ blues

Sugar
_______ _______ and rice, I'm in paradise
Oh, Louisian-I-A, I'm comin' to you
Red beans
You’re not the only _______ in the stew Oyster

 

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QUIZ - 7: NW Musicians

 

by Fred Burnett.

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Mildly Babel Billy Bedlam
Diana Plume Paul Medina
Wren Joins Mint Jim Swinnerton
UR Clint Nero Colin Turner
Cuff in Camberra Bruce Carnaffin
Rick Bebop Gills Bob Pickersgill
Local jet trick Jack Cotterill
Two Speed Deer Peter Eddowes
Rome Gene Moe Green
Probe Meek Kim Mike Pembroke

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QUIZ – 8

By Bert Thompson

The following questions all relate to the deaths of jazz personalities
 

 In what type of an institution did Buddy Bolden die? Louisiana State Insane Asylum
Which famous blues singer died after being an automobile accident? Bessie Smith
How old was Bix Beiderbecke when he died – 28, 33, 45, or 63?

28

The day after being attacked by one of his sidemen in 1919, bandleader
James Reese Europe,  a jazz pioneer, died. With what was he attacked?

Penknife
Which famous ragtime pianist died of syphilitic dementia? Scott Joplin
How old did Eubie Blake claim to be the year of his death (1983)? 100 (it seems he was actually 96)
Which musician collapsed and died while, or just after,
participating in a memorial concert for his or her ex-spouse?
Lil Hardin Armstrong

Where did Kid Ory die – (1) New Orleans, Louisiana;
(2) Honolulu, Hawaii; or (3) Culver City, California?

Honolulu, Hawaii

Who, at the time of his death, was reduced to “sweeping out a
pool hall and selling vegetables on the streets of Savannah, GA”?

Joe King Oliver

Of what did Fats Waller die on a cross country train trip in 1943
alcoholism, pneumonia, heart attack, or cirrhosis?

Pneumonia

 

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QUIZ – 9

By Bert Thompson

Each of the following musicians had a signature prop. 
Match the musician with his or her prop.

 

1. Jelly Roll Morton E. diamond in front tooth
2. Sammy Penn A. chomping cigar
3. Sharkey Bonano G. derby
4. Emma Barrett B. beanie and bells on garters
5. Billie Holiday J. white gardenia
6. Ted Lewis C. top hat
7. Louis Armstrong I. white handkerchief
8. Kay Kyser D. mortar board and gown
9. Spike Jones F. loud check jacket
0. Willie the Lion Smith H. derby and cigar

 

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Quiz - 10

 

Untangle these mixed up names into N.W. musicians

 

 

A Plum Acre Paul Mcrae
Mojo Manner Jon Moreman
Tree Advisors Dave Rossiter
Nation Ill Linton Ali
A Ten Banjos Truth Jonathan Butters
My Cranky Tin Nicky Martyn
A Demo Over Dave Moore
A Mean Bleach Alan Beecham
Rob Pewtern Peter Brown
Halt Gloom March Malcolm Hogarth

 

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Quiz - 11

 

Occupations

 

 

Name the occupation alluded to in each title or lyric excerpt

 
1. Stick out your can Here comes the _______.

Garbage man

2. He flaps my flapjacks, Cleans off the table, Feeds the horses in my stable, My man, is such a _______. Handyman
3. Here Comes the Hot _______ Tamale Man
4. She married a B & O _______ That took and throwed her down, Bellerin' like a prune-fed calf With a big gang hanging around. Brakeman
5. That's a porter's love song To a _______. Chambermaid
6. The _______'s Lament Postman
7. Lifeboats here, lifeboats there, hear the shrieks and groans, The _______ calls, "All hands on deck!" and says in trembling tones. Captain
8. _______ Save My Child Fireman
9. My very good friend the _____ says That I've been losing too much sleep.

Milkman

10. This train don't carry no _______, this train. Gamblers

 

 

 

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Quiz - 12

Birds


In each blank space in the title or lyric, place the name of the bird

 

In each blank space in the title or lyric, place the name of the bird

 
1. Listen to the _______ Bird 1. Mocking
2. You know little _______, get a little lonesome, too. 2. Blackbirds
3. Sage _______ Strut 3. Hen
4. _______ ain't nothin' but a bird 4. Chicken
5. Nothing but _______ All day long. 5. Bluebirds
6. Yeah, up a lazy river where that _______'s song Awakes a bright new mornin', we can roll along. 6. Robin
7. If the ocean was whiskey and I was a _______, I'd swim to the bottom and drink my way up. 7. Duck
8. From a _______ out on the hill, They took a new note, Pushed it through a horn 'till it was worn, Into a blue note. 8. Whippoorwill
9. _______ Have you anything to say to me? 9. Skylark
10. My _______ Has Circles under His Eyes 10. Canary

 

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Quiz 13

 

Nicknames

 

1. Lux (piano) Meade Lewis
2. Trummy (trombone) James Young
3. Wooden Joe (trumpet) Joe Nicholas
4. Zutty (drums) Arthur Singleton
5. Sharkey (trumpet) Joseph Bonano
6. Muggsy (cornet) Francis Spanier
7. Punch (cornet) Ernest Miller
8. Big Eye (clarinet) Louis Nelson
9. DeDe (trumpet) Joseph Pierce
10. Ram (drums) 

Minor Hall

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Quiz 14

 

Fill the blank in each song line or title with the name of the flower

 

1. He's the _______ of the Valley, He’s the Bright and Morning Star Lily
2. When You Wore a _______ Tulip 
3. Help me in my distress, Sweet _______ _______, please do Lotus blossom
4. _______ of Washington Square Rose
5. _______ Goodbye Bluebells
6. Church bells will chime, You will be mine , In _______ _______ time Apple Blossom
7. A White Sport Coat and a Pink _______ Carnation
8. You're confection goodness knows _______ rose Honeysuckle
9. Do the sweet _______ blossom at everybody's door?
Do the folks keep eating possum til they can't eat no more?
Magnolias
10. Because it isn't raining rain, you know, it's raining _______

 Violets

 

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Quiz 15

 

Siblings

 

1. Jack and _______ Teagarden Instrument: _______

Charlie (trumpet) or Norma (piano)

2. Willie and _______ Humphrey Instrument: _______

Percy (trumpet) or Earl (trombone)

3. Bing and _______ Crosby Instrument: _______

Bob (conductor baton)

4. Benny and _______ Goodman Instrument: _______

Harry (string bass)

5. Baby and _______ Dodds Instrument: _______

Johnny (clarinet, alto sax)

6. Cab and _______ Calloway Instrument: _______

Blanche (voice)

7. Wynton and _______ Marsalis Instrument: _______

Branford (saxes) or Delfeayo (trombone) or Jason (drums)

8. Tommy and _______ Dorsey Instrument: _______

Jimmy (clarinet, alto sax, trumpet)

9. Edmond and _______ Hall Instrument: _______

Herb (clarinet) or Robert (clarinet)

10. Graeme and _______ Bell Instrument: _______

Roger (trumpet);

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Quiz 16

 

Conveyances

 

1. Put on your old gray bonnet With the blue ribbons on it While I hitch old Dobbin to the _______. Shay
2. Come away with me, Lucille, In my merry _______. Oldsmobile
3. _______ here, _______ there, Hear the shrieks and groans. Lifeboats
4. I got a hot rod _______ and a two dollar bill And I know a spot right over the hill Ford
5. You've been a good old _______, daddy, but you done broke down! Wagon
6. Swing low, sweet _______, comin' for to carry me home. Chariot
7. Now the rains a-fallin', hear the _______'s a-callin', "Woo-ee." My mama done tol' me. Train
8. I'll be down to get you with a _______, honey Better be ready about a half past eight. Taxi
9. Take a _______ (Bobba doo zot) Go to Siam in Bangkok Today round the clock Well, they all like to jam Plane
10. Oh, Dinah Should you wander to China I would hop an _______ _______ Just to be with Dinah Lee. Ocean liner

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QUIZ - 17

Name the town or city alluded to in each song
 

1. And if I make _____ with no place to go,
You can make me a pallet on the floor.
1. Atlanta
2. _____ woman with her diamond ring
Pulls that man around by her apron string.
2. St. Louis
3. I’ve got the _____ blues,
And the Main Street heart disease.
(It’s buzzin’ round.)
3. Dallas
4. I’m goin’ to _____ because I’m sad today,
And I want to linger down ol’ Dixie way.
4. Tishomingo
5. We’ll take a boat to the land of dreams,
Steam down the river, down to _____.
5. New Orleans.
6. I left Ma and Pa out in Omaha-ha-ha,
When _____ Kitty smiled at me.
6. Kansas City
7. He's long gone from Kentucky,
Long gone, that boy's lucky,
Long gone, what I mean,
Long gone John from _____.
7. Bowling Green.
8. They call her Hard-Hearted Hannah,
The vamp of _____,
The meanest gal in town.
8. Savannah,
9. Rock my soul with the _____ Joys. 9. Milenberg
10. Oh you can pick a morning gloria right off the
sidewalks of _____.
10. Peoria

 

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QUIZ - 18

Match the band with its leader

 

1.   Yerba Buena Jazz Band  

F.    Lu Watters 

2.   Original Dixieland Jass Band   

M.  Nick LaRocca

3.   Red Hot Peppers                                         

K.  Jelly Roll Morton

4.   Hot Five B.   Louis Armstrong
5.   Black Bottom Stompers

O.  Johnny Dodds

6.   City Slickers     

A.   Spike Jones

7.   New Orleans Rhythm Kings  

C.   Paul Mares 

8.   New Orleans Feetwarmers

D.   Sidney Bechet

9.   Washingtonians 

G.   Duke Ellington

10.  New New Orleans Jazz

E.   Wilbur de Paris

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Name the town or city alluded to in each song
 

1.  Yeah, my bucket's got a hole in it,

      I can't buy no _______.

 

1. Beer

2.  Oh, see Ola, I see Cola,
     Everybody wants a _______.

2. Coca-Cola
3.  Old rockin' chair's got me, my cane by my side
     Fetch me that _______, son, 'fore I tan your hide

3. Gin
4.  A cup of _______, a sandwich, and you. 4. Coffee
5.  Who threw the _______ in the well? 5. Whiskey

6.  Goodbye whiskey you used to make me frisky,

     So long_______, so long gin.

 

6. Highball

7.  I get no kick from _______,
     Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all
7. Champagne
8.  The Days of _______ and Roses.  8. Wine
9.  _______ and Coca-Cola 9. Rum

10. Most any afternoon at five

     We’ll be so glad we’re both alive

     Then maybe fortune will complete her plan

     That all began with _______ for two.

 

 



10. Cocktails

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QUIZ -
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Complete the song titles with the girls’ names
 

1. My Gal _____ 1. Sal
2. Shout 'em, Aunt _____ 2. Tillie
3. _____'s Wedding Day 3. Magnolia
4. _____'s Gone 4. Delia
5. Aunt _____'s Blues 5. Hagar
6. Hula _____ 6. Lou
7. _____ Wore a Golden Chain 7. Mary
8. My Darling _____ Gray 8. Nellie
9. _____ and Johnny 9. Frankie
10. _____ Make up Your Mind 10. Mandy

 

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QUIZ -
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Supply the boy's name for the blank space in each title
 

1. _______'s Ragtime Band Alexander
2. Beau Koo _______ Jack
3. _______ Shaftoe Bobby
4. Little _______ Lawrence
5. _______ Columbus Christopher
6. Clap Hands, Here Comes _______ Charlie
7. Old Man _______ Mose
8. Save the Bones for _______ Jones Henry
9. _______ the Weeper Willie
10. _______ Fit the Battle of Jericho  Joshua

 

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Terms of Endearment

 _______ de-da-da Papa
You Gotta See Your _______ Every Night Mamma
_______ Won’t You Please Come Home? Baby
Let me call you _______, I’m in love with you Sweetheart
My _______’s Lovin’ Arms Honey
She can look this wide world over,
But she'll never find a _______ _______like me
Sweet man
My Heart Belongs to _______ Daddy
My Sweet _______ _______ Lovin’ Man
When My _______ Comes Home Dreamboat
He'll make you laugh, he'll make you cry, he'll drive those blues away
You'll sit right down and weep and moan and then you'll find he's went
Lord, I been wonderin' where my _______ _______ has gone
Jelly bean

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Doubles

1. Tommy Dorsey (trombone) _______________ Cornet
2. Sidney Bechet (soprano sax) _______________ Clarinet, tenor saxophone,
piano, bass, or drums.
3. Butch Thompson (piano) _______________ Clarinet
4. Lionel Hampton (vibes) _______________ Drums
5. Bix Beiderbecke (cornet) _______________ Piano
6. Humphrey Lyttelton (trumpet) _______________ Clarinet
7. Turk Murphy (trombone) _______________ Washboard
8. Chink Martin (tuba) _______________ String bass
9. Johnny St. Cyr (banjo) _______________ Guitar
10. Ken Colyer (trumpet) _______________ Guitar
 

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Body Parts

 
1. Your _______’s too big Feet
2. First you put your two _______ close up tight. Knees
3. I'll feel the touch of your _______ pressing on mine. Lips
4. My Honey’s Lovin’ _______ Arms
5. Here is the drag, see how it goes,
Down on the _______, up on the _______,
That’s the way to do the Varsity Drag.
Heels
Toes
6. Turned up _______, turned down hose,
A flapper, yessir, one of those
Nose
7. My _______ Belongs to Daddy Heart
8. Snakes _______ Hips
9. When we're out together dancing _______ to _______ Cheek
10. _______ Buster Finger
 

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Streets

 
1. South _______ Street Parade 1. Rampart
2. And the blind man on the corner
Who sings the _______ Street Blues.
2. Beale
3. _______ Street Rock 3. Annie
4. There's a lot of hot spots, you'll see lots of big shots,
Down on _______ Street.
4. Bourbon
5. _______ Street Rag 5. Twelfth.
6. Yes, the Blues were born in New Orleans.
They’re in the heart of each one you’ll meet.
Why, they’ll make you laugh and sing, and you’ll cry,
All the way down _______ Street.
6. Burgundy
7. _______ Street Breakdown 7. St. Philip
8. That's where the light and the dark folks meet,
A heaven on earth, they call it _______ Street.
8. Basin
9. _______ Street Tutti 9.  Decatur
10. I have seen the bright lights burning up and down old _______. 10. Broadway

 

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QUIZ -
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Household items

In each blank space in the title or lyric, identify the item
 
1. There’s an old ______ _______ in the parlor. 1. Spinning wheel
2. A cozy ______ _______
Oh, what a happy pair
One caress, happiness
2. Morris chair
3. Empty _______ Blues 3. Bed
4. Ol’ ______ _______’s got me, my cane by my side. 4. Rockin’ chair
5. I saw her at the seashore with a great big _______,
There was Hannah pouring water on a drowning man!
She’s Hard Hearted Hannah, the vamp of Savannah, GA.
5. Pan
6. If I reach Atlanta with no place to go,
You can make me a _______ on the floor.
6. Pallet
7. She was stretched out on a long, white _______,
So cold, so sweet, so fair.
7. Table
8. _______ Foot Stomp 8. Cushion
9. Wrapped in the arms of sweet romance
Under a _______ of blue
9. Blanket
10. I don't stay out late
Got no place to go
I'm home about eight
Just me and my _______
10. Radio

 

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The following questions all relate to the deaths of jazz personalities
1. In what type of an institution did Buddy Bolden die? 1. Louisiana State Insane Asylum
2. Which famous blues singer died after being in an automobile accident? 2. Bessie Smith
3. How old was Bix Beiderbecke when he died - 28, 33, 45, or 63? 3. 28
4. The day after being attacked by one of his sidemen in 1919, bandleader
James Reese Europe, a jazz pioneer, died. With what was he attacked?
4. Penknife
5. Which famous ragtime pianist died of syphilitic dementia? 5. Scott Joplin
6. How old did Eubie Blake claim to be in the year of his death (1983)? 6. 100 (it seems he was actually 96)
7. Which musician collapsed and died while, or just after,
participating in a memorial concert for his or her ex-spouse?
7. Lil Hardin Armstrong
8. Where did Kid Ory die - (1) New Orleans, Louisiana;
(2) Honolulu, Hawaii; or (3) Culver City, California?
8. Honolulu, Hawaii
9. Who, at the time of his death, was reduced to "sweeping out
a pool hall and selling vegetables on the streets of Savannah, GA"?
9. Joe King Oliver
10. Of what did Fats Waller die on a cross country train trip in 1943
alcoholism, pneumonia, heart attack, or cirrhosis?
10. Pneumonia

 

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