Quiz 10

Untangle these mixed up names into N.W. musicians
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A Plum Acre
Mojo Manner
Tree Advisors
Nation Ill
A Ten Banjos Truth
My Cranky Tin
A Demo Over
A Mean Bleach
Rob Pewtern
Halt Gloom March
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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 A. chomping cigar
2. Sammy Penn B. beanie and bells on garters
3. Sharkey Bonano C. top hat
4. Emma Barrett D. mortar board and gown
5. Billie Holiday E. diamond in front tooth
6. Ted Lewis F. loud check jacket
7. Louis Armstrong G. derby
8. Kay Kyser H. derby and cigar
9. Spike Jones I. white handkerchief
0. Willie the Lion Smith J. white gardenia

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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?
Which famous blues singer died after being an automobile accident?
How old was Bix Beiderbecke when he died – 28, 33, 45, or 63?

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?

Which famous ragtime pianist died of syphilitic dementia?
How old did Eubie Blake claim to be the year of his death (1983)?
Which musician collapsed and died while, or just after,
participating in a memorial concert for his or her ex-spouse?

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

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

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

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QUIZ – 7

By Fred Burnett

Untangle these mixed up names into N.W. musicians
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Mildly Babel
Diana Plume
Wren Joins Mint
UR Clint Nero
Cuff in Camberra
Rick Bebop Gills
Local jet trick
Two Speed Deer
Rome Gene
Probe Meek Kim
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QUIZ – 6

By Bert Thompson

Comestible Quiz.

_______ head blues
_______ and crawfish pie and filé gumbo
Gimme a _______ _______ and a bottle of beer
Dill _______
_______ ain’t nothin’ but a bird
I like _______ because they got no bones
I ain’t gonna give nobody none of my _______ _______
You could say what you choose
but I'm all confused
I got the sweet, sweet _______ blues
_______ _______ and rice, I'm in paradise
Oh, Louisian-I-A, I'm comin' to you
You’re not the only _______ in the stew

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QUIZ – 5

By Fred Burnett

Untangle these mixed up names into N.W. musicians


Nomadic Kit
A Pole Courier
Sea Owner
Noteable Rise
Colin Waxall
Our dry ham war
Marbella Harris
The Just Monk
Hoarse Drinker
Jail Scum
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QUIZ – 4: Instruments

by Bert Thompson

Name the instrument in each title or lyric excerpt


1. You ought to see deacon Jones

    When he rattles the _______

2. _______ Boy March

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

4.  _______ Wiggles
5.  _______ Chop Suey
6.  When Erastus plays his old -

7.  Oh Cholly, blow that thing,

      Play that slide -

8. _______ Marmalade

9. Bull _______ Blues

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


QUIZ 3 –  Couples

by Bert Thompson

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




1. DeDe Pierce

A. Mildred Bailey

2. Louis Armstrong

B. Marian Turner

3. Jimmy McPartland

C. Sadie Goodson

4. Chris Barber

D. Cleo Laine

5. Narvin Kimball

E. Keely Smith

6. Max Collie

F. Billie Goodson

7. John Dankworth

G. Jeanette Salvant

8. Louis Prima

H. Lil Hardin

9. Red Norvo

J. Annie Hawkins

10. Kid Sheik Colar

K. Ottilie Patterson

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QUIZ 2 –  Band Leader's Names

by Trevor Barnes

Anagrams of British Trad Band leaders.
Supplied by Trevor Barnes


Can you unscramble?

1. rick blake

2. sir herb crab
3. Homely Plenty Truth
4. lax wheels
5. noisy them nuns
6. holy gift rotter
7. crony leek
8. withholds cracker
9. bleak lynn

10. claim milk gun

11. dislike name
12. hard glory
13. risk lice
14. fry ladder land

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QUIZ 1 –  Musicians’ Names

by Bert Thompson

Give the musicians’ first names


1. “Kid” Ory

2. “Turk” Murphy
3. “Wingy” Manone
4. “Fatha” Hines
5. “Bunk” Johnson
6. “Baby” Dodds
7. “Red” Nichols
8. “Jelly Roll” Morton
9. “Buddy” Bolden

10. “Pee Wee” Russell

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