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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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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 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

 

Husbands

Wives

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 – 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

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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 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 11

By Bert Thompson

Occupations
 

Name the occupation alluded to in each title or lyric excerpt

1. Stick out your can Here comes the _______.
2. He flaps my flapjacks, Cleans off the table, Feeds the horses in my stable, My man, is such a _______.
3. Here Comes the Hot _______
4. She married a B & O _______ That took and throwed her down, Bellerin' like a prune-fed calf With a big gang hanging around.
5. That's a porter's love song To a _______.
6. The _______'s Lament
7. Lifeboats here, lifeboats there, hear the shrieks and groans, The _______ calls, "All hands on deck!" and says in trembling tones.
8. _______ Save My Child
9. My very good friend the _____ says That I've been losing too much sleep.
10. This train don't carry no _______, this train.

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Quiz 12

By Bert Thompson

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

1. Listen to the _______ Bird
2. You know little _______, get a little lonesome, too.
3. Sage _______ Strut
4. _______ ain't nothin' but a bird
5. Nothing but _______ All day long.
6. Yeah, up a lazy river where that _______'s song Awakes a bright new mornin', we can roll along.
7. If the ocean was whiskey and I was a _______, I'd swim to the bottom and drink my way up.
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.
9. _______ Have you anything to say to me?
10. My _______ Has Circles under His Eyes

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Quiz 13

 by Bert Thompson

Nicknames

To whom does each of the following nicknames apply?
(Clue: his instrument is given in the parentheses)

 
1. Lux (piano)
2. Trummy (trombone)
3. Wooden Joe (trumpet)
4. Zutty (drums)
5. Sharkey (trumpet)
6. Muggsy (cornet)
7. Punch (cornet)
8. Big Eye (trombone)
9. DeDe (trumpet)
10. Ram (drums) 
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Quiz 14

 by Bert Thompson

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

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Quiz 15

By Bert Thompson

Each of the following musical personalities had a sibling (or two) who was (were) also a performer(s).
Name a sibling in each case and specify his or her instrument
 

1. Jack and _______ Teagarden Instrument: _______

2. Willie and _______ Humphrey Instrument: _______

3. Bing and _______ Crosby Instrument: _______

4. Benny and _______ Goodman Instrument: _______

5. Baby and _______ Dodds Instrument: _______

6. Cab and _______ Calloway Instrument: _______

7. Wynton and _______ Marsalis Instrument: _______

8. Tommy and _______ Dorsey Instrument: _______

9. Edmond and _______ Hall Instrument: _______

10. Graeme and _______ Bell Instrument: _______

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QUIZ - 16

By Bert Thompson

In each blank space in the title or lyric, identify the conveyance
 

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

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QUIZ - 17

By Bert Thompson

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.
2. _____ woman with her diamond ring
Pulls that man around by her apron string.
3. I’ve got the _____ blues,
And the Main Street heart disease.
(It’s buzzin’ round.)
4. I’m goin’ to _____ because I’m sad today,
And I want to linger down ol’ Dixie way.
5. We’ll take a boat to the land of dreams,
Steam down the river, down to _____.
6. I left Ma and Pa out in Omaha-ha-ha,
When _____ Kitty smiled at me.
7. He's long gone from Kentucky,
Long gone, that boy's lucky,
Long gone, what I mean,
Long gone John from _____.
8. They call her Hard-Hearted Hannah,
The vamp of _____,
The meanest gal in town.
9. Rock my soul with the _____ Joys.
10. Oh you can pick a morning gloria right off the
sidewalks of _____.

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QUIZ - 18

By Bert Thompson

Match the band with its leader

  A.   Spike Jones
  B.   Louis Armstrong 
_____  1.   Yerba Buena Jazz Band   C.   Paul Mares 
_____  2.   Original Dixieland Jass Band    D.   Sidney Bechet
_____  3.   Red Hot Peppers                                          E.   Wilbur de Paris
_____  4.   Hot Five F.    Lu Watters 
_____  5.   Black Bottom Stompers G.   Duke Ellington
_____  6.   City Slickers      H.   Eddie Condon
_____  7.   New Orleans Rhythm Kings   I.    Muggsy Spanier
_____  8.   New Orleans Feetwarmers J.   Sharkey Bonano
_____  9.   Washingtonians  K.  Jelly Roll Morton
_____  10.   New New Orleans Jazz L.  George Lewis
  M.  Nick LaRocca
  N.  Punch Miller
  O.  Johnny Dodds

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QUIZ - 19

By Bert Thompson

Libations

In each blank space in the title or lyric, name the drink

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

      I can't buy no _______.

2.  Oh, see Ola, I see Cola,
     Everybody wants a _______.
3.  Old rockin' chair's got me, my cane by my side
     Fetch me that _______, son, 'fore I tan your hide.
4.  A cup of _______, a sandwich, and you.
5.  Who threw the _______ in the well?

6.  Goodbye whiskey you used to make me frisky,

     So long_______, so long gin.

7.  I get no kick from _______,
     Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all
8.  The Days of _______ and Roses.

9.  _______ and Coca-Cola

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.

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QUIZ - 20

By Bert Thompson

Complete the song titles with the girls’ names

 

1. My Gal _____
2. Shout 'em, Aunt _____
3. _____'s Wedding Day
4. _____'s Gone
5. Aunt _____'s Blues
6. Hula _____
7. _____ Wore a Golden Chain
8. My Darling _____ Gray
9. _____ and Johnny
10. _____ Make up Your Mind

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QUIZ - 21

by Bert Thompson

Boys' Names

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

1. _______'s Ragtime Band
2. Beau Koo _______
3. _______ Shaftoe
4. Little _______
5. _______ Columbus
6. Clap Hands, Here Comes _______
7. Old Man _______
8. Save the Bones for _______ Jones
9. _______ the Weeper
10. _______ Fit the Battle of Jericho

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QUIZ  22

by Bert Thompson

Terms of Endearment

Name the term of endearment alluded to in the blank in each title or lyric excerpt

1. _______ de-da-da
2. You Gotta See Your _______ Every Night
3. _______ Won’t You Please Come Home?
4. Let me call you _______, I’m in love with you.
5. My _______’s Lovin’ Arms
6. She can look this wide world over,
But she'll never find a _______ _______like me
7. My Heart Belongs to _______
8. My Sweet _______ _______
9. When My _______ Comes Home
10. 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

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QUIZ  23

by Bert Thompson

Doubles

Many musicians play more than one instrument. Name a second instrument
(a first is given in parentheses) played by each of the following.

1. Tommy Dorsey (trombone) _______________
2. Sidney Bechet (soprano sax) _______________
3. Butch Thompson (piano) _______________
4. Lionel Hampton (vibes) _______________
5. Bix Beiderbecke (cornet) _______________
6. Humphrey Lyttelton (trumpet) _______________
7. Turk Murphy (trombone) _______________
8. Chink Martin (tuba) _______________
9. Johnny St. Cyr (banjo) _______________
10. Ken Colyer (trumpet) _______________

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QUIZ  24

by Bert Thompson

Body Parts

Fill the blank in each song line or title with the name of the body part:

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

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QUIZ  25

by Bert Thompson

Streets

Name the street alluded to in each song
 

1. South _______ Street Parade
2. And the blind man on the corner
Who sings the _______ Street Blues.
3. _______ Street Rock
4. There's a lot of hot spots, you'll see lots of big shots,
Down on _______ Street.
5. _______ Street Rag
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.
7. _______ Street Breakdown
8. That's where the light and the dark folks meet,
A heaven on earth, they call it _______ Street.
9. _______ Street Tutti
10. I have seen the bright lights burning up and down old _______.

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QUIZ  26

by Bert Thompson

Household Items

In each blank space in the title or lyric, identify the item
 

1. There’s an old ______ _______ in the parlor.
2. A cozy ______ _______
Oh, what a happy pair
One caress, happiness
3. Empty _______ Blues
4. Ol’ ______ _______’s got me, my cane by my side.
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.
6. If I reach Atlanta with no place to go,
You can make me a _______ on the floor.
7. She was stretched out on a long, white _______,
So cold, so sweet, so fair.
8. _______ Foot Stomp
9. Wrapped in the arms of sweet romance
Under a _______ of blue
10. I don't stay out late
Got no place to go
I'm home about eight
Just me and my _______.

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QUIZ  27

by Bert Thompson

The following questions all relate to the deaths of jazz personalities
 

 1. In what type of an institution did Buddy Bolden die?
2. Which famous blues singer died after being in an automobile accident?
3. How old was Bix Beiderbecke when he died - 28, 33, 45, or 63?
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?
5. Which famous ragtime pianist died of syphilitic dementia?
6. How old did Eubie Blake claim to be in the year of his death (1983)?
7. Which musician collapsed and died while, or just after,
participating in a memorial concert for his or her ex-spouse?
8. Where did Kid Ory die - (1) New Orleans, Louisiana;
(2) Honolulu, Hawaii; or (3) Culver City, California?
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"?
10. 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  28

by Bert Thompson

Fill the blank in each song line or title with the article of clothing
 

1. Spanish _______
2. Put on Your Old Grey _______
3. He's the guy who makes me
Put on both my dancin' _______.
4. Grab your coat and get your _______,
Leave your worries on the doorstep.
5. With my high silk hat and my frock tail coat,
Your Paris lace _______ and your silken shawl
6. Now when I die I want you to bury me
With a box back _______ and a high silk hat.
7. Don't start collecting things 
Give me my rose and my _______
8. Now if you run into
A five-foot-two
Covered with _______.
 
9. Turned up nose, turned down _______,
A flapper, yessir, one of those.
10. High hats and Arrow collars, white _______ and lots of dollars
Spending every dime, for a wonderful time.

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QUIZ  29

by Bert Thompson

Alternate Titles

For various reasons, many tunes were given alternate titles.
Match each of the following titles with its alternate title.

Most Common

Alternate

1.   Tiger Rag

A. Loveless Love

2.   Livery Stable Blues

B.  Bienville Blues

3.   Dippermouth Blues

C.  Chicago Breakdown

4.   Do What Ory Say

D.  Gambler's Blues

5.   Make Me a Pallet on the Floor

E.  Good Time Flat Blues

6.   Careless Love

F.  Play Jack Carey

7.   Storyville Blues 

G.  Barnyard Blues

8.   Farewell to Storyville

H.  Atlanta Blues

9.   St. James Infirmary

J.   Get It Right

10.  Stratford Hunch

K.  Sugarfoot Stomp

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QUIZ  30

Far Away Places
by Bert Thompson


Name the foreign locale in each of the following song titles or lyric lines that bands have or had in their repertoires.

1. ‘Twas on the Isle of _______ that I found her.
2. Then I will sing for you the Love Songs of the _______.
3. There’ll be bluebirds over The white cliffs of _______.
4. Back in _______ Where the fellers chew tobaccy.
5. Midnight in _______.
6. But for all that I found there I might as well be
Where the Mountains of _______ sweep down to the sea.
7. Roses of _______.
8. _______ _______ Man.
9. But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonny, bonny banks of Loch _______.
10. Dans les Rues d’_______.

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QUIZ  31

Venues
by Bert Thompson

Match the jazz musician or band who or which was associated with each venue.

1. Mahogany Hall

A. King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band

2. Cotton Club B. Yerba Buena Jazz Band
3. Earthquake McGoon’s C. Jelly Roll Morton
4. Royal Gardens (later Lincoln Gardens) D. Fate Marable Bands
5. Stuyvesant Casino E. Duke Ellington Orchestra
6. Carnegie Hall F. Scott Joplin
7. Dawn Club G. Turk Murphy Jazz Band
8. Streckfus Mississippi riverboats H. Original Dixieland Jass Band
9. Maple Leaf Club I. Benny Goodman Band
10. Reisenweber's Cafe J. Bunk Johnson and His New Orleans Band

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QUIZ  32

Girl's Names
by Bert Thompson


Complete the blanks with the girls’ names

1. ‘Cause I have bought the home and ring and everything
_______, you’ve been my inspiration.
2. _______, you'll soon be waking
To find you heart is aching.
3. Every star above
Knows the one I love
Sweet _______, just you.
4. Just _______ and me, and baby makes three,
We're happy in my Blue Heaven.
5. Look out for _______, that baby from New Orleans.
She's only seventeen, but what a queen, Oh my.
6. Something for _______.
7. Sweet _______ _______,
From sunny Tennessee.
8. I can’t wait until that lucky day
When I marry sweet _______.
9. (Miss) _______ _______ in New Orleans,
Runs a good time flat.
Sellin' booze and singin' blues,
Down where she's at
10. Who's kissable, who's lovable,
Miss _______ _______.

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