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for December

The Answers

The Who?

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In this month's quiz we posed fifteen jazz-related questions asking you 'who?'. How did you do?


Give yourself one extra point if you were able to identify who composed the 1925 song Who? Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II or Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II?


'Who, stole my heart away
Who, makes me dream all day
Dreams I know can never come true
Seems as though I'll ever be blue


 (Here's Red Nichols and his Five Pennies with Who (Stole My Heart Away) 
Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II.


A link to the answers is at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check your score.

Your Score - Give yourself a point for each answer you get right

15 + correct - Who is a clever old stick?

11 - 14 correct - Who did pretty well?

7 - 10 correct - Who had an off day?

4- 6 correct - Who struggled a bit?

1 - 3 correct - Who might do better next time?


Did you know who these tunes were dedicated to?

Here are the answers:

1. Who is ' ..perfection, goodness knows'?


Answer: Honeysuckle Rose



2. Who shouted 'Oh, play that thing!' on King Oliver's 1923 recording of Dippermouth Blues?


Answer: Banjo and double bass player Bill Johnson



3. Who was the bass player who founded the former Bass Clef Club in Hoxton, London?


Answer: Peter Ind



4. Who has been called 'The Founding Father of British Blues' and formed the band 'Blues Incorporated'?


Answer: Alexis Korner



5. Who has '...Dixie eyes blazing..'?


Answer: Dinah (Lee)



6. Who was the composer of the tune Scrapple From The Apple'?


Answer: Charlie Parker



7. Who was given the nickname "cannonball" (i.e., "cannibal") by his schoolmates because of his voracious appetite?


Answer:  'Cannonball' Adderley



8. Who was the trumpet playing brother of Scottish clarinettist Archie Semple?


Answer: John Semple


9. Who was the Australian pianist and bandleader who came to the UK in 1948 and opened the Leicester Square Jazz Club?


Answer: Graeme Bell


10. Who was the cornettist and de-facto leader of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band?


Answer: Nick La Rocca


11. Who '... regrets she's unable to lunch today ...'?


Answer: Miss Otis .


12. According to the tune, who 'leapt in'?


Answer:  Lester Young (Lester Leaps In)


13. Who was the leader of the band at the Cafe de Paris in London of which many were killed in a bomb raid during World War II?


Answer: Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson


14. Who was the pop music producer of the Humphrey Lyttelton hit record 'Bad Penny Blues'? (He also wrote and produced The Tornados' instrumental Telstar which became the first record by a British rock group to reach number one in the US Hot 100)


Answer: Joe Meek.


15. Who, according to Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog does God bless?


Answer: ' ..the child that's got his own'.

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