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This Month's Quiz Answers



June 2017




Band Call

This month we challenged you to complete the full names of fifteen bands - to help, we gave you the number of letters in the missing parts. Could you identify the bands?

Don't forget to check your score.


Who's This?


The answers are below ....

Give yourself one extra point if you were able to identify the song title for these lyrics:

Come on along, come on along
Let me take you by the hand
Up to the man, up to the man
Who's the leader of the band

And if you want to hear the Swanee River played in ragtime
Come on and hear, come on and hear
Alexander's Ragtime Band


From: Alexander's Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin)



Your Score

15 + correct - Makin' Whoopee.
11 - 14 correct - Strike Up The Band.
7 - 10 correct - Undecided.
6 correct - It Could Happen To You.
1 - 3 correct - I Wish I Knew.



Here are the answers


1. Red Mackenzie and the Celestial Beings.


Who's This?



2. The Mound City Blue Blowers.

[Click here for a video of the Mound City Blue Blowers the St. Louis Blues in 1929]




3. Henry Spencer and Juncture.


4. Courtney Pine's Afropean Jazz Warriors.


5. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath.

[Click here to listen to the band playing in 1971 with Chris McGregor (piano), Dudu Pukwana (alto sax), Mongezi Feza (trumpet), Ronnie Beer, Alan Skidmore Tenor sax), Harry Miller (bass), Louis Moholo (drums)]


6. Spike Jones and his City Slickers.


Who's This?



7. Pat Metheny Unity Band.





8. John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra.


9. John Chilton's Feetwarmers.


10. Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band.


11. Sun Ra Arkestra.


12. King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators.

[Click here to listen to West End Blues]


13. Snarky Puppy.

[Click here for a video of Snarky Puppy playing Lingus]


Who's This?



14. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.






15. The Bruce Turner Jump Band.

[Click here for a 1961 clip from a movie series "Living Jazz" following the Bruce Turner Band on tour. In the band are John Chilton trumpet, John Mumford trombone, Colin Bates piano, Jim Bray bass and John Armitage drums].



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