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Question 1: Some notable orchestras came to Bluebird from the regular-priced Victor label: Ted Weems, ________, Bert Lown, and Joe Haymes.
JazzRudy ValléeBing CrosbyGlenn Miller

Question 2: These 8" discs, probably an early form of ________, may have sold for as little as 10c.
BrandAdvertisingTest marketDistribution (business)

Question 3: ________ was also a Bluebird artists during the early 1940s.
Benny CarterDuke EllingtonCount BasieEarl Hines

Question 4: Bluebird Records is a sub-label of ________ originally created in 1932 to counter the American Record Company in the "3 records for a dollar" market.
RCA RecordsColumbia RecordsSony BMGSony Music Entertainment

Question 5: They produced a characteristic small band style which became known as the "Bluebird sound" and which, when electric amplification was added, became hugely influential on R&B and early ________ records.
Rock and rollJazzCountry musicBlues

Question 6: Sold through ________ stores, 40 issues appeared from April to July, 1931.
KmartTarget CorporationMontgomery WardJ. C. Penney

Question 7: The Bluebird imprint was later used for ________ releases and reissues, as well as children's records in the 1950s.
DixielandBluesAmerican popular musicJazz

Question 8: Many blues artists were brought to the label by talent scout and ________ Lester Melrose, who had a virtual monopoly on the Chicago blues market.
Music industryMusic publisher (popular music)Record producerArtists and repertoire

Question 9: Two of the most popular swing bandleaders, ________ and Glenn Miller, were Bluebird artists starting in 1938.
Benny GoodmanArtie ShawWoody HermanBuddy DeFranco

Question 10: In the 1930s, Bluebird recorded popular dance music, ________ and jazz, as well as reissuing jazz, gospel and blues items previously released on Victor.
African-American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954)African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)Rock and rollBlues


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