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Memphis blues: Quiz


Question 1: It was played on simple, sometimes homemade, instruments such as harmonicas, violins, mandolins, ________, and guitars, backed by washboards, kazoo, guimbarde and jugs blown to supply the bass.
Bluegrass musicBanjoOld-time musicCountry music

Question 2: The Memphis blues is a style of blues music that was created in the 1920s and 1930s by Memphis-area musicians like Frank Stokes, Sleepy John Estes, Furry Lewis and ________.
Memphis MinnieBig Bill BroonzyKansas Joe McCoyMuddy Waters

Question 3: After Phillips discovered ________ in 1954, the Sun label turned to the rapidly expanding white audience and started recording mostly rock 'n' roll.
Heartbreak HotelElvis PresleyDon't Be CruelHound Dog (song)

Question 4: The jug band style empasized the danceable, syncopated rhythms of early ________ and a range of other archaic folk styles.
JazzBluesDixielandAmerican popular music

Question 5: Sam Phillips' Sun Records company recorded musicians such as Howlin' Wolf (before he moved to Chicago), Willie Nix, Ike Turner, and ________.
His Definitive Greatest HitsB.B. KingBluesIndianola Mississippi Seeds

Question 6: [1] These players had a strong influence on later musicians in these styles, notably the early rock & rollers and ________, many of whom also recorded for Sun Records.
Rock and rollRock musicCountry musicRockabilly

Question 7: In addition to guitar-based blues, ________, such as Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers and the Memphis Jug Band, were extremely popular practitioners of Memphis blues.
Electric bluesFfilharmonious Jug BandJug bandTaj Mahal (musician)

Question 8: The style was popular in vaudeville and medicine shows, and was associated with Memphis' main entertainment area, ________.
GracelandMemphis, TennesseeBeale StreetSun Studio


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