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Question 1: [3] His big break was being hired to accompany Ma Rainey and he began recording in 1928 with "It's Tight Like That", in a bawdy and humorous style that became known as "________".
Minstrel showBluesBlackfaceHokum

Question 2: He was 'rediscovered' in the late 1950s, like many other surviving early recorded blues artists such as Son House and ________, as part of the blues revival.
Skip JamesRobert Johnson (musician)Mississippi John HurtMississippi

Question 3: [2] In a career spanning over 30 years he also recorded pop, R&B and ________ records.
Country musicHokumBlackfaceMinstrel show

Question 4: [4] The National guitar he used was a gold-plated tricone, which was found in Illinois in the 1990s and later sold to the "Experience Music Project" in ________.
Redmond, WashingtonSeattleBellevue, WashingtonRenton, Washington

Question 5: In the 1920s, having already perfected his slide technique, he moved to ________, Illinois, and began his career as a musician, adopting the name 'Tampa Red' from his childhood home and light colored skin.
Blue Island, IllinoisBurr Ridge, IllinoisElmhurst, IllinoisChicago

Question 6: His partnership with Dorsey ended in 1932, but he remained much in demand as a session musician, working with John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, ________, and many others.
Kansas Joe McCoyMemphis MinnieMuddy WatersBlues

Question 7: Tampa Red is best known as an accomplished and influential ________ guitarist who had a unique single-string bottleneck style.
BluesAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954)JazzAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

Question 8: His parents died when he was a child, and he moved to Tampa, ________, where he was raised by his aunt and grandmother and adopted their surname, Whittaker.
FloridaNew JerseyMassachusettsNorth Carolina

Question 9: [3] In 1934 he signed for ________, remaining on their artist roster until 1953.
Gramophone recordRCA RecordsVictor Talking Machine CompanyZonophone







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