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Scotti Adams
Feb-25-2004, 10:20am
1. Who were the original Bluegrass Boys?

2. Who was the youngest Bluegrass boy ever to perform?

3. Who was the last guitar player to play as a Bluegrass Boy?

4. What Bluegrass Hall of Honor member recently had both legs amputated?

5. What pop super star recently acquired Acuff-Rose from Gaylord Entertainment?

6. Who was the original mando player with JD Crowe and the Kentucy Mtn Boys?

7. What song as played by Sam Bush on Tony Rices Manzanita Lp contain a “ghost note”, in other words, Sam missed the note but it stayed in the final mix. Frets magazine had a contest on this years ago.

8. Red Allen had three sons, name them.

9. What is the name of a Bill Monroe horse that is now the name of the latest SPBGMA 1st place winner?

10. What was the name of the band that Barry Mitteroff played in with Tony Trishka?

11. What other instrument did John Duffy be known to play on some early Country Gentlemen Lps?

12. Who replaced Doyle Lawson in the Country Gentleman as mando player when he left the band?

14. Who was the first guitar player with Bill Monroe after he and Charlie broke up?

15. What were the names of the original members of the Newgrass Revival?

16. What brand name mando was Buck White known to play for years? #And if you know that...what was unusual about the tuner buttons on that mando?

17. What does the “F” stand for in F5?

18. Who was the original bass player in the original David Grisman Quintet?

19. What album did John Reischman play on of Tony Rices?

20. What is the name of the group that Bela Fleck played in with Jimmy Geaudreau?

Scotti Adams
Feb-25-2004, 10:48am
..now come on guys and gals...no googlin..that would be cheatin... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Feb-25-2004, 10:58am
20. Spectrum
19. Backwaters (and Still Inside)
18. Joe Carroll
17. Florentine
16. Thompson, welded pennies
15. Sam, Curis, Ebo, Courtney
12. Rick Allred
11. Dobro
10. Skyline
9. King Wilkie
8. Harley, Greg and...
6. LArry Rice
4. Josh Graves
3. Wayne Lewis
2. Sonny Osborne, 14
1. Bill, Earl, Lester, Chubby Wise, Ceric Rainwater

James S
Feb-25-2004, 10:58am
02.Richard Greene?
04.Josh Graves
05.Michael Jackson
07.Blackberry Blossom?
09.King Wilkie

Feb-25-2004, 11:02am
Anybody know how Ebo Walker (not his real name) got his "stage" name. #I have heard that he died in prison....Anybody know for sure?

Scotti Adams
Feb-25-2004, 5:50pm
...man you guys are pretty good...Not just anybody would know the tuner button question Alan....I was actually thinking about you on that one along with the "ghost note" one too. Im not 100% sure that Joe Carrol was the first bass player for DGQ though...maybe your right..I had someone else in mind. Ben..I had the John Duffy question for you...StringPhan...#'s 2 and 7 are wrong...you guys need #'s 1,2,3,5,7 and 8 and you will have them all right....

Charlie Derrington
Feb-25-2004, 6:04pm

I think Tom Ewing was the last Bluegrass Boy guitarist. Wayne was 2nd to last. Just for fun, who was his last fiddler?


Scotti Adams
Feb-25-2004, 6:06pm
..your right Charlie...hmmm the fiddler...was it Robert Bowlin?

Charlie Derrington
Feb-25-2004, 6:08pm

Scotti Adams
Feb-25-2004, 6:10pm
..he was tryin to buy my dads '34 Bone at SPBGMA..nice fella....good musician..

Mike Bunting
Feb-25-2004, 6:33pm
7-Little Sadie

Mike Bunting
Feb-25-2004, 6:35pm
18- somebody Amatneek?

Scotti Adams
Feb-25-2004, 6:35pm
...well..I'll be....congrats Mike....I didnt think anyone would get that one #7....I guess I will never under estimate again....and thats right on the DGQ's bass player also..first name would be Bill..

Feb-25-2004, 6:44pm
Now, hold on one dadgum minute, sparky...

Technically, for Bill Amatneek to be the right answer, the question should read "Who was the bass player who played on the first DGQ record (Kaleidoscope F-5)?" I stand by my answer that the bass player in the original Quintet was Joe Carroll (since deceased). He never recorded with the band.

Let's get Alex Tribeck to settle this once and for all http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Scotti Adams
Feb-25-2004, 7:46pm
tick tock tick tock as the tune from Jeopardy plays in the back ground....ok Allen..I will give you this one...but you really disappointed me on the "ghost note' one.... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

Feb-25-2004, 8:51pm
Scotti, is that the answer you were looking for on #1? What about Stringbean and Jim Shumate?

Feb-25-2004, 9:37pm
Hey Scotti,

I'd have to go back and put on the vinyl to listen. I know it's not Blackberry 'cause Dawg is on that. Maybe Manzanita?

Scotti Adams
Feb-25-2004, 10:28pm
nope..its Little Sadie

Scotti Adams
Feb-26-2004, 7:40am
..sorry..nope MrMando...

Feb-26-2004, 10:07am
Would we be talking about "that Jackson fella" on #7? I know the "company" that bought it was part of a partnership that included him.

I say....Michael Jackson......Final Answer.

Scotti Adams
Feb-26-2004, 10:12am
..you got that one JDart...kinda makes you wanna puke huh?...Acuff is rollin in his grave..Im sure of it http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

Feb-26-2004, 1:39pm
8. ...Neal?(or Neil). I think one of Red's son's died as a young man. I seem to remember a eulogy written by one of the boys hung on the wall at Sam's Bar & Grill in Dayton, Ohio, about 25 years ago. Red and them used to play there.

Dean Henderson
Feb-26-2004, 4:54pm
<span style='font-family:comic sans ms'><span style='color:navy'>8. #Actually, Red Allen had 4 sons - Harley, Greg, Ronnie and Neal (Neal, possibly the most talented Red's sons, died of pneumonia in the late 60's or early 70's).
15. Did Butch Robins play bass with the NGR before Ebo Walker?

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Scotti Adams
Feb-26-2004, 6:46pm
..Road Dog..you are right..I kick myself in the rear for leaving Neal out....Im ashamed...because I knew that...Ive played with all the Allen Bros and Red...and Geno....wow that brings back some memories....Sams Bar...neat old place....the song The Singer was written by Neal.....

Feb-26-2004, 9:08pm
I'll take a shot at #1. I believe the original bluegrass boys were, Cleo Davis on guitar, Art Wooten on fiddle, and Amos Garren on bass. Bill played mando obviously.


Scotti Adams
Feb-26-2004, 9:34pm
..almost G&C..not quite tho... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Feb-27-2004, 2:23am

You're right, I forgot about Tommy Millard. Tommy played the jug and did some of the comedy before Bill hired Amos Garren to play bass. I hope that's right.


Feb-27-2004, 2:50am
How can I love Bluegrass so much and know so little!!
ah well...guess I'll just play a little more.
now I'll go back and read some answers. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Scotti Adams
Feb-27-2004, 7:57am

Feb-27-2004, 9:29am
I love Sam Bush's break in Little Sadie. It is one of my favorites, but I have never noticed the "ghost note". I tell you if i could screw up, and have it come out like that I would be a happy picker.

Feb-27-2004, 11:43am
Ebo Walker.....wasn't his name taken from a
song that the Dillards' played? That's what I

Tom Ewing was the last guitar player to play
with Bill Monroe while he was still alive and playing.
Wayne came back to play with the rest of the
Bluegrass Boys on the last shows. IMHO, that does
not qualify Wayne as the last guitar player.

Who was the last banjo player for Bill Monroe?

Feb-27-2004, 1:15pm
Ebo Walker...got his name because he played electric bass in the walking bass run style... thus
Walker-walking style of bass playing

Scotti Adams
Feb-27-2004, 1:46pm
..Blake Williams was the last banjo player with Mun

Feb-28-2004, 10:51pm
Dana Cupp was the last banjo player with the BGB.

Scotti Adams
Feb-29-2004, 8:41am
..your probably right Evan...Dana is also playing the banjo for Sonny Osborne as he recuperates from a torn rotator ......probably will be out of commission for 6 weeks.. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Mar-05-2004, 11:44am
Actually, Dana is the guitar player for the Osbornes, but
he, being a great multi-instrumentalist, fills in where
needed. You should here him play mandolin. He is one
of the best at playing Monroe.

Mar-05-2004, 12:07pm
Dana... - a reincarnation(?!) of the late-great Joe Stuart - the 'picker' for-all-seasons(and gigs) - RIP Joe Stuart- (Hey Evan, I know you're lurkin'.., remember Joe!?) - Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif