Santa's The Band Christmas Quiz 2005
The following was posted at The Band web site on December 11, 2005:
Here is your chance to win a copy of
Garth and Maud Hudson's wonderful 2005 album
LIVE at the WOLF -- signed by Garth and Maud -- for Christmas!
You can be the winner if you know the answers to the following two questions:
Rick Danko plays bass and Levon Helm drums on the song below.
But who is the singer, and what album is the track from?
Quiz sample #1 (This is a 4.4 MB MPEG-3 file, it may take a while to download it).
Hint: The singer is British, the album was recorded at Albert Grossman's Bearsville Studio.
Rick Danko can be heard in the background in the short
soundclip below, sampled from an official album release. What is the title of the album?
Quiz sample #2
Hint: This LP was recorded by Garth Hudson in 1967, in a rather well-known basement.
One of the musicians here pops up again on Garth's 2001 solo album...
[Details about how to answer the quiz deleted]
We received over 200 e-mails with answers over the next two weeks, more than 50% of these were correct (after we added the hints, that is).
Almost everyone guessed the right answer to question #1: The song is
"Hellfire, Night-Crier" from Jackie Lomax' 1972 album Three. Among the more colorful guesses were Joan Armatrading(!) and Tom Jones(!!).
Question #2 was a bit more tricky -- it was not the
Basement Tapes, but the
Bengali Bauls at Big Pink album that Garth recorded in the Big Pink basement in 1967.
C-program using random numbers, written by yours truly, was used to select one of the contestans with the
And the lucky winner of
LIVE at the WOLF -- signed by Garth and Maud --
is (drum roll):
John Stevenson, from Oregon!
Thanks to all the contestants for participating, we'll be back next year with a new quiz and
a new price!
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