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Wonderful Performer's Names-

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Subject: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: The Shambles
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 04:12 PM

I used to think that the US was the place for wonderful exotic names of performers. However, on the recently released Topic's Voice Of The People, I found the following pairing, that I think rivals anything that the US can offer.

I give you England's own 'Scan' Tester and 'Rabbity' Baxter.


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From: AlistairUK
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 05:07 PM

As I think I said in another thread. There is a guy in the Bedfordshire area that goes out under the moniker
Hezekiah Slackbandy


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: tomtom
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 05:14 PM

Mumford Bean & his Itawambians Ephraim Woodie & the Henpecked Husbands


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
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Date: 29 Mar 99 - 07:24 PM

o dear we are all saddo's, aren't we


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Dale Rose
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 08:09 PM

Aww, it's hard to beat the old time string bands for nifty names. Here's one~~Dr. Smith's Champion Hoss Hair Pullers. They were from Calico Rock, AR(just north of Mountain View) c. 1928.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 30 Mar 99 - 09:36 AM

Southern Ontario has some very flat areas. There is a local Bluegrass band known as Lester Buck and his Flatland Mountaineers.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Arkie
Date: 30 Mar 99 - 10:52 PM

We used to have a band in these parts called "Squirrel Heads and Gravy" We could noever tell which one was 'Gravy'. They eventually became more respectable and were known as "Dr. Humphrey and the Biscuit Boys". We never figured out which one was Dr. Humphrey either.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 30 Mar 99 - 11:48 PM

Are we restricted to REAL bands, or can I add the one we heard about in Vermont: Vinyl Dinette and the Formicas.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 01:08 AM

There's the old-timey band Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers--and Norman Nostril and the Nine Nasty Nose Pickers. --seed.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 10:06 AM

There is bar band around Ontario who filled a lot of clubs before people caught on, Live Sex Show.

I saw a poster for a band called Pull My Finger.

There are some sites devoted to this. Check out

www2.acorn.net/~aa423/bands.htm

I have seen a much more complete site, but can't seem to find it right now. Will post if I can locate it, I laughed for hours.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 10:51 AM

There's a, er, jazz I think, band that's very big in the Midlands over here called "King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys". I wonder if they've ever been on at the Custard Factory? Then there was folkie Pakki Byrne, who wasn't from Pakistan at all. And then there was the late writer of monologues, Nosmo King: move the space a couple of places to the right ...

Steve


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 11:01 AM

Ah, congruence!

I went to see Si Khan on Friday night. I am sorry to say it was not a packed house. Wonderful performer. He has a warm voice and an idiosyncratic guitar style, but his heart makes up for whatever else is lacking. Lovely songs and very singable choruses.

Well, at one point, Si talked about his friend Ephraim Woodie and Ephraim's early recordings as Ephraim Woodie and the Hen-Pecked Husbands.

Ephraim talked about one song being cut short by the recording engineer. The engineer said they only had 2 minutes and 45 seconds for the take and Ephraim would have to cut off the final verse. Well, Ephraim did what he was told. It was a sort-of gospel number which talked about ways to handle the devil if you should encounter him. Si listened to the song and said it seemed there should have been room for the last verseand he asked Ephraim to sing it. To paraphrase the verse it went, "you throw the devil in a pit and hit him over the head with a crock of s**t." Si figures that the engineer was just "editing" the song for commercial purposes. I suspect he's right about that.

So, today I encounter Ephraim on a thread. My, my, my.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 03:23 PM

From the world of bluegrass:

Seldom Scene
Rarely Herd
Lost Wages
Freight Hoppers
Gopher Broke
Cow Tippers
The Case Brothers (Martin & Gibson)

(It goes on and on . . .)


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Barry Finn
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 03:33 PM

For sole in your sea music, Finn & Haddie. How cheekie of me (Blush). Barry


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Arkie
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 06:15 PM

A couple more: Vince Vance and the Valients and Phil Dirt and the Doziers


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 07:23 PM

I played in a group whose full name was The Snake Gully General Store and Comfort Station Orchestra.

In the township of Woodford in Queensland (host to the Woodford Festival) there's a fruit and vegie shop called Grapelands, owned and operated by a guy who does Elvis renditions every afternoon. His name is Elvis Parsley.

Speaking of Woodford impersonations from the 60's I've also seen Retro Tull, and Peculiar Clark.

There's a very quirky and popular Aussie bluegrass group known as The Sensitive New Age Cowpersons.

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Brakn
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 07:30 PM

Dean Gabber and The Gabberdeans
Ken Wood and The Mixers


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Mike Billo
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 09:13 PM

My wife and I used to perform using our names, Mike and Marian Billo. but lately we've been calling ourselves"The Foaming Billos"


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 10:02 AM

I forgot about the Canadian East Coast Band, Buddy Whatshisname and the Other Fellers.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Pete peterson
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 11:41 AM

Every year at Galax the program lists about 300 (200 bluegrass & 100 oldtime) ridiculous band names. Sone of the ones i have played in over the years (not just galax but various fiddle contests) The Golden Age Retrievers (a current band!) Lawyer Woodbridge and his Court-Ordered Wiretappers Bowing for Dollars Ben Borscht and the Beats (another active band) Otter Chaos The Grange-hall Flyers (a dance band from CO which plays in about six different grange halls) Pete


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Ian Kirk (inactive)
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 12:28 PM

Will you put your hands together please and welcome that well know Scottish blues singer

Lead Ears McStuff

and a legendary band keeping the old time rock traditions alive

Dave Rave and the Rockets

I thangyew

:-) Ian


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: LEJ
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 12:45 PM

Couple colorado bands; From Boulder, the long-running and quite filthy Four Nicators. And Denver's Mother Folkers. There was also a rap group that passed through not long ago who had a great name,"The Insane Clown Posse."


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Dale Rose
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 01:12 AM

Here's another one. Ezra Buzzington's Rustic Revellers, c.1935. (No, I'm not making that up)


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: bill\sables
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 09:25 AM

I once played with a band called Hesperous Sprott and the Fiddlers Elbow Band but I believe there is a duo in Norfolk England called Norfolk 'n Goode. I havn't heard of them for sometime so I think they are probably true to their name. Cheers Bill


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Date: 02 Apr 99 - 10:00 AM


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From: TomTom
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 10:04 AM

Floyd Ming & His Pep-Steppers. Another personal favorite, some old-timey fiddler named Seven-Foot Dilley.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 01:48 PM

Don't have to go beyond Ontario for some good ones. Grit Laskin has been listed on an album or two as "Blind Bermuda Shwartz". I'm on a couple of forgettable projects as "Lance D Boyle". Oops, forgot about a long ago bluegrass band I was in called "The Gangreen Boys". A Local TV producer said our name was offensive (he didn't think the joke was funny) and arbitrarily changed us to the "Bluegrass Ramblers". Needless to say, we broke up shortly after. The odd thing about it was that also on the TV show was a rock band called "The Spastikks". No-one changed their name. I guess they were just tougher than us.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: RWilhelm
Date: 02 Apr 99 - 03:24 PM

There was a jug band in the 20's called "Feathers and Frogs"


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: jofield@yahoo.com
Date: 04 Apr 99 - 02:26 PM

What, no one mentioned Peaty Wheatstraw, the Devil's Son-In-Law?

I assume there were several bands called Wolfgang and the Wolf Gang.

James.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Apr 99 - 03:57 PM

Uh, have we forgotten the rock groups or don't we want them. Lot of strange there, but the best to hit it big are "Bare Naked Ladies" from Canada. Try looking for their web site...they got one! Speaking of Canada, there are also "Crash Test Dummies" too. Obviously a Fielding plot here of some sort.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: rich r
Date: 04 Apr 99 - 07:20 PM

Years ago I briefly sang in a group called "The Oxtail Ragout Three" with the middle word pronuounced like its English spelling, i.e. rag-out. Out of Fergus Fall in west central Minnesota there is an old time/bluegrass band called "The Uff Da Mountain Boys". INterestingly they do not have a fiddler, but one of the members plays the fiddle parts on the harmonica.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 04 Apr 99 - 07:25 PM

'Tain't no plot, Paw. We also have the "Bourbon Tabernacle Choir" and "Bartok Guitarsplat". No kidding.


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From: GUEST,Virginia
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 03:30 PM

My favourite is a Canadian (I think) band called "The Dinner is Ruined". They do a sort of industrial/punk/spoof thing.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Cool Beans
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 04:10 PM

Fisher Hendley's Aristocratic Pigs. A real old-time band in the 1920s (when they weren't called old-time).
There used to be a band in Detroit called the Loose Stools.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 04:31 PM

Wonderful Performer's Names? Scrump is one that springs to mind :-)


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From: GUEST,Waddon Pete
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 04:45 PM

Patty O'doors and the sunloungers!

There was also Brixton Bert's band

The Guild of Ancient Shoe Repairers.....

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Bugsy
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 04:59 PM

I was a founder member of shanty team called "The Fo'csle Firkins" and there was once a scratch shanty team called "Discharged Seamen"

CHeers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Sherbs
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 05:13 PM

I used to go frequently to see a friends band called:
The Baker Babbage Bonk Banned


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From: Songster Bob
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 07:54 PM

"Fisher Hendley's Aristocratic Pigs." Actually, they chose that name when they were sponsored by a pork processing company.

Then there's the flash guitarist, formerly from Lucinda Williams' band, whose name is Gurf Morlix. I have his CDs, and he's really great (this has nothing to do with his name, of course).

And I was in a band, back in the day, called the Greasy Run Toad Trompers -- our mythical list of 'greatest hits' included 'Teach your tadpoles (you who are on the road must have a toad that you can cling to)' among others.

Bob Clayton


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From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 09:11 PM

It would be hard to beat Edward II and the Red Hot Polkas (they later changed it to something much less interesting).

There was a punk band (from Edinburgh?) called Matt Vinyl and the Decorators.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 09:17 PM

What about Howling Wilf, has he had a mention yet? Oh, and Stanley Accrington.


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From: RTim
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 09:19 PM

Don't forget the great American "Irish" band - "How To Change A Flat Tire."

And I am in a band called - Beggars Description.

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 10:39 PM

An all female bluegrass band in Pittsburgh, PA was called 'The Bushwackers'. Don't know if they're still active, but they were really good.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Bugsy
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 11:27 PM

There used to be a group of women in NZ called "The Ovarian Sisters"

CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: fat B****rd
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 03:38 AM

Achilles And His Heels
Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs
The end is listless.


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Little Robyn
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:02 AM

My husband is in a group called Last ones out. That's because they usually are.
Robyn


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From: Scrump
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:19 AM

LOL Bugsy - I like that one.


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From: mrmoe
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:25 AM

My son's (former) band was called "uncomfortable silence".....maybe a strange name for a head banging band....


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:46 AM

Max Galactic and the Cloud of Evil (sort of klezmer/jazz)

Armed and Hammered (punk)

Hamburger Patty and the Helpers (Gwen Swick, long back during the Queen Street scene (Toronto)


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Subject: RE: Wonderful Performer's Names-
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 05:54 AM

A few of my favourites:

Cliff Rescue and the Helicopters
The Four Skins
Hugh Reed and the Velvet Underpants


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