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Artist of the Week IV – Quiz #31

August 2, 2020

ArtistoftheweekIV

Exceptional Artist of the Week IV Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2020 Artists of the Week (so far):

The CurePublic Enemy, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, Venom, Chuck Berry, Dixie Chicks, Billy Idol, Randy Newman, Jay-Z, Alanis Morissette, Pulp, The Byrds, Love, Queen Latifah, Muddy Waters, Robbie Williams, Rage Against the Machine, The Cars, Janet Jackson, King Crimson, Arcade Fire, James Brown, Daft Punk, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen Stills, New Order, The Wallflowers

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified The Wallflowers last week.

The results after 30 weeks (as of Tuesday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

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after week 30

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Ready for Quiz #31?

The answer is not Ella Fitzgerald!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #31
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points…………………American Jazz singer (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), birth name Eleanora Flanagan. Her 1958 album, Lady in Satin, is on the 1001 list…

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400 points…………………Her haunting recording of the song, Strange Fruit, was named the Song of the Century by Time Magazine in 1999.

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300 points……………………Her stage name is the solution to the photo puzzle below:

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200 points………………..As luck would have it, her stage name is also the solution to the photo puzzle below!

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100 points………………..The artist is B_______ H_________

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Answer: عطلة بيلي

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

Did I mention how much I like the blue album?!

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54 Comments
  1. jprobichaud permalink

    500. But I gotta say, your third clue is quite fantastic.

  2. A grateful 500

  3. 500. Feel like “not Ella Fitzgerald” was a pretty big hint in the right direction.

    • I thought given this artist’s birth name, it was important to rule out Miss Ella as an answer as early as possible!

      • They’re also the two most obvious answers to “name a female vocal jazz artist”.

  4. Harrison permalink

    Another zero. My age is showing

  5. Zack permalink

    300. Was her nickname Lady? I knew that.

  6. Who would have thought in the year 2020 I would score 300 points on a clue by a Weezer album! lol
    Good one Geoff and thanks for reminding me that I need to get the Blue album on vinyl.

    • It’s usually (for a new vinyl, at least) reasonably priced – and as you know, what an investment!

      • I need to hear In My Garage on vinyl. That has to be my favourite solo on that record.

      • It’s a beauty – and the album works really well in the side 1/side 2 format.
        The Sweater song closes side 1 nicely & Surf Wax opens up side 2 with a bang!

      • That’s great running order. I wonder if Ocasek had anything to do with the runnning order back then. Telling them “Boys, this may end up on vinyl some day,so let’s think about this for a sec” lol
        You never know though.

      • I wouldn’t be surprised – or at that point, maybe they had the cassette format in mind!

  7. Yay! 500 big ones for me this week 🙂

  8. 500! I’m an old soul. Ella Fitzgerald… geez, I remember my Mom was really bummed out the day she died… and it wasn’t 1959, lol.

  9. 500 for me this week.

  10. 500! I remember my Writer’s Craft teacher in high school played the song from your second example for the class to evoke and inspire a writing assignment – and it had a profound affect on me.

  11. 500. My Mum listens to this stuff a lot.

  12. 500 for Mika, a scant 300 for me.

  13. 500! I really, really love interesting jazz music, and it’s often some of the stuff that I play myself!!

  14. Woooo 500! Holiday celebrate!

  15. 500 please. I don’t know why I keep forgetting to answer the quiz on Sundays!

    • Not to worry, Amrita – as long as the answers eventually arrive, they all count!

      • I just like looking forward to it around 11 am on Sundays (which is approximately the time when it gets posted here). And it seems I forgot about it today as well! I just like how it’s a small habit, but a signifier of order nonetheless. Which has also been lost in the general disorder of the past few months!

      • Much appreciated, Amrita – I find it’s helped me keep track of days during this odd era. Monday-Saturday can sort of blend together for me, but Sundays at least have this one different event!

      • I really admire and appreciate how good you are with posting these quizzes. There may have been a couple of weeks here and there when you did not post (and did tell us about it before. I think it’s usually towards the end of the year) and I missed it! I’m sure the others feel the same😊.

      • Cheers, Amrita – a neighbour described his life recently as “groundhog day” (like the Bill Murray movie where he keeps reliving the exact same day). And I can relate, so if the quizzes can help distinguish between the days, I’m quite pleased!

      • Well, you know the old saying, “Sunday, Funday” and the quiz is definitely part of the fun!

        I just remembered, you could have included the scene from Clueless about Cher thinking Billie Holiday is a man.

      • To quote Clueless, I totally paused!

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