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1923 In Music Trivia Quiz

What do you know about 1923 in Music?  Try this The Year In Music Trivia Quiz
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 20 points!

1) First published in 1923, "Who's Sorry Now?" is a popular song with music written by Ted Snyder and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. In 1958, it was a #4 Billboard Hit. Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.
Who had the 1958 hit?

  1. Amos Moses

  2. Connie Francis

  3. Patsy Cline

2) "Yes! We Have No Bananas" is the title of a novelty song by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn that was a major hit in 1923, and one of the top songs of the 20th century.  The song was the theme of the Outdoor Relief protests in Belfast in 1932.

  • True or False?

3) Who was the record producer born on January 5, 1923?

  1. Lew Brown

  2. Walter Donaldson

  3. Sam Phillips

4) On February 16th, 1923, "Down Hearted Blues" was recorded by Bessie Smith.  What awards has the song been given?

  1. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 songs that shaped rock

  2. Oscar Best Picture Gone with the Wind

  3. 1995 Grammy Award Best Song

5) Who was the country musician born on September 17, 1923?

  1. Roger Giles

  2. Hank Williams

  3. Mark Reynolds

6) "I Love Me (I'm Wild About Myself)" was a 1923 hit record.
Who was the artist who performed on the record?

  1. Billy Murray

  2. Wade Phillips

  3. Orange Tree

7) "I Cried for You" is a pop and jazz standard by Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed, and Abe Lyman, published in 1923.  It has been recorded by one or two artists.

  • True or False?

8) In 1923, there was an explosion of recordings of African American musicians; Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, many others make their first recordings.

  • True or False?

9) The Charleston was a jazz orchestration meant for the Charleston (dance) composed in 1923, with lyrics by Cecil Mack and music by James P Johnson. 
It was used in a high school dance scene in what 1946 movie?

  1. It's a Wonderful Life

  2. They Came Running

  3. Come Back Home

10) Who was the operatic soprano born on December 2, 1923?

  1. Bernadette Peters

  2. Maria Callas

  3. Beverly Sills

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1923 In Music
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1) B.  2) True  3) C.  4) A.  5) B.  6) A.  7) False. It has been recorded by many artist, including: Louis Armstrong, Eddie Arnold, Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby (1939), Vic Damone (1959) and more.  8) True  9) A.  10) B.

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