Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Pretty Boy Jefferson Jackson

John Lee Hooker


My cousin Zina sent this to me a couple of months ago. Follow the instructions below for the genuine thrill that comes with discovering your blues name.

I'm either Pretty Boy Jackson (if we use Anderson) or Pretty Boy Jefferson (if we use Ransonette).


  • From the first list, take the name using the initial of your first name.

  • From the second list, do the same with your middle name.

  • From the third, use the first letter of your surname.
First List
A=Fat
B=Muddy
C=Crippled
D=Old
E=Texas
F=Hollerin'
G=Ugly
H=Brown
I=Happy
J=Boney
K=Curly
L=Pretty
M=Jailhouse
N=Peg Leg
O=Red
P=Sleepy
Q=Bald
R=Skinny
S=Blind
T=Big
U=Yella
V=Toothless
W=Screamin'
X=Fat Boy
Y=Washboard
Z=Steel-Eye

Second List
A=Bones
B=Money
C=Harp
D=Legs
E=Eyes
F=Lemon
G=Killer
H=Hips
I=Lips
J=Fingers
K=Boy
L=Liver
M=Gumbo
N=Foot
O=Mama
P=Back
Q=Duke
R=Dog
S=Bad Boy
T=Baby
U=Chicken
V=Pickles
W=Sugar
X=Cracker
Y=Tooth
Z=Smoke

Third List
A=Jackson
B=McGee
C=Hopkins
D=Dupree
E=Green
F=Brown
G=Jones
H=Rivers
I=Malone
J=Washington
K=Smith
L=Parker
M=Lee
N=Thompkins
O=King
P=Bradley
Q=Hawkins
R=Jefferson
S=Davis
T=Franklin
U=White
V=Jenkins
W=Bailey
X=Johnson
Y=Blue
Z=Allison

13 comments:

Boney Bones Hopkins said...

Boney Bones Killer Hopkins here. Or just Boney Bones Hopkins if I only use one of my middle names.

Laurie said...

Boney Bones - Let's see, JAC or JAGC. To quote Men at Work, "Who can it be now?"

(Isn't there a Star Trek character named "Bones?")

Anonymous said...

Muddy Badboy Jefferson

Funny since I went to Thomas Jefferson High School and live in Jefferson county.

Better known as
Babysis "Muddy Badboy Jefferson"

cindybindy said...

I just love taking these quizes and finding my name, age, sex, iq, etc. Thanks for my laughs. Yours Truly, Crippled Back Jones aka cindybindy :)

Laurie said...

Baby Sis - I thught the same thing about my Jefferson and my Jackson goes with Jackson Square in New Orleans. :)

Cindy - Crippled Back Jones?! Ouch, your blues name don't sound so good.

Inca From Peru said...

Muddy Fingers Lee. Sounds authentic enough, but 'Muddy Fingers'? Wonder what the circumstances were around the acquisition of that nickname?

Anyway, I like it better than my porn name (childhood pet + street one grew up on). Bobo Berkshire.

**********

Bobo's Blues
Muddy Fingers Lee

My woman gone and left me, say she don't love me no mo'
My woman walked on out again, think she don't love me no mo'
Gal say she's goin' downtown
To see her 'real' man named Bobo

They say this cat Bobo, he got a whip that's 12-inch long,
(spoken) And I don't believe no man got him a whip that 12-inch long
Now my baby got me singin'
'Bout another man's whip in my own song

I'm goin' downtown to my baby before this Bobo give her the slip,
I'm goin' to take care of some business before this Bobo make his slip
I got a 12-guage for his cheatin' ass
And a carbide machete for his 12-inch whip

Laurie said...

Inca a/k/a Muddy Fingers - That's great! I'm holding my non-existent cigarette lighter up for that one. You need to quit your day job unless your day job is writing and singin' the blues.

Sophmom said...

I don't have a middle name. Using my maiden name, I'm Blind Bones. Adding my married name makes me Blind Bones McGee. Very cute.

La Sirena said...

Hey...Bony Bones Davis here. I am SO NOT bony. It would definitely be an ironic blues name.

I used to tend bar at a blues club here in Chicago. I think my real blues name is something like
Hey Baby Getmeabeer.

Also, Rick James came in when I was working one night and said,
"Get me a Crown, bitch!"

I do love those name games and quizzes.

Jen T. (that's me) said...

I am Boney Bones Franklin - a/k/a the future Boney Bones Green of the Muddy Boy Greens.

Hahaha. I'm laughing at the Rick James story.

Laurie said...

Sophmom - Anything with McGee at the end is funny, right Jen?

La Sirena - Rick James!? That's classic!

Jen - The Rick James thing is cracking me up, too! "Get me a Crown, bitch!" That shouldn't be funny but it is. I hope he tipped you well La Sirena.

Grimm said...

Old Bad Boy Jones...yeah there is no way in hell I am getting laid with that one.

Laurie said...

Grimm - Not even the "bad boy" part?