OTRS #10 – Robert Crumb’s Record Room Part 1

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R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 1
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ R. Crumb. Special Guest Robert Crumb plays 78 rpm records from his fabulous record collection from the South of France on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show.

R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 1

1. Rose Rose I Love You – Frankie Laine
2. Charlotte Hot Step – Fletcher & Foster
3. Hilarious Zeb – McLaughlin’s Old Time Melody Makers
4. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams – Abe Lyman Orchestra
5. Illegible – Lucknow Zanawae
6. Illegible Violin record – (India)
7. Two White Horses In A Line – Two Poor Boys
8. No No Blues – Curley Weaver
9. Dirty Butter – Minnie Wallace
10. My Laona Blues – Teddy Darby
11. On the Sea Of Life – E. R. Nance Singers
12. My Loving Brother – Smilin’ Ed McConnell & Family
13. Rose – Fredo Gardoni

10 thoughts on “OTRS #10 – Robert Crumb’s Record Room Part 1

  1. How many of McLoughlin’s Melody Makers tracks do you have? Any chance you could put them all on CD? I’d buy it in a New York minute. Right now I just have Dill Pickles Rag from the Ridin’ In An Old Model T LP.
    Thanx. — Jeff

  2. Thanks again for an intriguing selection of tunes. – Hey, you’re a couple of miles away from Flushing or from Coney Island Avenue. Why not ask some Indian music lovers to shed some light on the screaming cat (or monkey?) record? It somehow reminded me of the old “There’s a hole in the bucket” novelty tune. Odetta & Harry Belafonte… even a German vaudeville version “Ein Loch ist im Eimer”

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  4. Too good John. Crumb has what seems like is one of the more esoteric collections. Seems like there’s some sort of an reissue project in there for East River Records. Keep up the great work.

  5. I liked the Frankie Laine song best. All the others are too scratchy.

    Fantastic, hilarious show. One of the best you’ve done. Love every side played! (any surprise?)

    On to part two

    Thanks for the fun


  6. Hi, John! I’ve really enjoyed your shows. I haven’t listened to all of them, but each one has been a treat and a treasure. I feel as though I’m cheating/perpetrating in the sense that you’ve done all the work and I reap all the benefits…oh, well, I’m nothing if not lazy! Anyway, this show in particular I felt warranted sending you a comment.

    I was born in 1958 and related to the Frankie Lane comments Mr. Crumb made. My parents had all of the Pop records of the day; and, aside from the more “enduring” ones he did, e.g., Jezebel, Rawhide, etc., I remember the Rose Rose I Love You one from this show. It must have been on one of their LPs, and I haven’t heard it in almost fifty years.

    I don’t collect any old records, although it seems like I probably should; the idea appeals to my sense of order (*again, that lazy bone streak). I grew up in Fredericksburg, Va. (still own a house there). Gaye Adegbalola of Saphire, the Uppity Blues Women fame, has been a neighbor. I’m also sort of friends, through a degree or two of separation, with Ann Rabson. I learned some guitar technique by watching fairly local people like Archie Edwards, John Cephas, Flora Molten, Ann Rabson, and John Jackson, among others. Edwards and Cephas were somewhat mistrustful of white people (understandably), so, I, being shy on a certain level and not wanting to impose, had to just watch them perform to get some of what they were doing. Jackson (who had the aura of sitting and talking to God) Flora, Ann, in addition to Taj Majal, whom I had the good fortune of hanging out with in the late ’80s and early ’90s, all directly taught me various things on guitar. I don’t really play much Blues these days, but I have incorporated some of that stuff, that is in my bones, in my own music. You’ve captured the authenticity of the acoustic Blues guitar playing from the early twentieth century in your playing, and this is not an easy thing to accomplish.

    Thanks, again, for your show, and for yours and Eden’s music. -Oh, and, while there is also a degree of separation between us, thanks for tolerating my inimitably ribald sense of humor and cornball jokes from other places on these interwebs. I hope I haven’t offended you too terribly.

  7. Always a good show, nice to hear Robert on there with you, loved the weird Indian records.
    Try and get Sophs voice on there!

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