OTRS 114 “THE LOST BENNIE NAWAHI INTERVIEW BY ROBERT ARMSTRONG Pt. 1”

John’s Old Time Radio Show “THE LOST BENNIE NAWAHI INTERVIEW BY ROBERT ARMSTRONG”. Recently unearthed interview with the King of the Hawaiian guitar & Ukulele Bennie Nawahi from 1980 by Hawaiian steel great & Cheap Suit Serenader co-founder Robert Armstrong. Also present are Bennie’s wife Betty and his stepson Norman Peterson as well as Robert Crumb, who is also an interviewee and Spencer Quinn. This episode starts with an interview with Robert Armstrong from the present, remembering the day he met Bennie and then the interview he recorded with Bennie is played in it’s entirety, unedited. Mark Pollock is also present at the Armstrong interview and many thanks to him for helping record Armstrong remotely in this new age of Covid. This is a two part interview of Bennie which will be followed by an episode where Armstrong spins some very fine Hawaiian discs from his collection.

  1. Honlulu Bound – Hawaiian Beach Combers (1930)
  2. Robert Armstrong interview (2021)
  3. Mauna Kea (White Mountain) – King Nawahi’s Hawaiians (1930)
  4. Robert Armstrong interviews King Bennie Nawahi (1980)
  5. Ukulele Benny – The Georgia Jumpers (1931)
  6. Robert Armstrong interviews King Bennie Nawahi (1980) cont.
  7. Hawaiian Melody – Hawaiian Beach Combers (1930)
  8. Robert Armstrong interviews King Bennie Nawahi (1980) cont.
  9. Black Boy Blues – QRS Boys (1929)

Robert Armstrong interviews the "king" Bennie Nawahi
Robert Armstrong interviews the “King” Bennie Nawahi 1980
The “King” Bennie Nawahi

OTRS 113 “GREAT HAWAIIAN MUSIC OF KALAMA’S QUARTET”

John’s Old Time Radio Show “GREAT HAWAIIAN MUSIC OF KALAMA’S QUARTET”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records featuring guitarist Mike Hanapi and Kalama’s Quartet from John Heneghan’s record collection.

  1. HONOLULU HULA MEDLEY
  2. NA PUA EHA
  3. E LILIU E
  4. HAPA HAOLE HULA GIRL
  5. HEEIA
  6. LEI OHU
  7. ON THE BEACH AT WAIKIKI
  8. WAI O MINEHANA
  9. TU-TU-E, TU-TU-HOI
  10. WAHINE UI
  11. HILO MARCH
  12. KA MAKANI KALI ALOHA
  13. MEDLEY OF HULAS
  14. KAWIKA: LILIU E
  15. INDIANA MARCH
  16. HANO HANO HANALEI
Kalama Quartet
Kalama Quartet
Kalama's Quartet
Kalama’s Quartet
david-Burrows-mike-hanapi
David Burrows (left), Mike Hanapi (right) / (from Les Cook) – this is the Ilima Islanders which has Hanapi and David Burrows on steel guitars . Bill Kalama is standing behind Mike Hanapi . So , standing left to right it’s Henry Makua, Bob Nawahine, Leo Cummins& Bill Kalama . Seated left Burrows and right is Hanapi. So a similar line up to Kalama’s Qt but not identical
KALAMA'S QUARTET edison
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi okeh 41414
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi okeh  41414
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi okeh 41068
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi okeh 41054
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi odeon 165361
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi odeon 165495
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi columbia 1024
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi okeh 41323
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi okeh 41170
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi okeh  40957
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi okeh 41325
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi supertone s2135
KALAMA'S QUARTET mike hanapi victor 24110