OTRS 120 “GREAT INSTRUMENTALS OF DAYS GONE BY” w/ ROBERT ARMSTRONG & MARK POLLOCK

John’s Old Time Radio Show ROBERT ARMSTRONG & MARK POLLOCK – “GREAT INSTRUMENTALS OF DAYS GONE BY”. Fantastic early 78 rpm INSTRUMENTAL records from the collection of Hawaiian steel great & Cheap Suit Serenader co-founder Robert Armstrong, fellow record collector Mark Pollock and yours truly. Thanks to Mark for helping record this show remotely.

  1. Mountain Blues – Jimmy Smith
  2. Celeste Blues – Meade Lux Lewis
  3. Hurdy Gurdy Solo – Le Bourree
  4. Potato Salad – Bernie Ladd & John Cali
  5. Wahine Slack Key – George Keoki Davis
  6. Shore Leave – The Three Old Salts
  7. St. Louis Blues – Willie “Red” Newman
  8. Shine On Harvest Moon – Willie “Red” Newman
  9. Penny Whistle Blues – Willard Cele
  10. Sourwood Mountain – Evans & McClain
  11. Tin Ear – Bob Effros
  12. Lover – Perry Botkin
  13. Bye Bye Blackbird – Eddie Peabody
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock
Eddie Peabody

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Five Harmaniacs (Willie “Red” Newman 2nd from left)
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock

OTRS 119 “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE BANJO?” w/ ROBERT ARMSTRONG & MARK POLLOCK

John’s Old Time Radio Show ROBERT ARMSTRONG & MARK POLLOCK – “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE BANJO?”. Fantastic early 78 rpm BANJO records from the collection of Hawaiian steel great & Cheap Suit Serenader co-founder Robert Armstrong, fellow record collector Mark Pollock and yours truly. Thanks to Mark for helping record this show remotely.

  1. West Lawn Polka – Fred J. Bacon
  2. Keep Off The Grass – Vess L. Ossman
  3. Down In Tennessee Blues – Homer Davenport
  4. Darlin’ Cora – B. F. Shelton
  5. Meddlin’ With The Blues – Herbert Leonard & Larry Mays
  6. Minglewood Blues – Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers
  7. Wait Til The Clouds To Roll By – Uncle Dave Macon
  8. If I Can’t Have You – Sleepy Hall’s Melody Boys
  9. Foolin’ Around (Tiger Rag) – Roy Smeck & Art Khan
  10. So Is Your Old Lady – Arthur Fields & Banjo (prob) John Cali
  11. Calling – Harry Reser
  12. Mia Adonata – Frank Fazio
  13. Uyu Mzathu – Monyoso & Kachre
  14. Down South – Harry Reser’s Banjo Boys
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock
Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers
Vess Ossman
Uncle Dave Macon

OTRS 115 “THE LOST BENNIE NAWAHI INTERVIEW BY ROBERT ARMSTRONG Pt. 2”

John’s Old Time Radio Show “THE LOST BENNIE NAWAHI INTERVIEW BY ROBERT ARMSTRONG Pt 2”. 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 Crumb from the present, remembering the day he met Bennie and then the 2nd part of the interview Armstrong recorded with Bennie is played in it’s entirety, unedited. In Part 2 they listen to some of Nawahi’s records that Bennie had including many records he personally recorded which have NEVER BEEN HEARD BEFORE (and are currently lost as far as we know)!!!! There is some background talking but I decided not to edit it or replace the known records with clean tracks because the feel of being “in the room” with those guys seems more important than a perfect record listening scenario. 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.

Robert Crumb interview (2021)

Bennie Nawahi interview Part Two

Records played by Bennie (during interview)

  1. Vana Vana – King Nawahi Trio
  2. (The end of) Hawaiian Capers – King Nawahi’s Hawaiians
  3. My Little A-1 Brownie – Charles (Bernard “Slim”) Smith, Nawahi & Benny Goodman
  4. (partial) Guitar Rhythm – Georgia Jumpers
  5. California Blues – Georgia Jumpers
  6. Big Feet Rag – Georgia Jumpers
  7. Ukulele Benny – Georgia Jumpers
  8. Hawaiian Love-Bird – King Nawahi’s Hawaiians w/ Bill Cody
  9. Hula Medley – King Nawahi Trio
  10. If I Had A Talking Picture Of You – Hawaiian Beach Combers
  11. I Get The Blues When It Rains – King Nawahi Trio
  12. Fort Street – Bennie Nawahi
  13. Nola/ Swanee River/ Taps – Bennie Nawahi
  14. My Adobe Hacienda – King Nawahi Trio
  15. Maui Girl – King Nawahi Trio
Robert Armstrong interviews King Bennie Nawahi 1980
Good Tone Banjo Boys – Crumb, Armstrong & Spencer Quinn!
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BENNIE NAWAHI (FAR RIGHT)
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Benny Nawahi
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock

OTRS 112 “THE MUSIC OF BIG BILL BROONZY

John’s Old Time Radio Show “THE MUSIC OF BIG BILL BROONZY”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records featuring Hokum, Blues & Stomps from the great songster vocalist & guitarist William Broonzy from John Heneghan’s record collection.

  1. GUITAR RAG
  2. C C RIDER
  3. GOOD LIQUOR GONNA CARRY ME DOWN
  4. CRAZY ABOUT YOU
  5. HOKUM STOMP
  6. SATURDAY NIGHT RUB
  7. NANCY JANE
  8. PAPA’S GETTING HOT
  9. HOW YOU WANT IT DONE?
  10. MY OLD LIZZIE
  11. DO YOU CATCH ON
  12. SWEET TO MAMA
  13. COME ON MAMA
  14. RUCKUS JUICE SHUFFLE
  15. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
  16. EAGLE RIDING PAPA
  17. BLACK CAT RAG
  18. YOU CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THAT STUFF
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BIG BILL BROONZY STATE STREET BOYS SWEET TO MAMA
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BIG BILL BROONZY famous hokum boys saturday night rub
BIG BILL BROONZY famous hokum boys guitar rag
BIG BILL BROONZY famous hokum boys nancy jane
BIG BILL BROONZY famous hokum boys papa's getting hot
BIG BILL BROONZY famous hokum boys eagle riding papa
BIG BILL BROONZY famous hokum boys come on mama
BIG BILL BROONZY famous hokum boys ruckus juice shuffle alabama rascals
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OTRS 110 “THE MUSIC OF MEMPHIS MINNIE”

John’s Old Time Radio Show “THE MUSIC OF MEMPHIS MINNIE”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records featuring music by the great Country Blues guitar great Memphis Minnie from John Heneghan’s record collection.

  1. I’M SELLING MY PORKCHOPS
  2. DOCTOR DOCTOR BLUES
  3. CAN I DO IT FOR YOU?
  4. YOU WRECKED MY HAPPY HOME
  5. DRUNKEN BARREL HOUSE BLUES
  6. KEEP IT TO YOURSELF
  7. BUMBLE BEE (WITH MEMPHIS JUG BAND)
  8. MA RAINEY
  9. FINGER PRINT BLUES
  10. DIRTY MOTHER FOR YOU
  11. SYLVESTER AND HIS MULE
  12. SQUAT IT
  13. I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU
  14. STINGING SNAKE BLUES
  15. JOE LOUIS STRUT
  16. I’M A BAD LUCK WOMAN
  17. YOU CAN’T GIVE IT AWAY
  18. WHEN YOU’RE ASLEEP
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Memphis Minnie
Memphis Minnie & Joe McCoy
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OTRS 108 “THE GUITAR OF JEAN BOSCO MWENDA”

John’s Old Time Radio Show “THE GUITAR OF JEAN BOSCO MWENDA”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records featuring music by the great Congolese guitarist Jean Bosco Mwenda from John Heneghan’s record collection.

  1. MASANGA
  2. KUFAWAYA FWAYA
  3. KUMAPAMPA
  4. TURDI NYUMBANI
  5. KUMOWA PASIPO KUMWAZA
  6. KUBUNDONGO
  7. KIJANA MOJA
  8. BASANGA BONSO
  9. KWALEZA
  10. BIEB
  11. BAYEKE
  12. TURUDI NYUMBANI
  13. KULIA STEPHANIE
  14. SUSANAH
  15. MWAMI
  16. FURI YA KATANGA
  17. BABEWATA
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OTRS 105 “ROOTS OF HIGHLIFE, GREAT EARLY GUITAR MUSIC OF GHANA”

OTRS 105

John’s Old Time Radio Show “ROOTS OF HIGHLIFE, GREAT EARLY GUITAR MUSIC OF GHANA”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records featuring early guitar records from Ghana, West Africa, from John Heneghan’s record collection.

  1. OSIGYA MEYEDEN – KWESI PEPERA
  2. MIDI MIHU M’AKA MPA – MIREKU
  3. ME SU ME FRE NA – S. K. NYAMAA’S BAND
  4. TORSI YA WU NSOR – GHANA STRUNGS BAND
  5. AWAWADC – KWAA MENSAH’S BAND
  6. GYAE MEMU MA SO – KOBINA KYEM’S BAND
  7. OWUO AYE BONE – KWASI DAPPAH’S BAND
  8. ME YEE DEN YA MANFUO KYIRI ME – OSEI BONSU AND HIS BAND
  9. MAFA WO BA NA RISU – KOBINA AMOAH’S BAND
  10. EDUMAFU – KAMKAM BAND
  11. KOU WO NUM – KWASI GATSE’S BAND
  12. YEHOWA ENYE HYE KPLOLA – KWAKU DEH & HIS BAND
  13. KONKONSANI – KWAMI BOAKYE AND HIS BAND
  14. ME NENAM NANI ANI – OSEI BONSU AND HIS BAND
  15. OMAN NNYE WU MAN BI A – KWAA MENSAH
  16. KROM AYE DINN – KWESI PEPPERA
Kwaa Mensah
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OTRS 103 “GUITARISTS OF SOUTH AFRICA”

OTRS 103

John’s Old Time Radio Show “GUITARISTS OF SOUTH AFRICA”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records featuring guitarists and guitar groups from South Africa from John Heneghan’s record collection.

  1. HAMBA TEMBE – THE PLAY SINGER
  2. INGALILE – JULIUS PINDE
  3. WASHIKIZA INGOMA – BHENGU & LUMA
  4. UHAMBO IWAMI – SABELO WITH GUITAR
  5. VUKA KUSITE – DAVID SHABANGU
  6. MAMHLONGO – ORBERT NENTANBO ZAKHE
  7. INGANE ENCANE – SHESHISHA
  8. JAZI LAMI – ELLIOT GUMEDE
  9. MUVANYA – ZOUTPANSBERG MERRYMAKERS
  10. AUBUTI NKIKHO – MOTSIELOA AND MONARE
  11. U JOSEPHINE – THE GUITAR TWINS (PHINEAS MAPHUMULO)
  12. BUBA MZIMBA – NONGOMO TRIO
  13. WABOOMA JOHN BHENGU
  14. UYAZAZISA – NONGOMAZA MBANJWA
  15. PICKUP – SOLOMON SITOLE
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OTRS 97 R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 48 “GREAT STRING BANDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD PT.2”

OTRS 97
John’s Old Time Radio Show R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 48 “GREAT STRING BANDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD PT.2”. John Heneghan, Robert Crumb & Eden Brower play fabulous string band records from Crumb’s record collection in France.

1.The Mackworth Stratsby – The Winston Fitzgerald Radio Entertainers
2. Circassian Circle – Honeyman’s Fiddlers
3. The Blackbird – The Comerford Trio
4. Galway Girl/ Stokestown Reel – Bowen’s Irish Orchestra
5. Buurebuebli Schotisch – J. Alder
6. Old – House Zither Quartet
7. Chorine Ochi – Orechestra Vilna Ukraina
8. Polka Parubocka – Ukrainska Orchestra Pawla Humeniuka
9. Illegible – Eustoatiou Kalaogesidou
10. Quando Eu Mamava – Benedicto De Almeida com Inocentes Da Pavuna
11. Lighthouse Keeper’s Blues – Isacca & His Banjoliers
12. Mnca – Dube Red Birds

OTRS 91 R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 44 “MORE GREAT AFRICAN RECORDS”

John's Old Time Radio Show
R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 44
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Robert Crumb & Eden Brower. “MORE GREAT AFRICAN RECORDS”. Special Guest Robert Crumb plays 78 rpm records from his record collection from the South of France with that lovable cut-up Eden Brower on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show.

1. MASO MALUNGI – GALABUZI AND PARTY

2. OSIGYA MEYEDEN? – KWESI PEPERA

3. ULALA KAJANI – GUMEDE’S CONCERTINA BAND

4. ANINDO KAPARO NDALO – F. H. SIMON AMOLO AND IBRAHIM ABONYO

5. SUKILO – KASONGOMA LAURENT

6. YAVUMA YAPHIKA – E. KHATHI

7. NILIPIGWA-PIGWA – PAUL MWACHUPA

8. MYANDA – ISMAEL PHILLIP

9. NOMAZULU – JONAS MATE

10. THABA NTHSO – MAKOLOZETSI MAXAMPA

Robert Crumb

Eden Brower

Eden Brower & Aline Komsinsky-Crumb