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 Pollack 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
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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
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OTRS 106 “MORE GREAT OLD HAWAIIAN MUSIC”

OTRS 106

John’s Old Time Radio Show “MORE GREAT OLD HAWAIIAN MUSIC”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records featuring early Hawaiian music from John Heneghan’s record collection.

  1. BREEZY HAWAII – HAWAIIAN BEACHCOMBERS (BENNIE NAWAHI)
  2. HULA BLUES – PAUL SUMMERS AND HIS WAIKIKI PLAYERS
  3. OLD BLACK JOE – SAM KU WEST
  4. THE SUNSHINE OF YOUR SMILE – M. DANIEL ARNAU
  5. PARARI-PARARI A – LES TAMARII TAHITI
  6. MONA – KOSTAS BEZOS AND THE WHITE BIRDS
  7. INOURMI – KOSTAS BEZOS AND THE WHITE BIRDS
  8. BIANCO – KOSTAS BEZOS, DIMITRI HAVAGIES, AGOUSTA MPEZOS
  9. LET’S GO TO HONOLULU – KOSTAS BEZOS AND THE WHITE BIRDS
  10. ILLEGIBLE – S. MAKRIDOU, KOULA & T. VAMBARI
  11. SAMIOTISSA – EFTHIMIOS KEROS
  12. ILLEGIBLE – RITA KARAGIANNIS & GRIPARIS
  13. SINGIN’ THE BLUES – SOL HOOPPI’S NOVELTY TRIO
  14. CHANT D’AMOUR – CHANTS POPULAIRES TAHITIENS
  15. NA LEI O HAWWAII – DAVID BURROWS TRIO
  16. KUHIO BAY – JOHONNA WILCOX GLEE CLUB
  17. ANA ANA – SAM ALAMA
  18. PU ANA KAMAKANI E – ROSE TRIBE FEATURING DAVID BURROWS
  19. YELLOW DOG BLUES – DAVID BURROWS
  20. HANAHANO HANALEI – THE BRAYS TROUPE
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Bennie Nawahi's Four Hawaiian Guitars
Bennie Nawahi’s Four Hawaiian Guitars
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Bennie Nawahi
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paul summers and his waikiki players hula blues
sam ku west old_black_joe
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Sol Hoopii
Sol Hoopii
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Sol Hoopii’s Novelty Trio
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Dan Ku (left), Sam Ku (center)
Sam Ku West
Sam Ku West
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David Burrows (left), Mike Hanapi (right)
EFTHIMIOS KEROS victor 78 rpm
S. MAKRIDOU, KOULA & T. VAMBARI
CHANT D'AMOUR - CHANTS POPULAIRES TAHITIENS
sol hoopii's novelty trio singin the blues

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
unknown Ghana guitar band

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
JOHN BHENGU

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 95 “A COUPLE THAT PLAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER – GREAT OLD-TIME HUSBAND & WIFE 78 RECORDS”

John's Old Time Radio Show
OTRS 95
John’s Old Time Radio Show “A COUPLE THAT PLAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER – GREAT OLD-TIME HUSBAND & WIFE 78 RECORDS”. John Heneghan & EDEN BROWER play great married couple 78 rpm records from John’s record collection.

1. YELLOW BEE – BERTHA LEE & CHARLEY PATTON

2. GET OFF WITH ME – LEOLA B. & WESLEY “KID” WILSON

3. WHAT WILL I DO FOR MY MONEY’S ALL GONE – UNCLE ECK DUNFORD WITH ERNEST & HATTIE STONEMAN

4. BACK WATER BLUES – DEWEY AND GASSIE BASSETT

5. PRETTY LITTLE BLUE-EYED SALLY – MR. AND MRS. HUGH CROSS

6. BUMBLE BEE – MEMPHIS MINNIE & CASEY BILL WELDON W/MEMPHIS JUG BAND

7. CAN I DO IT FOR YOU? – MEMPHIS MINNIE & KANSAS JOE MCCOY

8. HUSTLIN’ WOMAN BLUES – MEMPHIS MINNIE & CASEY BILL WELDON

9. MA RAINEY – MEMPHIS MINNIE & ERNEST LAWLARS (LITTLE SON JOE)

10. ON THE BANKS OF THE SUNNY TENNESSEE – MR. AND MRS. J.W. BAKER

11. TYING A KNOT IN THE DEVILS TAIL – POWDER RIVER JACK & KITTY LEE

12. LE VIEUX SOULARD ET SA FEMME – CLEOMA BREAUX AND JOESPH FALCON

13. BLUES NEGRES – CLEOMA BREAUX AND JOESPH FALCON

14. WHEN THE WAR WAS ON – BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON & WILLIE B. HARRIS

15. I WOULDN’T MIND DYING – BLIND MAMIE & A. C. FOREHAND

16. I WISH MY MOTHER WAS ON THAT TRAIN – BLIND JOE & EMMA TAGGART

Bertha Lee Patton

Charley Patton

Eck Dunford

Joe & Cleoma Falcon

LEOLA B. & WESLEY “KID” WILSON

powder river jack kitty lee

OTRS 88 R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 41 “MORE GREAT AFRICAN MUSIC”

John's Old Time Radio Show
R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 41
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Robert Crumb. “MORE GREAT AFRICAN MUSIC”. Special Guest Robert Crumb plays 78 rpm records from his record collection from the South of France on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show. With the always special guest Eden Brower.

1. MWOMBOKO – THEOFIL INKGA TRIO

2. JAMA PART 1 – WAMUTHAU WA RUITHINI

3. JERU-WA-JUNGA – GACHUANGI

4. MAMA ROOZA – FORTUNATUS FRANCIS & PARTY

5. INGANE ENCANE – SHESHISHA

6. BOKILO OKOZONGA TANGO NINI – A. MUNDANDA

7. ABAVUGA OBUGALI – ABANDONGO ABAGANDA

8. KUKAYA KWAKYELA – TIMOTHY AKIM

9. NI NGUSENGA – J. NZUPE AND MRS. GERECE

10. INGEN MEMSAB – W. K. A. LABOSO AND PARTY

11. SHOMBO BINTI HASANI – RAMADHANI FATAKI WITH “NGOMA YA UDI”

12. – LUNGA & PARTY

EDEN BROWER & R. CRUMB

R. Crumb and his fine African records

R. “Cool Rekkids” Crumb

OTRS 87 R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM 40 “GREAT YODELERS OF THE WORLD”

John's Old Time Radio Show
R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 40
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Robert Crumb. “”GREAT YODELERS OF THE WORLD”. Special Guest Robert Crumb plays 78 rpm records from his record collection from the South of France on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show. With East Village jokester Eden Brower.

  1. Alpabfahrt – 0 Jodeiduett W. Rubin und Frau Spuhle
  2. Sleep Baby Sleep – Edwin J. McEnelly’s Orchestra
  3. Lei E – Emma Bush
  4. Nu Ioka Hula – Kalama’s Quartette (yodel by Mike Hanapi)
  5. Let’s Go To Honolulu – Kostas Bezo’s And The White Birds
  6. Mchimbae Kisima – Dennis Leopold & Allen Massie
  7. Wait For Me – Harold & Hazel
  8. That Naughty Yodel – Jerome
  9. The Cowboy’s Dizzy Sweetheart – Goebel Reeves
  10. Got A Buddy I Must See – Perry County Music Makers
  11. Mama You’re A Mess – Walter Kid Smith & Family
  12. She’s My Curly Headed Baby – Callahan Brothers
  13. Brown’s Ferry Blues – Bill Cox
  14. Yodeler’s Serenade – Taylor – Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers
  15. Blue Yodel – Jimmie Rodgers

Edwin McEnelly’s Orchestra

Kalama’s Quartet

Eden Brower & R. Crumb

Goebel Reeves

Perry County Music Makers

OTRS 86 R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM 39 “UKULELE MUSIC”

John's Old Time Radio Show
R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 39
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Robert Crumb. “UKULELE MUSIC”. Special Guest Robert Crumb plays 78 rpm records from his record collection from the South of France on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show. With East Village jokester Eden Brower.

  1. SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY – CRUMB UKULELE INTRO
  2. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN – JIM & BOB
  3. THE GIRL FROM THE SOUTH SEA ISLE – BENNIE NAWAHI
  4. ALOA BELOVED – KANUI & LULA
  5. CRIOLLITA – LES LOUPS
  6. SIOUX INDIANS – MARC WILLIAMS
  7. NO SOONER – ELIZABETH SMITH
  8. HUMMIN’ BLUES – RED ONION JOE AND HIS UKE
  9. RED HOT MAMA – CLIFF EDWARDS “UKULELE IKE”
  10. NO WONDER SHE’S A BLUSHING BRIDE – ART FOWLER
  11. MEMPHIS BLUES – JOHNNY MARVIN
  12. HOT PEBBLE BLUES – THE PEBBLES
  13. SAN – RED PEPPER SAM
  14. TEXAS GALS – THE HILL BILLIES
  15. THE FUN’S ALL OVER – WILLIAMSON BROTHERS AND CURRY

    JIM & BOB

    Marc Williams

    CLIFF EDWARDS

    BENNIE NAWAHI (FAR RIGHT)

    JOHNNY MARVIN

    Billy Costello “Red Pepper Sam”

    Al Hopkins’ Hillbillies

    Williamson Brothers And Curry