OTRS 118 “GREAT GUITAR RECORDS” w/ ROBERT ARMSTRONG & MARK POLLOCK

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John’s Old Time Radio Show ROBERT ARMSTRONG & MARK POLLOCK – “GREAT GUITAR RECORDS”. Fantastic early 78 rpm GUITAR records from the collection of Hawaiian steel great & Cheap Suit Serenader co-founder Robert Armstrong & Fellow record collector Mark Pollock. Thanks to Mark for helping record this show remotely.

  1. Blue Guitar Stomp – Clifford Hayes’ Louisville Stompers
  2. Playing With The Strings – Lonnie Johnson
  3. Misty Mornin’ – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  4. Sizzling The Blues – Monk Hazel & his Beinville Roof Orchestra
  5. Haunted Nights – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  6. Wild Man Blues – Johnny Dodds & his Chicago Boys
  7. Guitar In High – Teddy Bunn
  8. Turkey In The Straw/ Arkansas Traveller – Alphus McFayden
  9. Cannon Ball Rag – Merle Travis
  10. Bryant’s Bounce – Jimmy Bryant & Speedy West
  11. Wine Cooler – T. J. Fowler
  12. She Left Me A Mule – Big Joe Williams
  13. Te Amo Me Dijiste – Lydia Mendoza
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock
Lonnie Johnson
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock

OTRS 117 “GREAT NOVELTY RECORDS” w/ ROBERT ARMSTRONG & MARK POLLOCK

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John’s Old Time Radio Show ROBERT ARMSTRONG & MARK POLLOCK – “GREAT NOVELTY RECORDS”. Fantastic early 78 rpm NOVELTY records from the collection of Hawaiian steel great & Cheap Suit Serenader co-founder Robert Armstrong & Fellow record collector Mark Pollock. Thanks to Mark for helping record this show remotely.

  1. Thanks For The Lobster – Fred Van Eps Banjo
  2. Mama Ines – Havana Novelty Orchestra
  3. Hunting Tigers Out in “Indiah” – Leslie Sarony
  4. Etiquette Blues – Harry Reser’s Six Jumping Jacks
  5. Rhapsody In Blues – Borrah Minevitch
  6. I Can’t Sleep In The Movies Anymore – Broadway Merry Makers (Fred Hall & His Sugar Babies)
  7. D D Hoedown – Shell Chemical Corporation
  8. Little Dog Yodel – Ralph Richardson
  9. The Swiss Boy – Smiley Burnette
  10. Singin’ In The Bath Tub – Macy & Smalle
  11. Dinah – Billy Costello
  12. Rubenola – Rudy Wiedoeft
  13. Castration of the Strawberry Roan – The Sons Of The Pioneers
  14. Tom and Jerry in Honolulu – Tom & Jerry
  15. If I Know’d Youse A’ Comin’ I’d Cut My Throat – Cactus Pryor & His Pricklypears
  16. Ape Call – Nervous Norvus (Jimmy Drake)
Mark Pollack & Robert Armstrong
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock
Robert Armstrong
Harry Reser
Fred Hall
Fred Van Eps
Billy Costello
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock

OTRS 116 ROBERT ARMSTRONG “GREAT EARLY HAWAIIAN RECORDS”

John’s Old Time Radio Show ROBERT ARMSTRONG – “GREAT EARLY HAWAIIAN RECORDS”. Fantastic early 20th Century Hawaiian 78 rpm records from the collection of Hawaiian steel great & Cheap Suit Serenader co-founder Robert Armstrong. Fellow record collector 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.

  1. Tu-Tu-E, Tu-Tu-Hoi – Kalama’s Quartet featuring Mike Hanapi & Bob Matsu
  2. Ama Ama – Sam Alama
  3. Mona Chimes – Frank Ferera
  4. Hilo March (Mindanao March) – Bennie Nawahi (although Bennie didn’t think this was him in a 1980 interview)
  5. Paahana Hula – Madame Riviere’s Hawaiians
  6. The Rose Of Heaven – Walter Kolomoku’s Honoluluans
  7. I Nikiniki Malie – Kalama’s Quartette featuring Mike Hanapi
  8. Tomi Tomi – Sol K. Bright
  9. The Hula Blues – Jim and Bob (The Genial Hawaiians)
  10. Hula Girl – Sol Hoopii and his Novelty Quartette
  11. Hula Girl – Andrew Aiona’s Novelty Four
  12. La Rosita – Sol K. Bright
  13. Minnehaha – Andy Iona and his Islanders Sam Koki & Dan Stewart
  14. Faa Navenave – Augie Goupil and his Royal Tahitians
  15. Let’s Go To Honolulu – Kostas Bezo’s White Birds
  16. Oua Oua – Kanui & Lula
  17. Moana Chimes – Sam Ku West and his Royal Hawaiians
Robert Armstrong
Cheap Suit Serenaders
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock
Good Tone Banjo Boys – Crumb, Armstrong &
painting by Robert Armstrong
ukulele painted by R. Armstrong
Sam Alama
Sol K Bright
Yazoo cover by Armstrong
Grass Skirt record cover by Armstrong
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Kalama’s Quartet
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David Burrows (left), Mike Hanapi (right)
JIM & BOB
Sol Hoopii
Sol Hoopii
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Kanui & Lula
Sam Ku West
Sam Ku West

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!
BENNIE NAWAHI (FAR RIGHT)
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Bennie Nawahi
Benny Nawahi
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock

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
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock

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”

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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
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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)
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S. MAKRIDOU, KOULA & T. VAMBARI
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sol hoopii's novelty trio singin the blues

OTRS 105 “ROOTS OF HIGHLIFE, GREAT EARLY GUITAR MUSIC OF GHANA”

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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”

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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”

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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