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
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Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock
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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
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Cheap Suit Serenaders
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock
Good Tone Banjo Boys – Crumb, Armstrong &
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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
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Sol Hoopii
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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 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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OTRS 102 “THE ROOTS OF ROCK”

OTRS 102

John’s Old Time Radio Show “THE ROOTS OF ROCK”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records that influenced popular music and rock n’ roll from John Heneghan’s record collection.

  1. THE GALLIS POLE – LEADBELLY
  2. HANGMAN SLACK THE ROPE – CHARLIE POOLE
  3. DON’T LEAVE ME HEAR – HENRY THOMAS
  4. BABY PLEASE DON’T GO – BIG JOE WILLIAMS
  5. CORRINA CORRINA – TOM ASHLEY & GWEN FOSTER
  6. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL – STATE STREET BOYS
  7. IN THE PINES – DOCK WALSH
  8. DOWN ON ME – EDDIE HEAD AND FAMILY
  9. THAT BAD MAN STACKALEE – DAVEY MILLER
  10. NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE – BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON
  11. JESUS GONNA MAKE UP MY DYING BED – JOSH WHITE
  12. I ONCE LOVED A SAILOR – CHARLIE POOLE
  13. WALK RIGHT IN – CANNON’S JUG STOMPERS
  14. I AM A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW – EMRY ARTHUR
  15. STATESBORO BLUES – BLIND WILLIE MCTELL
  16. NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOUR DOWN AND OUT – PINETOP SMITH
Big Bill Broonzy
Big Joe Williams
Blind Willie Johnson
Blind Willie McTell
Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers
Charlie Poole (left) & North Carolina Ramblers
Dock Walsh (Center)
Emry Arthur
Henry Thomas
Josh White
Leadbelly
Tom Ashley

OTRS 98 R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 49 “CRAZY JAZZ”

OTRS 98
John’s Old Time Radio Show R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 48 “CRAZY JAZZ”. John Heneghan, Robert Crumb, Tony Baldwin & Eden Brower play fabulous JAZZ records from Crumb’s record collection in France.

1.The Terror – Cliff Jackson & His Crazy Kats

2. Marbels – Herman Waldman Orchestra

3. Keep Your Business To Yourself – Wilton Crawley (w/ Jelly Roll Morton on piano)

4. She’s Got What I Need – Wilton Crawley (w/ Jelly Roll Morton on piano)

5. Crazy Quilt – Dixon’s Jazz Maniacs

6. Stomp Off, Let’s Go – Erskine Tate’s Vendome Orchestra

7. Go’ Won To Town – Dewy Jackson’s Peacock Orchestra

8. It Looks Like Susie – Cab Calloway & His Orchestra

9. Kentucky Stomp – Dixie Four

10. Once Or Twice – Junie C. Cobb & His Grains Of Corn

11. Nobody’s Sweetheart – Charles Pierce’s Orchestra

Robert Crumb, Eden Brower
Tony Baldwin, R. Crumb
John Heneghan & Eden Brower
Cliff Jackson & his Crazy Kats
Dewey Jackson’s Peacock Orchestra
Erskin Tate’s Vendome Orchestra
Herman Waldman’s Orchestra
Robert Crumb in his record room.

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

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OTRS 92 R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 45 “RECORDS THE BLUES MAFIA WOULD HATE”

John's Old Time Radio Show
R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 45
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Robert Crumb & Eden Brower. “RECORDS THE BLUES MAFIA WOULD HATE”. 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. ROLLING MILL BLUES – PEG LEG HOWELL

2. LOOK HERE MAMA BLUES – UNCLE BUD WALKER

3. GREENVILLE SHEIK – JOSH WHITE

4. CORRINE WHAT MAKES YOU TREAT ME SO? – BLIND BOY FULLER

5. NEXT WEEK SOMETIME – ALEC JOHNSON

6. OLD AGE IS CREEPING UPON YOU – PIGMEAT PETE & CATJUICE CHARLIE

7. NOBODY NEEDS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT – BOBBY LEECAN

8. DON’T THINK I’M SANTA CLAUS – LIL MCCLINTOCK

8. I MUST BE BLIND I CANNOT SEE – BLIND ROGER HAYS

9. BOODLE-DE-BUM BUM – BLIND BEN COVINGTON

10. MISTER MARY BLUES – AL MILLER

Eden Brower, Robert Crumb & John Heneghan

Eden Brower & R. Crumb

Peg Leg Howell (far right)

 

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