OTRS 122 R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 53 “Old-Time Country Classics”

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OTRS 122

John’s Old Time Radio Show R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PT. 53 “Old-Time Country Classics”. John Heneghan, Robert Crumb & Eden Brower play fabulous 78 rpm records from Crumb’s record collection in France.

  1. Over At Tom’s House/ The Fiddler’s Contest – Clarence Tom Ashley
  2. Mississippi Shadows – McLaughlin’s Old Time Melody Makers
  3. Franklin County Blues – Dixie Ramblers
  4. Don’t Let The Blues Get You Down – Buck Mountain Band
  5. Aggravating Mother-In-Law – Walter “Kid” Smith
  6. Wild Horse – North Carolina Ramblers
  7. Way Up On Clinch Mountain – J. W. Day (Jilson Setters)
  8. A Pretty Gal’s Love – Whitter-Hendley-Small
  9. Old Joe – Sid Harkreader & Grady Moore
Eden Brower & R. Crumb
Sid Harkreader
Walter Smith (r)
Jilson Setters (J. W. Day)
Jilson Setters (J. W. Day)
Henry Whitter
Dixie Ramblers
Clarence Ashley (r)
R. Crumb

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

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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

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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 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
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Lonnie Johnson
Robert Armstrong & Mark Pollock

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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Bennie Nawahi
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
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BIG BILL BROONZY famous hokum boys papa's getting hot
BIG BILL BROONZY famous hokum boys eagle riding papa
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OTRS 111 “THE MUSIC OF RILEY PUCKETT”

John’s Old Time Radio Show “THE MUSIC OF RILEY PUCKETT”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records featuring Country & Tin Pan Alley tunes from the great songster vocalist & guitarist Riley Puckett from John Heneghan’s record collection.

  1. RAILROAD BILL
  2. HEN HOUSE (WHO STOLE DE LOCK)
  3. I TOLD THEM ALL BOUT YOU
  4. LIZA JANE
  5. WAITING FOR THE EVENING MAIL
  6. MAMA WON’T ALLOW NO EASY RIDERS
  7. EVERYBODY WORKS BUT FATHER
  8. MARGIE
  9. OH, JOHNNY OH
  10. CAROLINE SUNSHINE GIRL
  11. SOUTH OF THE BORDER
  12. O! SUSANNA
  13. BLUE YODEL
  14. WHISTLE AND BLOW YOUR BLUES AWAY
  15. WHERE THE SHY VIOLETS GROW
  16. THE OLD SPINNING WHEEL
  17. MA (HE’S MAKING EYES AT ME)
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Riley Puckett & Gid Tanner
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Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett
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RILEY PUCKETT old joe clark
RILEY PUCKETT liza jane
RILEY PUCKETT railroad bill
RILEY PUCKETT everybody works but father
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OTRS 109 “THE MUSIC OF WALTER ‘KID’ SMITH”

John’s Old Time Radio Show “THE MUSIC OF WALTER ‘KID’ SMITH”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records featuring music by the great Congolese guitarist Jean Bosco Mwenda from John Heneghan’s record collection.

  1. OTTO WOOD THE BANDIT
  2. BROKEN HEARTED LOVER
  3. ONE MORE KISS BEFORE I GO
  4. LITTLE BESSIE
  5. IT WON’T BE LONG TILL MY GRAVE IS MADE
  6. IT’S SAD TO LEAVE YOU SWEETHEART
  7. MAMA YOU’RE A MESS
  8. MISSISSIPPI FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES
  9. HOMESTEAD IN THE WILDWOOD
  10. TEN I SERVED AND TEN TO SERVE
  11. OLD JOHNNY BUCKER WON’T DO
  12. I’M NOT ANGRY WITH YOU DARLING
  13. MY SWEETHEART IS A SLY LITTLE MISS
  14. THE STORY THAT THE CROW TOLD ME
  15. IT’S HARD TO LEAVE YOU SWEET LOVE
  16. WE’LL TALK ABOUT ONE ANOTHER
  17. MOTHER KISS YOUR DARLING
  18. WORK DON’T BOTHER ME
  19. WHEN HE DIED HE GOT A HOME IN HELL
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timely tunes 1560 walter kid smith louis mcdaniels

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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JEAN BOSCO MWENDA gallotone 1780

OTRS 107 “THE MUSIC OF EL CIEGO MELQUIADES RODRIQUEZ – THE BLIND FIDDLER”

OTRS 107

John’s Old Time Radio Show “THE MUSIC OF EL CIEGO MELQUIADES – THE BLIND FIDDLER”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records featuring music by the great Mexican fiddler El Ciego Melquiades Rodriquez from John Heneghan’s record collection.

  1. THE SLIM GIRL
  2. MAGGIE
  3. THE DUST STORM
  4. MARY
  5. PAULINE
  6. JANE
  7. DIAS FELICES
  8. LA GRIPA
  9. TODOS ELLOS
  10. ROSA DE MEXICALI
  11. NO ME OLVIDES
  12. IMPOSSIBLE
  13. EL CRISTAL
  14. VIVA LAREDO
  15. LA VIRGENCITA
  16. LAS BICICLETAS
  17. NO TE LLENES DE ORGULLO MUJER – HERMANOS CHAVARRIA
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