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

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 OKEH
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 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 liza jane
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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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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 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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OTRS 104 “CORONA-CRAZY – EARLY AMERICAN SONGS ABOUT EPIDEMICS AND HEALTH CRISES”

OTRS 104

John’s Old Time Radio Show “CORONA-CRAZY – EARLY AMERICAN SONGS ABOUT EPIDEMICS AND HEALTH CRISES”. Fantastic old 78 rpm records featuring songs written about health scares and pandemics of the late 19th/ early 20th century from John Heneghan’s record collection. Featuring Eden Brower.

  1. DOCTOR JAZZ – JELLY ROLL MORTON’S RED HOT PEPPERS
  2. WHEN THE WORLD’S FIRE – ALABAMA FOUR
  3. MENINGITIS – MEMPHIS JUG BAND FEATURING MEMPHIS MINNIE
  4. DIRTY T. B. BLUES – VICTORIA SPIVEY
  5. SOME LITTLE BUG IS GOIN’ TO GET YOU SOMEDAY – BRADLEY KINCAID
  6. HIGH FEVER BLUES – BUKKA WHITE
  7. T. B. BLUES – VICTORIA SPIVEY
  8. WHIPPIN’ THAT OLD T. B. – JIMMIE RODGERS
  9. MEMPHIS FLU – ELDER CURRY
  10. OUR FAMILY DOCTOR – PIGMETE PETE & CATJUICE CHARLIE
  11. WHEN YOU’RE SICK WITH THE BLUES – MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS
  12. UNDERTAKER BLUES – BUDDY MOSS
  13. THERE’S A MAN GOING ROUND TAKING NAMES – UNKNOWN
  14. T. B. KILLED MY DADDY – JULIAN JOHNSON & LEON HYATT
  15. THE CAT’S GOT THE MEASELS AND THE DOG’S GOT THE WHOOPING COUGH – KID SMITH
  16. POOR ME – CHARLIE PATTON
  17. COLD IRON BED – JACK KELLY AND THE SOUTH MEMPHIS JUG BAND
  18. LOST LOVER BLUES – LOTTIE KIMBROUGH
  19. WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE – CARTER FAMILY
Bradley Kincaid
Bukka White
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers
Mississippi Sheiks
Victoria Spivey
Charley Patton
The Carter Family

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 100 R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 51 “APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC”

OTRS 100
John’s Old Time Radio Show R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 51 “APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC”. John Heneghan, Robert Crumb & Eden Brower play fabulous rural country 78 rpm records from Crumb’s record collection in France.

  1. Sugar Baby – Dock Boggs
  2. Sugar Hill – Crockett Ward & His Boys
  3. The Coo-Coo Bird – Clarence Ashley
  4. Wild Bill Jones – Eva Davis
  5. The Gamblin’ Man – Samantha Bumgarner
  6. Black-Eyed Susie – J. P. Nester
  7. Sandy River Belle – Dad Blackard’s Moonshiners
  8. I’ll Lead A Christian Life – Golden P. Harris
  9. Purty Polly – John Hammond
  10. Say Darlin’ Say – The Sweet Brothers & Ernest Stoneman
Clarence Ashley
Crockett Ward And His Boys
Dock Boggs
Ernest Stoneman
Eden Brower & Robert Crumb
Samantha Bumgarner
Shelor Family

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