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)
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Billy Costello

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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Good Tone Banjo Boys – Crumb, Armstrong &
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Grass Skirt record cover by Armstrong
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David Burrows (left), Mike Hanapi (right)
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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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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

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
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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 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 guitar rag
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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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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 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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