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 Pollack 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 96 R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 47 “GREAT STRING BANDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD PT.1”

OTRS 96
John’s Old Time Radio Show R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM PART 47 “GREAT STRING BANDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD PT.1”. John Heneghan, Robert Crumb & Eden Brower play fabulous string band records from Crumb’s record collection in France.

1. I’M MORE THAN SATISFIED – LARRY ABBOTT & HIS ORCHESTRA
2. MOANA MARCH – KALUA PLAYERS
3. STAY OUT OF THE SOUTH – PICKARD’S CHINESE SYNCOPATERS
4. SHORTIN’ BREAD – BOBBIE LEECAN’S NEED-MORE BAND
5. BEAVER SLIDE RAG – PEG LEG HOWELL
6. GOIN’ ON UP TO TOWN – TED HINMAN AND SHARP
7. EL MENIO – WONDER STATE HARMONISTS
8. ARCADIA COUNTY BREAKDOWN – LEO SOILEAU’S FOUR ACES
9. LAS SILUETAS – SANTIAGO MORALES
10. YAQUI-TLAXCALA PUEBLA – PASCOLAS

1. I’M MORE THAN SATISFIED – LARRY ABBOTT & HIS ORCHESTRA
2. MOANA MARCH – KALUA PLAYERS
3. STAY OUT OF THE SOUTH – PICKARD’S CHINESE SYNCOPATERS
4. SHORTIN’ BREAD – BOBBIE LEECAN’S NEED-MORE BAND
5. BEAVER SLIDE RAG – PEG LEG HOWELL
6. GOIN’ ON UP TO TOWN – TED HINMAN AND SHARP
7. EL MENIO – WONDER STATE HARMONISTS
8. ARCADIA COUNTY BREAKDOWN – LEO SOILEAU’S FOUR ACES
9. LAS SILUETAS – SANTIAGO MORALES
10. YAQUI-TLAXCALA PUEBLA – PASCOLAS

R. Crumb & Eden Brower
Andy Sannella
Peg Leg Howell
R. Crumb
Joe Venuti
Leo Soileau

OTRS 75 – R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM 32 “MORE TURKISH/ARMENIAN MUSIC”

John's Old Time Radio Show
R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 32
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Robert Crumb. “MORE TURKISH/ARMENIAN MUSIC”. Special Guest Robert Crumb plays 78 rpm records from his legendary record collection from the South of France on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show. With East Village jokester Eden Brower.

1. OUD SOLO – SAM VOSBIKIAN

2. INSTRUMENTAL – KONDOURAJIAN & ARZIV ORCHESTRA

3. “UNTITLED” – YAYLA KEZE AND ORCHESTRA

4. “UNTITLED” – AYDEN ZEYBEK AND ORCHESTRA

5. CAMLARDA BEKLE BENI – KANUNI GARBIS & ORCHESTRA

6. CIFTE TELLI – MARKO MELKON

7. NEVA CIFTE TELLI – KEMANI MEMDUH EFENDI

8. PENCEREDEN BAKMA – KUCUK NEZIHE

9. SUZNAK SAZ SEMAI – INSTRUMENTAL QUARTET

10. GEVREYE – NICK DONEFF/KANUNI GARBIS/MARKO MELKON

Eden Brower & Robert Crumb

Vosbikian Orchestra 1939

Arziv Orchestra

Bernard Kondourajian

Kanuni Garbis

Marko Melkon

Marko Melkon

OTRS 74 – TADD KOTICK “POST WAR COUNTRY BLUES RECORDS”

John's Old Time Radio Show
“POST WAR COUNTRY BLUES”
John’s Old Time Radio Show. TADD KOTICK plays great post war country blues 78 rpm records from his record collection on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show. With special guest Pat Conte.

1. WALKING BLUES – MUDDY WATERS

2. ELOISE – RALPH WILLIS

3. ALABAMA BOOGIE – JOHN LEE (JOHN ARTHUR)

4. WALKING DOWN HILL – OTIS HINTON

5. SAME OLD STUFF – JESSE THOMAS THE BLUES TROUBADOUR

6. RIDE TO A FUNERAL IN A V-8 – DAN PICKETT

7. WEST COAST BLUES – ERNEST LEWIS

8. PLEASE DON’T THINK I’M NOSEY – EDDIE KIRKLAND

9. EARLY IN THE MORNING – ROBERT HENRY

10. OLD BATTLE AX – ROBERT HENRY

11. WORLD OF TROUBLE – MEMPHIS MINNIE

12. LOVIN’ GUITAR MAN – JOHN LEE HOOKER & EDDIE KIRKLAND

13. TAKE A LITTLE WALK WITH ME – BOYD GILMORE

14. BROKE DOWN ENGINE – BARREL HOUSE SAMMY (BLIND WILLIE MCTELL)

15. ON THE ROAD AGAIN – FLOYD JONES

16. SAD STORY – BLUE SMITTY AND HIS STRING MEN

Blind Willie McTell

Blue Smitty

Dan Pickett (standing)

Ediie Kirkland

Floyd Jones

John Lee Hooker

Memphis Minnie

TADD KOTICK

Ralph Willis

Muddy Waters

John Lee Aurthur

Bob Guida, Tadd Kotick & Pat Conte

OTRS 73 – R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM 31 “MUSIC OF SOUTH AMERICA”

John's Old Time Radio Show
R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 31
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Robert Crumb. “MUSIC OF SOUTH AMERICA”. Special Guest Robert Crumb plays 78 rpm records from his legendary record collection from the South of France on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show. With the always charming Eden Brower.

1. Mentiroso – Americo Jacomino

2. Saxophone, Porque Choras? – Severino Rangel

3. Ironia – Chico Viola

4. Nego De Pe Espaiado – Conjuncto Tupy

5. Criolita – Les Loups

6. Mi Novia Se Liama Narda – Trio Odeon

7. Recuverdo De Mi Barrio – Mario A. Pardo

8. Mis Consejos – Pelaia & Italo

9. La Tamisquena – Domingo Aguirre

10. Clavelito – Felipe V. Rivera

11. Pandillera – Estudiantina Duncker

12. Acomodate Chichi – Franqueza Y Su Orquesta

13. Sevillanas Num 2 – Nino Ricardo

14. Caracoles – Ramon Montoya

Americo Jacomino

Oscar Aleman of Les Loups

Robert Crumb & John Heneghan

Echave Family Orchestra Cuzco, 1931

Popular Musicians Cuzco, 1931

OTRS 72 – PAT CONTE PART 3 “VISIT TO THE SECRET MUSEUM”

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PAT CONTE PART 3
John’s Old Time Radio Show. “VISIT TO THE SECRET MUSEUM”. John Henegahn visits legendary ethnic 78 collector Pat Conte at his “secret Museum”. Pat plays 78 rpm records from his record collection on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show. With special guest Tadd Kotick.

1. WIMBUSH RAG – THEO & GUS CLARK

2. I HAS THE BLUES FOR THEE BARBADOES – JACK “SWEET WILLIE” JACKSON & ONE STRING WILLIE

3. HILDALEN – GUNNULF BORGEN

4. VANAJAKSHI PT 2 – MR T. CHOWDIAH

5. C & N W. RAILROAD BLUES – BYRON PARKER AND HIS MOUNTAINEERS

6. BEDIT BISMAK – YOUSEF FOUNI

7. NONGOANGA LISHONILE – ORBERT NENTANBO ZAKHE

8. DOWN THE HIGHWAY – CHARLIE PICKETT

9. SI EL QUE TE QUIERE YO DEBE DE SER RESPETA – RAMON MONTOYA

10. RABELA DO DOUR – MARGARIDA

11. SEGIAH GAZEL – ACHILLEAS POLOUS & CO.

12. THE ROVING COWBOY – FRANK JENKINS

Pat Conte

Achilleas Polous

Achilleas Polous

Byron Parker

OTRS 71 – R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM 30 “MORE MUSIC OF AFRICA”

John's Old Time Radio Show
R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 30
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Robert Crumb. “MORE MUSIC OF AFRICA”. Special Guest Robert Crumb plays 78 rpm records from his legendary record collection from the South of France on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show. With Eden Brower.

1. BA DMIE YAZEGAYA – PATRIOT ASSOCIATION ORCHESTRA

2. ETOU MIN EDANO – ASSAFA ABATTA WITH CHOIR

3. SALAM LA MEODEH – ABAINESH GABREMARIAM WITH CHOIR

4. GAGREMARIAM – TEZASSOU ADMAW & LACCO ABEBE

5. BINA ADAMU PART 2 – HADIJA BIATI ABDULLA

6. MUSIQUE DE FETE – PAR L’ORPHEON DE YAOUNDE CHOEUR CUIVRES ET TAMBOUR

7. KWA BHANKI – POINT DOCKS STRING COMBO

8. FZINTABFNI – POINT DOCKS STRING COMBO

9. MASANGA – MWENDA JEAN BOSCO

10. PIANELLA – JERRY’S JIVERS

11. MAGONDE (NJARI ICHESE) – MUDUMA/UZKAWI/CHIGOGO

Eden Brower & R. Crumb

 

OTRS 70 – DON HILL Part 3 “EARLY CALYPSO MUSIC & MORE”

John's Old Time Radio Show
OTRS 70 – DON HILL “EARLY CALYPSO MUSIC & MORE”
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Don Hill. Special Guest Don Hill plays 78 rpm records from his legendary record collection on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show. With Tony Beyers.

1. Graf Zeppelin – Raymond Quevedo (Atilla The Hun)

2. Trinidad-Paseo – Banda Mixta Lovey

3. My Way Is Cloudy – Dinwiddie Colored Quartet

4. El Preso #9 – Los Tecolotes Mexicanos

5. La Melancolia – Montes Y Manrique

6. Small Island – Lord Invader with Belasco & His Orchestra

7. You Can’t Get Anything Out Of Me – Sam Manning

8. A Qunstin Banderas – Martin Silveira

 

Don Hill

Don Hill’s arrest report for traveling with Wade Walker in 1961.


OTRS 68 – R. CRUMB’S RECORD ROOM 29 “JUG BANDS”

John's Old Time Radio Show
R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 29
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Robert Crumb. “JUG BANDS & JUG BANDS THAT DON’T USE JUGS”. Special Guest Robert Crumb plays 78 rpm records from his legendary record collection from the South of France on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show. Featuring that nutty protagonist Eden Brower.

1. House Rent Rag – Clifford Hayes & His Dixieland Jug Blowers

2. The Wild Cat Squawl – Birmingham Jug Band

3. Walking Cane Stomp – Philip’s Louisville Jug Band (Kentucky Jug Band)

4. Lindberg Hop – Memphis Jug Band

5. Cocaine Habit – Memphis Jug Band featuring Hattie Hart

6. Gator Wobble – Memphis Jug Band

7. Elm Street Woman Blues – Dallas Jamboree Jug Band

8. Knox County Stomp – Tennessee Chocolate Drops

9. She Won’t Quit But She’ll Slow Down – Earl McDonald’s Louisville Jug Band

10. Foldin’ Bed – Whistler & His Jug Band

11. Springdale Blues – Cannon’s Jug Stompers

12. Beale Street Breakdown – Jed Davenport’s Beale Street Jug Band

 

Howard Armstrong & members of Tennessee Chocolate Drops

Gus Cannon


Will Shade

Will Shade

Cliffor Haye’s Dixielabd Jug Blowers

Cannon’s Jug Stompers

member’s of Earl McDonald’s Louisville Jug Band

Whistler’s Jug Band

Whistler


OTRS 67 – DON HILL PT. 2 “FIELD RECORDINGS & EARLY CARIBBEAN 78 RECORDS”

John's Old Time Radio Show
OTRS 67 – DON HILL PART 2 “FIELD RECORDINGS, CARIBBEAN/COUNTRY & EARLY CARIBBEAN 78 RECORDS”
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Don Hill. Special Guest Don Hill plays  on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show. With Tony Beyers.

Click Here to go to Don Hill’s collection at U. C. Santa Barbara Library

1. Cromanti Cudjoe (Beg Pardon Big Drum Song) – People of the Carriacou Islands, the largest of the Grenadine Islands in the Caribbean

2. January Has Gone Far Away (Patois Song)/ The Waggoner’s Lad – Carriacou People

3. Announcement Of Players/ Cripple Creek – The People Of Delaney Arkansas

4. Yaa Ampdmca (Highlife) – E. T. Mensah And His Tempos Band

5. Cuando La Vista Perdi (When The View Is Lost) – El Hombre Orchestra

6. Song No. 99 – Wilmoth Houdini

7. Cumbia Sampuesana – Conj. Tipico Vallenato

8. Flores De Mayo; vals Vanazolauo – Ulises Acosta

9. El Clavo – Penaranda Y Su Conjunto

10. Sukuma – Nzila Joseph

11. Lamento Cubano – Cuarteto Machin

12. Lab Le Wold – Demisse Desta with Harp

13. Mi Nata – Quezada Y Su Orquesta Union

Don Hill