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 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 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


OTRS 64 – DON HILL “BLUES FIELD RECORDINGS”

John's Old Time Radio Show
OTRS 64 – DON HILL “BLUES FIELD RECORDINGS”
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ Don Hill. Special Guest Don Hill plays field recordings he recorded in Memphis, Nashville & Chicago in the 1960’s 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. Charmin’ Betsy (Goin’ Round The Mountain) – Gus Cannon & Will Shade

2. You Send Me John (N.1) – Will Shade

3. I’m Sitting Beside The Water – Laura Dukes

4. Sun Brimmer’s Blues (Big Chief Blues) – Will Shade & Laura Dukes

5. I’m Crazy About You Baby – Blind James Campbell String Band

6. Beauford’s Boogie Woogie – Blind James Campbell String Band

7. 44 Blues – King David

8. South On The Boarder – Daddy Stovepipe

9. Shake Em On Down – Wade Walton


Don Hill & the Wade Walton record he recorded for Bluesville

Jimmy Davis & King David (right) playing on Maxwell Street Chicago

Wade Walton outside his barber shop

Blind James Campbell’s String Band

Daddy Stovepipe playing on Maxwell Street Chicago

Gus Cannon

Gus Cannon

Music Scholar Don Hill

Tony Beyers

young Laura Dukes

Laura Dukes

Will Shade of Memphis Jug Band & Gus Cannon of Cannon’s Jug Stompers

Wade Walton

Will Shade

Will Shade

Will Shade