OTRS #22 – Roots of Cheap Suit Serenaders

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Roots of the Cheap Suit Serenaders from John’s 78 rpm record collection.

1. Alabama Jubilee (The Gang’s All Here) – Hoke Rice

2. Chasin’ Rainbows – Dallas String Band

3. I Want A Little Girl – Mckinney’s Cotton Pickers

4. She Lived Down By The Firehouse – Pie Plant Pete

5. Make My Cot Where The Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows – Red Nichols’ Stompers

6. Moana March – Kalua Players

7. Laughing Rag – Roy Smeck

8. I’m Gonna Get It – Hokum Boys

9. I Had But Fifty Cents – Jack Golding

10. Singin’ In The Bathtub – Four Hawaiian Guitars

11. Chile Blues – Rodney Rogers’ Red Peppers

12. Hapa Haole Hula Girl – Kalama’s Quartette

13. Sing Song Girl – Leroy Sheild

14. My Gal Sal – Tom Gerunovich And His Roof Garden Orchestra

15. Ready For The River – Emerson Gill & His Bamboo Garden Ocrh.

16. HanoHano Hawaii – Waikiki Stone-Wall Boys

17. Pussy – Harry Roy And His Bat Club Boys

Robert Crumb & Robert Armstrong

Robert Crumb Robert Armstrong & Allan Dodge

on the street circa 1975

Zwigoff, Dodge, Armstrong & Brozman

Crumb & Armstrong

Cheap Suit Serenaders circa 1977

Dodge, Crumb & Armstrong 2009

East River String Band w/ Meredith Axelrod, Robert Armstrong & Blind Boy Paxton SF 2010

scene from Ghost World, “Not a very good band…”

OTRS #21 – Richard Nevin’s Record Room

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Richard Nevin’s Record Room, records from his massive 78 rpm record collection.

1. No Room For A Tramp – Roy Harvey & Jess Johnston

2. Billy In The Low Ground – Lowe Stokes

3. Last Chance Blues – Cannon’s Jug Stompers

4. High Fever Blues – Bukka White

5. Sweet Sixteen – Charlie Poole

6. Flying Engine – Reaves White County Ramblers

7. Cypress Grove – Skip James

8. Mama Where You At? – Leo Soileau

9. Little Bessie –  Walter Smith And His Family

 

Richard Nevins

The Georgia Organ Grinders. Bert Layne, Lowe Stokes, unknown, Clayton McMichen and Claude Davis (left to right).

I URGE you to buy these comps produced by Richard and put out by his record company Yazoo Records. Click this link to go to Yazoo’s Website and buy directly from them.

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MUST HAVE!!!!

Unreal 3 volumes!!!

buy these, vol 1 & 2!!!

two volumes, great!!!

awesome! 2 volumes

great jug band comp, two volumes!!!!

fantastic! 2 volumes.

best hawaiian comp out there!

unreal ethnic comps done by Pat Conte

Robert Johnson who?..

Skip James

Richard (far right) doing sound for Wade Ward, Kahle Brewer & Fields Ward Smithsonian Festival 1970.

Wade Ward, Kahle Brewer & Fields Ward (L to R) 1970.

Yazoo Collector’s Get Together NJ summer 1997
(l. to r.) back: Chris Moreton, Pat Conte, Steve Calt, Bernie Klatzko, Don Kent, Sherwin Dunner, Howard Berg; front: Richard Nevins, Russ Shor, Ken Romanowski, Rob Fleder

OTRS #20 – John Heneghan’s Record Room

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John Heneghan’s Record Room – 78 rpm records from John’s collection.

1. Won’t You Come Over To My House – George E. Lee’s Novelty Singing Orchestra
2. Black Cat Blues – Old Pal Smoke Shop 4
3. Steampacket/ Flogging – Packie Dolan’s Melody Boys
4. Don’t Think I’m Santa Claus – Lil McClintock
5. Lindy – Proximity String Quartet
6. Na Mo Ku Eha – Hoot Gibson’s Hawaiian Foursome
7. Too Long – “Papa” Charlie McCoy
8. Alberta – Lawrence Walker
9. Zafe Co Ida – M. Stellio’s Orchestre Du Bal Antillais
10. Wouldn’t Mind Dying – Blind Mamie Forehand
11. Now Is The Needy Time – Sister Clara Hudmon ass by Deacon Leon Davis & Sisters 12. Sweetheart O’ Mine – Jelly Roll Morton
13. Hawaiian Twilight – Bennie Nawahi’s Hawaiian Guitars
14. Florestan – Medard Ferrero
15. Pat-A-Foot Blues – Hokum Boys

John’s Record Room

Charlie McCoy

Jelly Roll Morton

 

Packie Dolan

Bennie Nawahi

 

OTRS #19 – Don Kent – Early Country Blues Records Pt. 3

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Don Kent – Early Country Blues Records from Don’s 78 rpm record collection Part Three.

1. The Spasm – Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah
2. Lamp Post Blues – Buck House Buck
3. I Gotta Go Blues – Buck House Buck
4. 45 Blues – Funny Papa Smith
5. Whiskeyhead Blues – Funny Papa Smith
6. Wake, Shake Me, Don’t Let Me Sleep Too Long – Wright Brothers
7. Honey Dripping Papa – Kid Prince Moore
8. Kennedy Rag – Stripling Brothers
9. Stealin’ Blues – Cow Cow Davenport
10. New Cow Cow Blues – Cow Cow Davenport
11. Dry Gin Rag – Narmour & Smith
12. Tired As I Can Be – Lucille Bogan
13. One More Time – James “Boodle It” Wiggins

Don Kent

Don Kent

Yazoo Collector’s Get Together NJ summer 1997
(l. to r.) back: Chris Moreton, Pat Conte, Steve Calt, Bernie Klatzko, Don Kent, Sherwin Dunner, Howard Berg; front: Richard Nevins, Russ Shor, Ken Romanowski, Rob Fleder

Peetie Wheatstraw

Cow Cow Davenport

Funny Papa Smith

Stripling Brothers

OTRS #18 – Don Kent – Early Country Blues Records Pt.2

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Don Kent – Early Country Blues Records from Don’s 78 rpm record collection Part Two.

1. The Storm Is Passing Over – Blind Joe Taggart
2. Little Leg Woman – Big Joe Williams
3. Loping Blues – Lincoln Jackson
4. So Long, Baby, So Long – Bo Carter
5. Last Go Round – Bo Carter
6. Bamalong Blues – Andrew & Jim Baxter
7. Ain’t No Bugs On Me – Fidlin’ John Carson & Moonshine Kate
8. Broken Bed Blues – Kansas City Blues Strummers
9. Chicken You Can’t Roost Too High For Me – Uncle Tom Collins
10. Hula Shake That Thing – Kaai Serenaders
11. Oh Dem Golden Slippers – Jess Johnson & Roy Harvey
12. High Water Everywhere Part 1 – Charley Patton
13. Long Tall Disconnected Mama – Sloppy Henry
14. Got The Blues, Can’t Be Satisfied – Mississippi John Hurt

Don Kent

Big Joe Williams

Big Joe Williams

Don Kent

Blind Joe Taggart record ad

David Honeyboy Edwards

Son House

Great performance Don talks about of Son House and a young Buddy Guy:

 

Son House

Son House

OTRS #17 – Don Kent – Early Country Blues Records

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Don Kent – Early Country Blues Records from Don’s 78 rpm record collection Part One.

1. Long Ago Blues – Henry Townsend
2. If You Want Me Baby – Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah
3. Liquor Store Blues – Sleepy John Estes
4. Coffee Grinder Blues – Jaybird Coleman
5. You Can’t Get Enough Of That Stuff – Famous Hokum Boys

Don Kent

Maxwell Street Chicago

Chicken Man

Daddy Stovepipe circa 1927

Daddy Stovepipe cica 1960

Don

Robert Nighthawk on Maxwell Street

Henry Townsend circa 1960

Mr. Kent

Bob Koester at the Jazz Record Mart circa 1960.

Bob Koester at the Jazz Record Mart today.

Chicken Man on Maxwell Street

Don’s Flyin’ Crow Label

Genial Fat Boys Flyin’ Crow

Don’s Mamlish Label.

Maxwell Street circa 1930

Unknown Street Musician

Chicken Man on Maxwell Street circa 1955

Don Kent & John Heneghan

OTRS #16 – Dom Flemons Part 2 – Great American Songsters

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Dom Flemons Part 2
Great American Songsters, 78 rpm records from John’s collection.

1. Dry Land Blues – Furry Lewis
2. Nobody’s Business – Frank Stokes
3. Beans – “Beans” Hambone & El Morrow
4. Beans Beans Beans – Opel Cooper
5. Sweet Nora Shanon – W. L. “Rustic” Waters
6. I Surely Am Living A Ragtime Life – Lindsay & Alvin Conder
7. Mississippi Sawyer – Ernest Thompson
8. Davey Crockett – Chubby Parker
9. Pickaninny Lullaby Song – Uncle Dave Macon
10. The Girl Who Lived On Polecat Creek – Willard Hodgins
11. But They Got It Fixed Right On – Georgia Tom Dorsey
12. James Alley Blues – Richard Rabbit Brown
13. Bright Eyes – Papa Charlie Jackson
14. Do It Right – Pigmeat Pete & Catjuice Charlie

Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons

Frank Stokes

Furry Lewis

Furry Lewis circa 1960

“bean beans beans” sheet music

richard rabbit brown james alley blues

fruit jar drinkers

drawing by R. Crumb

Uncle Dave Macon

papa charlie jackson

uncle dave macon and his fruit jar drinkers

papa charlie jackson

OTRS #15 – Dom Flemon’s records Part 1

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Dom Flemons Part 1
Records from Dom’s collection.

1. Hold Em Joe Medley – Blind Blake (Blake Alponso Higgs)
2. I’m Sorry Mama To My Heart – Leadbelly
3. interview/ Poor Howard – Leadbelly
4. Jim & John – Ed & Lonnie Young
5. Emmaline Take Your Time – Alec Askew
6. Buttermilk – Miles & Bob Pratcher
7. Live At Newport – Joe Patterson & The Georgia Sea Island Singers
8. The Fox And The Hounds – Henry Thomas
9. Little Liza Jane – Pete Harris
10. Knoxville County Stomp – Tennessee Chocolate Drops
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Blind Blake

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Sheet Music

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Leadbelly

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Blind Blake Alponso Higgs

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sheet music

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Eden & John’s East River String Band w/ Dom Flemons & R. Crumb

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Sid Hempill

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Lonnie Young

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Henry Thomas record ad

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Dom Flemons

OTRS #14 – Robert Crumb’s Record Room Religious Music & Sermons Part 5

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R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 5
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ R. Crumb “Religious Music & Sermons” of the 1920’s & 30’s. Special Guest Robert Crumb plays 78 rpm records from his fabulous record collection from the South of France on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show with Eden Brower.

R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 5

1. I’m So Happy – Rev. Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux & His Congregation
2. I’m Gonna Shout All Over God’s Heaven – Forbes Randolph’s Kentucky Jubilee Choir
3. The Whole World In His Hand – Bessie Johnson’s Sanctified Singers
4. Will My Mother Know Me There? – Blind Connie Rosemond
5. I’ll Just Stand And Ring My Hands And Cry – Rev. J. C. Burnett with Thomas
Waller on organ & Sisters Ethel Grainger and Odette Jackson singing
6. Zions Hill – Rev. Calbert & Sister Billie Holstein
7. I Wonder How They Live At Home – Rev. Edwin, Olive & Mrs. Boone
8. At The River – Tennessee Moutaineers
9. The Bible’s True – Uncle Dave Macon
10. You Can’t Make A Monkey Out Of Me – Eva Quartet
11. Jubilate – Benedictine Choir




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OTRS #13 – Robert Crumb’s Record Room Part 4 – Banjo Records

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R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 4
John’s Old Time Radio Show w/ R. Crumb “Banjo Records” from the 1920’s & 30’s. Special Guest Robert Crumb plays 78 rpm records from his fabulous record collection from the South of France on John Heneghan’s Old Time Radio Show with Eden Brower. 

R. Crumb’s Record Room Pt. 4

1. The Hootenanny Song – Miller’s Bullfrog Entertainers
2. Steppin’ Around – Jan Garber featuring Harry Reser
3. Take Your Pick – Pete Mandell with the Savoy Havana Band
4. The Coloured Major – Olly Oakley
5. Darktown Dandies – Grimshaw’s Banjo Quartet
6. Can You Blame The Colored Man – Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)
7. Moyo Wanga – Thayelo Kapiye Nyanja Trio
8. I Ain’t A Bit Drunk – George “Shortbuckle” Roark
9. Country Blues – Dock Boggs
10. Banjo Rock & Roll – Boy Bennett And His Band
11. Twisted – Annie Ross
12. The Letter – The Medallions
13. Oh! Oh! Get Out Of The Car – Richard Berry

This is the banjo player from the 1940 film “And So They Live” that Crumb talks about.