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Turkish, Serbian and Croation tunes brought to us by the Pepper Patriot

My guest, the Pepper Patriot, returned on this day to bring in more amazing and haunted sounds from Turkey, Serbia and Croatia. We hope that you enjoy this extra slice of ancient and contemporary tunes from one of civilazations cradles. “I was telling you about some 78′s I had collected in Istanbul: Halk Turkusu, or what I like to call Turkish blues; Sanat, or Turkish classical music done by Zeki Muren (the Turkish Liberace); Bengali film music featuring some amazing steel guitar; Moldovan and Georgian tunes on CCCP state sponsored folk records..”

Between the radio show broadcast and now, while on a more recent trip abroad, Pepper Patriot’s diverse, thoughtful and weird collection of music and so much more, disappeared. Probably stolen but who knows really. Enjoy this glimpse into the growing list of gone worlds.

Listen to the show

1) Eger benimle – Sarkislali Veysel
2) Derleyeni Sadi – Zehra Bilir
3) Dostum beni – Sarkislali Veysel
4) Giden Alli Gelin – Zehra Bilir
5) Bafinda Kar Var – Asik Veysel
6) Kara Oglan – Mahzuni Serif
7) Ben Sazim Sen kal – Asik Veysel
8) Seni Sevdim – Zeki Muren
9) Berdus – Zeki Muren
10) Bir Bakis – Zeki Muren
11) Anar Umrumce – Zeki Muren
12) track 4 – Bekimi and Bardha
13) track 8 – Filloreta
14) Morra – Salih,Feriz, and Ali Krasniqi
15) Kenga e Tanushes – Salih,Feriz, and Ali Krasniqi
16) Kolusa Cocek – B. Ajredinovic
17) Prekodolski Cocek – S. Salijevic
18) Draganov Cocek – E. Sajdic
19) Ramo Ramo – M. Donja
20) Cocek – M. Donja
21) Niska Banja – B. Bakic

Newton’s Crumb

Recorded in September of 2007, this show featured local accordionist, band leader and song collector Dan Newton. Dan brought in music by, compiled by or illustrated by Robert Crumb. From Crumb’s 1970’s band The Cheap Suit Serenaders’ to the actual 78 RPM recordings that inspired them. We heard some wonderfully delightful music. As a special treat, Dan also brought in a series of cassette tapes, with the hand written J-Cards, sent to Dan by Crumb. The tapes Dan brought in had great names:

Putting The Cheap Suits To Shame
Shake Your Dogs
Steppin’ Out

Listen to the show

Play list Tracks:

The Cheap Suit Serenaders – Yearning + Blue
Album: Singin’ In The Bathtub; Label: Schanachie
The Cheap Suit Serenaders – Chasin’ Rainbows
Album: Chasin Rainbows; Label: Schanachie
King Nawahi’s Hawaiians – Singin’ In The Bathtub
Album: RC Cassette
Albert Wynn His Gut Bucket Five – Crying My Blues Away
Album: RC Cassette
Hurtado Brothers Marimba Band – Diane
Album: RC Cassette
Cliff Perrinr His Orchestra – Mysterious Mose
Album: RC Cassette
Frank Lewis His St. Francis Hotel Orch – Persian Rug
Album: RC Cassette
Concertina Solo with Piano – Rastus On Parade
Album: RC Cassette
Ezra Buzzington’s Rustic Revelers – Brown Jug Blues
Album: RC Cassette
Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra – Sweet Lorraine
Album: RC Cassette
Leroy Shield The Hollywood Orch – Sing Song Girl
Album: RC Cassette
David Kaili, Reg. Scott Patsy O’Neil – Me And My Shadow
Album: RC Cassette
George Formby – Chinese Laundry Blues
Album: RC Cassette
Carroll Gibbons And His Boy Friends – Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
Album: RC Cassette
Rossini’s Accordion Band – It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
Album: RC Cassette
Les Tziganos – Marche Volante
Album: RC Cassette
Percival Mackey’s Orch – I’ve Never Seen A Straight Banana
Album: RC Cassette
A. Deprince Solo D’Accordeon – Caprice d’oiseau
Album: Accordeon 1913 – 1941 Discotheque Des Halles; Label: Fremeaux et Associes
Emile Prud’Homme Et Son Orchestre Musette Du Tourbillion – Pinsonnette
Album: Accordeon 1913 – 1941 Discotheque Des Halles; Label: Fremeaux et Associes
Emile Vacher – Plaisance fox
Album: Accordeon 1913 – 1941 Discotheque Des Halles; Label: Fremeaux et Associes
Doc Cook And His 14 Doctors Of Syncopation – Hum And Strum
Album: That’s What I Call Sweet Music; Label: Songbook Series
Hermin Kenin And His Ambassador Hotel Orch – I’m The Last Of The Red Hot Mammas
Album: That’s What I Call Sweet Music; Label: Songbook Series
Adolphe Deprince – Bellville
Album: Accordeons au Feminin; Label: Paris Jazz Corner Productions
SimoneBultiauw et son Orchestre D’Accordeons – Chantons ma mie
Album: Accordeons au Feminin; Label: Paris Jazz Corner Productions
Clifford Hayes’ Louisville Stompers – Old Folks Shake
Album: Gay Life In Dikanka; Label: Bakhall Publishers
Don Messer His New Bunswick Lumberjacks – Operator’s Reel
Album: Gay Life In Dikanka; Label: Bakhall Publishers

newtonscrumb

Upper Midwest Polka 1940’s – 1970’s

Upper Midwestern polka bands from the 1940’s – 1970’s. Good time music from the heartland. This is a small portion from a collection of regional polka 78’s and LP’s. A few years before this program aired, 05-05-2009, a listener to the radio show called to tell me of a record collection he had seen on this new weird web site called Craig’s List (registered trademark). All of the music here is a small portion from that collection of 40+ 78 RPM’s and as many LP’s.

North of White Bear Lake, 30 years in the collecting and making, we heard music from such push button hot spots as New Ulm, New Prague, St. Cloud, Hastings, Duluth and the Twin Cities themselves. Wisconsin and the Dakotas show up to keep things friendly. The phone really did ring off the hook during this program – it hit a regional nerve. The 2 exceptions in this mix, that came from outside the collection, were Minneapolis band The Wallets with their freak-out breakdown Gonznoi Polka from 1983, and the show ends with one of the funniest mash-ups I know of: Scottish accordionist Sir Jimmy Shand teamed up with rapper 50 Cent.

To hear the show please visit this Dig Up The Roots page at Internet Archive.

Playlist Tracks:

The Graniteers – Good Morning Polka
Album: On The Rocks; Label: Oxboro

Ted Johnson’s Scandinavian-American Recording Orchestras – Bor Du Hemma Hos Din Mama? (Do You Live At Home With Your Mother?) / Kalle Pe
Album: Gammaldans! Old Time dance Music; Label: Nordvest

Andrew Walter Walter Eriksson’s Orchestra – Polka I Kaffestugan
Album: Happy Tunes Scandinavia; Label: Colonial

Blue Barron and his Orchestra – Open The Door Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: M-G-M

Clem Brau – Josephine
Album: 78 RPM; Label: SOMA

The Globetrotters – Hurdy Gurdy Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

Jolly Jack Robel – The New Okey Dokey Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Decca

Louie And His Old Time Band – Village Tavern Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Mercury

Harold Picha and his Band – Sev Widman Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: fm Recording Co

The Pinetoppers – Big Parade Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Coral

Plehal Brothers – Jolly Lumber Jack
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Decca

The Polkateers – Oriental Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: M-G-M

The Deutschmeisters – Black John Polka / In The Concertina Mood
Album: Polkas Waltzes; Label: Golden Wing

Val-Taro Musette – Madness Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

The Babe Wagner Band – Putzig Polka
Album: The Babe Wagner Band, New Ulm, Minnesota; Label: Pleasant Peasant

Les Schuft and the Country Dutchmen – Gary’s Polka / North Star Rouser
Album: It’s Polka Time; Label: Red Rose Records

Jolly Lumberjacks – My Wife, She Is Happy Polka
Album: Live and Lively At the Prom Center; Label: SOMA

Jimmy Jenson – Little Grass Shack / Scandinavian Hotshot
Album: The Swingin’ Swede; Label: Pleasant Peasant

Bob Mastel – Julida Polka
Album: Golden Goodies Vol 4; Label: Polka Favorites

The Cards – Musicians Come Play Polka
Album: New Ulm’s Greatest Vol 2; Label: Polka Favorites

Eddie Skeets – Tinker Polka
Album: Golden Goodies Vol 4; Label: Polka Favorites

Albert Mikesh – Sausage Polka / Happy Farmers Polka
Album: Accordion Duets; Label: M Records

Chieleski Brothers – Up the Hill Polka / Wipe Out
Album: Danceland In Stereo; Label: Sentinel Records

The Wallets – Gonznoi Polka
Album: Catch A Falling Star; Label: Spiffola

The Polka Beats – Folsom Prison
Album: Variety On Wheels; Label: PB Records

Six Fat Dutchmen – Too Old To Cut The Mustard Polka
Album: Polkas: Greatest Hits Vol 2; Label: Dot

Sir Jimmy Shand & 50 Cent – 50 Bluebells
Mash-Up

Turkish 78 RPMs / Bengali film tunes and the Turkish Liberace

78 RPM records, LPs, and a few cassettes from Istanbul. This radio show is from April 7, 2009 and features Minneapolis based 78 RPM DJ and music fan Pepper Patriot, who brought in some audio treasures from his travels to Turkey and the Balkans. PP said at the time “I was telling you about some 78’s I had collected in Istanbul: Halk Turkusu, or what I like to call Turkish blues; Sanat, or Turkish classical music done by Zeki Muren (the Turkish Liberace); Bengali film music featuring some amazing steel guitar; Moldovan and Georgian tunes on CCCP state sponsored folk records..”

Between the radio show broadcast and now, while on a more recent trip abroad, Pepper Patriot’s diverse, thoughtful and weird collection of music and so much more, disappeared. Probably stolen but who knows really. Enjoy this glimpse into the growing list of gone worlds.

Listen to the show

Play list: Artist – Tune

dhimen sen – electric guitar
sarkislali veysel ve ibrahim – eger benimle gitmek dilersen
bozidar ajredinovic – kalusa cocek
bekimi and bardha – tallava
zeki muren – seni sivdim pek cok sivdim
georgian state folk orchestra – unknown
zehra bilir – derleyen
asik veysel – sen kal
ezrincanli salih – alli gelin
salih and feriz krasniqi – kenga tanushes
dhimen sen – electric guitar, side 2
milan donja – ramo ramo
ekrem sajdic – draganov cocek
sarkislali veysel ve ibrahim – dostum beni nicin zar
mahzuni serif – kara oglan
zeki muren – bir bakis baktin bana
filoreta – tallava
fejat sejdic – lost lamb
zeki muren – berdus
bakija bakic – niska banja

Yiddish Swing & Klezmer tunes

Yiddish Swing & Klezmer tunes

This show was recorded on 12 – 11 – 2007. We played some swinging music – mostly recorded in New York, but from the European and Russian Jewish diaspora. Wonderful melting pot sounds with the likes of Mildred Baily, Merna Claire Barry – The Barry Sisters, Dave Tarras and The Yiddish Swingtette and the balistic clairinet of Naftule Brandwein.

Playlist Tracks:

Dave Tarras and The Yiddish Swingtette – The Bridegroom Special
Album: Yiddish American Klezmer Music; Label: Shanachie
The Barry Sisters – Abi Gezent
Album: The Barry Sisters Sing; Label:
Mildred Baily – Abi Gezent
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
Dave Tarras and The Yiddish Swingtette – Dayeynu
Album: Yiddish American Klezmer Music; Label: Shanachie
Harry Kandel’s Orchestra – Jakie Jazz ’em Up
Album: Jakie Jazz ’em Up: Old Time Klezmer Music; Label: Global Village Music
Jacob Hoffman with Harry Kandel’s Orchestra – Der Gasn Nign (The Street Tune)
Album: Jakie Jazz ’em Up: Old Time Klezmer Music; Label: Global Village Music
Kandel’s Orchestra – a laibediga honga (A Lively Honga)
Album: Klezmer Pioneers 1905 – 1952; Label: Rounder
Mishka Ziganoff – Odessa – bulgar
Album: Klezmer Pioneers 1905 – 1952; Label: Rounder
Mishka Ziganoff – Koylyn (Coals)
Album: Jakie Jazz ’em Up: Old Time Klezmer Music; Label: Global Village Music
Mishka Ziganoff – Grichisher tantz (Greek Dance)
Album: Klezmer Pioneers 1905 – 1952; Label: Rounder
Joseph Moskowitz – Doina
Album: Klezmer Pioneers 1905 – 1952; Label: Rounder
Xavier Cugat His Orchestra – The Wedding Samba
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
The Barry Sisters – Ay Ay Hora
Album: The Barry Sisters Sing; Label:
Terry Gibbs – Kazochok
Album: Terry Gibbs plays Jewish Melodies in Jazz; Label:
Andy Stateman Klezmer Orchestra – Proskurov / Khosn Kalev Tants
Album: ; Label:
Emery Deutsch His Orchestra w/ Nan Wynn vox – Who’ll Buy My Bublitchki?
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
Gene Krupa His Orchestra – Jungle Madness
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
3 Mustapha 3 – Vi Bist Du Geveyzn Far Prohibish’n
Album: Heart Of Uncle; Label: Ryko
Naftule Brandwein – Wie Bist Die Gewesen Vor Prohibition? Das Teureste in Bukowina
Album: King Of The Klezmer Clarinet; Label: Rounder
The Happiness Boys – Since Henry Ford Apologized To Me
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
The Yacht Club Boys – The Super-Special Picture Of The Year
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
The Funnyboners – Mischa-Yasha-Toscha-Sascha
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
Jill Sobule – Sunrise, Sunset
Album: Knitting On The Roof; Label: Knitting Factory Records
Come (Thalia Zedek Chris Brokaw) – Do You Love Me?
Album: Knitting On The Roof; Label: Knitting Factory Records

Early Black American recordings

Doc Rock was in-studio for this show and, once again, blew our collective minds with an amazing show of very early gospel, minstrel, sacred and show music from the late 1890’s thru the early 1930’s. Doc’s knowledge and unique interpretation of music shines in this show from 2007. You will hear haunted and beautiful voices through hundred year old static / some of the earliest recorded examples of songs later made popular by the 60’s Folk and Rock scenes / Rock and Doo Wop styles decades before those terms existed.

The material presented was taken from two available collections. Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891 – 1922 on Archeophone and Goodbye Babylon on Dust-to-digital. The first set was a Grammy winner. There is also a hard cover book with the same name. The second is a massive 6 CD set that is the largest, inclusive and most diverse compilation of American gospel music from the early days of recording.

Playlist Tracks:

Unique Quartet – Mamma’s Black Baby Boy
Album: Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891 – 1922; Label: Archeophone
Oriole Quartette – Brother Michael, Won’t You Hand Down That Rope
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Cousins and DeMoss – Who Broke The Lock
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Dinwiddie Colored Quartet – Down On The Old camp Ground
Album: Lost sounds; Label: Archeophone
Polk Miller’s Old South Quartette – Jerusalem Mornin’
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Fisk University Jubilee Quartet – Little David, Play Yo’ Harp / Shout All Over God’s Heaven
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Rev. T.T. Jones Singers – Goodbye Babylon
Album: Goodbye Babylon; Label: Dust To Digital
Golden gate Jubilee Quartet – Rock My Soul
Album: Goodbye Babylon; Label: Dust To Digital
Taskiana Four – Creep Along Moses
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Elder Curry Congregation – Memphis Flu
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Trumpeteers – Milky White Way
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Elder Effie Hall Congregation – Precious Lord, Hold My Hand
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Roaring Lion Cyril Monrose String Orchestra – Jonah, Come Out of the Wilderness
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Jubilee Gospel Team – Lower My Dying Head
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Two Gospel Keys – You’ve Got To Move
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Eddie Hand His Family – Down On Me
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Thomas A. Dorsey – If You See My Savior
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Jubilee Gospel Team – Let Jesus Lead You
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Mother McCollum – Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Silver Leaf Quartet of Norfolk – Daniel Saw The Stone
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Bessie Johnson’s Sanctified Singers – The Whole World In His Hands
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
The Georgia Peach – When The Saints Go Marching In
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Strange Things Happening Every Day
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Swan Silvertones – I’m Coming Home
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Pilgram Travelers – I’ve Got A New Home
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Chosen Gospel Singers (Featuring Lou Rawls) – No Room In The Hotel
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Soul Stirrers (Featuring Sam Cooke) – One More River To Cross
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.

80 Brazilian 78’s! How many zeros is that?

One time in the record store, Scott came up to me like a dealer in an overcoat and whispered, “Hey Bub, have I got a deal for you.” He had gotten a collection from a collector, and within it there were four boxes of records from Brazil. The short version is I got them. Inside were about 80 unique records, different labels and most in the original paper sleeves. There were also Ten, 10 inch 33 1/3 RPM LP’s with incredible art work on the covers.

Here is a link to a radio show from 2009 that featured these Ten, 10 inchers.

The music ranges from carnival sambas to forro to vocal trios to stuff that would have been heard in the best elevators or dentist offices in Rio. There was another surprise, a small rattling noise from one of the boxes.

In the bottom of a smoked-Gray cordial glass sit a small pile of stones and shells.
These shells and stones were within the creases of a box of 78 RPM records from Brazil.
I like to think that someone played these records on a beach, before I was born
and that these stones and shells have been waiting
like the music on these records
to be out again.

Who’s your DADA

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On October 5, 2004, Dig Up The Roots featured a program of DADA, Futurist, and Surrealist recordings from Tristan Tzara, Kurt Schwitters, Marcel Duchamp, and many others.. Love them or hate them, these artistic mavericks and malcontents of the early Twentieth century blew apart the traditional worlds of artist and audience, creating a foundation for generations of freaks and weirdos who followed to destroy rational thought in their own ways. It may be a stretch to call some of these recordings music… but that’s why radio dials spin. Interviews, Noise machines AKA Intonomuri , Sound poetry and word bending, dissonant neo classical music. This was a very enjoyable show to do and stretched the definitions of Roots music.

Here is the playlist:

Luigi Russolo
Veglio di uno Citta – 1914
dada FOR NOW A Collection of Futurist and DADA Sound Works
ARK Records DOVE 4

Antonio Russolo
Corale ane Serenata – 1921
dada FOR NOW

Filippo Tommaso Marintti
Definizione di Futurismo – 1924
FUTURISM & DADA REVIEWED
Sub Rosa CD 012-19

Arthur Honegger
Pacifica 231 – 1923
dada FOR NOW

Hugo Ball
Gadji Beri Bimba & Seepferdchen und Flugfische – 1916
dada FOR NOW

Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, Richard Huelsenbeck
L’amiral cherche une maison a louer – 1916
dada FOR NOW

Luigi Grandi
Cavalli + Acciaio – 1935
FUTURISM & DADA REVIEWED

Filippo Tommaso Marintti
La Battaglia di Adriamopoli
FUTURISM & DADA REVIEWED

Marcel Duchamp
La Mariee Mise a Nu…MeMe – 1980
FUTURISM & DADA REVIEWED

Richard Huelsenbeck
Inventing Dada – 1959
FUTURISM & DADA REVIEWED

Tristan Tzara
Dada into Surrealism – 1959
FUTURISM & DADA REVIEWED

Kurt Schwitters
Cigarren – 1921
dada FOR NOW

Kurt Schwitters
The real disuda of the nightmare – 1946
dada FOR NOW

Raul Haussman
Soundrel – 1946
dada FOR NOW

Wyndham Lewis
End Of Enemy Interlude – 1940
FUTURISM & DADA REVIEWED

Guillaume Apollinaire
Le Pont Mirabeau – 1912
FUTURISM & DADA REVIEWED

Hugo Ball
Karawane, Wolken Katzen und Pfauen – 1916
dada FOR NOW

Jean Cocteau
La Toison d’Or + Les Voleurs d’Enfants – 1929
FUTURISM & DADA REVIEWED

Brion Gysin
Interview

William S Burroughs
Origin Of Cut-Ups & Creepy Letter
The Best Of William S Burroughs VOL 4
Giorno Poetry Systems

Thomas Schmit
No. 13 from Sanitas-200 Theatre Pieces – 1962
Tellus#14 FluxTellus

George Brecht & James Tenny with George Maciunas
Entrance(excerpt)……Exit(excerpt) – 1962

The show ended with Talking Heads I Zimbra, which is a Hugo Ball poem, but this is not included on the recording. However, as a bonus and just when you thought the world was getting safe again for weirdos, there is this to show you how weird the main stream can be: Marie Osmond reading DADA poetry…

Happy Pancake Day – Old New Orleans

Happy Pancake Day! Some people refer to this day as Mardi Gras.

This radio show was broadcast on 02/05/2008 and is 2 hours of tunes from, about and in some way relevant to New Orleans. We heard Jelly Roll Morton talk about Mardi Gras and Indian songs he remembered from his childhood. Primordial jazz from the likes of Sam Morgan, Louis DuMaine and the Humphrey Brothers (Willie and Percy) blowin’ down Jerico with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The Ancient Mix Master showed up with a few 78’s. A great set on Capitol called The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South. We also heard Mississippi: A Journey in Tones (Mississippi Suite), for orchestra by Ferde Grofé. This version conducted by André Kostelanetz. I played it out of sequence so we started in New Orleans and ended in Minnesota, the land of sky blue water.

The show ended with another aspect of mardi gras: hooch, hoodoo and hopheads.

Playlist Tracks:

Preservation Hall Jazz BandJoe Avery
Album: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Vol 1; Label: CBS

Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot PeppersCreole Songs
Album: The Library Of Congress Recordings Vol 5; Label: Swaggie

Ferde GroféMississippi Suite: Mardi Gras / Huckelberry Finn / Old Creole Days / Father of Waters
Album: Mississippi: A Journey in Tones Mississippi Suite; Label: Capitol

VariousMardi Gras Freak-Out Scene
Album: Easy Rider Soundtrack; Label: Dunhill

Jelly Roll MortonIndian Songs
Album: The Library Of Congress Recordings Vol 5; Label: Swaggie

Sam Morgan’s Jazz BandOver In Gloryland / Everybody’s Talking about Sammy
Album: Jazz The World Forgot V 1 2; Label: Yazoo

Preservation Hall Jazz BandTiger Rag
Album: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Vol 1; Label: CBS

Louis Dumaine’s Jazzola 8Pretty Audry
Album: Jazz The World Forgot V 2; Label: Yazoo

Lead BellyRock Island Line
Album: The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South; Label: Capitol 78’s

Zutty Singleton’s TrioLulu’s Mood
Album: The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South; Label: Capitol 78’s

Eddie Miller’s Crescent City QuartetCajun Love Song
Album: The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South; Label: Capitol 78’s

Wingy Manone’s Dixieland BandThe Tailgate Ramble
Album: The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South; Label: Capitol 78’s

Nappy LaMare’s Louisiana Levee LoungersAt The Jazz Band Ball
Album: The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South; Label: Capitol 78’s

Boswell SistersRock and Roll
Album: Roots Of Rock N’ Roll 1927 – 1938 Vol 1; Label: Frémeaux Associates

Louis JordanJunco Partner
Album: Junkers, Jivers Coke Fiends: Vintage Songs About Drugs 1926 – 1952; Label: Buzzola

Louis JordanSomebody Done Hoodooed The Hoodoo Man
Album: Diabolical Hoodoo: Vintage Songs About Devilry, Doom Hellfire 1920 – 1952; Label: Buzzola

The Memphis Jug BandRukus Juice Chitlin’
Album: Juice Head Baby: Vintage Songs About Booze and Bars 1925 – 1953; Label: Buzzola

The Mississippi Jook BandHittin’ The Bottle Stomp
Album: Juice Head Baby: Vintage Songs About Booze and Bars 1925 – 1953; Label: Buzzola

Cab CallowayMinnie The Moocher
Album: Reefer Madness: A Collection Of Vintage Drug Songs 1927 – 1945; Label: Buzzola

South African Vaudeville, Jazz, Jive and Rock ‘N’ Roll

7/24/2007 Dig Up The Roots

An all to brief listen in to the sounds of South African Jazz, Vaudeville and Rock ‘N’ Roll pioneers. The recordings ranged from 1930 to 1965; from the polished Elite orchestras of the cities clubs to rural village street recordings. Zulu miners phonetically singing in English trying to sound like Elvis (who was trying to sound like a Delta Blues man anyway – weird), tight vocal group harmonies, penny whistles galore, big band Latin and ska sounds. An incredible amount of diversity of influences, yet, one can plainly hear the distinct qualities of this region of the world.

An early example of ‘World Beat’ was the first recording heard which included yodeling and Hawaiian steel guitar! We also heard music from some of the later giants of South African music: Hugh Masekala, Miriam Makeba the Mahotella Queens. Many of these recordings have little to no documentation so we will need to listen.

There is a wonderful book called Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville by Christopher Ballantine. It is on Raven Press and came with a cassette with some of the featured music on this show.

Playlist Tracks:

Griffiths Motseieloa and Ignatius MonareAubuti Nkikho (Brother Nkikho)
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press

Snowy Radebe CompanyeBhayi (In Port Elizabeth)
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press

Amanzimtoti PlayersSbhino (Sponono)
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press

Nkandla Guitar PlayersEvelina
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press

UnknownLammandi Ugolohlano
Album: Siya Hamba: 1950’s S. African Country and Small Town Sounds; Label: Original Music

Royal Players(Cry Until The Tears Dry Up)
Album: The History Of Township Music; Label:

Nancy Jacobs Her SistersMeadowlands
Album: The History Of Township Music; Label:

Nancy Jacobs Her SistersBaby Are Yeng
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club

Bogard BrothersThat’ll Be The Day
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music

Benoni RocketI’m Gonna Rock
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music

Willard CelePenny Whistle Boogie
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music

Solven WhistlersSomething New In Africa
Album: The History Of Township Music; Label:

Lenny Special MabuseKwela Blues
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club

Manhatten BrothersThabu Tseu
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club

Petersburg MelodiansWe Are Going Home
Album: The History Of Township Music; Label:

The Black MambazoAfter Muchacha
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music

Bogard BrothersI’m In Love
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music

Nelson Siboza MontanasBayilami Selmavukuvuku
Album: Siya Hamba: 1950’s S. African Country and Small Town Sounds; Label: Original Music

Dark City SistersShala Shala Twist
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music

Allen Kwela500 Guitar Rock
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music

Blue NotesNo Doli Wami
Album: Siya Hamba: 1950’s S. African Country and Small Town Sounds; Label: Original Music

Jazz Revellers BandSponono
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press

W.P. ZikaliNtebejana
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press

The Merry BlackbirdsiChain Covers / uMajaji / Woza we Mzala (Come on, everybody)
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press

Hot Lips Dance BandMarabi No. 2 Jive
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press

Jazz DazzlersDe Makeba
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club

Orlando SevenLoafer’s Corner
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club

Father Huddlestone FamilyNdenzeni Na?
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club

The Young StarsA Loafer
Album: The History Of Township Music; Label:

Jury Mpelho BandIsicatula
Album: Siya Hamba: 1950’s S. African Country and Small Town Sounds; Label: Original Music