Gramophoney Baloney

Gramophoney Baloney Finale

Sunday, January 29

… and so it came to pass that Gramophoney Baloney reached the final episode in its current season, and marked this momentous occasion with another fine selection of sound reproductions from before the end of 1950



Margo Lion (1899-1989)


  • “Limehouse Blues (excerpt)” by Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra from “Wild Party!”
  • “I Varka” by Marika Papagika and Marika Kastrouni from “Greek Popular and Rebetic music in New York 1918 – 1929”
  • “Slides: I’d Rather be Married than Left / Chase Me Charlie / The Kilcummin Slide” by Pádraig O’Keeffe and Dennis Murphy from “The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master”
  • “Al Pasar La Barca” by La Niña de Castroand and Niño Sabicas from “La Mujer En el Cante – Grabaciones Discos Pizarra – Año 1930-50”
  • “Dem Rebben’s Tanz (The Rabbi’s Dance)” by Art Shryer’s Orchestra from “Klezmer Pioneers – European American Recordings 1905-1952”
  • “Miserlou” by Danai from “Armenians, Jews, Turks & Gipsies in old recordings – The Greek Phonograph”
  • “Aberdeen Mississippi Blues” by Bukka White and Washboard Sam from “Legends of the Country Blues”
  • “Bhairavi: baju banda khule khule” by Faiyyaz Khan from “Classics of the 78rpm Era”
  • “The Frieze Britches/The Cook in the Kitchen/Lannigan’s Ball: Medley of Jigs” by The Flanagan Brothers from “Irish Dance Music”
  • “The Hobo’s Last Ride” by Hank Snow from “We’ll Never Say Goodbye – The Montreal Sessions 1937-1943”
  • “La Pelotica” by Orquesta Casino de la Playa from “Memories of Cuba (1937-1944)”
  • “Sones de Asturias” – La Argentinita with Orchestra conducted by Federico García Lorca from from “Colección De Canciones Populares Españolas”
  • “Kolomyka Skalatska” by Ukrainska Selska Orchestra from “Ukrainian and Lemko String Bands In America
  • “Anadolu Oyun Havasi “ by Şükrü Tunar from “Legendary Clarinetist of Turkey”
  • “Nam Nhi-tu” by M. Nguyen Van Minh-Con from “Black Mirror – Reflections in Global Musics
  • “Khambatavi: ali main jogi” by Kesarbai Kerkar from “1936 – Classics of the 78rpm Era”
  • “Caliente” by The Two Majors and The Minor (feat. Papa John Creach) from “The Absolute Voutest! ‘46”
  • “In A Persian Market (Intermezzo Scene)” by the Albert William Ketèlbey Concert Orchestra from “Sanctuary of the Heat – In a Persian Market – In a Fairy Realm (1917-1939)”
  • “Lo’i SÔng Nui” by Hoange-Vuy from “The Secret Museum of Mankind, Vol. I – Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48”
  • “Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues” by Skip James from “Legends of the Country Blues”
  • “The League of Nations” by Billy Bennett from “Music Hall Memories”
  • “No Room In The Jailhouse” by by Rev. J.M. Gates and Congregation from “Are You Bound For Heaven or Hell? – The Best of”
  • “Orchestra Gag (from “Hobby Horse Laffs”) by Carl Stalling from “the Carl Stalling project – Volume 2: more music from Warner Bros. cartoons 1939-1957”
  • “I Don’t Care” by Little Esther and The Johnny Otis Orchestra from “The Chronological Classics – 1950”
  • “Die Haut, die war das erste Kleid” by Margo Lion with Orchestra conducted by Barnabás von Géczy from “Die Linie der Mode: Ein Musikalisches Porträt”
  • “Djangology” by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli from “Djangology”
  • “El Zopilote Mojado (excerpt)” by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán from “Mexico’s Pioneer Mariachis – Vol. 3”
  • “Rock Me” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Albert Ammons from “From Spirituals To Swing”
  • “Guitar Boogie” by Blind Roosevelt Graves from “The Paramount Masters”
  • “Wahd el Ghzal Rit Elyoum” by Mouzino from “Le Hawzi – Vol. III – Poemes de Bensahla”
  • “Dinner Music For A Pack Of Hungry Canibals” by The Raymond Scott Quintette from “Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights”
  • “Boomtown Bill (excerpt)” by The Almanac Singers from “The Sea, The Soil And The Struggle (1941-1942)”


D.J. McSchmormac would like to express his sincerest gratitude to all the Radio Valencia crew for welcoming him into their fold, allowing him to present his show, and helping him make the best shows of pre-1950 sound reproductions ever!

Thanks also to all the listeners for making it all worthwhile.

Peace & love,


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