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Gramophoney Baloney – Armistice Day with Matthew Lasar & Meredith Axelrod

November 12, 2012
4:41 am

Invited by Greedmink of the Greekmind show to use his slot and do a double-length show, I decided to do an Armistice Day special, for the day that was in it, playing all recordings from the First World War years (1914-1918), joined in the studio by historian and Radio Survivor blogger, Matthew Lasar, and musician Meredith Axelrod who played a couple of tunes live. Unfortunately, due to technical problems beyond my control, there’s a one-hour-plus chunk missing from the middle of the podcast, and a very fantastic one-hour-plus chunk it was too, but still plenty of good listening to be had on what was recorded for posterity… Matthew, by the way, gave the show a nice mention during the week, in his thought-provoking contra-factual piece: What if broadcast radio had taken off around 1906 instead of the 1920s?

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PLAYLIST:

  • “Hicazkâr Peşrev (excerpt)” by Tanburi Cemil Bey from “Vols. II & III”
  • “(J.S. Bach’s) Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: V. Bourree I and II” by Pablo Casals from “Encores and Transcriptions, Vol. 3: Complete Acoustic Recordings, Part 1 (1915-1916)”
  • “Russian Sicssors” by Oriental Orchestra from “Abe Schwartz – The Klezmer King”
  • “Reels: The Salamanca/ Off Key” by John J. Kimmel from “Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music”
  • “(Bohm’s) Still as the Night” by John McCormack from “The McCormack Edition, Vol. 6: The Acoustic Recordings (1915-1916)”
  • “In The Trenches” by (Uncredited) from “Oh! It’s A Lovely War – Songs & Sketches of The Great War 1914-1918 (Vol. 1)”
  • “La Chifflada” by Roberto Firpo y su Orquesta Típica from “Homenaje A La Guardia Vieja Del Tango: 1916-1918”
  • “Biem Reben’s Sideh” by Yiddish Orkester from “Klezmer Music – Early Yiddish Instrumental Music – The First Recordings: 1908-1927”
  • “Retintin” by Roberto Firpo y su Orquesta Típica from “Homenaje A La Guardia Vieja Del Tango: 1916-1918”
  • “(Massenet’s) Crepuscule” by Amelita Galli-Curci from “String of Pearls – International 78s”
  • “Farmyard Medley” by Permier Quartet from “Edison Sound Recordings – (Humorous Songs)”
  • “Memphis Blues, or Mister Crump” by Prince’s Band from “Cakewalks, Rags & Blues – Military Style”
  • “Sadegurer Chussed’l” by Abe Schwartz Orchestra from “Klezmer Music – Early Yiddish Instrumental Music – The First Recordings: 1908-1927”
  • “You Can’t Get Away From It” by Jack Norworth from “Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth – Together …and Alone”
  • “(Nevin’s) The Rosary” by John McCormack from “The McCormack Edition, Vol. 6: The Acoustic Recordings (1915-1916)”
  • “Sing, Sing, Birds On The Wing” by John McCormack from “The McCormack Edition, Vol. 6: The Acoustic Recordings (1915-1916)” (with added birds of the Dawn Chorus)
  • It’s A Long Way To Tipperary” by John McCormack from “The McCormack Edition, Vol. 5: The Acoustic Recordings (1914-1915)”
  • “I Was Holding My Coconut” by Harry Champion from “The Old Bull & Bush”
  • “Anicuta Draga” by Joseph Moskowitz from “The Art of the Cymbalom”
  • “Desecration Rag” by Felix Arndt from “Scott Joplin & The Kings of Ragtime”
  • “Argentine Dance” by Joseph Moskowitz from “The Art of the Cymbalom”
  • “Skeleton Jangle” by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band from “The Complete… (1917-1938)”
  • “Thodi” by Cunnaih Naidu from “The Ace & Deuce of Pipering – 1906-1947”
  • “(Boccherini’s) Cello Sonata in A major, G4: Allegro” by Pablo Casals with Charles Albert Baxter (piano) from “Encores and Transcriptions, Vol. 4: Complete Acoustic Recordings, Part 2 (1916-1920)”
  • “Garrotín – Esta noche voy a ver” by La Niña de los Peines with Luis Molina from “Patrimonio de Andalucía”

(Chunk Missing!)

  • “Are You Prepared For The Summer? (excerpt)” by Nora Bayes from “Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth – Together …and Alone”
  • “Farruca – Una farruca en Galicia” by La Niña de los Peines with Luis Molina from “Patrimonio de Andalucía”
  • “Korsnäs polska” by Hugo Johansson & Evald Eriksson Glad from “Dragspelare från Dalarna – Kommersiella inspelningar 1909-48 / Accordion Players from Dalarna in Sweden – Commerical recordings from 1909-48”
  • “Roses of Picardy” by Ernest Pike “Oh! It’s A Lovely War – Songs & Sketches of The Great War 1914-1918 (Vol. 1)”
  • “El Velor” by Orquesta Tizol from “Early Music of the North Caribbean 1916-1920”
  • “Kurd Havasi – Pt. 2” by Korsoff Malool from “To What Strange Place – The Music Of The Ottoman-American Diaspora – 1916-1929”
  • “Andouni” by Armenak Shah-Mouradian from “To What Strange Place – The Music Of The Ottoman-American Diaspora – 1916-1929”
  • “Sevillanas n.3 – Nací llorando” by La Niña de los Peines with Luis Molina from “Patrimonio de Andalucía”
  • “Yah-De-Dah” by Earl Fuller’s Famous Jazz Band from “Scott Joplin & The Kings of Ragtime”
  • “Blues In A Bottle” by Meredith Axelrod from “Meredith Axelrod live on Gramophoney Baloney”
  • “Come Take A Trip In My Air Ship” by Meredith Axelrod from “Meredith Axelrod live on Gramophoney Baloney”
  • “Oh, Lordy Mama” by Meredith Axelrod from “Meredith Axelrod live on Gramophoney Baloney”

Meredith performs at this year’s annual West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento, November 16th-18th, 2012,

and with Craig Ventresco :

Every Wednesday Evening at Cafe Divine, S.F.

Every Saturday afternoon at Atlas Cafe, S.F.

and also as The Get Happy String Band with Bay Area Irish-traditional-fiddling sensation, Darcy Noonan

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Past guest Dave Murray’s band “Disciples of Markos” play at this month’s Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal with Danubius and Janam at The Starry Plough, Berkeley, this coming Thursday, November 15th

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Robert Crumb & Terry Zwigoff on Gramophoney Baloney!

May 6, 2012
6:19 pm

Ace selection of pre-1951 recordings from DJ McSchmormac with distinguished guest selectors Terry Zwigoff & Robert Crumb!

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Camera-shy Terry Zwigoff with Robert Crumb, in effect, in the Radio Valencia studio today

PLAYLIST:

  • “Memphis Blues, or Mister Crump” by Prince’s Band from “Cakewalks, Rags & Blues – Military Style”
  • “Mexico en Una Laguna” by Lidya Mendoza y Familia from “Hot Women – Women Singers From the Torrid Regions”
  • “Monterrey” by La Familia Mendoza from “Mal Hombre & Other Original Hits from the 1930s”
  • “El Coco” by La Familia Mendoza from “Vida Mía”
  • “La Bamba” by Hermanos Huesca from “Frank Fairfield’s Pawn Records Presents Unheard Ofs & Forgotten Abouts”
  • “Mr. Johnson Turn Me Aloose” by The South Georgia Highballers from “Serenade In The Mountains – Early Old Time Music on Record”
  • “False Hearted Lover’s Blues (introduced by Joe Wilson)” by Dock Boggs from “A Guide to the Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail”
  • “Sugar Baby” by Dock Boggs from “R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country”
  • “Croquet Habits” by Freeny’s Barn Dance Band from “The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of – Super Rarities & Unissued Gems Of The 1920s & 30s”
  • “Old Rub Alcohol” by Dock Boggs from “The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of – Super Rarities & Unissued Gems Of The 1920s & 30s”
  • “Greenback Dollar” by Weems String Band from “Down In The Basement – Joe Bussard’s Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s – 1926-1937”
  • “Honeysuckle” by Charlie Poole and His North Carolina Ramblers from “With the North Carolina Ramblers & The Highlanders”
  • “Goodbye Sweet Liza Jane” by Charlie Poole and His North Carolina Ramblers from “With the North Carolina Ramblers & The Highlanders”
  • “Il Portavoce” by Trio Mandolinistico from “Italian String Virtuosi”
  • “I Found A Four-Leaf Clover” by Al Miller from “Early Mandolin Classics – Volume 1”
  • “Hindustani “Comic” Song” by Luknow Zananas from ”Music of India, Vol. 2 – From Old 78 RPM Records – 1920s, ’30s, ’40s” (R. Crumb unreleased CD)
  • “Violin & Piano Instrumental” by Paritosh Seal & K. Bhattacharya from ”Music of India, Vol. 2 – From Old 78 RPM Records – 1920s, ’30s, ’40s” (R. Crumb unreleased CD)
  • “(Blank Label)” by Anon. Male Singer with instrumental accomp. from ”Music of India, Vol. 2 – From Old 78 RPM Records – 1920s, ’30s, ’40s” (R. Crumb unreleased CD)
  • “Hai Hai El Hai (The Living God)” by Abid David from “Shir Hodu – Jewish Song From Bombay of 30s”
  • “Kate Muldoon” by Frank Quinn from “Oldtime Records – Vol. 2 – U.S. Recordings”
  • “Murphy’s Wife” by Frank Quinn from “Baby, How Can It Be? – Songs of Love, Lust and Contempt from the 1920s and 1930s”
  • “Chant D’Amour” by Chants Populaires Tahitens from “Hot Women – Women Singers From the Torrid Regions”
  • “Ama Ama” by Tauta Archer from “Frank Fairfield’s Pawn Records Presents Unheard Ofs & Forgotten Abouts”
  • “Mama E” by Kalama’s Quartet from “Early Hawaiian Classics 1927 – 1932”
  • “Lei E” by Emma Bush with Johnny Noble and his Hawaiian Music from “Hot Women – Women Singers From the Torrid Regions”
  • “Gay Life In Dikanka” by Kornienko’s Ukrainska Orchestra from “Gay Life in Dikanka – R. Crumb’s Old-Time Favourites”

SOUTH GEORGIA HIGHBALLERS

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UPDATE!

During the show Terry & Robert mentioned that they’d seen Meredith Axelrod at Atlas Cafe the previous day singing “Come Take A Trip In My Air Ship”, here’s a video of that very same performance both guests were enthusing about: CLICK HERE – with Craig Ventresco on guitar – who features in the soundtracks of two of Terry Zwigoff’s films, “Crumb” & “Ghost World“.

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Here’s a video of highlights from the main feature of last Sunday’s “Silent Movie Night” at Chez Poulet, a selection of short films by Georges Méliès with live improvised musical accompaniment by Ralph Carney, Beth Custer, Rob Reich & Randy Odell, and narration by D.J. McSchmormac: CLICK HERE

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