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Haji Maji & Excavated Shellac on Gramophoney Baloney

September 12, 2012
4:12 am

 

This week D.J. McSchmormac was honored to be joined at Chez Poulet by distinguished special guest musical selectors Dave Murray of Haji Maji and Jonathan Ward of Excavated Shellac, who each brought tunes from their considerable personal collections of unreleased 78rpm ethnic recordings. They were even given a special exemption from Gramophoney Baloney’s usual pre-1951 playlist policy, and they put together quite a stunning mix of tunes, recorded between the 1900s & 1950s, from The West Indies, Crete, Africa, and Asia, unissued on any LP or CD and not even featured on either of their blogs to date. This is a sure enough, Gramophoney Baloney Exclusive!!!

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PLAYLIST:

  • “M’Amour (excerpt)” by l’Orchestre Tzigane du Restaurant du Rat Mort from “Early Tzigane Records”
  • “Mein leibster Jodler” by Minna Reverelli from “München-Bayern – Lieder & Couplets  – Rare Schellacks 1901-1929”
  • “Ewassa” by Congolese Group recorded by Didier & Roget from Congo ((Pathe PA 2555, CPT 6820 -1948)
  • “Cantonese instrumental” by Guangdong troupe from China ((Victor-42480A – 1900s)
  • “Rwakagasha” by Muju Kashengereire with Haya Boys from Uganda
  • “Unknown” from Japan (Victor 11495 – ca. 1912-1918)
  • “Pamoedjoek Hindoestan” by Mohamed Aminor Aldjawi from Indonesia (Beka B88527-2 – ca. 1930)
  • “Seberu Beru” (Pedi harpa piece) by M.Legwara Kadipela from South Africa (Columbia YE 363a)
  • “Rama Neeyada (Pt. 2)” by T. Chowdiah
  • “Javali” by Veena Dhanam  (ca.1930)
  • “Sankarabharanam Slokam (Pt. 1)” by Coimbatore Thayi (1910)
  • “Inal Mourada” by Fraternite Khadira from Senegal (Studio Chaouy CHA12c – mid-1950s)
  • “Tshi Si Dzu Ngwake” (mbira with vocal) by Elias Nelushi from South Africa or Mozambique (Gallotone GB 2018a)
  • “?” by Hassan Jazrawi from Iraq (Kurdish)
  • “Pelina” by Lefu Mokoena from South Africa (Gallotone GB 2797a)
  • “Turakin Kano Maje Abdullah” (vocal & goje (fiddle)) by Maikyau & his group from Nigeria (Philips P159a)
  • “Hai Yanagina” by Abulfat Aliev from Azerbaijan (Aprelski Zavod 26352)
  • “Sousta Rethymniotiki” by G. Canteris & G. Gombakis from Crete ( ca. 1924)
  • “Asseyni Towe Diye” by Soksnou Ahoua Houm from Benin, West Africa (mid-1950s)
  •  “Nan Ta Tana” by Nicolaas y su sexteto from Curaçao, West Indies (Hoyco H2a)
  • “Ya Racha Fittane” by Fanfare De La Garde Noir De Sultan from Morocco (Columbia D19329b)
  • “Touchia Dzirri” (Mizwad instrumental) by Youssef El Benarti from Tunisia (Philips 45575b)
  • “Djebit Aala Larsame” by Mozabite ghaita group from Algeria (Disque Gramophone K2699a – 1924)
  • “Ya Bhya Stikhbar (Pt. 2)” by Megari Slimane from Tunisia (Polyphon 46408)
  • “Mala” (Berber) by Rais Moulay Ali from Morocco (Polyphon 47517a – 1938)
  • “Iza baghitouni” by Hassan & Khadijat from Morocco (Baidaphone Bkh 098670)
  • ” Tuareg vocalist” (recorded by Alain Joset) from Algeria, (BAM 115a – 1948)
  • “?” by Cheikhas Khadidja, Hatchouma, Malika, Dzerija, Om Hani & Ermaz from Morocco, (Odeon 205099B –  1931)

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ABOUT DAVE MURRAY

As well as curating the Haji Maji blog, Dave has compiled & designed the LP “Luk Thung – Classic & Obscure 78s from the Thai Countryside” and designed its follow-up LP “Qat, Coffee & Qambas – Raw 45s from Yemen“, he has completed work for a forthcoming third LP in this series, of Moroccan 45s, and also a CD box set of Southeast Asian 78s.

Dave is fiddler with the Bay Area’s Squirrelly Stringband who will be playing at this year’s Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (at the Saturday Night Square Dance, at the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center – Sep. 15th) and who also perform at square dances at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Berkeley on the first Friday of every month. Dave also plays bouzouki with The Disciples of Markos a group who are aspiring to eventually learn the entire 300+ songs of the recorded repertoire of Markos Vamvakaris(!) – they play every second month at the Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal at the Starry Plough in Berkeley, the next one being September 20th.

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ABOUT JONATHAN WARD

Jonathan has been maintaining his Excavated Shellac blog for over three years, and during that time has uploaded over a hundred sides of music from his enviable collection of ethnic 78s, as well as playing host to a number of fairly like-minded , distinguished guest bloggers. His first compiled commercial release was the 2010 LP “Excavated Shellac – Strings” and he has recently completed work on an eagerly awaited forthcoming sequel “Excavated Shellac – Reeds”. Jonathan also compiled and wrote the accompanying 112 page book for last year’s acclaimed 4cd box set “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM“. He also paid for my tacos after the show, he is a gentleman, a scholar and an acrobat.

Jonathan Ward was previously a phone-in guest on Gramophoney Baloney last November, podcast here.

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Happy Birthday Duke Ellington!!! – Gramophoney Baloney

April 30, 2012
2:36 pm

All vintage recordings (1912-1950), including plenty of Duke Ellington, and lots of other stuff from around the world.

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PLAYLIST:

  • “Flowers of Edinburgh (excerpt)” by W.F. Cameron from “Melodeon Greats – A Collection Of Melodeon Masterpieces”
  • “Canned Heat Blues” by Tommy Johnson from “Legends of the Country Blues”
  • “Tally-Ho” by Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra from “John Coltrane – Complete Recordings with Dizzy Gillespie”
  • “Cheesy Breeze” by Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies from “Daddy of Western Swing”
  • “Solitude” by Larry Adler from “The Great Larry Adler – Original Recordings 1934-1947”
  • “The Sheik of Araby” by Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra from “Original Masters – The best of Duke Ellington”
  • “As Aman Or Syri I Zil” by Jonuzai Islam Me Shocket from “Albanian Village Music – Recorded in Tirana 1930”
  • “Osu Oblango” by Yeboa’s Band from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Five Ilonga tunes” by Belekeloosa Kayala from “Tanzania Instruments – Tanganyika 1950”
  • “Kim Derdiki” by Musseref Hanim from “To Scratch Your Heart – Early Recordings From Istanbul”
  • “Fihren Die Mechutonim Aheim” by Naftule Brandwein & Abe Schwartz’s Orchestra from “Klezmer Music – Early Yiddish Instrumental Music – The First Recordings: 1908-1927
  • “Raga: Janpuri” by Bismillah Khan from “Vintage 78 RPM Records”
  • “Dyo Mavra Matia Agapo” by Yiorgos Papasideris & Yiorgos Anestopoulos from “Premier Greek Clarinettist”
  • “Bedevi Oyunu” by Şükrü Tunar from “Legendary Clarinetist of Turkey”
  • “Havagli Guelbi, Pt.1” by Dalila Rochdi from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Nikolaev Bulgar” by Dave Tarras with Abe Ellstein’s Orchestra from “Dave Tarras – Master of Klezmer Music – Volume One – Original Recordings 1929 – 1949”
  • “Morning Dew/Colleen Bawn” by Paddy Killoran from “Oldtime Records – Vol. 2 – U.S. Recordings”
  • “Al Grito de Viva España” by Manuel Vallejo & Antonio Moreno from “Grabaciones Discos Pizarra – Año 1930”
  • “Minuet In Swing” by Spade Cooley from “Swingin’ The Devil’s Dream”
  • “Since We Put The Radio In The Henhouse (excerpt)” by Hoosier Hot Shots from “Everybody Stomp”
  • “He’s a Hillbilly Gaucho” by Hoosier Hot Shots from “Everybody Stomp”
  • “Soutsanenh” by Anon. Khéne from “The Secret Museum of Mankind, Vol. 3 Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48”
  • “High Life” by Dagombe Band of Gold Coast Police from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “March Guitar” by Okuth Onuku from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Crescendo In Blue” by Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra from “Original Masters – The best of Duke Ellington”
  • “Dance of the Octopus” by Red Norvo from “Knockin’ On Wood”
  • “O Sole Mio” by Guido Deiro from “Complete Recorded Works, Vol.1”
  • “Mood Indigo” by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra from “The “C” Jam Blues”
  • “Tootin’ Thru The Roof” by Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra from “Original Masters – The best of Duke Ellington”
  • “Swingin’ With Dora (excerpt)” by Hoosier Hot Shots from “Everybody Stomp”
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Gramophoney Baloney’s Thanksgiving Weekend

November 28, 2011
2:01 pm

First, Gramophoney Baloney’s DJ McSchmormac hosted an extra show on Saturday night:

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PLAYLIST:

  • “Biddy From Sligo/The Connaughtman’s Rambles” by Néillidh Boyle from “A Feeling In The Blood”
  • “Cifte Telli” by Şükrü Tunar from “Istanbul 1925”
  • “Something’s Hot” by Kokomo Arnold from “Midnight Blues”
  • “Real Crazy” by Babs Gonzales and His Orchestra from “The Chronological Classics – 1947-1949”
  • “Taqsim” by Khedayer Bin Kessab from “Give Me Love – Songs Of The Brokenhearted, Baghdad, 1925-1929”
  • “Zeibekiko” by Evangelakis Vlahos and Kostas Kastrounis from “Blowers From The Balkans: Classic Historic Recordings Of Wind Instruments”
  • “Bande Mataram” by Vishnupant Pagnis from “Vintage Music From India – Early Twentieth Century Classical And Light Classical Music”
  • “Boogie Express” by Deryck Sampson from “The Boogie Box (Vol.3)”
  • “Russian Lullaby” by Oscar Alemán from “Swing Guitar Masterpieces – 1938-1957”
  • “Felicitas” by El Ciego Melquiades from “San Antonio House Party”
  • “Yenz’ Inqab’ Intombi” by (the) Evening Birds from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Abdulkadiri Kwori” by Dan Titi and his group from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Espabilate” by Sexteto Habanero from “1926-1931”
  • “March Guitar” by Okoth Onuko from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “The Old Man Rocking The Cradle” by Pádraig O’Keeffe from “The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master”
  • “Fascinatin’ Rhythm” by Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards from “With My Little Ukulele In My Hand”
  • “New John Henry” by Sonny Terry and Red Bull Taylor from “Country Blues Troubadours 1938-1948”
  • “Singin’ In The Rain” by Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards from “With My Little Ukulele In My Hand”
  • “Which Side Are You On?” by The Almanac Singers from “Talking Union”
  • “Smyrneikos Balos” by Amalia from “In Foreign Lands Since My Childhood”
  • “Jumpin’ Blues” by Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson from “Spirituals To Swing”
  • “Okafu” by Nyi Kamkam from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Amalia Molina” by Orquesta de Pablo Valenzuela from “The Cuban Danzon – Before There Was Jazz 1906-1929”
  • “The Turkish Dance” by Korla Pandit from “The Grand Moghul Suite”
  • “Shout For Joy!” by Albert Ammons from “1936-1946 -Alternate Takes – Radio Performance – Unissued Home Recordings”
  • “Algrouane, Pt. 2” by Elhadji Issaika Bamba from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Mestakhbar Mezmoum” by Mahieddine from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Vome Kaba” by Jonuzai Me Shocket from “Albanian Village Music – Recorded in Tirana 1930”
  • “Talkin’ Dust Bowl Blues” by Woody Guthrie from “Some Folk”
  • “Hartegana” by Orchestra lui Hartegan from “Blowers From The Balkans: Classic Historic Recordings Of Wind Instruments”
  • “Alza Los Pies” by Sexteto Habanero from “1926-1931”
  • “Black Rat Blues” by Robert Wilkins from “Masters of Memphis Blues”
  • “The Wild Irishman” Néillidh Boyle from “A Feeling In The Blood”

Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards

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Then, on the regular Sunday morning weekly show, Jonathan Ward of Excavated Shellac phoned in to talk a bit about his newly released 4CD compilation “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM

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PLAYLIST:

  • “A Stór Mo Chroí” Néillidh Boyle from “A Feeling In The Blood”
  • “Leather Away With The Wattle-O” by The Four Provinces Orchestra from “Past Masters of Irish Dance Music”
  • “Pennies From Heaven” by Arthur Tracy from “Always in Song”
  • “Hunde E Bukur” by Salim Efendu Me Shocket from “Albanian Village Music – Recorded in Tirana 1930”
  • (Chambonnieres’) “Sarabande in D minor” by Wanda Landowska from “Treasury of Harpsichord/Dances of Ancient Poland -1946-1951”
  • “Ukulele Bounce” by Roy Smeck from “With My Little Ukulele In My Hand”
  • “Mama, Yo Busco Un Querer” by Edmundo Ros and His Rumba Band from “Mambo Jambo – Original Recordings 1941-1950”
  • Weekly Drama Serial: Episode III – “Keno’s Landslide”
  • “When I Return” by Bert Williams from “The Middle Years, 1910-1918”
  • “Don’t Try Your Jive On Me” by Fats Waller & His Continental Rhythm from “Portrait Vol. 2”
  • “Oyida Mayi Magbo” by Aziakpon and his group from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Cam na hAolna” by Néillidh Boyle from “A Feeling In The Blood”
  • “Ante Maria” by E.A.B. Jones from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Quill Blues” by Big Boy Cleveland from “A Richer Tradition – Country Blues and String Band Music 1923-1942”
  • “Tom Tom” by Kiko Kids from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Air de Haoua” by Yankori Beibatane from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM

{Interview with Jonathan Ward}

  • “Surah Al-Haaqqa, Pt. 1” by Cheikh Amin Hasanayn from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Ndumba Wakumi Diekde Dikasa” by Tshamumania Anastasie and singers from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Burnt Norton (Pt.2)” by T.S. Eliot from “TS Eliot Reading The Wasteland – Four Quartets and other poems”
  • “Maracas” by Edmundo Ros and His Rumba Band from “Mambo Jambo – Original Recordings 1941-1950”
  • “Seoladh Na nGamhna” by Labhrás Ó Cadhla from  “Amhráin ó Shliabh gCua
  • “African Love Call” by Wilmoth Houdini from “Poor but Ambitious”
  • “Batata dia Bwanga” by Chanteurs a la Croix de Cuivre from “Opika Pende – Africa at 78 RPM
  • “Battle Hymn of The Republic” by Leonard Warren from “Sea Shanties – Kipling Songs – Songs For Everyone”
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