23 episodes

The Old Dingy Jukebox features a wide variety of down home American music styles played from a collection of 78rpm, 45rpm and LP records. Each show will take the listener on an aural journey exploring the great American musical heritage. The show’s repertoire is deep and wide with an emphasis on early to middle 20th century Americana. Styles played on the show include the blues, jazz, old time string bands, traditional folk music, honky tonk, bluegrass and early country music. Informative, yet entertaining, the show’s host, Christian Gallo, includes brief historical tidbits and anecdotes that accompany a selection of often rare or obscure recordings. Sit back and have a listen

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The Old Dingy Jukebox features a wide variety of down home American music styles played from a collection of 78rpm, 45rpm and LP records. Each show will take the listener on an aural journey exploring the great American musical heritage. The show’s repertoire is deep and wide with an emphasis on early to middle 20th century Americana. Styles played on the show include the blues, jazz, old time string bands, traditional folk music, honky tonk, bluegrass and early country music. Informative, yet entertaining, the show’s host, Christian Gallo, includes brief historical tidbits and anecdotes that accompany a selection of often rare or obscure recordings. Sit back and have a listen

    Episode #23- The Musical Roots of Jerry Garcia

    Episode #23- The Musical Roots of Jerry Garcia

    Today’s episode is an examination and celebration of the musical roots of the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. Garcia’s musical roots begin in the early 1960s with traditional American folk music. With styles ranging from bluegrass, old time country music, folk, blues and jug band music, Garcia was a well known performer in SanFrancisco and Bay Area clubs. Around 1964-65 Jerry switched his energy from bluegrass banjo to the electric guitar after forming a rock band with fellow American down home music enthusiasts Bob Weir, Ron “Pigpen” Mckernan, Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzman. The Warlocks, soon renamed the Grateful Dead became an extremely popular act in the SanFrancisco area and the rest, as they say, is history. 
    The format for this episode is semi-chronological in regard to Jerry Garcia’s music styles. A variety of styles are examined and is nowhere near a complete, in depth analysis of Jerry’s styles and influences. That could be a full length book. Rather, the show is a simple examination that looks at some of the original recordings that influenced Jerry and then mixes in snippets of how those recordings were manifested in Garcia’s style throughout the decades he was active as a performer up until his untimely death in August of 1995. Early recordings of Jerry in his many aggregations around the Bay Area folk scene have long been available as bootleg tapes as well as most, if not all, of the Grateful Dead shows from their 30 year career made possible through the Dead’s allowing of and encouragement of taping their live performances. There’s a lot out there to listen to and I recommend you seek out as many recordings as you can.
    For an in depth dive on the Grateful Dead I highly recommend the official podcast of the Grateful Dead, The Good ‘Ol Grateful Deadcast as David Grisman’s record label, Acoustic Disc, which made many great recordings of Jerry playing traditional American music in the early 1990’s. See links below. 
    Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the show. 
    Acoustic Disc: https://acousticdisc.com/
    Good ‘Ol Grateful Deadcast: https://www.dead.net/deadcast
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode #22- Good Records: "Recurring Inebriation, Guitar Evangelists and Blue Railroad Trains"

    Episode #22- Good Records: "Recurring Inebriation, Guitar Evangelists and Blue Railroad Trains"

    Thanks for listening to the Old Dingy Jukebox podcast. This episode simply features some of my favorite records across various styles from my collection of 78rpm records. Blues, Jazz, Western Swing and Early Country Music are the order of the day for today's show. Sit back and enjoy the show and thanks for listening.    

    Please subscribe to the show if you haven't done so already and share with family and friends. Also, please go take a visit to the show's website olddingyjukebox.com and have a look around. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the show.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode #21-History Addendum Episode One, PART TWO "Goin' Up The Country" Race, Records and the American Musical Identity

    Episode #21-History Addendum Episode One, PART TWO "Goin' Up The Country" Race, Records and the American Musical Identity

    Attention music nerds, history enthusiasts, musicologists and ordinary people with an inquisitive mindset.

    Welcome to Episode One, PART TWO of the Old Dingy Jukebox History Addendum.

    These history heavy, music related episodes are inspired by my interest in musicology and history as well as some of my favorite podcasts like Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History" or Tyler Mahan Coe's "Cocaine and Rhinestones".

    Will I ever be as good as Dan Carlin? No. Simply....No.

    Can it be as good as "Cocaine and Rhinestones?" ...Maybe. (If I had the time to write a book)

    The usual, music centered shows that you're used to will continue to be released on a regular basis.

    Check out Episode One, Part Two : "Goin' Up The Country": Race, Records and the American Musical Identity.

    Available on all podcast platforms.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode #20- Good Records "Humdingers, Monkeys and Crooked Yodels"

    Episode #20- Good Records "Humdingers, Monkeys and Crooked Yodels"

    Today’s episode features some of my favorite records. Records that make me smile. Not necessarily records that make me laugh or chuckle, although those are here, but also records that simply make me smile, and shake my head. Make me smile in a sense of just how unusual or cool these records are. More like a shake my head in wonderment type of a smile. Hope you enjoy this episode of the Old Dingy Jukebox Podcast: Records That Make Me Smile: Humdingers, Monkeys, Biscuits and Crooked yodels.  Please subscribe to the show if you haven't done so already and share with family and friends. Also, please go take a visit to the show's website olddingyjukebox.com and have a look around. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the show.


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    R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders- “Fine Artiste Blues” 1976Billy Jack Wills and his Western Swing Band- “Cattle Call” 1951Al Hopkins and his Buckle Busters-’Ride That Mule” 1927Mississippi Fred McDowell and Hunter’s Chapel Singers “Lay My Burden Down” 1966Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers “Monkey On A String” 1926The Farmer Boys “Humdinger” 1955The Georgia Sea Island Singers “Before This Time Another Year” 1959Bernie Cummins “Mysterious Mose” 1930The Hall Brothers “Little Mo-Hee” 1937Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France “Sweet Georgia Brown” 1938Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys “Roly Poly”Chris Bouchillion “The Medicine Show” 1927Charlie Parker “Rabbit Chase” 1927Sister O.M. Terrell “Going To that City To Die No More” 1953Big Tweed “That One Girl At The Bar” 2009Support the show (https://paypal.me/christiangallo1?locale.x=en_US)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode #19-History Addendum Episode One, PART ONE "Goin' Up The Country" Race, Records and the American Musical Identity

    Episode #19-History Addendum Episode One, PART ONE "Goin' Up The Country" Race, Records and the American Musical Identity

    Well, here's something new. The first episode of the spinoff project is now available. The Old Dingy Juke Box: History Addendum. These history heavy, music related, episodes are inspired by my interest in musicology and history as well as some of my favorite podcasts like Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History" or Tyler Mahan Coe's "Cocaine and Rhinestones". Will I ever be as good as Dan Carlin? No. This is an experiment that I'm excited about, and frankly a little nervous about. Future history addendum shows will continue to include episodes written and produced by me, but also shows featuring the writings of musician/writer/guitar collector extraordinaire, Deke Dickerson. The usual shows that you're used to will continue to be released on a regular basis. So, here it goes...check out episode one, part one..."Goin' Up The Country": Race, Records and the American Musical Identity. Available on all podcast platforms. Please subscribe and share and go check out the show's website
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode #18- Special Guest Episode: Crazy, Corny, Crooked, and Cool Records with Matt Sayles

    Episode #18- Special Guest Episode: Crazy, Corny, Crooked, and Cool Records with Matt Sayles

    Today's episode features some great and wacky records from my special guest host, Matt Sayles. Matt has been a guest on the Old Dingy Jukebox before, once as a solo host (episode #5) as well as with his wife, co-host, historian Dr. Cheryl Jimenez-Frei (episode #14). Matt brings a different and appreciated perspective to the show. I love having him as a guest and enjoying his sensibilities not only as a fellow record collector/enthusiast, but also as a musician good buddy. Also, check out Matt's record label Philville Records and social media handles on Instagram and Facebook. He's got a pretty cool YouTube page as well. I think you're going to enjoy this show.

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    E-mail: olddingyjukebox@gmail.comCrazy, Corny, Crooked, and Cool


    [Custom Records, Early 60’s, “Commercial” “Atmosphere” Long Play 45’s 5:00 minutes or more per side. Used For background music in factories, department stores, bars, etc. ]


    Crazy Boogie (Merle Travis) Capitol Records 1948Motorcycle Bill (Willis Brothers) Thunder On The Road Starday 1966Cajun Fiddle (Buck Owens & Tom Brumley) Roll Out The Red Carpet Capitol 1966July 12, 1939 (Charlie Rich Written by Norro Wilson) Epic Records 19704-F Ferdinand The Frantic Freak (Harry The Hipster Gibson) Musicraft 1944Giddyup Hobo (Johnny Bond & Red Sovine) Thunder On The Road Starday 1966Long Lanky Lena  (Unknown) Wolf-Tex 1958-1960Can’t We call It Even and Be Cool (The Old Joe Clarks) Raging Woody Records 1994 Rosse Marie (Bobbejaan Schoepen) Decca Belgium 1957Hash Bamboo Shuffle 1702 (Ferre Grignard) Fontana 1968 (Netherlands)One Armed Love (Ace Ball) Test Pressing 1954Let Me Play With Your Poodle (Hank Penny) 1947Plastic Saddle (Jerry Reed Written by Vic McAlpin) Cookin' RCA 1970I’m Moving On (Homer Haynes Jethro Burnes and Hank Snow) RCA Victor 1951Moanin’ (Hank Snow) Hank Snow Sings RCA Victor 1952Sailor’s Plea (Bill Monroe  Decca 1962)Yma Sumac Voice of the Xtabay (Yma Sumac) 1955It Hurt Me Too (Connie Van Dyke written by Marvin Gaye) Motown 1963Shine Hallelujah Shine ( Traditional Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys) 1948 Columbia


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    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Ojai Paul ,

Excellent Show!

The perfect balance of great music, Americana and history. Keep the episodes coming.

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Love That Jukebox

I love the knowledge you share. Awesome idea. Great to know that these artists are getting the recognition they very well deserve thanks to you.

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