28 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 #28- Good Records: "Reefer Headed Men, Puissant Manes and Crumbling Walls"

    Episode #28- Good Records: "Reefer Headed Men, Puissant Manes and Crumbling Walls"

    Episode #28. Good Records. Enjoy a nice selection of records across a variety of styles. Please subscribe to the show if you haven't done so already and share with family and friends. Also, go take a visit to the show's new website olddingyjukebox.com and have a look around. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the show. “Reefer Headed Men, Puissant Manes and Crumbling Walls” 


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    Blind Willie Johnson “If I Had My Way, I’d Tear This Building Down” Vocalion 19127George & Earl “Done Gone” Mercury 1956Don Rafael y su Orquesta “Carioca” Vocalion 1930 McKinney’s Cotton Pickers “Beedle Um Bum” Bluebird 1929The Farmer Boys “Oh, How It Hurts” Capitol 1956North Carolina Hawaiians “Soldiers Joy” Okeh 1928Big Bill Broonzy “Match Box” Lydia Mendoza “Piensa En Mi” Bluebird 1936Billie Morgan “Life To Live” Starday 1959Houston Stackhouse “Big Road Blues” George Mitchell Recordings, Dundee Mississippi, 1967El Ciego Melquiades Rodriguez “Jalisco Nunca Pierda Bluebird 1938Cab Calloway “Reefer Man” Brunswick 1932Byron Parker & His Mountaineers “Married Life Blues” Bluebird 1941Ukrainska Selska Orchestra “Polka Mazurka” Victor 1930Josh White “Paul & Silas Bound In Jail” Conqueror 1935Dixieland Jug Blowers “Memphis Shake” Victor 1927Blind Willie Johnson “Rail Don’t Fall On Me” Columbia 1929Support the show

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    Episode #27- Folklorist Alan Lomax and his Southern Journey 1959-60

    Episode #27- Folklorist Alan Lomax and his Southern Journey 1959-60

    This episode examines the field recordings made by Alan Lomax during his 1959-60 visits to the American South collecting American vernacular music styles found in the region. Episode also includes a partial examination of the Lomax's recordings made for the Library of Congress including those of Leadbelly and Jelly Roll Morton.
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    Episode #26-Good Records: "Southbound Passenger Trains, Rye Whiskey and Blood Stained Banders"

    Episode #26-Good Records: "Southbound Passenger Trains, Rye Whiskey and Blood Stained Banders"

    Kick back and enjoy an episode featuring some of my favorite records across a variety of down home styles. Just good records. Please subscribe to the show if you haven't done so already and share with family and friends. If you could be so kind, leave a review over at Apple podcasts as well as over at Spotify. Spotify has enabled a five star review system similar to Apple podcasts. Positive rankings sure do help the show. Also, go take a visit to the show's website https://www.olddingyjukebox.com/home and have a look around. I appreciate the support.


    Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode of the Old Ding Jukebox: “Southbound Passenger Trains, Rye Whiskey and Blood Stained Banders”


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    West Virginia Coon Hunters “Blue Eyes Run Me Crazy” 1927Rosa Lee Hill “Bullying Well” Field Recording From The George Mitchell Collection Senatobia, Mississippi 1967Leake County Revelers “Wednesday Night Waltz” 1927Mike and Peggy Seeger “Blood Stained Banders” 2011Dixie Jubilee Choir “Southbound Passenger Train” 1928Johnny and Jonie Mosby “Ain’t You Ever” 1961Sylvester Weaver “Guitar Rag” 1927Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys “Steel Guitar Rag” 1936Leon McAuliffe and his Western Swing Band “Tulsa, Straight Ahead” 1951Smokey Hogg and his Guitar “Low Down Woman” 1949Jilson Setters “Up On Clinch Mountain” 1928Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five “Reconversion Blues” 1946Johnny Sills “Walking Shoes” 1967Jessie May Hill and Congregation “Earth Is No Resting Place” 1927The Brewster Brothers and Four Brothers Quartet “I’ll Be In My Happy Home” 1959Texas Johnny Brown “Snakehips” 1961George Jones “Ragged But Right” 1956



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    Episode #25-Good Records: "Groundhog Gravy, Bad Hearts and Drunkard’s Blues”

    Episode #25-Good Records: "Groundhog Gravy, Bad Hearts and Drunkard’s Blues”

    Sit back and enjoy an episode featuring some of my favorite records across a variety of down home styles. Just good records. Please subscribe to the show if you haven't done so already and share with family and friends. If you could be so kind, leave a review over at Apple podcasts as well as over at Spotify. Spotify has enabled a five star review system similar to Apple podcasts. Positive rankings sure do help the show. Also, go take a visit to the show's new website https://www.olddingyjukebox.com/home and have a look around. I appreciate the support.

    Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode of the Old Ding Jukebox: “Groundhog Gravy, Bad Hearts and Drunkard’s Blues”

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    Big Joe Williams “Bad Heart Blues” 1952
    Georgia Serenaders “Raise A Ruckus Tonight” 1929
    The Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle “Solid Gone” 1953
    Bix Biederbecke “Wringin’ and Twistin’” 1935 (originally Okeh 1927)
    Chicago Sunny Boy “Western Union Man” (Joe Hill Louis) 1953
    Jack Reedy and his Walker Mountain String Band “Groundhog” 1928
    Jimmie Yancey “Old Quaker Blues” 1940
    Mose Coffman “Lost Indian” 1970 (Field Recording)
    Welling and McGhee “Sweeping Through The Gates” 1930
    Lefty Frizzell “Always Late” 1951
    Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys “Drunkard Blues” 1938
    Barbecue Bob “Barbecue Blues” 1927
    Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers “Sidewalk Blues” 1926
    Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee “Confusion” 1958 (Folkways)




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    Episode #24- Good Records: "Black Cat Bones, Slouchy Partners and Fat Boogies"

    Episode #24- Good Records: "Black Cat Bones, Slouchy Partners and Fat Boogies"

    Sit back and enjoy an episode featuring some of my favorite records across a variety of down home styles. Just good records. Please subscribe to the show if you haven't done so already and share with family and friends. If you could be so kind leave a review Apple podcasts…it sure does help the show. Also, go take a visit to the show's new website https://www.olddingyjukebox.com/home and have a look around. 

    Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode of the Old Ding Jukebox: “Black Cat Bones, Slouchy Partners and Fat Boogies”

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    Maddox Brothers “Ugly and Slouchy” 1957
    Memphis Minnie “Please Set A Date” 1944
    Little Walter and his Jukes “Rocker”  1954
    Alabama Sacred Harp Singers “Religion Is A Fortune” 1928
    Charlie Bowman and his Brothers “Moonshiner and his Money” 1929
    Big Boy Spires “Murmur Low” 1952
    The Hi-Flyers “Juke Box Jump” 1941
    Hop Wilson “Black Cat Bone” 1960
    T Texas Tyler and his Oklahoma Melody Boys “Bucket’s Got A Hole In It” 1949
    Cripple Clarence Lofton “Monkey Man” 1935
    The Carter Family “Sunshine In The Shadows” 1931
    Jimmy Martin and the Osborne Brothers “Blue Eyed Darling” 1951
    Tex Williams and his Orchestra “Didn’t Even Kiss Me Goodbye” 1951
    Leroy Jenkins and his Texas Showboys “Too Fat Boogie” 1950
    Dixieland Jug Blowers “Banjoreno” 1928


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    Episode #23- Jerry Garcia. Grateful Dead.

    Episode #23- Jerry Garcia. Grateful Dead.

    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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33 Ratings

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Listening from Oklahoma

My favorite show can’t wait for more episodes.

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Excellent Show!

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

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