Crackleton Manor visits San Francisco

In the most ambitious episode yet, Sir Ernest Crackleton journeyed to San Francisco to meet Dr. Suresh Chandvankar, Honorary Secretary of The Society of Indian Record Collectors to discuss Indian recordings from the early 20th century, and visited San Franciscan musicians Craig Ventresco  & Meredith Axelrod, who specialize in popular music from the late 18th Century to the pre-World War II years. Craig shared some 78rpm records from 30,000+ collection, and Meredith sang some lovely songs.

L-R: Dr. Suresh Chandvankar, Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod

Podcast link: 1 cmxiv

PLAYLIST:

  • “Maggie Pickens/Cameron’s Wife (excerpt)” by The Four Provinces Orchestra from “Farewell To Ireland”
  • “Tarantella D’O Paese” by I Tre Antonio Della Basilicata from “The Ace & Deuce of Pipering – 1906-1947” 
  • “III. Courante – from Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011” by Pablo Casals from “J.S. Bach – Cello Suites Nos. 1-6”
  • “Dreizeiler Landler” by Familie Simböck from “Oberösterreich-Salzburg – Volksmusik – Rare Schellacks 1910-1949” 
  • “Pahadi Jhinjhati” by Gauhar Jan from ”Gauhar Jan”
  • “Dadra” by Gauhar Jan from “Vintage Music from India – Early Twentieth-Century Classical & Light Classical Music”
  • “Rasile Tori Akhiyan” by Janki Bai from “Vintage Music from India – Early Twentieth-Century Classical & Light Classical Music”
  • “Pria Mansa Bisarma” by Bai Sunderabai from “Vintage 78 rpm Records”
  • “(Raga Deskar) Amila Mat Mashi Boloji” by Dr. Gangubai (Gandhari) Hangal from “Golden Milestones”
  • “Kafi Hori, Ab to khel le phag” by Kesarbai Kerkar from “78 rpm -1936”
  • “Todi: Haan Re Dainya” by Kesarbai Kerker from “LP on Canary/Mississippi Records”
  • Hindustani Comic Song” by Lucknow Zananas from ”Music of India, Vol. 2 – From Old 78 RPM Records – 1920s, ’30s, ’40s” (R. Crumb unreleased CD)
  • “Bhairavi: Jaat Kahan Ho” by Kesarbai Kerker from “LP on Canary/Mississippi Records”
  • “Catfish Blues” by Robert Petway from “Juke Joint Blues”
  • “If I Lose, I Don’t Care” by Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers from “Charlie Poole With The North Carolina Ramblers And The Highlanders”
  • “Sve Za Tvoju Ljubav” by the Skertich Brothers Tamburitza Orchestra from “Tamburitza! Hot String Band Music – from The Balkans to America: 1910-1950”
  • “Sindhu” & “Sahana” by Rajendra Nath Chatterjee from “Craig Ventresco’s 78s collection”
  • “When We Were Two Little Boys” performed by Billy Murray from “Craig Ventresco’s 78s collection”
  • “Jerry Moran (The Fearless Fireman)” by Bob Roberts from “Craig Ventresco’s 78s collection”
  • “Drinking Shine” by Elder Charles D. Beck from “Craig Ventresco’s 78s collection”
  • “Death Is Only A Dream” by The Guitar Evangelist (Edward W. Clayborn) from “Craig Ventresco’s 78s collection”
  • “Honey, Please Don’t Turn Your Back On Me” by Meredith Axelrod & Craig Ventresco from “Crackleton Manor – Live Exclusive!”
  • “Blue River” by Meredith Axelrod & Craig Ventresco from “Crackleton Manor – Live Exclusive!”
  • “I’m a Little Blackbird (Looking for a Bluebird)” by Meredith Axelrod & Craig Ventresco from “Crackleton Manor – Live Exclusive!”
  • “Call The Fire Wagon” by Memphis Minnie from ”Queen of the Delta Blues”