The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 2

The great saxmen

Prepare yourself for some frantic honking and moody instrumentals, as in this episode I spotlight the signature instrument of the Rhythm & Blues - the saxophone. The sounds of the tenor and baritone saxes were pushed to the limits of grittiness by these musicians who were nearly born with the saxophone in their hands. A parade passes by of colourful men who where hot in their time, but they have been completely forgotten when Rock 'n Roll threw the sax into the junkyard. Plus a story that uncovers the mystery of the intro tune of this show.



  1. The Buddy Johnson Orchestra - Crazy 'Bout A Saxophone
  2. Eddie Chamblee - Cradle Rock
  3. The Four Blazes - Ella Louise
  4. Earl Bostic - Don't You Do It
  5. Earl Bostic - Rockin' And Reelin'
  6. Wild Bill Moore - We're Gonna Rock
  7. Sax Mallard - The Mojo
  8. Big Jay McNeely - 3-D
  9. Big Jay McNeely - Just Crazy
  10. Big Jim Wynn - Blow Wynn Blow
  11. Big Jim Wynn feat. Bernie Anders on vocal - Down To The Ocean
  12. Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers - Blow Mr. Jackson
  13. Freddie Mitchell - 3 Strikes You're Out
  14. Frank 'Floorshow' Culley - Speed Limit
  15. Willis 'Gatortail' Jackson - Later for the Gator
  16. Lynn 'Turbanhead' Hope - The Scrunch
  17. Hal Singer - Cornbread
  18. Robert Truesdale (and not Kirk Kirkland) - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Big Jay McNeely - Hot Cinders
  • Eddie Chamblee - Lazy Mood
  • Earl Bostic - Bostic's Jump
  • Frank 'Floorshow' Culley - That Girl