The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 9

Late fifties mix

For today, I'll bring you a blend of tunes from the late fifties and early sixties - somewhat younger than you are used to in this program. In these days, when Rock 'n Roll swept the nation, some of the old Rhythm & blues artists went with the flow and started recording what the audience wanted. Others kept to their own style and actually lost, as the Rhythm and Blues style had grown out of fashion. Most of the records were doomed to be obscurities, to be dusted off and played in later years when the interest revived, or, of course, on this program. Which includes today: the story of an openly gay duo, which was a thing you could not speak of these days, a group just used the wrong name, and a bad boy that returned over and over again.



  1. Little Sylvia - A Kiss For My Baby
  2. Little Eddie Mint - Bring Yourself Back Here
  3. Little Clydie & The Teens - Oh Me
  4. Eboniers - Shut Your Mouth
  5. Five Keys - I Can't Escape From You
  6. Big Maybelle - Rock House
  7. Cats - I Don't Care No More
  8. Charlie & Ray - Little Fool
  9. Charlie & Ray - Sweet Thing
  10. Gay Poppers - I need your love
  11. Gay Poppers - I want to know
  12. Platters - Love All Night
  13. Eugene Church - Don't Stop Loving Me
  14. Jive Bombers - Bad Boy
  15. Jive Bombers - Just Around The Corner
  16. Larry Birdsong - Aunt Mattie
  17. Plaids - He Stole Flo
  18. Tempo Tones - Ride Along
  19. Baby Washington & The Hearts - You Or Me Has Got To Go
  20. Big Jay McNeely feat. Little Sonny Warner - There Is Something On Your Mind
  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Hank Marr - Tonk Game
  • Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers - Blow Mr. Jackson
  • Johnny Otis Orch. - Head Hunter
  • Tiny Bradshaw - Ping Pong