The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 100
Show 100My own list of most important Rhythm & Blues songs
This is the 100th episode of The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman and for that I'd been searching on-line for lists of top 100's of Rhythm & Blues that spans the era that I'm interested in - say, up to 1955 - and I found no useful one, simply because I could not agree with the choices the editors of them made, for instance by leaving out anything before 1948 or even the mid-fifties, or listing vocal groups only. Or take that one list that mainly had hits of white artists - in that time Rhythm & Blues was an exclusively African American style and the music was strictly segregated, so they completely missed the idea.
And so I made my own list, but as only fifteen fit in the hour, I made it my top fifteen. I'll play them in no particular order, so I didn't have to bother for putting one higher on the list than the other. And of course I've tried to explain what made me choose this list.