The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 103

The jukebox of December 1951

It's the end of December of 1951, a cold winter night and we long for warm feet and a good whiskey and so we enter a joint somewhere in a black neighborhood of a Northern big city. I know the place, it's crowded with good people and I have a handful of nickles to put in the slot of the jukebox. And, as that white guy from that remote country I do get some appreciation of the people in there for the selection I make. It's warm in here, the whiskey is good and you'd nearly forget that this is just a radio program.



  1. Clovers - Fool, Fool, Fool
  2. John Lee Hooker - I'm in the mood
  3. Dinah Washington - Cold Cold Heart
  4. Peppermint Harris - I Got Loaded
  5. Griffin Brothers Orchestra Feat. Tommy Brown - Weepin' and Cryin'
  6. B.B. King - Three O'Clock Blues
  7. Roy Milton - Best Wishes
  8. Roy Brown - Bar Room Blues
  9. Big Joe Turner - The Chill Is On
  10. Ella Fitzgerald - Smooth Sailing
  11. Roy Milton - Short Sweet and Snappy
  12. Charles Brown - Seven Long Days
  13. Jimmy Nelson - T-99 Blues
  14. Clovers - Needless
  15. Five Keys - Hucklebuck With Jimmy
  16. Arthur Crudup - I'm gonna dig myself a hole
  17. John Godfrey Trio - Hey Little Girl
  18. Big Joe Turner - Chains Of Love


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • ... and a lot of noisy patrons of that joint we went in.