The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 113

Legends Mix

Some real obscure stuff today in the mixed bag of tunes that I present you. There's the story of a record label that got only two releases, working from a Chicago record store facing a marketplace where local bluesmen used to hang out and play. In the makeshift studio in the front of that store, the harp of Little Walter was recorded for the first time.

Also the story of a blueswoman about whom nothing is known but the fifty recordings she did around 1940 for Vocalion and OKeh. The bawdy lyrics about sex, drugs and alcohol only gives us a clue what kind of woman she must have been - but it's no more than a guess.



  1. Red Saunders - Boot 'Em Up
  2. Big Maceo Merriweather - Worried Life Blues
  3. Orhum Brown & Little Walter - Ora Nelle Blues
  4. Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell - How Long Blues
  5. Savannah Churchill & Her All-Star Seven - Two Faced Man
  6. Peetie Wheatstraw- Big Apple Blues
  7. Albinia Jones - What's The Matter With Me (Don't You Wear No Black)
  8. Louis Jordan - I'm Alabama Bound
  9. Yas Yas Girl (Merline Johnson) - He May Be Your Man
  10. Willie Mae Thornton With The Bill Harvey Band - Let Your Tears Fall Baby
  11. Ivory Joe Hunter - Boogin' in the Rain
  12. Champion Jack Dupree - Angola Blues
  13. T-bone Walker - Prison Blues
  14. Leroy Dallas - Jump Little Children
  15. Rufus Beacham & His Tampa Toppers - My Baby And Me
  16. Hubert Robinson - Boogie The Joint
  17. Elmore Nixon - Married Woman Blues


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Bill Doggett - Oof!
  • Cab Calloway - A Smo-o-o-oth One
  • Count Basie - Texas Shuffle
  • Count 'Red' Hastings - Sugar Cane
  • Harlem Hamfats - Growling Dog
  • John Hardee - Cobblestones