The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 116

Legends Mix

Today's legends list start in the thirties and work their way into the forties and fifties through the hour. And it's got a few great highlights again, like a blues of Mabel Robinson that stands out for its unusual composition; the Mills brothers doing a vocal imitation of trumpets, an unknown saxophonist on Saunders King's Lazy woman blues (if it had been recorded in Chicago I would have sworn it was Eddie Chamblee) and Floyd Dixon doing a pretty fair imitation of Charles Brown. And more, so there's enough to enjoy.



  1. Ella Fitzgerald & The Mills Brothers - Dedicated to You
  2. Cow Cow Davenport - The Mess Is Here
  3. Skeets Tolbert & His Gentlemen Of Swing - Get Up
  4. Arthur McKay & Roosevelt Sykes - Somebody's Been Ridin' My Black Gal
  5. Rosetta Howard & The Harlem Hamfats - Oh Rider
  6. Big Bill Broonzy - Key to the Highway
  7. Mabel Robinson - I've Got Too Many Blues
  8. George 'The Blues Man' Vann - Inflation Blues (Can't Stretch It No More)
  9. Johnny Moore's Three Blazers feat. Floyd Dixon - Telephone Blues
  10. Saunders King - Lazy Woman Blues
  11. Earl King - Eating and Sleeping
  12. Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - My Time's Expensive
  13. Jay McShann feat. Crown Prince Waterford - Merry-Go-Round Blues
  14. Buddy Johnson feat. Ella Johnson - My Old Man
  15. Dee Williams Sextette - Bongo Blues
  16. Arbee Stidham - Sixty Minutes To Wait
  17. Roy Milton & His Solid Senders - So Tired


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Al 'Cake' Wichard Sextette - Piece Of Cake
  • Buddy Johnson - Dr Jive Jives
  • Cootie Williams - Sound Track
  • Count Basie - Parnassie Stomp
  • Four Clefs - Dig These Blues
  • Skeets Tolbert & His Gentlemen Of Swing - Four O'Clock Blues