The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 118

Legends Mix

The lives of many bluesmen are full of stories that add up to legendary proportions - and that also counts for today. Lightnin' Hopkins is like that - when the blues and folk revival came, the white audience saw him as the ultimate blues man, and Hopkins easily contributed to that telling his life story in interviews, adding a bit more colorful details than how it really happened.

Then there's the story of Leroy Carr who died of alcohol abuse when he was thirty years old - and a long time friend who did three tribute songs to him. Apart from the stories there's the music - of course - 'cause I know you came here for the music in the first place.



  1. Ray Charles - Kissa Me Baby
  2. Lightnin' Hopkins - Policy Game
  3. Richard Berry - Please Tell Me
  4. Art Tatum & His Swingsters - Body and Soul
  5. Oscar's Chicago Swingers - New Rubbin' On the Darned Old Thing (feat- Lovin' Sam Theard)
  6. Rosetta Howard & The Harlem Hamfats - Delta Bound
  7. Lil Green - Let's Be Friends
  8. Robert Ketchum - Stockade
  9. Saunders King - Get Yourself Another Fool
  10. Ray-O-Vacs - Lonesome Lover
  11. J.B. Lenore - Slow down woman
  12. J.T. Brown - Rock 'Em
  13. Ivory Joe Hunter - Blues at Sunrise
  14. Mabel Scott - Subway Blues
  15. Piano Red - Bouncin' With Red
  16. Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell - I'm Going Back To Tennessee


  • 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
  • Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy - Messa Stomp
  • Harlem Hamfats - Hamfat Swing
  • Memphis Slim - Pacemaker Boogie
  • Ray-O-Vacs - Teddy's Dream