The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 12

Ladies' night

Today's legends are all female as it is ladies' night today. A parade of great singing ladies come by, backed up by the great names and their orchestras or by vocal groups.

But as James Brown once said, this is a man's world and most, if not all, of the members of the backing groups were men. So we end with the one and only, and most spectacular, all female big band of the forties: the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.



  1. Betty Hall Jones - You Got To Have What It Takes
  2. Annisteen Allen - Rough Lover
  3. Cleo Brown - Cleo's Boogie
  4. Helen Humes - Pleasin' Man Blues (Stop Jivin' Around)
  5. Tina Dixon - Hello Baby
  6. Linda Hayes - Co-Operating Mama
  7. Rose Mitchell - Baby Please Don't Go
  8. Mabel Scott - Disgusted
  9. Addie Williams - Maybe Someday
  10. Little Esther - Oo Poppa Do
  11. Dolly Cooper - Alley Cat
  12. Buddy Johnson Orch. feat. Ella Johnson - Ain't Cha Got Me (Where You Want Me)
  13. Faye Wilson & the Johnny Otis Orchestra - Playing Me For A Fool
  14. Barbara Gale & The Larks - You're Gonna Lose Your Gal
  15. Lillian Leach & The Mellows - Lovable Lilly
  16. Betty Hall Jones - That's A Man For You
  17. Ruth Brown & Her Rhythmakers - Somebody Touched Me
  18. Little Sylvia - Little Boy
  19. International Sweethearts Of Rhythm - Jump Children
  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Eddie Chamblee - Lazy Mood
  • Frank 'Floorshow' Culley - That Girl
  • Julian Dash - Creamin' Boogie
  • Plas Johnson - Downstairs
  • Sax Mallard - The Mojo