The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 121


The thousands of instrumentals in Rhythm & Blues mostly end up as background music behind my talking so every now and then I spotlight them with a set that has no lyrics. The pianists, guitarists, trumpeters and most of all the sax honkers do the hard work for today.

Instrumentals are easier associated with jazz than the songs, and today I'll point out that it's a thin line between jazz and Rhtyhm & Blues. So I don't care what people call the music I play - well as long as they like it.



  1. Cootie Williams - Block Rock
  2. Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds Of Joy - Blue Clarinet Stomp
  3. Bob Mosley - Bobbie's Boogie
  4. Ike Quebec - I-Q-Blues (Blue Harlem)
  5. Bill Doggett - Smokie
  6. Jack Surrell - Detroit Boogie
  7. Tab Smith - Red Rider
  8. Jay Mcshann Orchestra - Bucktown Boogie
  9. Todd Rhodes - Red Boy Is Back
  10. J.T. Brown - Blues Blues Boogie
  11. Fats Noel - Duck Soup
  12. Big Al Sears - Here's the Beat
  13. George Lawson Orchestra - Honkin' The Blues
  14. Art Shackelford Sextette - Guitar Stomp
  15. Lloyd Glenn - Joymaker's Boogie (Soldier's Hop)
  16. Sonny Thompson - First Base
  17. Gene Ammons - Chabootie


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Bill Doggett - Shove Off
  • Buddy Tate - Kansas City Local
  • Eddie Chamblee - Walkin' Home
  • Frank 'Floorshow' Culley - Tete-A-Tate
  • Gene Ammons - The Battle