The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 123

Legends Mix

The Legends mix of today truly is a blend of great music and colorful stories. We have a bluesman who did a bad deal with the devil, on a crossroads in Mississippi, not far from the place where one of the greatest female blues singers of all times had her fatal car accident - and the tragic story fed myths about how segregation would have caused her to die.

Then there's that elderly lady who was sent off for retirement from nursing when nobody believed her lies on her age anymore - and so at the age of 81 she resumed the musical career she had left some 20 years before. Of course there's stories about the music too - like why everyone tried to mimick Nat King Cole and a how to make a blues from a hillbilly classic.



  1. Paul Bascomb - Nana
  2. Oscar's Chicago Swingers - I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woogie Now (feat. Lovin' Sam Theard)
  3. Big Joe Turner - I Got Love For Sale
  4. Marion Abernathy - It's A Low Down Dirty Shame
  5. James 'Blazer Boy' Locks - New Orleans Women Blues
  6. Baby Face Leroy - My Head Can't Rest Anymore
  7. Al 'Cake' Wichard Sextette & Jimmy Witherspoon - Sweet Lovin' Baby
  8. Cootie Williams - Divorce Me COD Blues
  9. Saunders King - Stay Gone Blues
  10. Alabama Jug Band - I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate
  11. Alberta Hunter - Fine and Mellow
  12. Lizzie Washington - Working Man Blues
  13. Bessie Smith - He Treats Me Like A Dog
  14. Robert Johnson - Sweet Home Chicago
  15. Lonnie Johnson - Beautiful But Dumb
  16. Ollie Jackson - Baby Got To Have It
  17. Memphis Slim - Mistake In Life


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Cab Calloway - A Smo-o-o-oth One
  • Eddie Chamblee - All Out
  • Harlem Hamfats - Hamfat Swing
  • Jack McVea - Tatoe Pie
  • Paul Bascomb - Liza's Blues
  • Roy Milton - Grooving With Joe