The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 125

Legends Mix

Today's legends mix brings us seventeen great tunes again, and among them a late Rhythm & Blues attempt of a great lady of pre-war jazz, Valaida Snow. She was crowned "second best trumpeter of the world" by the world's number one himself, Louis Armstrong, but she got trapped in Nazi-occupied Europe while on tour and the way she was treated in a Danish prison in 1941 broke her spirit forever.

There's more of course, like three of the greatest blues guitarists, the only hit of a Louis Jordan soundalike and screaming and fainting teenage girls trying to reach their idol.



  1. Orioles - Shrimp Boats
  2. Roy Brown - Good Rockin' Man
  3. B.B. King - B.B. Boogie
  4. Ivory Joe Hunter - Wrong Woman Blues
  5. Big Maceo - Poor Kelly Blues
  6. Albinia Jones - Love Is Such A Mystery
  7. Calvin Boze - Safronia B
  8. Valaida Snow - If You Don't Mean It
  9. Georgia White - The Way I'm Feelin'
  10. Bumble Bee Slim - Cold Blooded Murder, No.2
  11. Sonny Boy Williamson - Stop Crying
  12. Charles Brown - So Mistreated
  13. Saunders King - Empty Bedroom Blues
  14. Pee Wee Crayton - Tired Of Travelin'
  15. Lightnin' Hopkins - Fast Mail Rambler
  16. Big Bill Broonzy - Medicine Man Blues
  17. Sonny Thompson - Single Shot


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter
  • Lucky Millinder - Old Spice
  • Pee Wee Crayton - Crayton Special
  • Sonny Thompson - First Base
  • Valaida Snow - You're Driving Me Crazy