The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 130

Legends Mix

In today's mixed bag of tunes I have several blues that were released decades later than they were recorded. That's not so exceptional, but one of them comes from two sessions done in a record store in a town in North Carolina and the whole set didn't make it to record until 1988 when it filled a whole album.

Another highlight for today is a 1927 blues of Blind Richard Yates - one that stole my heart immediately for its intensity and the unusual melodious way of singing.



  1. Joe Hill Louis - 4th and Beale
  2. Dinah Washington - Short John
  3. Smiley Turner - Lonely Boy Blues
  4. Washboard Sam - Booker T- Blues
  5. Chicago All-Stars - Are You Getting Married, Brother
  6. Big Boy Henry - Sad Letter Blues
  7. Danny Overbea with King Kolax and His Orch. - Stomp And Whistle
  8. Art Shackelford Sextette - The Glory Of Love
  9. Ace Harris - MFT Boogie
  10. Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds Of Joy - Froggy Bottom
  11. Don Redman & His Orchestra - Reefer Man
  12. Carl Martin - Good Morning Judge
  13. Georgia White - Hydrant Love
  14. Blind Richard Yates - I'm Gonna Moan My Blues Away
  15. Dennis McMillon - Paper Wooden Daddy
  16. Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - Love Me Mama
  17. Chris Powell - Ida Red


  • 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 Twelve Clouds Of Joy - Bear Down
  • Count Basie - Jumpin at the Woodside
  • Eddie Chamblee - All Out
  • Harlem Hamfats - Hamfat Swing