The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 136

Soundies and movies

Soudies were short music clips on 16mm film for view in the Panoram juxe box. Today I play the music from these soundies and soundtracks from a few longer movies. They brought us music never released on record, and also some of the artists never got on record - sometimes because they rather aspired a movie career, sometimes they just never got a recording contract.

Unfortunately your radio station doesn't support TV - but a lot of these soundies are easy to find on YouTube.



  1. Duke Ellington - Black Beauty (from 'Black and Tan Fantasy')
  2. Duke Ellington - Black and Tan Fantasy
  3. Cab Calloway - Minnie The Moocher
  4. Meade Lux Lewis - Low Down Dog
  5. International Sweethearts Of Rhythm - I Left My Man
  6. Andy Kirk - Apollo Dance
  7. Paul White & Dorothy Dandridge - A Zoot Suit with a Reet Pleat
  8. Nat King Cole & Ida James - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
  9. Fats Waller - Your Feet's Too Big
  10. Fats Waller & Ada Brown - That Ain't Right (from 'Stormy Weather')
  11. Martha Davis - Martha's Boogie
  12. Sugar Chile Robinson - After School Blues
  13. Lionel Hampton - Star Rocket
  14. Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson - Boogie Woogie Dream
  15. Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - Buzz Me
  16. Slim Gaillard - Spanish Melody & Swing
  17. June Richmond with Roy Milton and his Solid Senders - Hey Lawdy Mama


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy - Messa Stomp
  • Count Basie - Jumpin at the Woodside
  • Eddie Chamblee - Lazy Mood
  • Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons - Barrelhouse Boogie
  • Roy Milton - Grooving With Joe
  • Sugar Chile Robinson - Yancey Special