The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 141

Legends Mix

As usual in my Legends Mix shows, I have an allsorts of Rhythm & Blues and today one of the blues I play, brings the story of the jug bands, poor men's bands that used homemade instruments like the washboard, homemade banjos, bathtub bass, stovepipes and jugs - especially popular around Memphis in the twenties and thirties.

But also a the name of a now noted musician who had to adopt a Latin name in order to book a hotel room - for a black man in the forties still a challenge; a favorite of mine that I found out I never played on here; and of course the big names and the obscure - as always.



  1. Wynonie Harris - Do It Again, Please
  2. Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Home Boy
  3. Effie Smith - Root-Lie-Voot
  4. Babs Gonzales - House Rent Party
  5. Zola Taylor - Make love to me
  6. Vivian Greene - Bowlegged Boogie
  7. Etta Jones - Blow Top Blues
  8. Floyd Hunt Quartette - Harlem Breakdown
  9. Freddie Hall - Knock Me Out
  10. Four Blackamoors - Break It Up Charlie
  11. Wingy Carpenter - Team Up
  12. Clara Smith - It's Tight Like That
  13. Cannon's Jug Stompers - Bring It With You When You Come
  14. Arthur McKay & Roosevelt Sykes - She Squeezed My Lemon
  15. Harlem Hamfats - Move Your Hand
  16. Big Son Tillis - When I Come In This House Woman
  17. Willie Mabon - Monday Woman


  • 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 - Piece Of Cake
  • Cecil Gant - Rose Room
  • Kin Folks - Recipe
  • Lynn Hope - Tenderly
  • Maxwell Davis - Popsicle
  • Tiny Grimes - Jealousy