The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 142

Legends Mix

Now every time I make an unthemed show, it turns out to have legendary highlights in it. That certainly counts for today. How about a highschool composition of the eccentric musical genius who later called himself Le Sony'r Ra - or in short Sun Ra? He went by the name of Sonny Blount then, a name that he later rejected as a slave's name.

Also a story how I just missed a CD of B.B. King signed by the legendary bluesman himself, one of the earliest recordings of blues and soul great Bobby Bland, two pupils of Johnny Otis whose drug addiction seriously hampered their musical career and drastically shortened their lives, then one of the roughest blues women of the thirties and I end in style with two great pieces of feelgood Depression swing.



  1. Clarence Williams - Chocolate Avenue
  2. June Richmond - Are You With It
  3. B.B. King - Mean Old Frisco
  4. Big Joe Turner - Born to Gamble
  5. Smokey Hogg - Misery Blues
  6. Bobby Bland - No Blow No Show
  7. Ravens - Rock Me All Night Long
  8. Mel Walker - Feelin' Mighty Lonesome
  9. Roy Brown - New Rebecca
  10. Lee Graves - Cloudy Weather Blues
  11. Big Three Trio - You Sure Look Good to Me
  12. Ray-o-Vacs - I Still Love You Baby
  13. The Ink Spots - Oh! Red
  14. Ora Alexander - You've Got To Save That Thing
  15. Tiny Parham - Moving Day
  16. Georgia Washboard Stompers - I Can't Dance
  17. Clarence Williams - Mister, Will You Serenade


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Eddie Chamblee - Last Call
  • Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Shavetail
  • Four Clefs - Dig These Blues
  • Paul Bascomb - Robbins Hop
  • Roy Milton - Grooving With Joe