The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 145

Legends Mix

Today's show brings us the - among a lot more - the story of Lizzie 'Kid' Douglas, better known by the name of Memphis Minnie when a Columbia A&R man thought that would be a better selling name. Also one of the finest washboard bands of the thirties and some real obscurities on today's show, people who didn't make a trace in the history of Rhythm & Blues but that one recording, and some of them for sure wouldn't have made it in the auditions for the Voice of America, if they'd been aspiring singers today.



  1. Little Milton - If you love me
  2. Percy Mayfield - Two Years Of Torture
  3. Cootie Williams & his Rug Cutters - Blues In My Condition
  4. Fran Harris - He's My Texas Baby
  5. Chuck Merril - Strong Strong Man
  6. Mississippi John Hurt - Stack O Lee
  7. Washboard Rhythm Kings - Going! Going!! Gone!!!
  8. Sam Price and His Texas Blusicians - The Goon Drag (Gone Wid De Goon)
  9. Saunders King - Ambling With Herb
  10. Memphis Minnie & Little Walter - Me And My Chauffeur Blues
  11. Howlin' Wolf - Oh Red!
  12. Lloyd Glenn - That Other Woman's Gotta Go
  13. Jimmy Mccracklin - Bad Luck And Trouble
  14. Jimmy Witherspoon - Confessing The Blues
  15. Lowell Fulson - Television Blues
  16. Smokey Hogg - I Don't Want No Bloodstains


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Buddy Tate - Grand Slam
  • Jay McShann - Swingmatism
  • Sam Price & His Texas Blusicians - Sweepin' The Blues Away
  • Sonny Thompson - Mellow Blues Part 2
  • Washboard Rhythm Kings - Fire