The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 154

Legends Mix

Today's mixed bag of goodies span nearly three whole decades, from as long back as 1929 to 1957. And in this show some special attention to the way Cab Calloway helped popularize African American culture with the white audience by giving it a sense of coolness instead of the old racial stereotypes where Blacks were seen as inferior, dumb and the ultimate losers. A story seldomly told, but this popularization has always been an important factor in the cross-over of African-American music styles to the general audience and the dominant influence they have on pop music.



  1. Washboard Rhythm Kings - Dog And cat
  2. Ann Cole - Got My Mojo Working
  3. Arthur Gunter - She's Mine All Mine
  4. Pat Valdelar - Rock Me Baby
  5. Roy Brown - Farm Town Gal
  6. Madonna Martin - Madonna's Boogie
  7. Eddie Williams & his Brown Buddies - Mississippi Blues
  8. Marion Abernathy - Bessie's Sin
  9. Memphis Slim - Harlem Bound
  10. Miss Rhapsody (Viola Wells) - He May Be Your Man
  11. Peppermint Harris - I Wake Up Screaming
  12. Saunders King - Blues About Midnight
  13. Yas Yas Girl (Merline Johnson) - Good Old Easy Street
  14. Cab Calloway - Some Of These Days
  15. Savannah Syncopators - Who's Blue
  16. Lovin' Sam Theard - I Ain't No Ice Man
  17. Ollie Shepard - Hell Is So Low Down


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Earl Bostic - Bostic's Jump
  • Eddie Chamblee - All Out
  • Jay McShann - Swingmatism
  • Sonny Thompson - Long Gone Part 2
  • Washboard Rhythm Kings - Fire