The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 16

Legends Mix #4

I was browsing through a pile of 80s albums with re-releases of forties and fifties stuff today and I compiled this mixed bag of goodies from it. And I'll serve them with the usual trivia about the singers and their recordings.

This time I will promote one of the obscurest artists into a Legend and I'll do the same with the maker of the greatest R&B hit of all times, together with his unknown brother. I'll play less well-known songs of some of the great forerunners of Rock 'n Roll and end with the last instrumental recorded in 1947, five minutes before the recording ban started, that the American Federation of Musicians had announced for 1948. I'd say, enough to listen to!



  1. Roy Milton - One Zippy Zam
  2. Mabel King - Alabama Rock 'n Roll
  3. Jesse Allen - Rockin' and Rollin'
  4. Wynonie Harris - Down Boy Down
  5. Joe Houston - Trouble, Trouble, Trouble
  6. Nelson Alexander Trio - Rock That Voot
  7. Joe Liggins - Dripper's Boogie
  8. Jay McShann & his Orchestra - Confessin' The Blues
  9. Count Basie Orchestra feat. Taps Miller - I ain't mad at you
  10. Jackson Brothers - We're Gonna Rock This Joint
  11. Mabel Scott - Mr. Fine
  12. Wynona Carr - Jump Jack Jump
  13. Jimmy Preston - Lets Hang Out Tonight
  14. Jackie Brenston - I Want to See my Baby
  15. Little Esther - Bring My Lovin' Back To Me
  16. Jimmy Liggins - I Can't Stop It
  17. Annisteen Allen & the Lucky Millinder Orchestra - Bongo Boogie
  18. Camille Howard - X-Temperaneous Boogie
  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Eddie Chamblee - How Long
  • Illinois Jacket - Big Dog
  • Lester Young - DB Blues
  • Lucky Millinder - Apollo Jump
  • Lynn Hope - Blow Lynn Blow