The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 161

Legends Mix

A parade of artists again with all unique life stories. A bluesman who did the most extensive tour for an American in the USSR ever; a bluesman with harpist next to him, who'd just quit a smooth vocal group; a bluesman who became a rock 'n roll star in his later life; the man who gave African American culture a touch of cool to the white audience; and of course some of the obscurest musicians. Plus one of my many little history lessons; this time on the W.P.A.



  1. Bob Merrill - Blues Without Booze
  2. Clarence Gatemouth Brown - She Winked Her Eye
  3. Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Good Bread Alley
  4. Monte Easter - Going Back to Kansas City
  5. Betty Jean Washington - Betty Jean Blues
  6. T-Bone Walker - Hard Pain Blues
  7. Leonard 'Baby Doo' Caston - The Death Of Walter Barnes
  8. Big Joe Turner - Jumpin' Down Blues
  9. Big Bill Broonzy - Hard Hearted Woman
  10. Big Boy Teddy Edwards - W.P.A. Blues
  11. Lovin' Sam Theard - Hot Dog Man
  12. Cab Calloway - Yaller
  13. Speckled Red - You Got To Fix It
  14. Jimmie Gordon - Lonesome Bedroom Blues
  15. Gene Campbell - Mama, You Don't Mean Me No Good No How
  16. Ida Cox & Her All Star Band - 'fore Day Creep


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Andy Kirk & Mary Lou Williams - Scratchin' in the Gravel
  • Cab Calloway - A Smo-o-o-oth One
  • Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Mr Cleanhead Steps Out
  • Harlem Hamfats - Hamfat Swing
  • Lucky Millinder - Apollo Jump
  • Skeets Tolbert & His Gentlemen Of Swing - Four O'Clock Blues
  • Tiny Grimes - Boogie Woogie Barbecue