The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 163

Legends Mix

Today's mix of raging Rhythm & Blues and moody slow blues brings great music again. One of them is a recording of Open The Door Richard, a very popular song of 1947 that was based on a vaudeville comedy show from the thirties, on a man so drunk that he needs someone inside the house - Richard - to let him in. Jack McVea had put it on music and scored a great hit with it, and several cover versions followed. The renewed popularity of the sketch led to a huge copyright fight and the bizarre outcome of it was, that the credits went to people who had never been involved in either the music or the lyrics.



  1. Dickie Thompson feat. John Hardee - Swing Song
  2. Marion Abernathy - Stormy Mood
  3. Albinia Jones - Evil Gal Blues
  4. Paula Watson - I'll Be Glad, Glad, Glad
  5. Cripple Clarence Lofton - Strut That Thing
  6. Buddy Tate - Rock With Me Mamma
  7. Goree Carter - Everybody's Love Crazy
  8. Ivory Joe Hunter - Changing Blues
  9. Charles Brown - Homesick Blues
  10. Bill Samuels - Open The Door Richard!
  11. Pee Wee Crayton - Brand New Woman
  12. Meade Lux Lewis - Jumpin' With Pete
  13. Jimmy Witherspoon - Hey Mr. Landlord
  14. Jimmy Liggins - Misery Blues
  15. Saunders King - Write Me A Letter Blues
  16. Percy Mayfield - Life Is Suicide


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Chris Powell - Dance 'Til The Break Of Dawn
  • Cozy Eggleston - Big Heavy
  • Lloyd Glen - Honky tonk train
  • Lloyd Glenn - Still Waters
  • Lynn Hope - Tenderly
  • Red Prysock - Take The 'A' Train