The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 171


No witty lyrics today, as this show's spotlight is on instrumentals. The Rhythm & Blues era yielded zillions of them, and in most cases on this show, you only get to hear as the background music of my talking. So every now and then I give them better exposure and take them out of the shadows of my voice.

And today's highlight for sure is the only racially integrated, all female and most spectacular band of the forties - the International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Though they often out-played the great names of the big band era in so-called battles of the bands, they never recorded but some soundies and a few shows for the Armed Forces, and they only got re-discovered when the feminist movement saw their role models in the girls that played the roof off the joint wherever they toured.



  1. International Sweethearts of Rhythm - Lady Be Good
  2. Ike Quebec - Topsy
  3. Chu Berry - Forty Six West Fifty Two
  4. Lester Young - Lester Blows Again
  5. Tab Smith - On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  6. Eddie Chamblee - Goin' Long
  7. Joe Houston - Guided Missile
  8. Hot Lips Page - Rockin' At Ryans
  9. Jay McShann - Sepian Bounce
  10. Tom Archia - Macomba Jump
  11. Gene Ammons - Blue Roller
  12. King Perry & The Pied Pipers - Voot Rock King
  13. Jack McVea - Bulgin' Eyes
  14. Lennie Lewis - Blue Flame
  15. Joe Morris - Midnight Grinder
  16. Ace Harris - Jam On Toast
  17. Todd Rhodes - Specks
  18. Louis Jordan - I Found A New Baby


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Ike Quebec - I.Q. Blues
  • Eddie Chamblee - All Out
  • Chu Berry & Hot Lips Page - Blowing Up A Breeze
  • Gene Ammons - Concentration
  • Jack McVea - F Minor Boogie
  • Joe Morris - Wilma's Idea