The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 177

The Red Saunders Research Foundation

Today's spotlight is not on a band, a record label, a producer or someone else important in the era of Rhythm & Blues - this is a special about the Red Saunders Research Foundation - a group of people that have done groundbreaking research and documentation on the postwar Chicago Rhythm & Blues and Jazz scene. Though their site may look a bit old-fashioned, if you're interested in anything on this subject, this is your one-stop place to go. Nowhere on-line will you find such a wealth of knowledge on the Windy City's postwar music.

Of course some of the highlights of their website and all the music today comes from Chicago - all but one.



  1. Red Saunders - Riverboat
  2. T-Bone Walker - My Baby Left Me
  3. Jo Jo Adams - Don't Give It Away
  4. Tom Archia - Macomba Jump
  5. Jump Jackson - Hey Pretty Mama
  6. Tommy Dean & His Gloom Raiders - Cool One Groove Two
  7. Muriel Nichols - See See Rider
  8. Sunnyland Slim - Roll, Tumble And Slip (I Cried)
  9. Muddy Waters feat- Sunnyland Slim - Mean Dispostion
  10. Hattie Randolph - He's Leaping Of Joy
  11. King Kolax - Vivian
  12. Four Blazes - Rug Cutter
  13. Tiny Grimes - Rockin' The Blues Away
  14. Tab Smith - Joy At The Savoy
  15. Roosevelt Sykes - That's My Gal


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Trummy Young - Hollywood
  • Gladys Palmer - Palmer's Boogie
  • Red Saunders - Boot 'Em Up
  • Sonny Thompson - Long Gone
  • Tom Archia - The Battle