The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 178

Legend Mix

I always play the best of Rhythm & Blues on here, but that doesn't automatically mean that's only from the greatest of names. Today I end with two completely different artists, but both had in common that they were the sub-top of their style - and that they recorded a 150 sides through the years.

There is more - like a unique protest song about racism and segregation. Most of these caused uproar and were banned, especially in the South, but this singer was the first African American to perform in the White House, where he reportedly discussed segregation with the president, and he remained closely tied with the Roosevelts.



  1. Dinah Washington - Salty Papa Blues
  2. Helen Humes with Buck Clayton - Today I Sing The Blues
  3. Josh White - Uncle Sam Says
  4. Bukka White - Parchman Farm Blues
  5. Victoria Spivey - Harlem Susie-Kue
  6. Elizabeth Johnson - Sobbin' Woman Blues
  7. Champion Jack Dupree - Slow Boogie
  8. Black Cats & The Kitten - Step It Up And Go
  9. Billie Hayes - Blackout Blues
  10. Pete Brown - Pete Brown's Boogie
  11. Helen Proctor - You'll Never Miss The Water 'Til The Well Runs Dry
  12. Pinnochio James - Pinnochio's Blues
  13. Monte Easter - Thomas Avenue Blues
  14. Titus Turner - Stop Trying to Make a Fool of Me
  15. Larry Darnell - Lost My Baby
  16. Walter Davis - Hello Blues
  17. Mills Blue Rhythm Band - Harlem Heat


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Eddie Durham - Moten's Swing
  • Jimmy Lunceford - Harlem Shout
  • Joe Brown - Red Bank Romp
  • Pete Brown - Pete's Idea