The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 180

Legends Mix

Today's allsorts brings us a few blues from the late twenties and some swing from the early forties - and some more in between and beyond. Also today, several singers that also made it to the silver screen - and a soundie where Louis Armstrong apparently can play the trumpet while taking it down.

There's more - a tornado, women working in America's defense industry and an illicit recording. Have fun!



  1. Lucille Bogan - Mean Twister
  2. Yack Taylor - Chicago Bound Blues
  3. Jack DuPree - Walkin' By Myself
  4. Five Red Caps - Mama Put Your Britches On
  5. Curtis Jones - My Baby's Getting Buggish
  6. Blind Willie Dunn's Gin Bottle Four - Blue Blood Blues
  7. Little Hat Jones - New Two Sixteen Blues
  8. Lovin' Sam Theard - She Skuffles That Ruff
  9. Mattie Hardy with Joe Williams & His Chicago Swingers - He's Gone Away
  10. Sam Price feat. Ruby Smith - Harlem Gin Blues
  11. Jimmy Lunceford - Harlem Shout
  12. Luis Russell feat. Louis Armstrong - Swinging On Nothing
  13. Al Cooper - Second Balcony Jump
  14. Babe Wallace with Skeets Tolbert & his Gentlemen Of Swing - Git It ('Cause I Love To See You Wid It)
  15. Boone's Jumping Jacks - Please Be Careful
  16. Andrew Tibbs - I Feel Like Crying
  17. Mercy Dee Walton - The Main Event


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Johnny Otis - Turkey Hop
  • Lloyd Glenn - After Hours
  • Red Callender - The Honey Jump
  • Sonny Thompson - Long Gone
  • Duke Ellington - Cotton Club Stomp
  • Jimmy Lunceford - Swingin' Uptown
  • Mary Lou Williams - Overhand
  • Washboard Rhythm Kings - Bug-A-Boo