The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 182

Legends Mix

Today's mix starts with a man who now is regarded as one of the greats of old-time jazz on the clarinet and the saxophone - but he got that reputation only when he had moved to France in the fifties. Before, he saw hard times to get along in the music business. Sindney Bechet is just one of the greats from New Orleans - today also a bluesman who sings about a street in the neighborhood in the Crescent City where he lived, named the Battlefield, by far the worst neighborhood in town these days. But it's also the street where Louis Armstrong was born.

There's more - like a wonderful song of the Big Three Trio. Enough reasons to tune in again.



  1. Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers - Preachin' Blues
  2. Sammy Price - Black Cat Bone
  3. Mack Sisters - Swing Along With Me
  4. Ollie Shepard - It's Low Down Dirty Shame
  5. McKinney's Cotton Pickers - I found a new baby
  6. Richard 'Rabbit' Brown - James Alley Blues
  7. Texas Alexander - Work Ox Blues
  8. Al Cooper - See What I Mean
  9. Joe Brown - Red Bank Romp
  10. Bill Johnson And His Musical Notes - Stuff In D Flat
  11. Pearl Bailey - Fifteen Years
  12. Lillie Mae - Lovin' Man Blues
  13. Buddy Floyd - Just Before Sunrise
  14. Big Three Trio - Money Tree Blues
  15. Willie Mabon - Lucinda
  16. T.J. Fowler - T.J. Boogie


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Eddie Chamblee - Last Call
  • Gene Ammons- Odd-En-Dow
  • Harlem Hamfats - Hamfat Swing
  • Savannah Syncopators - Who's Blue
  • T.J. Fowler - Camel Walk