The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 184

Legends Mix

Again a mix of the best of African American music and to show off how wide that spectrum is - today's playlist does a jump in the revival of New Orleans traditional jazz but it also brings a fifties novelty song and one of the forties' most innovative and original hepcats around in the New York scene. Of this man you'll also get the bizarre story of his teenage years.

Today I'll also share something with you, that keeps on puzzling me. The music I play was born in, and aimed at the African American community. I wonder how come, that its conservation and promotion is an almost exclusively "white" thing, and why there's so little awareness of their own great musical heritage among African Americans.



  1. Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band - Blues for Jimmy
  2. Royal Rhythm Boys - Beat It Out Bumpin' Boy
  3. Count Basie - Feedin' The Bean
  4. Bea Booze with Sammy Price - War Rationin' Papa
  5. Bill Johnson & His Musical Notes - Shorty's Got To Go
  6. Saunders King - Write Me A Letter Blues
  7. Etta Jones - The Richest Guy In The Graveyard
  8. Andrew Tibbs- Toothless Woman Blues
  9. Joe Lutcher - No Name Boogie
  10. Pete Brown - Pushin the Mop
  11. Walter Brown - It's A Good Deal Mama
  12. Dud & Paul Bascomb - Somebody's Knocking
  13. Percy Mayfield - Advice
  14. Paula Watson - I Love to Ride
  15. Floyd 'Horsecollar' Williams - Horsecollar Blues


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Earl Bostic - Bostic's Jump
  • Eddie Durham - Moten's Swing
  • Frank 'Floorshow' Culley - That Girl
  • Joe Liggins - Little Black Book
  • Lloyd Glenn - Chocolat Drop
  • Sonny Thompson- Sonny's Return