The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 191

Legends Mix

Today I'll show you how Memphis Minnie turned a blues of her into a classic on a borrowed melody - by just playing them after each other. The original belonged to Chicago bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson, who also saw his name been borrowed by a Missisippi bluesman. I'll play from both Sonny Boys today.

And there's more - like a train ride on one of the famous railroads of the 19th and 20th century, four tracks form 1928, and a whole lot of saxophone honking.



  1. Sonny Boy Williamson I - Good Morning School Girl
  2. Memphis Minnie - Me And My Chauffeur Blues
  3. Jimmie Noone & His Apex Club Orchestra - Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
  4. Mary Butler - Electrocuted Blues
  5. Will Day - Central Avenue Blues
  6. Lucille Bogan - New Way Blues
  7. Big Joe Turner - Piney Brown Blues
  8. Lionel Hampton - Ridin' On The L&N
  9. Saunders King - Swinging Door Groove (Sk Groove)
  10. Roy Milton & His Solid Senders - Hop, Skip and Jump
  11. Dorothy Donegan - The Piano Player's Blues
  12. Gene Ammons - Jim Dawgs
  13. Morris Lane - Bobby's Boogie
  14. Erline Harris - Long Tall Papa
  15. Mabel Scott - A Bippity Be Bop Pony
  16. Elmore James - Sinful Woman
  17. Sonny Boy Williamson II - Red Hot Kisses


  • 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
  • Ike Quebec - I.Q. Blues
  • Joe Houston - Hurricane
  • Lucky Millinder - Heavy Sugar
  • Morris Lane - Poinciana