The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 192
Imagine you're on Chicago's South Side, at the famous Club DeLisa enjoying a whiskey and a top Rhythm & Blues act - and all of a sudden, in the midst of the singer's signature blues he breaks off - to start a gospel. I guess the band will have wondered what happened and chances are fair that the audience will have started booing. That happened somewhere in January of 1949 with Gatemouth Moore, soon to be the Rev. Gatemouth Moore. He suddenly decided to devote his talents to the Lord and to leave the blues behind.
There's always a legendary story or the most wonderful music on here - today I also tell you why vocal group the Four Vagabonds were such a great asset for RCA Victor, you'll get a heartwrenching goodie of Julia Lee and then there's the mother of a seven year old African-American president of the United States. Who said Barack Obama was the first?