The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 192

Legends Mix

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?



  1. Gatemouth Moore - Hey, Mr Gatemouth
  2. Jimmie Lunceford & the Delta Rhythm Boys - The Honeydripper
  3. Ink Spots - Swingin' On The Strings
  4. Orioles - See See Rider
  5. Four Vagabonds - Murder He Says
  6. Four Clefs - The Jive Is Jumpin
  7. St. Louis Jimmy - The Girl I Love
  8. Leadbelly - Don't You Love Your Daddy No More
  9. Ollie Shepard - Honey Bee (Let Me Be Your Honey Bee)
  10. Ethel Waters - I've Found a New Baby
  11. Florida Kid - Teena Girl Blues
  12. Jay McShann and his Orchestra - Hootie Blues
  13. Sonny Thompson - Sugar Cane
  14. Johnny Hodges - That's The Blues Old Man
  15. Julia Lee - I Was Wrong
  16. Joe Houston - Way Cross Mama
  17. Slim Tinsley - 606 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 Chamblee - All Out
  • Jay McShann - Swingmatism
  • Plas Johnson - Downstairs
  • Sidney Bechet - I've Found A New Babe