The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 200
The 200th show for today, a good reason to look back at nearly four years of Legends of the Rocking Dutchman, and the many topics that went by. Like the many record label specials I did, some on the obscurest labels, and of course my complete sets on the Decca 7000 series, that I just finished last show, and the many times I mentioned its manager, J. Mayo Williams.
Among the many stories I told, some are seldomly heard. Like the origins of boogie woogie, that I did a special on just a few weeks ago, or the great work of the Red Saunders Research Foundation. Thanks to their groundbreaking research the post-war Chicago Rhythm & Blues scene is extensively documented.
I debunked the myth of Robert Johnson's pact with the devil, and that Bea Booze just was a stage name. It would have been a great artist's moniker, but Booze was her real name.
That for today, and the man, who taught the world that African American culture was cool, Cab Calloway - in pyjamas.