The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 200

Show 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.



  1. Cousin Ida - A Rough And Ready Man
  2. Blind Richard Yates - I'm Gonna Moan My Blues Away
  3. Ma Rainey - Rough and Tumble Blues
  4. Bertha Chippie Hill - Hangman Blues
  5. Bumble Bee Slim - Sail On Sail On
  6. Lee Brown - My Little Girl Blues
  7. Louis Jordan - Do You Call That a Buddy
  8. B.B. King - She's A Mean Woman
  9. Kitty Stevenson - Blues By Myself
  10. Red Saunders - Hambone
  11. T-Bone Walker - Sail On Boogie
  12. Cab Calloway - Harlem Camp Meeting
  13. June Richmond - Mr. Jackson From Jacksonville
  14. Earl Hines - Straight Life
  15. Cab Calloway - Aw You Dawg
  16. Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson - Boogie Woogie Dream


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Al 'Cake' Wichard Sextette - Piece Of Cake
  • Cab Calloway - A Minor Breakdown (Rustle of Swing)
  • King Brady's Clarinet Band - Embarressement Blues (Sidewalk Blues)
  • Sonny Thompson- Backyard Affair
  • Todd Rhodes - Blue Sensation
  • Washboard Rhythm Kings - Bug-A-Boo