The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 203

Legends Mix

Today I once more dig into the Faustian myth that Robert Johnson created around himself, that is, I'll show you that the encounter with the devil never took place and he got his guitar lessons from a now-forgotten bluesman.

There's more, like the hottest vocal group of wartime Philadelphia and the West Coast but completely forgotten now. They'll do an instrumental on my show. And a question unanswered: who was Booker T. Washington, singing about the death of Bessie Smith?



  1. Cleo Brown - Pelican Stomp
  2. Nora Lee King - Because I Love My Daddy So
  3. Luella Miller - Carrier Pigeon Blues
  4. Charlie McFadden - Friendless Man
  5. Ramblin' Thomas - Lock and Key Blues
  6. Roosevelt Scott - Panama Special
  7. L.C. Green - Little School Girl
  8. Robert Johnson - Me and the Devil Blues
  9. Doctor Clayton - '41 Blues
  10. Three Peppers - Pepperism
  11. Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - Moten Swing
  12. Memphis Minnie - What A Night
  13. Dossie Terry - She's Alright
  14. Booker T. Washington - Death Of Bessie Smith
  15. Len McCall - Philadelphia Boogie
  16. Little Esther with Johnny Otis - Deceivin' blues


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Count Basie - Jumpin' at the Woodside
  • Four Blazes - Till Tom Special
  • Julian Dash - Creamin' Boogie
  • Lucky Milinder - Apollo Jump
  • Pete Brown - Pete's Idea