The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 206


Today you'll get a mix of music that has one thing in common - all tracks were too long to fit one side of a 78, and so they were split over the two sides. These double-siders make that I have to squeeze an even number of sides in the hour - so 18 instead of 17 - and so you'll get a whole lot of music and not too much of my talking. You may decide for yourself if that's a good thing.

Today's set brings us two blues duets, one of them for sure and the other one maybe featuring Victoria Spivey. Blues duets are pretty rare, and of the handful I know of, most involve Spivey and also, a lot of them are double-siders.



  1. J.T. 'Funny Paper' Smith and Magnolia Harris - Mama's Quittin' and Leavin'
  2. Victoria Spivey with Lonnie Johnson - You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
  3. Blind Teddy Darby - I'm Gonna Wreck Your Vee Eight
  4. Jimmie Gordon - Jacksonville
  5. Howard McGhee - Around The Clock
  6. Detroit Count - Hastings Street Opera
  7. Archibald - Stack A Lee
  8. Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Pale Dry Boogie
  9. Gene Ammons - Big Slam


  • 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
  • Gladys Palmer & the Floyd Hunt Quartette - Harlem Breakdown
  • Washboard Rhythm Kings - Bug-A-Boo