The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 207

Legends Mix

Great music that today starts in the fifties and ends in the twenties - and that brings you the not-so-registered trademark of Roosevelt Sykes, jump blues of a man whose heart was with the old-style New Orleans jazz, the son of Lucille Bogan, a Black Patti record and a bluesman named after a confederate army man who won a battle with only 35 soldiers. Unfortunately, of the bluesman, less is known.

O - and did I tell ya I'll play great music?



  1. Sherman Williams - Take A Ride
  2. Roosevelt Sykes & His Original Honeydrippers - Mama Mama
  3. Saunders King - Stay Gone Blues
  4. Smiley Turner - When a Man Has the Blues
  5. Rubberlegs Williams - Have You Ever Sit Thinking
  6. Albinia Jones - Give It Up Daddy
  7. Fred Jackson - Duck Fever
  8. Four Clefs - Take It and Git
  9. Skeets Tolbert & His Gentlemen Of Swing - Harlem Ain't What It Usta Be
  10. Rosetta Howard & The Harlem Hamfats - You Done Turned Salty On Me
  11. Fats Waller - Viper's Drag
  12. Don Albert - Rockin' And Swingin'
  13. Bogan's Birmingham Busters feat. Johnny Bell - She Caught the Boat
  14. Hightower's Night Hawks - Squeeze Me
  15. Washboard Rhythm Kings - Hard Corn
  16. Stovepipe Johnson - Devilish Blues
  17. Jim Jackson - Kansas City Blues


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Clarence Williams & The Alabama Jug Band - Jazz It Blues
  • Count Basie - Oh Lady Be Good
  • Fred Jackson - Sentimental Blues
  • Harlem Hamfats - Hamfat Swing
  • Skeets Tolbert & His Gentlemen Of Swing - Fill-Up
  • Todd Rhodes - Blue Sensation