The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 208

Legends Mix

And more of the best of African-American music from the twenties to the fifties, and that brings us the very first recording of an electrical guitar to start with - Eddie Durham had been experimenting for years to enhance the sound of his guitar and got his first chance to show it off in Jimmie Lunceford's band.

Also today two songs on what we nowadays would have called ethnic profiling - a humiliation African Americans still have to endure, and that was even more common in the days when times were hard but the music was great.



  1. Jimmy Lunceford feat. Eddie Durham - Hittin The Bottle
  2. King Mutt and his Tennessee Thumpers feat. Punch Miller - Mississippi Stomp
  3. Earl Hines - Everybody Loves My Baby
  4. Pinetop Smith - Big Boy They Can't Do That
  5. Buddy Moss - Bye Bye Mama
  6. Cripple Clarence Lofton - Sixes And Sevens
  7. Monkey Joe - Just Give Some Away
  8. Lewis Bronzeville Five - Low Down Gal Blues
  9. Johnnie Temple - Sundown Blues
  10. Jimmie Hudson - Rum River Blues
  11. Kitty Stevenson & Todd Rhodes & his Toddlers - Make It Good
  12. Big Three Trio - Come Here Baby
  13. Sammy Price - Low Down Blues
  14. Johnny Otis - Fool's Gold
  15. Jimmy Coe & His Gay Cats of Rhythm - Raid On The After Hours Joint
  16. Sonny Knight - But Officer


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Cab Calloway - A Minor Breakdown (Rustle of Swing)
  • Eddie Chamblee - Lazy Mood
  • Hen Gates & his Gaters - Moondog Rock
  • Lucky Millinder - Heavy Sugar
  • Meade Lux Lewis - Honkey Tonk Train Blues
  • Punch Miller - Maxwell Street Stomp