The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 215

Legends Mix

In today's show I compare the makers of the two greatest Rhythm & Blues hits of the mod-forties - and actually, of all time - the one a major hit maker with a strong label backing him, the other relatively unknown on a smallish West Coast indie. For both I play some other track - in this show you'll never get worn-out hits.

There's more - like a '27 recording of Helen Humes, still a teenager, and a blues on a 19th century murder case.



  1. Lucille Bogan - Cravin' Whiskey Blues
  2. Helen Humes - Black Cat Blues
  3. Punch Miller - Maxwell Street Stomp
  4. Ethel Waters - Frankie and Johnnie
  5. Roosevelt Sykes - Are You Unhappy
  6. Sonny Boy Williams - Reverse The Charges
  7. Sonny Boy Johnson - Quinsella
  8. Lil Green - My Mellow Man
  9. Florida Kid - That's All Right Baby
  10. Coleman Hawkins - What Harlem Is to Me
  11. Louis Jordan - I Like 'Em Fat Like That
  12. Joe Liggins - You Ain't Goin' To Heaven No How
  13. Curtis Jones - Flamin' Blues
  14. Blow-Top Lynn & His House Rockers - Reliefin' Blues
  15. Lynn Hope - Hope, Skip And Jump
  16. Little Willie Littlefield - Striking On You Baby
  17. Annisteen Allen - Baby I'm Doin' It


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Duke Ellington - The Mooche
  • Frank Culley - Bubbles
  • Harlem Hamfats - Growling Dog
  • Lil Armstrong & her Dixielanders - Riffin' The Blues
  • Sax Kari - Down For Debbie
  • Tiny Grimes- The Sidewalks Of New York