The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 217

Legends Mix

Reviewers and critics can be very sour and today I'll tell you an example of this. The reviewer in Billboard complains of lack of originality in the blues of Joe Turner, but with singing the blues he always did, he managed to become a teenage idol as a middle aged man, in a time when Rock 'n Roll had pushed all blues shouters out of work.

There's more - like a cripple tap dancer, an acoustical guitar duet and the man who had both Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong in his band, has Hannah Johnson's Big Jack Ass for sale. Really.



  1. Margaret Johnson - When a 'Gator Hollers Folks Say It's a Sign of Rain
  2. Clarence Williams - For Sale (Hannah Johnson's Big Jack Ass)
  3. Cab Calloway - Creole Love Song (Creole Love Call)
  4. Lovin' Sam Theard - That's Chicago's South Side
  5. Blind Teddy Darby - Low Mellow
  6. Lonnie Johnson & Blind Willie Dunn - Bull Frog Moan
  7. Cripple Clarence Lofton - Lofty Blues
  8. Richard & Welly Trice - Come On In Here Mama
  9. Meade Lux Lewis - Far Ago Blues
  10. Monette Moore & the Sam Price Trio - Another Woman's Man
  11. Doc Wheeler And His Sunset Orchestra - How 'Bout That Mess
  12. Joe Turner - Boogie Woogie Baby
  13. T.J. Fowler - T.J. Boogie
  14. King Porter feat. Alton Redd - Should Have Rationed Myself
  15. Johnny Otis - Helpless
  16. Wild Bill Moore - Blues at Dawn


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Georgia Washboard Stompers - Farewell Blues
  • Harlem Hamfats - Growling Dog
  • Hen Gates & his Gaters - Moondog Rock
  • King Brady's Clarinet Band - Embarressement Blues (Sidewalk Blues)
  • Lil Armstrong & her Dixielanders - Riffin' The Blues
  • Lloyd Glenn - Chocolat Drop