The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 218

Legends Mix

A seemingly random mix of tunes is always good for some great stories. How about Fats Waller - in 1928 he was kidnapped by the mob of Al Capone, to be the musical surprise on the birthday party of the boss. Legend has it that they kept Waller for three days, leaving him tired, stone drunk and with a few grand in his pockets.

But I also have the unsuccesful fight for the royalty payments Arthur Crudup was entitled to - as the composer of several Elvis hits - the story of the blues Bottle It Up And Go - a song full of racially loaded lyrics - and the hype of 1950, a brown multivitamin elixir called Hadacol.



  1. John Brim feat. Grace Brim - Strange Man
  2. Johnny Moore's Three Blazers - St Louis Blues
  3. Roy Byrd & his Blues Jumpers - Hadacol Bounce
  4. Hubert Robinson - Answer To Wintertime Blues
  5. Robert Lockwood Jr. - I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
  6. Sunnyland Slim w Muddy Waters' Combo - My Baby, My Baby
  7. James 'Sweet Lucy' Carter - Let Me Be Your Coal Man
  8. Jesse Price - Blue Book Boogie
  9. Fats Waller - Who'll Take My Place
  10. Arthur Big Boy Crudup - She's Gone
  11. Big Joe - Your Money Can't Buy Me
  12. Tommy McClennan - Bottle It Up And Go
  13. Washboard Sam - I Laid My Cards On The Table
  14. Henry Red Allen - Sticks And Stones
  15. Peetie Wheatstraw - Long Time Ago Blues
  16. Cow Cow Davenport - Chimin' The Blues
  17. Foster & Harris (Tampa Red & Georgia Tom) - The Alley Crap Game


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra - Washington Whirligig
  • Count Basie - Jumpin at the Woodside
  • Harlem Hamfats - Hamfat Swing
  • Julian Dash - Creamin' Boogie
  • Lucky Milinder - Apollo Jump
  • Tiny Bradshaw - Ping Pong