The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 22

Broke and Busted

Today my Legends are a bit short of money and that is the central theme of the playlist for this episode of the Legends of the Rocking Dutchman. The lyrics of the blues reflected everyday troubles of African Americans and in these days, poverty was definitely one of these worries.

A playlist that spans an exceptional long period in this episode, as we start as early as in 1928 and we end in 1962, and that features a pioneer on the Hammond organ, a man on the moon and a group whose lead singer sadly passed away while waiting in line for the presidential elections of 2012.



  1. Bessie Smith - Poor Man's Blues
  2. Roosevelt Sykes - All my money gone blues
  3. Lil Green - Why Don't You Do Right
  4. Amos Milburn - Money Hustlin' Woman
  5. Annie Laurie - Get Me Some Money
  6. Varetta Dillard - Send Me Some Money
  7. Capris - Too Poor To Love
  8. Little Willie John - Love Life and Money
  9. Five Echoes - Broke
  10. Du Droppers - Dead Broke
  11. Floyd Dixon - Tired, Broke and Busted
  12. Johnny Ace - No Money
  13. Edward 'Great Gates' White - Ain't Got No Money
  14. George Zimmeran & The Thrills - Ain't Got No Money To Pay For This Drink
  15. Johnny Guitar Watson - Broke and Lonely
  16. Camille Howard - Money Blues
  17. Penguins - Money Talks
  18. Wild Bill Davis Trio - Bring The Money In
  19. Willie Jones - Where's My Money
  • 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
  • Earl Bostic - Bostic's Jump
  • Eddie Chamblee - Lazy Mood
  • Hank Marr - Tonk Game
  • Lloyd Glenn - Chica Boo