The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 225

Very Special Old Blues

This week a selection of blues that got a special place in my heart - my own elite of the blues, my Very Special Old Blues. It's this music that make me realize why I got hooked to the blues from an era way before I was born. It's some of the music that I play over and over again, that get me the chills on my spine. I sincerely hope, listeners, that it will do that to you too.



  1. Blind Richard Yates - I'm Gonna Moan My Blues Away
  2. Mozelle Alderson - Mozelle Blues
  3. Victoria Spivey & Lonnie Johnson - New Black Snake Blues
  4. Freezone - Indian Squaw Blues
  5. Mabel Robinson - You Don't Know My Mind
  6. Sidney Bechet - Sidney's Blues
  7. Trixie Smith - Trixie Blues
  8. Savannah Churchill & Her All-Star Seven - Tell Me Your Blues
  9. Jimmie Gordon - L & N Blues
  10. Joe Turner & Pete Johnson - Roll 'Em Pete
  11. Buddy Johnson - Please Mr. Johnson
  12. Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson w. Cootie Williams Orchestra - When My Baby Left Me
  13. Saunders King - S.K. Blues
  14. John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen
  15. Lightnin' Hopkins - Katie Mae


  • 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)
  • Cootie Williams - Fly Right (Epistrophy)
  • Eddie Durham - Moten's Swing
  • Georgia Washboard Stompers - Farewell Blues
  • Gladys Palmer & the Floyd Hunt Quartette - Harlem Breakdown
  • Lil Armstrong & her Dixielanders - Riffin' The Blues