The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 226

Legends Mix

Today's set starts deep in the roaring twenties with two blues from as far back as 1923. After the smash success of the very first blues on record, in 1920, recordings of female blues singers with piano or small band had become quite common.

Today also the story how Joe Lutcher did or did not talk Little Richard into quitting his Rock & Roll career, and whether Paramount producer Aletha Dickerson was or wasn't Barrelhouse Annie.



  1. Bessie Smith - Tain't Nobodys Business If I Do
  2. Rosa Henderson - He May Be Your Dog But He's Wearing My Collar
  3. Louis Armstrong - Savoy Blues
  4. Clara Smith - Don't Advertise Your Man
  5. Lil Johnson - River Hip Papa
  6. Barrel House Annie - Must Get Mine In Front
  7. Bob Call - Keep A-Knockin' An you Can't Get In
  8. Memphis Minnie - I'm Selling My Pork Chops (but I'm Giving My Gravy Away)
  9. Harlan Leonard - My Gal Sal (They Called Her Frivolous Sal)
  10. Erroll Garner - Twistin' The Cat's Tail
  11. Cliff Jackson - Quiet Please
  12. Helen Humes - Voo-It
  13. Lionel Hampton - Adam Blew His Hat
  14. T-Bone Walker - Goodbye Blues
  15. Joe Lutcher - Lucy Lindy Boogie
  16. Jackie Brenston - Fat Meat is Greasy


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Blanche Calloway & Her Band - I Gotta Swing
  • Errol Garner - Movin' Around
  • Harlan Leonard - Contact
  • Joe Lutcher - Rockin Boogie
  • King Brady's Clarinet Band - Embarressement Blues (Sidewalk Blues)