The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 230

Legends Mix

There's always something special in a mixed bag of tunes like I'll be doing today. The leader of the backing band of a Helen Humes song that I play today may be, in American jazz and rhythm & blues, somewhat of a forgotten side note, but there's a large and populous country where he proved to be of tremendous influence of their modern music. What that is? You'll hear it today.

Also today one of these defining masterworks of classic jazz. Of course that includes Louis Armstrong.



  1. Big Jay McNeely - Barrelhouse Stomp
  2. Wynonie Harris - Destination Love
  3. Ray Charles - How Long, How Long Blues
  4. Gladys Hill - Please Don't Touch My Bowl
  5. Roy Milton & His Solid Senders - Red Light
  6. Ravens - My Baby's Gone
  7. Marion Abernathy - Junior Blues
  8. Helen Humes - Be Bop Bounce
  9. Gene Phipps - G&R Blues
  10. Lil Johnson - I'll Take You To The Cleaners
  11. Washboard Sam - River Hip Mama
  12. Mabel Robinson - Somebody's Getting My Love
  13. Big Joe Turner - I Got A Gal For Every Day In The Week
  14. Cow Cow Davenport - I'm Gonna Tell You In Front So You Won't Feel Hurt Behind
  15. Washboard Rhythm Kings - Oh! You Sweet Thing
  16. Richard Jones & His Jazz Wizards - I'm Gonna Run You Down
  17. Louis Armstrong - West End Blues


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Big Jay McNeeley - Hoppin' with Hunter
  • Frank 'Floorshow' Culley - That Girl
  • Lil Armstrong & her Dixielanders - Riffin' The Blues
  • Louis Armstrong - Savoy Blues
  • Sonny Thompson- Sonny's Return
  • Washboard Rhythm Kings - Bug-A-Boo