The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 239

Legends Mix

Today's mixed bag of goodies comes with the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and how she did her gospels songs, playing her electrical guitar and backed by big bands and performed in sinful nightclubs such as the famous Cotton Club. It made her fall out of favor with the conservative churchgoing crowd, but her fans loved it. Many of the greats of rock 'n roll loved her too and credit her for being a great inspiration.

Today you'll also get a bonus track - I seldomly manage to squeeze 18 tracks in the hour. Guess I finally learned not to talk too much.



  1. Billy Wright - New Way Of Lovin'
  2. Joe Turner - Story To Tell
  3. T-bone Walker - She's My Old Time Used To Be
  4. Willie Jordan and his Swinging Five (Champion Jack Dupree) - Cecelia Cecelia
  5. Jimmy Liggins - Dark Hour Blues
  6. Lucky Millinder feat. Rosetta Tharpe - Rock Me
  7. George 'The Blues Man' Vann - Going Home Blues
  8. Jack McVea - Boilermakers Boogie
  9. Jay McShann feat. Walter Brown - Hootie's Ignorant Oil
  10. Lionel Hampton - The Pencil Broke
  11. Louis Armstrong - Yes Suh!
  12. Lil Johnson - Hottest Gal In Town
  13. Richard M. Jones - African Hunch
  14. Sam Robinson - Come Around The Corner
  15. Victoria Spivey - Big Houston Blues
  16. Clarence Williams - I Like To Go Back In The Evening
  17. Fletcher Henderson - Old Black Joes Blues
  18. Trixie Smith - Railroad Blues


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Eddie Durham - Moten's Swing
  • Georgia Washboard Stompers - Farewell Blues
  • Harlan Leonard - My Gal Sal (They Called Her Frivolous Sal)
  • Lucky Millinder - Heavy Sugar
  • Lucky Millinder - Old Spice
  • Plas Johnson - Downstairs