The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 248

Legends Mix

There's always something very special in each mixed bag of tunes that I present under the title of Legends Mix. Today, that is a take from 1927 from a historical set of recordings on the Victor label of Fats Waller. In their studio in Camden, NJ, that was a former church, the Victor Talking Machine Company had a pipe organ installed, and Fats Waller was the first one ever to play blues and jazz on such an instrument. I'll tell you about the challenges that Fats Waller had to face to get to the masterpieces that he finally laid down - it even meant that he drank his gin only after the session instead of in between the takes. I'll also get you a nice insight in twenties recording. And of course I'll play that goodie.

You'll get more - and so I'll tell you how come, that Lionel Hampton got arrested in Amsterdam for public order disturbance. You don't wanna miss that story.



  1. Victoria Spivey - Mr. Freddie Blues
  2. Fats Waller & Alberta Hunter - Beale Street Blues
  3. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Jubilee Stomp
  4. Famous Hokum Boys - Where Did You Stay Last Night
  5. Washboard Rhythm Kings - Every Man For Himself
  6. Harlem Hamfats - Live And Die For You
  7. Sonny Boy Williams- Savoy Is Jumpin'
  8. Deryck Sampson - Erin Go Boogie
  9. Peetie Wheatstraw - Me No Lika You
  10. Buddy Johnson feat. Ella Johnson - It's The Gold
  11. Champion Jack Dupree - Bus Station Blues
  12. Lionel Hampton - Doublin' With Dublin
  13. Joe Liggins - Doddle-Do-Da-Deet
  14. Joe Lutcher - Toodle-Oo
  15. Roy Milton - Believe Me Baby
  16. Paul 'Hucklebuck' Williams - Jockey Jump


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Coleman Hawkins - Look Out Jack!
  • Deryck Sampson - Table Top Boogie
  • Fats Waller - Stompin' the Bug
  • Harlem Hamfats - Hamfat Swing
  • Lionel Hampton - Royal Family