The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 252

Legends Mix

In the five years I do this show, I've always emphasized the importance of the music that I play for all of today's popular music. In today's show comes the man who had one of the most influential hits in the making of Rock 'n Roll, but he himself didn't survive the new tastes of the general audience.

But also, twenty years before that hit, one of the greatest trumpeters ever on this planet, defining the jazz improvisation solo, a musical highlight that our nowadays ears are accustomed to, but in the late twenties that was something completely new.



  1. Alberta Hunter - Your Jelly Roll Is Good
  2. Louis Armstrong - Wild Man Blues
  3. Mary Dixon - All Around Mama
  4. Little Hat Jones - Bye Bye Baby Blues
  5. Kokomo Arnold - Chain Gang Blues
  6. Charley West - Hobo Blues
  7. Ebony Three - Mississippi Moan
  8. Jay McShann - Dexter Blues
  9. Lil Green - Walkin' And Talkin'
  10. Joe Liggins - Lonesome Guitar
  11. Jack McVea - Evening
  12. Paula Watson - Tennessee Walk
  13. Little Willie Littlefield - Little Willie's Boogie
  14. Lightnin' Hopkins - Miss Loretta
  15. Lloyd Glenn - Tickle Toe Two Step
  16. Wynonie Harris - Man, Have I Got Troubles


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Jack McVea - O-Kay For Baby
  • Jay McShann - Swingmatism
  • Joe Liggins - Key Jam
  • Lloyd Glenn - After Hours
  • Louis Armstrong - Got No Blues
  • Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders - Harlem