The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 256

Legends Mix

One of the slogans of this program is "when times were hard and the music was great", and one of the blues on today's playlist proves how true that is. A dramatic, beautiful and heartbreaking song on loneliness, left alone and forgotten by friends and family, waiting for her death in the tuberculosis sanatorium "that the Lord has railroaded her to", as Victoria Spivey named it. T.B. struck hard in the African-American communities, back in the Depression years, when there was no money for anything like an adequate treatment.



  1. Sam Price - Rib Joint
  2. Lynn Hope - Move It
  3. J.T. Brown - Sax-ony Boogie
  4. Roy Milton - My Sweetheart
  5. King Porter - Bumps Boogie
  6. Buster Bennett - It Can Never Happen
  7. Joe Liggins - Loosiana
  8. Lonnie Johnson - Keep What You Got
  9. Champion Jack Dupree - Rum Cola Blues
  10. Elsie Williams - You Got Something There
  11. Three Keys - Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn
  12. Cab Calloway - Eadie Was A Lady
  13. Duke Ellington - Move Over
  14. Victoria Spivey - Dirty T.B. Blues
  15. Sloppy Henry - Canned Heat Blues
  16. Billy & Mary Mack with Clarence Williams - You Don't Want Much
  17. Nina Reeves - Indiana Avenue Blues


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds Of Joy - Bear Down
  • Frank 'Floorshow' Culley - That Girl
  • Georgia Washboard Stompers - Farewell Blues
  • Harlem Hamfats - Growling Dog
  • Ike Quebec - I.Q. Blues
  • Joe Houston - Windy City Hop
  • King Brady's Clarinet Band - Embarressement Blues (Sidewalk Blues)