The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 268

Legends Mix

Today's show got a track from a bluesman whose name is lost to history. In the seventies it was found on a tape recorded in Louisiana in the early fifties but the name of the musician was not written down, and the songs were never released. The researcher dubbed the man Pinebluff Pete, but just decades later he confessed he made up that name - and by then all of the tracks of this unknown man had been released under that made-up name.

There's more - a one-arm trumpeter, a name mix-up, the first black-owned casino in Reno, a cook, a high-octane girl and a blues from the twenties, that became a classic just fifty years later. I always got stories for you.



  1. Lafayette Thomas - Weekend Blues
  2. The Larks - Rockin' In The Rocket Room
  3. Pinebluff Pete - No. 4 Boogie
  4. Peppermint Harris - Lord Have Mercy
  5. Lightnin' Hopkins - Have To Let You Go
  6. Peter Warfield - Morning Train Blues
  7. Lillette Thomas & her Escorts - Down It And Get From Around It
  8. Wee Bea Booze - These Young Men Blues
  9. Willie Brown - Ragged And Dirty
  10. Wingy Carpenter - Rhythm Of The Dishes And Pans
  11. Jimmy McLain - Keep Your Fly-Trap Closed
  12. Alice Moore - Just Sitting Here Wondering
  13. Washboard Rhythm Kings - Depression Stomp
  14. Barbecue Bob - Going Up The Country
  15. Victoria Spivey - My Handy Man


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Chick Webb - Blue minor
  • Duke Ellington - Black And Tan Fantasy
  • Georgia Washboard Stompers - Farewell Blues
  • King Brady's Clarinet Band - Embarressement Blues (Sidewalk Blues)
  • Lafayette Thomas - Deep South Guitar Blues
  • Plas Johnson - Downstairs