The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 270

Legends Mix

In the twenties, jazz was wild and exciting and I think it should have stayed that way. To state that Duke Ellington transformed jazz into an art with a captial A, I seriously doubt it that ever was his intention. Though he may have been pleased to be named America's greatest composer.

Also today some more details that I found on how Lightnin' Hopkins was taken to Los Angeles to record for Aladdin. And some great music, of course.



  1. Louis Armstrong - Jazz Lips
  2. Duke Ellington - Song Of The Cotton Field
  3. Clarence Williams - Cushion Foot Stomp
  4. Lonnie Johnson - Tin Can Alley Blues
  5. Blues Birdhead - Mean Low Blues
  6. Frankie Franko and his Louisianans feat. Punch Miller - Somebody Stole My Gal
  7. J.T. 'Funny Paper' Smith - Whiskeyhead Blues
  8. Buddy Moss - Hard Road Blues
  9. Johnnie Temple - East St. Louis Blues
  10. Walter Davis - Doctor Blues
  11. Cripple Clarence Lofton - Policy Blues
  12. Pete Brown - Midnite Blues
  13. Buddy Tate - Two Left Feet
  14. Lightnin' Hopkins - Honey Babe
  15. Jack McVea - Frantic Boogie


  • 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 Clouds Of Joy - Messa Stomp
  • Blues Birdhead - Harmonica Blues
  • Cripple Clarence Lofton - Blue Boogie
  • Duke Ellington - Black And Tan Fantasie
  • Pete Brown - Moppin' the Blues
  • Punch Miller - Shake Your Shimmy