The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 271

Legends Mix

Today's mixed bag has the story of the doowop classic I Love You For Sentimental Reasons, with, as so often is the case, the song more succesful as the group was. The Brown Dots suffered under the ambitions of former Ink Spots member Deek Watson, who wanted to have control over the group, but the other members had ideas of their own, and went on as the Sentimentalists, cooperating extensively with Savannah Churchill.

There's more today - one of the other stories is about the ultimate hepcat's outfit of the early forties, the zoot suit.



  1. Thelma La Vizzo - New Orleans Goofer Dust Blues
  2. Clara Smith - Ain't Got Nobody To Grind My Coffee
  3. James 'Boodle-It' Wiggins - Gotta Shave 'Em Dry
  4. Charley Jordan - Rolling Moon Blues
  5. Blanche Calloway & Her Band - Louisiana Liza
  6. Tampa Red - Let's Get Drunk And Truck
  7. Jimmy Luverte & His Society Troubadors - That Don't Worry Me
  8. Washboard Sam - Ladies Man
  9. Peetie Wheatstraw - Confidence Man
  10. Art Tatum feat. Joe Turner - Lucille
  11. Erskine Butterfield - A Zoot Suit
  12. Cliff Jackson - Squeeze Me
  13. Flennoy Trio - I Ain't Mad At You Pretty Baby
  14. Rickey Jordan - Drop Dead
  15. Deek Watson & The Brown Dots - For Sentimental Reasons


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Clarence Williams - Lazy Swing
  • Clarence Williams - Midnight Stomp
  • Duke Ellington - Rockin' In Rhythm
  • Earl 'Fatha' Hines - Japanese Sandman
  • Joe Liggins - Tanya
  • Sam Price - The Goon Drag