The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 273

Legends Mix

A lot of the music that I play in themeless shows like this one, come from specials on record labels that I did before. I often have no time to play all of the records of that label, or the tracks are from an album that I didn't have yet - and so that whole album comes with it and I can play from it in shows like this one.

Today, dishwasher Jimmy Witherspoon gets to hear that he's going to play in one of the leading bands of his time, Jay McShann, bassman Slam Stewart gets in the spotlight, the song I Ain't Got Nobody is copyrighted for the third time and Bessie Smith belts out the blues with enough power to dominate an acoustical recording. And more of course.



  1. Richard M. Jones - Canal Street Blues
  2. Pete Brown - Pete Brown's Boogie
  3. Rufus Beacham & His Tampa Toppers - Do You Know How To Boogie
  4. Jay McShann - Have You Ever Loved A Woman
  5. Amos Milburn - Walkin' Blues
  6. Julia Lee - Don't Come Too Soon
  7. Slim Gaillard - Bassology
  8. Deek Watson & The Brown Dots - Long Legged Lizzie
  9. Erskine Butterfield - Something's Bound to Happen
  10. Jesse James - Sweet Petunia
  11. Roosevelt Sykes with Bee Turner - Rough Treatin' Daddy
  12. Mary Johnson - Friendless Gal Blues
  13. Bessie Smith - I Ain't Got Nobody
  14. Duke Ellington - Awful Sad
  15. Louis Armstrong - Skip the Gutter
  16. Trixie Smith - Desperate Blues


  • 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
  • Duke Ellington - Black And Tan Fantasy
  • Erskine Butterfield - Flying Home
  • Pete Brown - Pete's Idea
  • Punch Miller - Shake Your Shimmy
  • Slim Gaillard - Queen Boogie