The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 274

Legends Mix

And once more a great mix of the best of the old-style jazz and blues and Rhythm & Blues starting in the roaring twenties with an acoustical recording and ending in the rocking fifties with a rocking blues that's barely two minutes long. Things changed along the way but the music was as wonderful as three decades before, when the first blues had been published as sheet music and recorded on labels such as Black Swan, Okeh and Paramount.

In this show I'll tell you a bit about the choice musicians had to make in the early forties - blues or bebop. It was the point where jazz and popular music started to part their ways - be it, that the interaction stayed strong for a long time.



  1. Callie Vassar - Original Stomps
  2. Ed Bell - Leaving Train Blues
  3. Charley Patton - Moon Going Down
  4. Cora Garner - Wouldn't Stop Doing It
  5. Big Bill Broonzy - Mr. Conductor Man
  6. Bo Carter - Don't Mash My Digger So Deep
  7. Count Basie - Harvard Blues
  8. Buddy Johnson - In There
  9. Benny Goodman - Airmail Special
  10. Erskine Butterfield - J.P. Dooley III
  11. Big Joe McCoy & his Rhythm - Got To Go Blues
  12. Erroll Garner - Twistin' The Cat's Tail
  13. Tab Smith - Riffin' The Bass
  14. Jack McVea - Two Timin' Baby Boogie
  15. Fat Man Robinson - My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
  16. Jimmy Liggins - Brown Skin Baby
  17. Big Mama Thornton - They Call Me Big Mama


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Charlie Christian - Swing to Bop (Charlies Choice)
  • Count Basie - One O'Clock Jump
  • Duke Ellington - Chicago Stomp Down
  • Erskine Butterfield - Piano Cocktail
  • Jack McVea - Basses Boogie
  • Tab Smith - Red Hot And Blue