The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 276

Surviving the Depression

Today I will follow some of the great musicians of the twenties, and how they did when the Great Depression hit the nation. And you'll find out that some of them managed to be extremely succesful, and others saw their career broken or literally didn't survive the thirties.



  1. Ma Rainey & Papa Charlie Jackson - Ma and Pa Poorhouse Blues
  2. Bessie Smith - Take Me For A Buggy Ride
  3. Jelly Roll Morton - I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say
  4. King Oliver - Crazy Bout My Baby
  5. Louis Armstrong - All Of Me
  6. Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  7. Victoria Spivey - Nebraska Blues
  8. Earl 'Fatha' Hines - Oh! You Sweet Thing
  9. Trixie Smith - Trixie Blues
  10. Fletcher Henderson - Honeysuckle Rose
  11. Clarence Williams - I Got Horses And Got Numbers On My Mind
  12. Hokum Boys - Caught Us Doing It
  13. Fats Waller & His Rhythm - I Got Rhythm


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Duke Ellington - Blue Tune
  • Earl 'Fatha' Hines - Bubbling Over
  • Fats Waller and his Rhythm - Yacht Club Swing
  • Fletcher Henderson - Queer Notions
  • Jelly Roll Morton - Little Lawrence
  • King Oliver - Boogie Woogie