The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 28

More instrumentals

In all of my shows I use instrumentals as the background for my talk about the musicians and the music they played, and I think I'm doing them wrong not giving them much more exposure than that and an occasional instrumental in a playlist. So today's episode of the Legends of the Rocking Dutchman is devoted to the music without vocals only.

A whole lot of music and not too much talking today, for one exception as I could not leave out the story of one of the musicians that is featured in today's playlist, who lived a colourful life, yet most of it in deep poverty, but he also performed for the Rockefellers and the Kennedys and he kept on making music and entertaining people until he died at the age of 98 years old: Washboard Bill *).



  1. Sonny Thompson - Cotton Ball
  2. Sil Austin & Red Prysock - Kenny's Blues
  3. Frank 'Floorshow' Culley - Lindy Rock
  4. Gene Ammons - Cha Bootie
  5. Plas Johnson - Dungaree Hop
  6. T.J. Fowler - Back Biter
  7. Noble Watts - Easy Going
  8. Gone All Stars - Down Yonder Rock
  9. Gene Ammons - Dues In Blues
  10. Art Pepper Quartet - Brown Gold
  11. Burnie Peacock - Charmaine
  12. Sil Austin - Yipe
  13. Washboard Bill - In The Morning
  14. Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers - Tanya
  15. Pete 'Guitar' Lewis - Ooh Midnight
  16. Bill Jennings - What's New
  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Big Jim Wynn - Goofin' Off
  • Buddy Johnson and his Orchestra - Opus Two
  • Eddie Chamblee - Back Up
  • James Brown's band - Suds
  • Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers - Caravan
  • Sonny Thompson - Mellow Blues Part 2

*) Information on Washboard Bill is pretty scarce. I took most of it from a forgotten Myspace profile page that was dedicated to him, and a page on him on the Florida heritage website