The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 29

Rolling Stones' blues inspiration

Today I spotlight the blues that were the inspiration of one of the greatest rock bands ever, the Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were big fans of the fifties bluesmen like Muddy Waters, Little Walther and Jimmy Reed, but they dug deeper into history by covering blues from the late twenties and thirties as well. And by playing this legendary music, they have done a tremendous job for the blues revival of the sixties.

Everything from the Chuck Berry songs they covered to the deepest delta blues come by today, and of course I'll play some of the fabulous interpretations of the Rolling Stones of this great music. And we'll end with the legendary man who sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads to gain succes with his blues - but the devil did not keep his word as he died at the age of 27 under suspicious circumstances.



  1. Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone
  2. Chuck Berry - Come On
  3. Chuck Berry - Reelin' and Rockin'
  4. Jay McShann & His Orchestra feat. Walter Brown - Confessin' The Blues
  5. Rolling Stones - Confessin' The Blues
  6. Mississippi Fred McDowell - You gotta move
  7. Rolling Stones - You Gotta Move
  8. Slim Harpo - Shake Your Hips
  9. Will Bradley Trio - Down The Road A Piece
  10. Howlin' Wolf - The Red Rooster
  11. Rolling Stones - Little Red Rooster
  12. Bo Diddley - Cops and Robbers
  13. Muddy Waters - I Can't Be Satisfied
  14. Robert Wilkins - That's No Way To Get Along
  15. Rolling Stones - Prodigal Son
  16. Muddy Waters - Still A Fool
  17. Robert Johnson - Love in vain
  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Rolling Stones - Come On
  • Rolling Stones - Time Is On My Side
  • Rolling Stones - Reelin' and Rockin
  • Rolling Stones - Shake Your Hips
  • Rolling Stones - Down the Road a Piece
  • Rolling Stones - Cops and Robbers
  • Rolling Stones - I Can't Be Satisfied