The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 37

Eighties re-issue albums

There's still a huge pile of eighties re-issue albums in my collection waiting to be catalogued and sorted out - a job I never seem to find time for. So just every now and then I browse around in that collection to find inspiration for a new show of the Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - and that stack of vinyl is always good for an episode full of great and varied music.

A lot of these albums are European issues - today I'll play from Swedish, Danish and British labels and fortunately the liner notes are all in English. And as for these notes, they often make clear that this is the first generation of albums on a new interest in roots music, and the editors often have great problems putting a good and well-documented story together. One fails to find out whether the real King Porter was or was not on the tracks of a King Porter album, another doing a weak attempt in pointing out that it's wrong to view blues and jazz as - as the text on the album calls it - a dichotomy.



  1. Buddy Johnson - You'll Get Them Blues
  2. Count Basie - Sent For You Yesterday
  3. Eddie Cleanhead Vinson - I Took The Front Door In
  4. Cootie Williams - Gotta Do Some War Work
  5. Roy Milton - Little Boy Blue
  6. Wynonie Harris - Lovin' Machine
  7. Buddy Banks - Bank's Boogie
  8. Red Mack - Just Like Two Drops Of Water
  9. Luke Jones - Disc Jockey Blues
  10. King Porter - Don't Let Fletcher Getcha
  11. Joe Houston - Tall Gal Blues
  12. H-Bomb Ferguson - My Brown Frame Baby
  13. T-Bone Walker - You're My Best Poker Hand
  14. Smiley Lewis - Real Gone Lover
  15. Varetta Dillard - (That's The Way) My Mind Is Working
  16. Ruth Brown - Hello Little Boy
  17. Tiny Bradshaw - Stack Of Dollars
  18. Jimmy Liggins - Goin' Down With The Sun

  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Bobby Banks Orch - Blues For Everybody
  • Cootie Williams - Honeysuckle Rose
  • Paul Williams Orch - Rooster Boogie