The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 38
Legends Mix #10
Today's potpurri of hot Rhythm & Blues comes again with the best music, but also with some wonderful stories. One of them tells you how probably the first band put together for the sole purpose of making records, proved to become a major factor in the making of Rhythm & Blues, and indirectly Rock 'n Roll. Other stories are in the music itself, like how a guy gets arrested despite his protests to the officer who brings him to jail.
And today's narratives bring us to the movies, twice, of two completely different genres. One is an okay wartime musical where elevator operators burst out singing on every opportunity, and that stands for light peppy fun. The other is a seventies blaxploitation movie with the N-word in the title and a soundtrack that made it to an LP, composed by a colourful entertainer who did everything from leading a swing band to being the stand-up comedy second banana, but who had to live his old days in a beaten-down trailer in Florida.
Intrigued? Then don't miss today's show!