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!



  1. Louis Jordan - Boogie Woogie Blue Plate
  2. Harlem Hamfats - We Gonna Pitch A Boogie Woogie
  3. Harlem Hamfats - Root Hog Or Die
  4. Sil Austin - Green Blazer
  5. Cathy Ryan with Lucky Millinder - It's A Sad, Sad Feeling
  6. Savannah Churchill - My Memories Of You
  7. Cliff 'King' Solomon - But Officer!
  8. Big John & The Buzzards - Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash
  9. Four Clefs - Take It and Git
  10. Ravens - Leave My Gal Alone
  11. Varetta Dillard - I Love You Just The Same
  12. Annisteen Allen - Pardon Me
  13. Sh-Booms - Short Skirts
  14. Texas Red & Jimmy - Comin' Home
  15. Memphis Slim - Five O'Clock Blues
  16. Big Joe Turner - Well All Right
  17. Buddy Lucas - Bo-Lee
  18. Wild Bill Moore Sextette - South Parkway Hop

  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra - Washington Whirligig
  • Cozy Eggleston - Big Heavy
  • James Brown - Night Flying
  • Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Sorghum Switch
  • Julian Dash - Creamin' Boogie
  • Maxwell Davis - Popsicle