The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 39

Blues legends

Great blues legends today, and that stands for a full hour of great guitar work and rasping harmonicas. Yet, though that's what people first think of with the blues, a lot of the greatest songs in the genre were pretty well orchestrated with horns and a piano, especially in the forties and before. So before the guitars and harps you'll get a blues that is orchestrated like a symphony.

And for the bluesmen and women that go by today, there's always a lot to tell of them. Some are so obscure that we can only speculate whether he is or is not the same person as another as obscure bluesman. Another one is taking pride in the gritty life he had in his childhood. And today there's even a bluesman who found himself a woman in that little country of mine and he left her a child.



  1. Etta Jones - Long Long Journey
  2. Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson w. Cootie Williams Orchestra - When My Baby Left Me
  3. Joe McCoy - Look Who's Comin Down the Road
  4. Smokey Hogg - Possum Hunt
  5. Little Walter & his Night Cats - Juke
  6. Sonny Terry - Harmonica Rumbo
  7. Ike Turner - I'm Gonna Forget About You
  8. Big Bill Broonzy - Detroit Special
  9. Doctor Ross - Downtown Boogie
  10. Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - Where did you stay last night
  11. Dan Pickett - Early One Morning
  12. Joe Hill Louis - She May Be Yours
  13. Lightnin' Hopkins - Moonrise Blues
  14. Silver Cooke - Mr Ticket Agent
  15. Sonny Boy Williamson - Don't Start Me Talking
  16. Sonny Terry - Four O'Clock Blues
  17. Magic Sam - All Your Love
  18. John Lee Hooker - My Daddy Was a Jockey
  19. Memphis Minnie - Killer Diller Blues

  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Bo Diddley - Corn bread
  • Eddie Chamblee - 6 String Boogie
  • Johnny Otis - Head hunter
  • Piano Red - Red's Boogie
  • Tiny Grimes - Jealousy