The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 44

More Instrumentals

Today the words are only from my blabber mouth as the music is all instrumental. There was a vast amount of instrumentals in Rhythm & Blues but in most cases they serve as background of my talking and so every now and then I think it's right to expose them in full.

On the playlist you'll find two tunes with a rare mandolin and violin in them, and I lament the loss of all kinds of instruments in popular music. Already early we lost the fiddler that occasionally played in pre-war blues and big bands, and the once ubiquitous clarinet, the trombone and the trumpet disappeared through the years, leaving the late fifties music only with a saxophone to do the instrumental break, until white rock 'n roll threw that in the junkyard too, concentrating on the guitar only.



  1. Noble Watts - Easy Going
  2. Memphis Slim - Midnight Jump
  3. Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds Of Joy - Bear Down
  4. Harlem Hamfats - Growling Dog
  5. Lucky Millinder - Shipyard Social Function
  6. Lionel Hampton - Red Top
  7. Todd Rhodes - Chicken Strut
  8. Albert Ammons - Tuxedo Boogie
  9. Arnett Cobb - Walkin' Home
  10. Leo Parker & His Mad Lads - Leo's Boogie
  11. Jim Wynn - J.W. Bop
  12. Hen Gates and his Gaters - Swinging To The Rock And Roll
  13. Eddie Chamblee - Back Street
  14. Lynn 'Turbanhead' Hope - Eleven Til Two
  15. Bumps Meyers Sextet - Memphis Hop
  16. Little Willie Jackson - Jackson's Boogie
  17. Red Prysock - Pog Wog

  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Cecil Gant - Rose Room
  • Gone All Stars - Gone Stroll
  • Hen Gates & his Gaters - Moondog Rock
  • Joe Houston - Hurricane
  • Lucky Millinder - Apollo Jump