The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 52

Legends Mix

Today's mixed bag of goodies start in the thirties with a great clarinettist and a duo that probably has been forgotten completely by now. Well, the clarinet was doomed to be the first wind instrument that we'd lose in the Rhythm & Blues and the duo had grown a bit old-fashioned already back then, but they have done a few nice blues at the end of the decade - including today's song devoted to the greatest jazz trumpeter ever - unfortunately without him.

Today I also clear out two pairs of names that are often mixed up - Etta Jones and Etta James, and Budd Johnson and Buddy Johnson. Together of course with great music, as always.



  1. Sidney Bechet - Chant in the Night
  2. Grant & Wilson - Toot It Brother Armstrong
  3. Camille Howard - Business Woman
  4. Dee Williams & His California Playboys - Double Trouble Hop
  5. Erline Harris - Jump and Shout
  6. Big Joe Turner - Morning Glories
  7. Big Mama Thornton With The Bill Harvey Band - Let Your Tears Fall Baby
  8. Nellie Lutcher - Baby What's Your Alibi
  9. Etta Jones - I May Be Wonderful
  10. Buddy Johnson feat. Ella Johnson - You'll Get Them Blues
  11. Laura Rucker - Cryin' The Blues
  12. Ravens - Write Me a Letter
  13. T-Bone Walker - Sail On Boogie
  14. Jay McShann - Hootie Blues
  15. Joe Gregory feat. Clyde Hart - Smack That Mess
  16. Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis and his Be Boppers - Hollerin' And Screamin'
  17. Cootie Williams - Mercenary Papa
  18. Jimmy Yancey - I Received A Letter


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Earl Bostic - Sugar Hill Blues
  • Four Clefs - Dig These Blues
  • Harlem Hamfats - Growling Dog
  • Lucky Millinder & His Orch - Apollo Jump
  • Lynn Hope - Eleven Til Two