The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 54

80s Re-issue Albums

I have a whole amount of music still sitting on eighties re-issue albums - vinyl - that I still need to catalogue. Browsing through them always leaves for some great tunes for a show and today I bring you some of the highlights of that little collection. I did so before, and I will continue doing that every now and then, because I think it's great music on them.

Not so surprisingly given the country where I come from, most of these albums are European. I'll play from British, Swedish, Danish and German LPs. Most of them come with excellent liner notes - fortunately for me in English - that give me enough material to tell you the stories that as always come with the music. And today a special word about Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the great crossover artist even before the word existed, between Rhythm & Blues and Gospel. She is the singer of the only gospel that is on every shortlist of Rock 'n Roll defining music.



  1. Ike Quebec - I.Q. Blues
  2. Percy mayfield - I Dare You, Baby
  3. Buddy Banks - Happy Home Blues
  4. Joe Liggins - Daddy On My Mind
  5. Sil Austin - Balin' Wire
  6. Sonny Thompson - Mellow Blues
  7. Cozy Eggleston - Cozy's Beat
  8. Chuck Willis - Wrong Lake To Catch A Fish
  9. Big John Greer - Woman Is A Five Letter Word
  10. Varetta Dillard - Send Me Some Money
  11. T-Bone Walker - Bobby Sox Blues
  12. Nellie Lutcher - Lake Charles Boogie
  13. Joe Morris - The Spider
  14. buddy johnson - Li'l Dog
  15. Louis Jordan - Pettin' And Pokin'
  16. Lucky Millinder - Rock Daniel
  17. Roy Milton - Where There Is No Love


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Earl Bostic - Tuxedo Junction
  • Frank 'Floorshow' Culley - Skip-A-Page
  • Lester Young - Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
  • Sonny Thompson - Cat On The Keys pt 1