The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 59

Legends Mix

As always when I just select some Rhythm & Blues without a central theme - there are some real legendary greats and some obscure artists that actually don't deserve to be so much forgotten. That certainly counts for Little Miss Cornshucks, who among insiders is regarded as one of the great blues women - but for the rest of the world she has completely faded into obscurity. She was Ahmet Ertegun's inspiration to found the Atlantic label, and though she never got into Ertegun's studio, she was a great influence on Atlantic sweethearts Ruth Brown and LaVern Baker.

Other blues singers helped themselves become legends, like Homesick James, who happily stretched the truth a bit on whom he'd worked with, and keeping his family relationships with other bluesmen unclear - as his date of birth.

And at the end of the show I'll dive into the thirties with two of the most contrasting singing ladies. One in the glamorous world of the thriving big band scene, the other singing the dirtiest and most explicit blues of the Great Depression. That is - I had to select one of her milder songs for I don't want the owners of the radio stations that air my show, to get in troubles.



  1. Dorothy Ellis - He's Gone
  2. Wynonie Harris - Here Comes The Blues
  3. Johnny Moore's Three Blazers - New Orleans Blues
  4. Louis Jordan - Don't Burn the Candle at Both Ends
  5. Paul Gayten - Hey Little Girl
  6. The Ebbtones - Danny's Blues
  7. St. Louis Jimmy & Muddy Waters - Florida Hurricane
  8. Memphis Slim - Mother Earth
  9. Cecil Gant - Loose As A Goose
  10. Baby Face Lewis - Grandma and Grandpa
  11. Jack McVea - Inflation Blues
  12. Camille Howard Trio - I'm Blue
  13. Homesick James Williamson - Dirty rat
  14. The Blenders feat. Little Miss Cornshucks - Cornshuck's Blues
  15. Jay Mcshann - Let's Love Awhile
  16. Claude Thornhill feat. Maxine Sullivan - Stop! You're Breaking My Heart
  17. Lucille Bogan - Coffee Grindin' Blues


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Bill Ramal - Em-Bee
  • Chuck Higgins & His Mellotones - Pachuko Hop
  • Cootie Williams - Sound Track
  • Dizzy Gillespie - Caravan
  • Eddie Chamblee - Last Call
  • Four Clefs - Dig These Blues