The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 60

Chance re-releases

Recently I laid my hands on four 1977 LPs of a Japanese pressing, containing material that was recorded in 1952 and '53 for the Chicago-based Chance label a few for J.O.B., that had a close co-operation with Chance. It contains fine blues from the Windy City from bluesmen that were contracted for Chance in these two years.

But a few tracks, according to the compilers recorded on December 28 of 1952, could never have been cut on that date, as the singer, Kitty Stevenson, had died half a year before in a Detroit hospital. That story leads us to the recording frenzy of December 1947, just before the second recording ban of the American Federation of Musicians, and to the obscurest of Chicago's record labels.



  1. J.B. Lenore - Mojo boogie
  2. J.B. Lenore - I Want My Baby
  3. Lazy Bill Lucas - I Had A Dream
  4. Lazy Bill Lucas - My Baby's Gone
  5. Johnny Shines - Brutal Hearted Woman
  6. Johnny Shines - No Name Blues
  7. Tampa Red - Beat That Bop
  8. Tampa Red - Please Mr. Doctor
  9. Kitty Stevenson - That Jive
  10. Kitty Stevenson - Train No.1
  11. Homesick James Williamson - Homesick Blues
  12. Homesick James Williamson - My Home In Georgia
  13. Big Boy Spires - Pine Gasoline
  14. Big Boy Spires - Sometimes I wonder
  15. Sunnyland Slim - When I Was Young
  16. Johnny Williams - Fat Mouth
  17. Bobby Prince - Better Think It Over


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Big Boy Spires - Rhythm Rock Boogie
  • Johnny Shines - Evening Shuffle
  • Sunnyland Slim - Bassology