The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 69


Though not so many as for trains, quite some blues have been dedicated to the car. The Cadillac was the symbol of success in life, but more likely it was an old, worn T-model Ford that was all you could afford. Both were often sung about.

Then came the latest Oldsmobile model, the "88", that grew popular with the young crowd, and with it came the song that just boasted about the car. Its features were described as if it were a beautiful woman, and it's this type of car song that became so popular in Rock 'n Roll.



  1. Sleepy John Estes - Poor Man's Friend
  2. Lightnin' Hopkins - T Model Blues
  3. Willie Love & His Three Aces - V-8 Ford
  4. Dan Pickett - Ride To A Funeral In A V-8
  5. Big John & The Buzzards - Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash
  6. Paul Bascomb - Pink Cadillac
  7. Jimmy Liggins - Cadillac Boogie
  8. Jerry McCain - Courtin' In A Cadillac
  9. Roy Brown - Cadillac Baby
  10. Jackie Brenston & his Delta Cats - Rocket 88
  11. Jackie Brenston - In My Real Gone Rocket 88
  12. Little Sylvia - Drive Daddy Drive
  13. Nat King Cole - Route 66
  14. Tommy Lee Thompson - Highway 80 Blues
  15. Treniers - Uh Oh (Get Out Of The Car)
  16. Willie Love - Little Car Blues
  17. Tommy Brown - V-8 Baby
  18. Walter Roland - T Model Blues


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Arnett Cobb - No Dues
  • Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter
  • Illinois Jacket - Weary Blues
  • Pete Johnson - Rocket Boogie '88' Part 1
  • Roland Kirk - A La Carte