The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 76

Legends Mix

Today's mixed bag of tunes brings us a again some real enjoyable Rhythm & Blues. There's one artist that I pick out because he was one of the key persons in the making of Rock 'n Roll and the fifties New Orleans scene. But he did the work behind the scenes and for that he is much less known than the musicians that he brought their hits. Among them: Shirley & Lee, Lloyd Price, Smiley Lewis, Earl King, and most of all, Fats Domino. I'm talking about Dave Bartholomew, trumpeter, songwriter, talent scout and A&R man - and one of the few financially succesful Rhythm & Blues artists.



  1. Buddy Hawkins & The Keynotes - Saint Louis Blues
  2. Blue Lu Barker - Now You're Down In The Alley
  3. Linda Hayes & the Red Callender Sextette - What's It To You Jack
  4. Honey Brown With Freddie Mitchell's Orchestra - Rockin' And Jumpin'
  5. Goree Carter - I'm Your Boogie Man
  6. Joe Liggins - Sweet Georgia Brown
  7. Big Joe Turner - The Sun Is Shining
  8. Dave Bartholemew - Country Gal
  9. Carolina Slim - Mama's Boogie
  10. Baby Face Leroy Trio - Red Headed Woman
  11. Bumble Bee Slim - Ida Red
  12. Big John Greer & His Rhythm Rockers - Rockin' With Big John
  13. Earl Bostic - That's The Groovy Thing
  14. Joe Lutcher - Foothill Drive
  15. Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy - Messa Stomp
  16. Big Connie - Mumbles Blues
  17. Annisteen Allen - Lies Lies Lies
  18. Sugar Chile Robinson - I'll Eat My Spinach


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce

The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:

  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Joe Liggins - Little Black Book
  • Joe Lutcher - Rockin Boogie
  • Red Callender & The Sextet - The Honey Jump Pt.1
  • Sonny Terry - Harmonica Rumba
  • Tommy Douglas' Band - Goosed