The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 98

The jukebox of July 1948

Today I'll take you to a joint somewhere in a black neighborhood in a big city. It's been a hot day in mid-July of 1948 and we're thirsty for a beer and some good music. I got some nickels so I play from what's in that juke box and that's pretty much what was popular in that summer, all recorded in the year before as the '48 strike of the American Federation of Musicians is still in effect.

The juke box has a surprising amount of crooning ballads and sentimental pop songs, but today I do the selection, so you'll get hot Rhythm & Blues from me - als always.



  1. Lonnie Johnson - Tomorrow Night
  2. Ravens - Send For Me If You Need Me
  3. Lionel hampton - Hamp's Got a Duke
  4. Louis Jordan - All for the Love of Lil
  5. Nellie Lutcher - Fine Brown Frame
  6. Julia Lee - When You're Smiling
  7. Sonny Thompson - Long Gone
  8. Memphis Slim - Messin' Around
  9. T-Bone Walker - That's better for me
  10. Ivory Joe Hunter - Pretty Mamma Blues
  11. Wynonie Harris - Good Rockin' Tonight
  12. Wynonie Harris - Good Morning Mr Blues
  13. Lonnie Johnson - What a Woman
  14. Ivory Joe Hunter - Don't Fall in Love With Me
  15. Ivory Joe Hunter - Siesta With Sonny
  16. Memphis Slim - Midnight Jump
  17. Julia Lee - King Size Papa


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Al 'Cake' Wichard Sextette - Piece Of Cake
  • Camille Howard - X-Temperaneous Boogie
  • Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Shavetail
  • Gene Phillips & His Rhythm Aces - Royal Boogie
  • Sonny Thompson - Sonny's Return