The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 99

Legends Mix

Today's mixed bag of music is the result of just some random thumbing through the database that I keep in an attempt to stay organized with my music collection. The strange thing is, that I often have the impression that getting organized is an awful way to forget what I have and random browsing helps me re-disovering what I have and seem to have lost from my memory.

The findings of today include Wee Bea Booze, of whom I found out that all biographies on her wrongly assumed that that was the stage name of Muriel Nichols. I found that on the web page of the Red Saunders Research Foundation, probably the best site on the Chicago music scene of the forties and fifties - and then Bea Booze never was connected to the Chicago scene. (I took the time to correct the Wikipedia page on Bea Booze her with that information).

And also a great blues from as far back as 1928 - that shows that "Race music" - African American music - always has been exciting and highly original.



  1. Buddy Johnson Orch - You Got It Made
  2. Dinah Washington - West Side Baby
  3. Big Joe Turner - Low Down Dog
  4. Ray Charles - St.Pete Florida
  5. Homesick James Williamson - Wartime
  6. Wee Bea Booze - So Good
  7. Red Callender Trio - Red Light
  8. Helen Humes - Blues With Helen
  9. Harlem Hamfats - Keep It Swinging Round And Round
  10. Benny Goodman feat. Jimmy Ricks - Walkin' With The Blues
  11. Bull Moose Jackson - Memphis Gal
  12. Wild Bill Moore - Bubbles
  13. Wynonie Harris - Triflin' Woman
  14. Washboard Sam & Big Bill Broonzy - Little City Woman
  15. Bessie Smith - Empty Bed Blues


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Big Jim Wynn - Goofin' Off
  • Count Basie - Every Tub
  • Eddie Chamblee - Blue Steel
  • Sonny Thompson - Backyard Affair
  • Wild Bill Moore - Burnt Toast