The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman

Episodes

This is a growing list of episodes of the Legends of the Rocking Dutchman. Transcripts of each show are provided as a link in each episode.
  1. Saucy lyrics
  2. The great saxmen
  3. Legends Mix #1
  4. Booze legends
  5. Double-siders
  6. Instrumentals
  7. Legends Mix #2
  8. The Train Blues
  9. Late Fifties Mix
  10. Eddie Chamblee or ALT show *
  11. The Harlem Hit Parade, number ones 1942-1943
  12. Ladies Night
  13. Legends Mix #3
  14. Rhythm & Blues to Rock 'n Roll
  15. The Harlem Hit Parade, number ones 1943-1944
  16. Legends Mix #4
  17. The Cat Label
  18. R&B that inspired Elvis
  19. Legends Mix #5
  20. The Race music chart, number ones 1945-1946 or ALT show *
  21. A Young Genius - Ray Charles earlies or ALT show *
  22. Broke and Busted
  23. The 1942-44 AFM recording ban
  24. Legends Mix #6
  25. The Race music chart, number ones 1947-1948 or ALT show *
  26. The Ray-O-Vacs or ALT show *
  27. Legends Mix #7
  28. More instrumentals
  29. Rolling Stones' blues inspiration or ALT show *
  30. Legends Mix #8
  31. The Rhythm & Blues Chart, number ones 1948-1949
  32. Good Food
  33. Legends Mix #9
  34. Gotham 500 series
  35. The Rhythm & Blues Chart, number ones 1949-1950
  36. Good Rocking Tonight
  37. Eighties re-issue albums
  38. Legends Mix #10
  39. Blues legends
  40. The Bullet label
  41. The Rhythm & Blues Chart, number ones 1951-1952
  42. Legends Mix #11
  43. J. Mayo "Ink" Williams
  44. More instrumentals
  45. The Rhythm & Blues Chart, number ones 1952-1953
  46. Freedom Records
  47. Legends Mix #12
  48. Ladies sing the blues
  49. More public transport
  50. Legends Mix #13
  51. The Rhythm & Blues Chart, number ones 1953-1954
  52. First Anniversary Show
  53. Legends Mix
  54. 80s Re-issue albums
  55. The Philo label
  56. Uptempo vocal groups
  57. Legends Mix
  58. The Rhythm & Blues Chart, number ones 1955
  59. Legends Mix
  60. Chance re-releases
  61. 78s Only
  62. More instrumentals
  63. The 1948 recording ban
  64. Legends Mix
  65. Jook Joint
  66. Legends Mix
  67. Decca 7000 (race) series
  68. Legends Mix
  69. Cars
  70. Blues Shouters
  71. Legends Mix
  72. The Melodisc label
  73. Legends Mix
  74. Decca 7000 (race) series - 1938
  75. Background instrumentals
  76. Legends Mix
  77. Aladdin releases 1946
  78. That Magic Nr. 78
  79. Double-siders
  80. Legends Mix
  81. The Bayou label
  82. Minor key blues
  83. Legends Mix
  84. More Booze
  85. Roy Milton's Miltone label
  86. Houston, TX
  87. Legends Mix
  88. Decca 7000 (race) series - 1939
  89. More from reissue vinyl
  90. Girls Talk
  91. Legends Mix
  92. Legends Mix
  93. J. Mayo Williams' indies
  94. The Miracle label
  95. Legends Mix
  96. Legends Mix
  97. Double-siders
  98. The jukebox of July 1948
  99. Legends Mix
  100. Show 100: My own list of most important Rhythm & Blues songs
  101. Legends Mix
  102. Decca Race series, spring 1940
  103. The jukebox of December 1951
  104. Legends Mix
  105. The Old Swing-Master
  106. Legends Mix
  107. Aladdin releases 1946/47
  108. More instrumentals
  109. Legends Mix
  110. Legends Mix
  111. OKeh's 1951 Revival
  112. Vocal Group Delight
  113. Legends Mix
  114. Trumpet records
  115. 80's reissue albums
  116. Legends Mix
  117. Decca releases, spring 1940
  118. Legends Mix
  119. The Conqueror label
  120. Legends Mix
  121. Instrumentals
  122. Black Patti
  123. Legends Mix
  124. Aladdin 3000 series, 1948
  125. Legends Mix
  126. The jukebox of September 1945
  127. Legends Mix
  128. The Freedom label
  129. Leftovers
  130. Legends Mix
  131. Playing from re-issue albums
  132. Legends Mix
  133. The Fidelity label
  134. Depession blues
  135. Legends Mix
  136. Soundies and movies
  137. Legends Mix
  138. Decca releases, spring 1940
  139. Legends Mix
  140. The Parrot label
  141. Legends Mix
  142. Legends Mix
  143. Sun records
  144. Supreme records
  145. Legends Mix
  146. Decca releases, 1940
  147. Instrumentals
  148. Legends Mix
  149. AFRS Jubilee!
  150. Legends Mix
  151. Legends Mix
  152. Columbia 30000 series
  153. Brunswick releases, 1931
  154. Legends Mix
  155. Legends Mix
  156. The Peacock label
  157. Legends Mix
  158. Decca releases, 1940/41
  159. Leftovers
  160. Obscure labels
  161. Legends Mix
  162. Conqueror records
  163. Legends Mix
  164. Legends Mix
  165. Sam Phillips before Sun
  166. Legends Mix
  167. Aladdin, 1949
  168. Legends Mix
  169. Aletha Dickerson, Paramount music executive
  170. Legends Mix
  171. Instrumentals
  172. Legends Mix
  173. Decca releases, 1941
  174. OKeh, 1952
  175. Legends Mix
  176. Legends Mix
  177. The Red Saunders Research Foundation
  178. Legends Mix
  179. Eight double-siders and a twelve inch
  180. Legends Mix
  181. Playing from re-issue albums
  182. Legends Mix
  183. Joe Davis Labels
  184. Legends Mix
  185. Sam Phillips before Sun (2)
  186. Legends Mix
  187. Legends Mix
  188. Decca releases, 1941/42
  189. Legends Mix
  190. Bluebird Mix, 1940
  191. Legends Mix
  192. Legends Mix
  193. Mercury's early beginnings
  194. Legends Mix
  195. Versions of classics
  196. Legends Mix
  197. The history of boogie-woogie
  198. Legends Mix
  199. Decca 7000 series (end)
  200. Show 200
  201. Legends Mix
  202. Decca Sepia Series
  203. Legends Mix
  204. The United label
  205. Legends Mix
  206. Double-siders
  207. Legends Mix
  208. Legends Mix
  209. Bluebird mix, 1940
  210. Legends Mix
  211. Legends Mix
  212. The Regal label
  213. Legends Mix
  214. The Mayo Williams - King connection
  215. Legends Mix
  216. Columbia 30000 series
  217. Legends Mix
  218. Legends Mix
  219. Decca Sepia Series
  220. Legends Mix
  221. Bruswick Race series, 1930
  222. Legends Mix
  223. The Black & White label
  224. Legends Mix
  225. Very Special Old Blues
  226. Legends Mix

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A note on ALT (alternative) shows

While running the Legends of the Rocking Dutchman on WOYW (Oldiesyourway.com, now Good Time Oldies), I found out that the license of this station did not allow for more than three tracks of one artist in an hour. This made it impossible for several of the episodes to be aired on this station: the one-artist sets, the Rolling Stones Blues example special and the number one hits shows on the years 1945 to 1948, the latter because of the success of Louis Jordan who had way too many hits in these years.

For this, I made alternative shows that do fit the three-song requirement. Other radio stations interested to air the Legends of the Rocking Dutchman are free to choose between the regular or the alt shows.

You'll find these alternative shows only in the first half year of this program. I love this work, but I hate to have to do things twice :-)