The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 173

Decca releases, 1941

Every now and them I spell out part the catalog of Decca's Race series or 7000 series that ran from 1934 to '42. Today brings us to the releases in the summer of 1941, most of them recorded earlier that year. Though tensions were building up, no-one had a clue yet how America would soon get involved in the war that was going on in other places in the world, and the blues on this label had the same subject as they always had.

Today again has some of the most productive artists on Decca's roster as well as the obscurest one-release, no hit wonders. Even those are easy to find as Decca's catalog has been re-released remarkably well, be it not in a Decca Records story CD box but in extensive artist re-releases on the Document label as well as other CD and record projects.



  1. Georgia White - Mama Knows What Papa Wants When Papa's Feeling Blue (Decca 7841)
  2. Roosevelt Sykes - Low as a Toad (7843)
  3. Peetie Wheatstraw - You Got To Tell Me Something (7844)
  4. Bill Gaither - See My Grieve Blues (7846)
  5. Jimmie Gordon - I'm Gonna Cut Out (7849)
  6. Four Blackamoors - Break It Up Charlie (7850)
  7. Nora & Delle - Get Away from My Window (7852)
  8. Georgia White - Territory Blues (7853)
  9. Yack Taylor - Whip It To A Jelly (7855)
  10. Big Joe Turner - Somebody's got to go (7856)
  11. Peetie Wheatstraw - I'm A Little Piece Of Leather (7857)
  12. Nora & Delle - You Ain't Been Doin' Right (7858)
  13. Lloyd Phillips' Jumping Jacks - Boggy Bottom Blues (7860)
  14. Roosevelt Sykes - Trouble And Whiskey (7862)
  15. Yack Taylor - Don't Stop Now (7864)
  16. Jimmie Gordon - Looking For The Blues (7865)
  17. Nora Lee King - Why Don't You Do Right (7866)


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Andy Kirk & Mary Lou Williams - Scratchin' in the Gravel
  • Lil Armstrong & her Dixielanders - Riffin' The Blues
  • Mary Lou Williams - Overhand
  • Skeets Tolbert & His Gentlemen Of Swing - Jumpin' Jack
  • Tiny Parham - Moving Day