The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 212

The Regal label

Today's show is dedicated to the Regal label, that was founded in 1949 by the Braun brothers, the previous owners of DeLuxe records. The co-operation with Syd Nathan of King records in Cincinnati ended up in a bitter legal battle, with one of the outcomes that DeLuxe was acquired by King and moved to Ohio. The Braun brothers then launched their new Regal label and many of the DeLuxe artists went on with the Brauns.

Regal signed an interesting mix of young artists that played the Rhythm & Blues that was the direct forerunner of Rock 'n Roll, and some real veterans of the scene, whose style soon would be felt as outdated and oldfashioned. Well, it was the new generation of artists, that brought in the money - Larry Darnell, Paul Gayten and Annie Laurie were the label's hottest assets.



  1. Paul Gayten & Lee Allen - Backtrackin' (Dr. Daddy-O) (Regal 3230)
  2. James 'Blazer Boy' Locks - Blazer Boy Blues (3231)
  3. Erline Harris - Jump And Shout (3233)
  4. Larry Darnell - I'll Get Along Somehow (3236)
  5. James 'Blazer Boy' Locks - New Orleans Women Blues (3239)
  6. Wild Bill Moore - Mean Old World (3242)
  7. Doc Sausage and His Mad Lads - She Don't Want Me No More (3248)
  8. Ernie Fields - T-Town Blues (3249)
  9. Chubby 'Hip-Shakin' Newsome - Hard Lovin' Mama (3250)
  10. Memphis Minnie - Kidman Blues (3259)
  11. Larry Darnell - Pack Your Bags And Go (3260)
  12. Teddy Brannon - Don Newcomb Really Throws That Ball (3266)
  13. Chubby Newsome - Please Throw This Poor Dog A Bone (3268)
  14. Roosevelt Sykes - Rock It (3269)
  15. Sammy Cotton - Cool Playin' Mama (3270)
  16. David Wylie (Little David) - Shackles Around My Body (3271)
  17. Annie Laurie - I Ain't Gonna Let You In (3273)


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Paul Gayten - Fishtails (Regal 3234)
  • Wild Bill Moore - Dynaflow (3242)
  • Betty Mays - May's Haze (3243)
  • Teddy Brannon - Mixon' With Dixon (3266)
  • Roosevelt Sykes - Blues N' Boogie (3269)