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Louis Jordan On Film 1942-48

On Film 1942-48
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Louis Jordan: On Film 1942-48

CD on INTERSTATE RECORDS by Louis Jordan - On Film 1942-48

Article properties: Louis Jordan: On Film 1942-48

  • Interpret: Louis Jordan

  • Album titlle: On Film 1942-48

  • Label INTERSTATE

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0008637601720

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Jordan, Louis - On Film 1942-48 CD 1
01 Caldonia Louis Jordan
02 Honey Chile Louis Jordan
03 Tillie Louis Jordan
04 Buzz Me Louis Jordan
05 Jumpin' At The Jubilee Louis Jordan
06 Please Don't Cry And Say No Louis Jordan
07 Medley: Texas And Pacific/All For The Love Of Louis Jordan
08 Lil Louis Jordan
09 Wham Sam Louis Jordan
10 I Know What You're Putting Down Louis Jordan
11 Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan
12 Reet Petite And Gone Louis Jordan
13 Medley: That Chick's Too Young To Fry/Ain't Louis Jordan
14 That Just Like a Woman/If It's Love You Want Louis Jordan
15 Jack You're Dead Louis Jordan
16 Caldonia Louis Jordan
17 My New Ten Gallon Hat Louis Jordan
18 Don't Burn The Candle At Both Ends Louis Jordan
19 Chicky Mo Louis Jordan
20 We Can't Agree Louis Jordan
21 Boogie In The Barnyard Louis Jordan
22 Instrumental Louis Jordan
23 You're Much Too Fat Louis Jordan
24 Roamin' Blues Louis Jordan
25 Early In The Morning Louis Jordan
26 Down Down Down Louis Jordan
27 Five Guys Named Mo Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five No artist was more seminal to the development of R&B... more
"Louis Jordan"

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

No artist was more seminal to the development of R&B and ultimately rock and roll than jumpin', jivin' alto saxist Louis Jordan and his relentlessly swinging Tympany Five. The most popular R&B act of their era with an unbroken string of hits for Decca spanning 1942-1951, Jordan and his compact crew managed to cross over to the pop hit parade in unprecedented fashion. A naturally gifted comic, he starred in several low budget musical films for black audiences and proved a major influence on Bill Haley & His Comets, who were produced by Jordan's former Decca A&R man, Milt Gabler.

Born in Brinkley, Arkansas, on July 8, 1908, Louis came by his musical talents naturally: his father was a bandleader. The younger Jordan was skilled enough on his horn to find work in New York during the early '30s, recording behind Louis Armstrong and Clarence Williams before joining drummer Chick Webb's orchestra in 1936 (he was showcased on Webb's Rusty Hinge). Louis left Chick's employ in 1938, ready to lead the first incarnation of his Tympany Five (he was playing clarinet as well as alto sax in those days).

The hits began to come in late '42 with I'm Gonna Leave You On The Outskirts Of Town and didn't let up for a full decade. Jordan rallied the troops with his Ration Blues and G.I. Jive and kept jitterbugs hopping back home with Caldonia and Choo Choo Ch'Boogie. Like nine of his Decca 78s before it, Ain't That Just Like A Woman paced the race music charts. Written by Claude De Metruis (alleged co-author Fleecie Moore was Jordan's wife; he'd soon divorce her after she attacked him with a knife, losing a lot of compositional royalties he'd assigned to her in the process) and cut January 23, 1946 in New York, the humorous romp saw Louis' band expand to six with the addition of guitarist Carl Hogan.

Pianist Wild Bill Davis keeps the track driving, but it's Hogan's fluid boogie underpinning that gets the witty number rocking. Chuck Berry has long cited Hogan as a main influence and cut his own version of the song nearly two decades later; Fats Domino and Lloyd Price made convincing renditions as well. Sadly, like many of his peers, Jordan got left behind during the rock and roll revolution he helped spark. He was still performing until shortly before his February 4, 1975 death.

 

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

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