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Louis Jordan The Best Of Louis Jordan (CD-Longbox)

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(1992/MCA) 20 Tracks (63:26), originally issued between 1941-1954 - Reissue of the 1975 Best Of... more

Louis Jordan: The Best Of Louis Jordan (CD-Longbox)

(1992/MCA) 20 Tracks (63:26), originally issued between 1941-1954 - Reissue of the 1975 Best Of 2-LP album set! 

Article properties: Louis Jordan: The Best Of Louis Jordan (CD-Longbox)

  • Interpret: Louis Jordan

  • Album titlle: The Best Of Louis Jordan (CD-Longbox)

  • Label MCA

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 1992
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0076732407929

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Jordan, Louis - The Best Of Louis Jordan (CD-Longbox) CD 1
01 Choo Choo Ch'Boogie Louis Jordan
02 Let The Good Times Rol Louis Jordan
03 Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens Louis Jordan
04 Saturday Night Fish Fry Louis Jordan
05 Beware Louis Jordan
06 Caldonia Louis Jordan
07 Knock Me A Kiss Louis Jordan
08 Run Joe Louis Jordan
09 School Days Louis Jordan
10 Blue Light Boogie Louis Jordan
11 Five Guys Named Moe Louis Jordan
12 What's The Use Of Gettin Sober Louis Jordan
13 Buzz Me Louis Jordan
14 Beans And Corn Bread Louis Jordan
15 Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' Louis Jordan
16 Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door Louis Jordan
17 Barnyard Boogie Louis Jordan
18 Early In The Mornin' Louis Jordan
19 I Want You To Be My Baby Louis Jordan
20 Nobody Knows You When You Are Down And Out 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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