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Louis Jordan

Geoffrey Smith invites you to party with the joyful jump band of saxophonist-singer Louis Jordan (1908-75). Immortalized in the West End hit Five Guys Named Moe, Jordan was the king of American jive.

1 hour

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Sun 30 Dec 2018 00:00

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  • CHICK WEBB & CHICK WEBB

    Rusty Hinge

    • AT THE SWING CATS' BALL - THE EARLY YEARS.
    • JSP.
    • 2.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    Honey In The Bee Ball

    • Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
    • JSP.
    • 1.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    Keep A-Knockin

    • Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
    • JSP.
    • 4.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    You Run Your Mouth And I'll Run My Business

    • Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
    • JSP.
    • 16.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird

    • Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
    • JSP.
    • 26.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    Knock Me A Kiss

    • Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
    • JSP Records.
    • 11.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town

    • Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
    • JSP Records.
    • 14.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    Five Guys Named Moe

    • Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
    • JSP Records.
    • 19.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby

    • Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
    • JSP Records.
    • 22.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    G I Jive

    • Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
    • JSP Records.
    • 26.
  • Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five

    Ration Blues

    • Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.
    • JSP Records.
    • 21.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five

    Buzz Me

    • Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five.
    • JSP Records.
    • 3.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    Caldonia

    • Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five.
    • JSP Records.
    • 4.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    Petootie Pie

    • Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.
    • JSP Records.
    • 10.
  • Louis Jordan & Louis Jordan

    Choo Choo Ch'Boogie

    • Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.
    • JSP Records.
    • 15.
  • Louis Jordan

    Let The Good Times Roll

    • Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five.
    • JSP.
    • 21.
  • Louis Jordan

    Saturday Night Fish Fry

    • Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.
    • JSP Records.
    • 9.

Louis Jordan

  Title:  Rusty Hinge  
  Artist: Chick Webb 
  Composers: Lew Brown/La Fremiere 
  Album Title: At The Swing Cat’s Ball  
  Label:  JSP Catalogue No: JSPCD-330 
  Duration: 03:04 
  Performers: Chick Webb, drums; Mario Bauza, Bobby Stark, Taft Jordan, trumpets; Sandy Williams & Nat Story, trombones; Pete Clark, clarinet; Louis Jordan, alto saxophone; Ted McRae, tenor saxophone; Wayman Carver, tenor saxophone; Tommy Fulford, piano; John Trueheart, guitar; Beverley Peer, string bass.

  Title:  Honey in the Bee Ball  
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Louis Jordan
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Catalogue No: JSPCD905A 
  Duration: 03:02 
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Courtney Williams, trumpet; Lem Johnson, clarinet, tenor saxophone; Clarence Johnson, piano; Charlie Drayton, bass; Walter Martin, drums.

  Title:  Keep A-Knockin  
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Mays/Bradford 
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Catalogue No: JSPCD905A 
  Duration:  02:34
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Courtney Williams, trumpet; Lem Johnson, clarinet, tenor saxophone; Clarence Johnson, piano; Charlie Drayton, bass; Walter Martin, drums.

  Title:  You Run Your Mouth and I'll Run My Business  
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Lillian Armstrong 
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Catalogue No: JSPCD905A 
  Duration:  02:34 
  Performers:  ‘Yack’ Taylor, vocals; Louis Jordan, vocals, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Courtney Williams, trumpet; Stafford Simon, clarinet, tenor saxophone; Clarence Johnson, piano; Charlie Drayton, bass; Walter Martin, drums.

  Title:  A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird  
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Wallace 
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Catalogue No: JSPCD905A 
  Duration: 02:34 
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Courtney Williams, trumpet; Kenneth Hollon, clarinet, tenor sax; Arnold Thomas, piano; Charlie Drayton, bass; Walter Martin, drums.

  Title:  Knock Me A Kiss  
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Jackson
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Records Catalogue No: CD-905B 
  Duration: 02:45 
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Eddie Roane, trumpet; Stafford Simon, clarinet, tenor saxophone; Arnold Thomas, piano; Dallas Bartley, bass; Walter Martin, drums.

  Title:  I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town  
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Weldon 
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Records Catalogue No: CD-905B 
  Duration: 02:49 
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Eddie Roane, trumpet; Arnold Thomas, piano; Dallas Bartley, bass; Walter Martin, drums

  Title:  Five Guys Named Moe  
  Artist: Louis Jordan
  Composers: Bresler/Wynn
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Records Catalogue No: CD-905B 
  Duration: 02:58 
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Eddie Roane, trumpet; Arnold Thomas, piano; Dallas Bartley, bass; Walter Martin, drums

  Title:  Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby  
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Louis Jordan/Billy Austin
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Records Catalogue No: CD-905B 
  Duration:  02:42
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Eddie Roane, trumpet; Arnold Thomas, piano; Jesse Simpkins, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.

  Title:  GI Jive  
  Artist: Louis Jordan
  Composers: Mercer 
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Records Catalogue No: CD-905B 
  Duration:  02:56
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone; Eddie Roane, trumpet; Arnold Thomas, piano; Al Morgan, bass; Wilmore Jones, drums.

  Title:  Ration Blues  
  Artist: Louis Jordan
  Composers: Jordan/Casey/Clark 
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Records  Catalogue No: CD 905  
  Duration:  03:05
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Eddie Roane, trumpet; Arnold Thomas, piano; Jesse Simpkins, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.

  Title:  Buzz Me  
  Artist: Louis Jordan
  Composers: Louis Jordan 
  Album Title: Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Records Catalogue No: CD905C 
  Duration: 02:49 
  Performers:  Louis Jordan, vocals, alto saxophone; Leonard Graham, trumpet; Freddie Simon, clarinet, tenor saxophone; William Austin, piano; Al Morgan, bass; Alex Mitchell, drums

  Title:  Caldonia 
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Fleecie Moore 
  Album Title: Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Records Catalogue No: CD905C 
  Duration: 02:40 
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, alto saxophone; Leonard Graham, trumpet; Freddie Simon, clarinet, tenor saxophone; William Austin, piano; Al Morgan, bass; Alex Mitchell, drums

  Title:  Petootie Pie  
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Pack, Frank Paparelli, Levine 
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Records  Catalogue No: CD 905C 
  Duration: 02:34 
  Performers: Ella Fitzagerald, vocals; Louis Jordan, vocals, alto saxophone; Aaron Izenhall, trumpet; Josh Jackson, tenor saxophone; Wild Bill Davis, piano; Carl Hogan, electric guitar; Jesse Simpkins, bass; Eddie Boyd, drums; Herry Dial, maracas; Vic Lourie, claves.

  Title:  Choo Choo Ch’Boogie  
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Horton/Darling/Gabler 
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Records  Catalogue No: CD 905C
  Duration: 02:41
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, alto saxophone; Aaron Izenhall, trumpet; Josh Jackson, tenor saxophone; Wild Bill Davis, piano; Carl Hogan, electric guitar; Jesse Simpkins, bass; Eddie Boyd, drums

  Title:  Let the Good Times Roll  
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Moore 
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five 
  Label: JSP Catalogue No: JSPCD905A 
  Duration: 02:45 
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, alto saxophone; Aaron Izenhall, trumpet; Josh Jackson, tenor saxophone; Wild Bill Davis, piano; Carl Hogan, electric guitar; Jesse Simpkins, bass; Eddie Boyd, drums

  Title:  Saturday Night Fish Fry  
  Artist: Louis Jordan 
  Composers: Jordan/Walsh
  Album Title: Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 
  Label:  JSP Records  Catalogue No: CD 905E  
  Duration:  05:21
  Performers: Louis Jordan, vocals, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone; Aaron Izenhall, Bob Mitchell, Harold Mitchell, trumpets; Josh Jackson, tenor saxophone; Bill Dogget, piano; James Jackson, electric guitar; Billy Hadnott, bass; Joe Morris, drums

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