OUR "BUY 10" SALE IS BACK - NOW SAVE 50% ON HUNDREDS OF CDS AND DVDS

LOUIS JORDAN & HIS TYMPANY FIVE: FIFTIES COLLECTION 1951-58

LOUIS JORDAN & HIS TYMPANY FIVE: FIFTIES COLLECTION 1951-58

Vendor
ACROBAT
Regular price
$21.58
Sale price
$17.99
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Louis Jordan was one of the big stars in the R&B charts of the 1940s, racking up over 50 hits with his band The Tympany Five into the early 50s with his distinctive brand of jump blues, a swinging up-tempo hybrid of jazz, blues and boogie-woogie, with his alto sax, vocals and extrovert persona at the core of their appeal. He was dubbed “The King Of The Jukebox” as a result of his popularity (See Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Jukebox Hits Vol. 1 1942-47 and Vol. 2 1947-51 [Acrobat ACMCD4082 & 4083]). Although he did not have hits after 1951 he continued making great R&B records through subsequent years as the pop music landscape increasingly reflected the influence that his earlier hits had on the development of rock ‘n’ roll, although it was newer artists who took that music into the charts. This great-value 52-track 2-CD set comprises selected A & B sides from the 40-odd releases he had during this era, first on his long-standing record label Decca, and after that on the RCA subsidiary labels “X” and Vik and then the Aladdin label – after 1958 his career became much less chart-focused, so the material on this collection very much rounds off his time as an artist with chart ambitions. It captures Louis performing with the same energy, humour and rocking intent as in earlier years, as his finely-honed band swings through some quality material, with the later recordings demonstrating how much he was part of the rock ‘n’ roll explosion.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 You Will Always Have A Friend Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
2 I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
3 If You're So Smart How Come You Ain't Rich Louis Jordan & His Orchestra
4 How Blue Can You Get? Louis Jordan & His Orchestra
5 Three Handed Woman Louis Jordan & His Orchestra
6 Trust In Me Louis Jordan & His Orchestra
7 Cock-A-Doodle Doo Louis Jordan & His Orchestra
8 Bone Dry Louis Jordan & His Orchestra
9 No Sale Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
10 Louisville Lodge Meeting Louis Jordan & His Orchestra
11 Slow Down Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
12 Azure-Te (Paris Blues) Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
13 Jordan For President Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
14 All Of Me Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
15 You're Much Too Fat (And That's That) Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
16 A Man's Best Friend Is Bed Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
17 It's Better To Wait For Love Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
18 Hog Wash Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
19 Time Marches On Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
20 I Want You To Be My Baby Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
21 Fat Sam From Birmingham Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
22 Lollypop Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
23 Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
24 Only Yesterday Louis Jordan
25 Wake Up Jacob Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Locked Up Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
2 Come And Get It Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
3 Everything That's Made Of Wood (Was Once A Tree) Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
4 Dad Gum Yo' Hide Boy Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
5 Whiskey Do Your Stuff Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
6 I'll Die Happy Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
7 Oo-Wee! Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
8 Hurry Home Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
9 A Dollar Down Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
10 I Seen What'cha Done Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
11 Louie's Blues Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
12 Put Some Money In The Pot Boy (Cause The Juice Is Running Low) Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
13 Fat Back And Corn Liquor Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
14 Time Is A-Passin' Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
15 It's Hard To Be Good Without You Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
16 Whatever Lola Wants Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
17 Bananas Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
18 Chicken Back Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
19 Rock 'N Roll Call Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
20 Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens Louis Jordan
21 Choo Choo Ch-Boogie Louis Jordan
22 Morning Light Louis Jordan
23 Rock Doc Louis Jordan
24 Fire Louis Jordan
25 Ella Mae Louis Jordan
26 I Found My Peace Of Mind Louis Jordan
27 Sweet Hunk Of Junk Louis Jordan