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CD / Product Number: JSP905

131 tracks on 5 CDs from this mastjazzman - entertainer - movie star - supreme hit maker - oh yes, and inventor of Rock n Roll!
Think the five discs and 131 songs of Louis Jordan and His Tympany 5 is too much Louis Jordan? Not a chance. Not for a man who so consistently and so definitively achieved the elusive and delicate combination of musicianship and accessibility. Not for a man who paved new and vital musical roads without ever losing his sense of style or his appetite for fun. Covering Jordan's historic (not to mention commercially successful) Decca tenure from 1938 to 1950, this amazing collection finds the alto-sax player, songwriter, and singer building blues and swing into a hot mix that came to be known as RnB, producing hit after hit with top-notch bands behind him, streamlining the big-band concept without diminishing the music's force. Much has been made of his role in the development of RnB--and as a result, rock and roll--and his importance as a musical pioneer can't be under estimated. But all ideas about 'historical importance' fade away as these vibrant, insistent, irresistible tracks roll by. Marc Greilsamer


Disc 1

1. Honey In The Bee Ball
2. Barnacle Bill The Sailor
3. Flat Face
4. Keep A Knockin' But You Can't Come In
5. Sam Jones Done Snagged His Britches On
6. Swinging In A Coconut Tree
7. Doug The Jitterbug
8. At The Swing Cat's Ball
9. Jake What A Snake
10. Honeysuckle Rose
11. Fore Day Blues
12. But I'll Be Back
13. You Ain't Nowhere
14. You're My Meat
15. June Tenth Jamboree
16. You Run Your Mouth And I'll Run My Business
17. I'm Alabama Bound
18. Somebody Done Hoodoo'd The Hoodoo Man
19. Bounce The Ball (Doo Dah Diddle Dum Day)
20. Penthouse In The Basement
21. After School Swing Session
22. Oh Boy I'm In The Groove
23. Never Let Your Left Hand Know What The Right Hand's Doi n'
24. Don't Come Cryin' On My Shoulder
25. Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
26. Chicken Ain't Nothing But A Bird
27. Pompton Turnpike
28. Do You Call That A Buddy (Dirty Cat)
29. I Know You. I Know What You Wanna Do

Disc 2

1. Pinetop's Boogie
2. Two Little Squirrels (Nuts To You)
3. T-Bone Blues
4. Pan Pan
5. St. Vitus Dance
6. Saxa Woogie
7. Brotherly Love
8. Boogie Woogie Came To Town
9. How 'Bout That
10. Mama Mama Blues (Rusty Dusty Blues)
11. Knock Me A Kiss
12. Green Grass Grows All Around
13. Small Town Boy
14. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
15. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
16. Chicks I Pick Are Slender Tender And Tall
17. I'm Gonna Leave You On The Outskirts Of Town
18. That'll Just 'Bout Knock Me Out
19. Five Guys Named Moe
20. It's A Low Down Dirty Shame
21. Ration Blues
22. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
23. Deacon Jones
24. I Like 'Em Fat Like That
25. Mop Mop
26. G.I. Jive
27. You Can't Get That No More

Disc 3

1. My Baby Said Yes (Yip Yip De Hootie)
2. Your Socks Don't Match
3. Buzz Me
4. Caldonia Boogie
5. Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door
6. How Long Must I Wait For You
7. Salt Pork West Virginia
8. Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule
9. Stone Cold Dead In The Market
10. Petootie Pie
11. Reconversion Blues
12. It's So Easy
13. Beware
14. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
15. Choo Choo Ch' Boogie
16. Ain't That Just Like A Woman
17. That Chick's Too Young To Fry
18. No Sale
19. If It's Love You Want Baby That's Me
20. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
21. Let The Good Times Roll
22. All For The Love Of Lil
23. Texas And Pacific
24. Jack You're Dead
25. Reet Petite And Gone
26. Sure Had A Wonderful Time
27. I Know What You're Putting Down

Disc 4

1. Friendship
2. Open The Door Richard
3. Boogie Woogie Blue Plate
4. Barnyard Boogie
5. Every Man To His Own Profession
6. Early In The Morning
7. Run Joe
8. Look Out
9. Have You Got The Gumption
10. We Can't Agree
11. Chicky-Mo Craney Crow
12. Roamin' Blues
13. Inflation Blues
14. You're Much Too Fat (And That's That)
15. Pettin' And Pokin'
16. You're On The Right Track Baby
17. Don't Burn The Candle At Both Ends
18. Why'd You Do It Baby
19. Daddy-O
20. Safe Sane And Single
21. I Know What I've Got Don't Know What I'm Getting
22. You Broke Your Promise
23. Push-Ka Pee-Shee Pie (The Saga Of Saga Boy)
24. Coleslaw
25. Beans And Corn Bread

Disc 5

1. Onion
2. Baby's Gonna Go Bye-Bye
3. Heed My Warning
4. Psycho Loco
5. Baby It's Cold Outside
6. Don't Cry Cry-Baby
7. School Days
8. Hungry Man
9. Saturday Night Fish Fry
10. I Want A Roof Over My Head
11. Show Me How (You Milk The Cow)
12. Blue Light Boogie
13. Ain't Nobody's Business But Your Own
14. I'll Never Be Free
15. Tamburitza Boogie
16. You Dyed Your Hair Chartreuse
17. Lemonade
18. It's A Great Great Pleasure
19. You Will Always Have A Friend
20. Trouble Then Satisfaction
21. Life Is So Peculiar
22. I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)
23. Tear Drops From My Eyes