Jivin' with Jordan [Proper Box]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This whopping 81-cut, four-disc box collects the vast majority of master takes Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five recorded for Decca in the 1940s. While it's true that Germany's Bear Family label did a better job by putting together a seven-disc box with alternates and a number of unreleased masters along with an LP of his duets with Ella Fitzgerald, this collection cannot be faulted, especially for the price especially since it also represents Jordan's music from the late '30s to the early '50s. One can hear the grand lyric phrasing and rhythmic influence Jordan had on Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Johnny Otis, and Otis Blackwell. From "Five Guys Named Moe," "That Chick's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This whopping 81-cut, four-disc box collects the vast majority of master takes Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five recorded for Decca in the 1940s. While it's true that Germany's Bear Family label did a better job by putting together a seven-disc box with alternates and a number of unreleased masters along with an LP of his duets with Ella Fitzgerald, this collection cannot be faulted, especially for the price especially since it also represents Jordan's music from the late '30s to the early '50s. One can hear the grand lyric phrasing and rhythmic influence Jordan had on Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Johnny Otis, and Otis Blackwell. From "Five Guys Named Moe," "That Chick's Too Young to Fry," and "Somebody Done Changed the Lock on My Door" to "If You're So Smart How Come You Ain't Rich," "Fast Sam from Birmingham," "Baby It's Cold Outside" with Ella, and many many more, there isn't a weak take on this set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/2002
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 805520020473
  • Catalog Number: 47

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Honey in the Bee Ball (3:10)
  2. 2 Keep a Knockin' (2:37)
  3. 3 Sam Jones Done Snagged His Britches (2:46)
  4. 4 Doug the Jitterbug (2:34)
  5. 5 At the Swing Cat's Ball (2:33)
  6. 6 Honeysuckle Rose (3:10)
  7. 7 But I'll Be Back (2:39)
  8. 8 You're My Meat (3:02)
  9. 9 June Tenth Jamboree (2:44)
  10. 10 You Run Your Mouth and I'll Run My Business (2:38)
  11. 11 Somebody Done Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man (2:41)
  12. 12 Oh Boy, I'm in the Groove (2:49)
  13. 13 Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand's Doin' (3:04)
  14. 14 A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird (2:37)
  15. 15 Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (2:57)
  16. 16 Saint Vitus Dance (2:51)
  17. 17 Saxa-Woogie (2:39)
  18. 18 Boogie Woogie Came to Town (3:09)
  19. 19 How 'Bout That? (2:55)
  20. 20 Knock Me a Kiss (2:48)
  21. 21 I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town (2:52)
  22. 22 What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)? (2:51)
  23. 23 The Chicks I Pick Are Slender, Tender and Tall (2:29)
  24. 24 I'm Gonna Leave You on the Outskirts of Town (3:06)
  25. 25 That'll Just About Knock Me Out (3:09)
  26. 26 Five Guys Named Moe (3:01)
  27. 27 Ration Blues (3:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? (2:45)
  2. 2 Deacon Jones (2:57)
  3. 3 I Like 'Em Fat Like That (2:40)
  4. 4 Mop! Mop! (2:57)
  5. 5 G.I. Jive (3:00)
  6. 6 You Can't Get That No More (3:21)
  7. 7 My Baby Said Yes (Yip, Yip de Hootie) (2:48)
  8. 8 Buzz Me (2:51)
  9. 9 Caldonia Boogie (2:43)
  10. 10 Somebody Done Changed the Lock on My Door (3:16)
  11. 11 How Long Must I Wait for You? (2:36)
  12. 12 Salt Pork, West Virginia (2:53)
  13. 13 Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule (2:31)
  14. 14 Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming) (2:43)
  15. 15 Reconversion Blues (2:22)
  16. 16 Beware, Brother, Beware (2:53)
  17. 17 Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin' (2:59)
  18. 18 Choo Choo Ch'Boogie (2:44)
  19. 19 Ain't That Just Like a Woman (2:53)
  20. 20 That Chick's Too Young to Fry (2:24)
  21. 21 No Sale (2:52)
  22. 22 Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens (3:05)
  23. 23 Let the Good Times Roll (2:49)
  24. 24 All for the Love of Lil (2:51)
  25. 25 Texas and Pacific (3:05)
  26. 26 Jack, You're Dead! (2:33)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Reet, Petite and Gone (2:44)
  2. 2 Sure Had a Wonderful Time (3:00)
  3. 3 I Know What You're Putting Down (3:07)
  4. 4 Open the Door, Richard (3:03)
  5. 5 Boogie Woogie Blue Plate (2:46)
  6. 6 Barnyard Boogie (2:47)
  7. 7 Every Man to His Own Profession (3:18)
  8. 8 Early in the Morning (3:23)
  9. 9 Run Joe (3:22)
  10. 10 Look Out (2:53)
  11. 11 Have You Got the Gumption? (3:05)
  12. 12 We Can't Agree (2:49)
  13. 13 Chicky-Mo, Craney-Crow (2:30)
  14. 14 Roamin' Blues (2:56)
  15. 15 You're Much Too Fat (And That's That) (2:43)
  16. 16 Pettin' and Pokin' (2:34)
  17. 17 You're on the Right Track, Baby (3:03)
  18. 18 Don't Burn the Candle at Both Ends (2:44)
  19. 19 Daddy-O (3:18)
  20. 20 You Broke Your Promise (2:50)
  21. 21 Cole Slaw (2:44)
  22. 22 Beans and Corn Bread (2:51)
  23. 23 Onions (2:54)
  24. 24 Baby's Gonna Go, Bye-Bye (2:48)
  25. 25 Psycho-Loco (3:02)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Baby, It's Cold Outside (2:45)
  2. 2 School Days (When We Were Kids) (2:35)
  3. 3 Hungry Man (3:07)
  4. 4 Saturday Night Fish Fry, Pts. 1-2 (5:24)
  5. 5 I Want a Roof Over My Head (2:40)
  6. 6 Show Me How (You Milk the Cow) (2:52)
  7. 7 Blue Light Boogie (5:11)
  8. 8 Tamburitza Boogie, Pts. 1-2 (3:13)
  9. 9 (You Dyed Your Hair) Chartreuse (2:36)
  10. 10 Lemonade (3:17)
  11. 11 It's a Great, Great Pleasure (3:09)
  12. 12 Teardrops from My Eyes (3:01)
  13. 13 Weak Minded Blues (2:30)
  14. 14 Is My Pop in There? (2:30)
  15. 15 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (2:31)
  16. 16 If You're So Smart How Come You Ain't Rich? (2:59)
  17. 17 Louisville Lodge Meeting (3:31)
  18. 18 How Blue Can You Get? (2:46)
  19. 19 Please Don't Leave Me (3:16)
  20. 20 Bone Dry (3:03)
  21. 21 Three Handed Woman (2:46)
  22. 22 Fat Sam from Birmingham (3:01)
  23. 23 Cock-A-Doodle-Doo (2:12)
  24. 24 Lay Something on the Bar (Besides Your Elbow) (2:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Jordan Primary Artist, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Vocals
Bing Crosby Vocals
Bill Doggett Piano
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Bill Jennings Electric Guitar
Oliver Nelson Alto Saxophone
Wild Bill Davis Piano
Freddy Webster Trumpet
William Austin Piano
Dallas Bartley Bass
Bob Burgess Trombone
Bob Bushnell Bass
Eddie Byrd Drums
Calypso Boys Maracas, Vocals, Claves
Leon Comegys Trombone
Marty Flax Baritone Saxophone
William K. "Billy" Hadnott Bass
Carl Hogan Electric Guitar
Aaron Izenhall Trumpet
Josh Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Wilmore Slick Jones Drums
John Malachi Piano
Walter Martin Drums
Al Morgan Bass
Reuben Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Roane Trumpet
Stafford Simon Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Jesse "Po" Simpkins Bass
Arnold Thomas Piano
Henry Turner Bass
Shadow Wilson Drums
Charlie Drayton Bass
Kenneth Hollon Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Vic Lourie Claves
Alex "Razz" Mitchell Drums
Jimmy Peterson Piano
Courtney Williams Trumpet
Lemuel Charles Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Joe Morris Drums
Ermet Perry Trumpet
Freddie Simon Tenor Saxophone
Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson Drums
James "Ham" Jackson Electric Guitar
Harry Dial's Blusicians Maracas
Harold Mitchell Trumpet
James Wright Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Steve Allen Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Bill Doggett Composer
Gladys Knight Composer
Andre Williams Composer
Walter Bishop Jr. Composer
Leonard Feather Composer
Ella Fitzgerald Composer
Wardell Gray Composer
Louis Jordan Composer
Bill Mays Composer
Lucky Millinder Composer
Horace Silver Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Perry Bradford Composer
Pinetop Smith Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Casey Bill Weldon Composer
Fred Hopkins Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Lil Armstrong Composer
Dallas Bartley Composer
Walter Bishop Sr. Composer
Harvey Brooks Composer
Bob Carter Composer
Fred Clark Composer
Stanley Clarke Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
David Franklin Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Wayne Grey Composer
Hy Heath Composer
Mike Jackson Composer
John Lange Composer
Booker T. Laury Composer
Spencer Lee Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Jimmy Shirl Composer
Jesse Stone Composer
Will Weldon Composer
J. Mayo Williams Composer
George Wyle Composer
Danny Baxter Composer
Vasil Crienica Composer
Vaughn Horton Composer
Wesley Wilson Composer
Skeets Tolbert Composer
Sheldon Smith Composer
Billy Moore Jr. Composer
Claude Demetrius Composer
Irene Higginbotham Composer
Fleecie Moore Composer
Lora Lee Composer
Richard Loring Composer
Bill Austin Composer
J. Leslie McFarland Composer
Irving Taylor Composer
Bill Tennyson Composer
Sam Theard Composer
Joe Willoughby Composer
Edna Alexander Composer
Jerome Bresler Composer
Jerry Bresler Composer
Gus Edwards Composer
Larry Wynn Composer
Joop Visser Producer, Liner Notes
Will D. Cobb Composer
Jimmy Davis Composer
Joe Greene Composer
Stan Tayor Composer
Morry Lasco Composer
Dick Adams Composer
Walt Barrows Composer
Bernard Zee Composer
Libby Zee Composer
Duke Groaner Composer
Charlie Stewart Composer
Leo Hickman Composer
Antonio Cosey Composer
Jerry Black Composer
Brooks. Harvey Composer
Ted Delaney Composer
Georgia South Composer
Walter Merrick Composer
Collenane Clark Composer
Emmet "Babe" Wallace Composer
Bob Astor Composer
William Gray Composer
Al Carters Composer
Lil Hardin Armstrong Composer
Frederick Hendricks Composer
J. W. Fine Composer
Richard Miles Composer
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