Let the Good Times Roll: The Complete Decca Recordings 1938-54

Let the Good Times Roll: The Complete Decca Recordings 1938-54

by Louis Jordan
     
 

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The price of this multi-disc import box set is indeed a hefty one, but it contains every track the pioneering saxman waxed for Decca -- the multitude of hits that inexorably influenced the future of R&B and eventually rock & roll. Bear Family's attention to detail in its presentation is always immaculate, and the sound quality follows suit.  See more details below

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The price of this multi-disc import box set is indeed a hefty one, but it contains every track the pioneering saxman waxed for Decca -- the multitude of hits that inexorably influenced the future of R&B and eventually rock & roll. Bear Family's attention to detail in its presentation is always immaculate, and the sound quality follows suit.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/1994
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
0790051155575
catalogNumber:
15557

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Toodle-Loo on Down  - Roger Sturgis
  2. So Good  - Roger Sturgis
  3. Away from You  - Roger Sturgis
  4. Honey in the Bee Ball  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  5. Barnacle Bill the Sailor  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  6. Flat Face  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  7. Keep a Knockin'  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  8. Sam Jones Done Snagged His Britches  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  9. Swingin' in a Coconut Tree  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  10. Doug the Jitterbug  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  11. At the Swing Cat's Ball  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  12. Jake, What a Snake  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  13. Honeysuckle Rose  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  14. 'Fore Day Blues  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  15. But I'll Be Back  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  16. You Ain't Nowhere  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  17. You're My Meat  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  18. Juneteenth Jamboree  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  19. You Run Your Mouth and I'll Run My Business  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  20. I'm Alabama Bound  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  21. Hard Lovin' Blues  - Yack Taylor
  22. You Got to Go When the Wagon Comes  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  23. Lovie Joe  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  24. Somebody Done Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  25. Bounce the Ball (Do da Dittle Um Day)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  26. Penthouse in the Basement  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  27. After School Swing Session (Swinging With Sympony Sid)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5

Disc 2

  1. Oh Boy, I'm in the Groove  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  2. Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand's Doin'  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  3. Don't Come Cryin' on My Shoulder  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  4. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  5. A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  6. Pompton Turnpike  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  7. Do You Call That a Buddy? (Dirty Cat)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  8. I Know You (I Know What You Wanna Do)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  9. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  10. The Two Little Squirrels (Nuts to You)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  11. T-Bone Blues  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  12. Pan-Pan  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  13. Saint Vitus Dance  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  14. Saxa-Woogie  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  15. Brotherly Love (Wrong Ideas)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  16. De Laff's on You  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  17. Boogie Woogie Came to Town  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  18. John, Stop Teasing Me  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  19. How 'Bout That?  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  20. Teacher (How I Love My Teacher)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  21. Mama, Mama Blues (Rusty Dusty Blues)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  22. Knock Me a Kiss  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  23. The Green Grass Grows All Around  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  24. Mister Lovingood  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  25. Small Town Boy  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  26. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5

Disc 3

  1. What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)?  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  2. The Chicks I Pick Are Slender, Tender and Tall  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  3. I'm Gonna Leave You on the Outskirts of Town  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  4. That'll Just About Knock Me Out  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  5. Dirty Snake  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  6. Five Guys Named Moe  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  7. It's a Low Down Dirty Shame  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  8. De Laff's on You  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  9. Ration Blues  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  10. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  11. Deacon Jones  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  12. The Things I Want I Can't Get at Home  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  13. How High Am I?  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  14. I Like 'Em Fat Like That  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  15. The Truth of the Matter  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  16. Hey! Now Let's Live  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  17. Mop! Mop!  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  18. G.I. Jive  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  19. You Can't Get That No More  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  20. Louis' Oldsmobile Song  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  21. Your Socks Don't Match  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  22. My Baby Said Yes (Yip, Yip de Hootie)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  23. My Baby Said Yes (Yip, Yip de Hootie)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  24. Your Socks Don't Match  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5

Disc 4

  1. Buzz Me  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  2. They Raided the House  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  3. Caldonia Boogie  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  4. Somebody Done Changed the Lock on My Door  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  5. How Long Must I Wait for You?  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  6. Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  7. Salt Pork, West Virginia  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  8. Paper Boy  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  9. Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  10. Reconversion Blues  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  11. It's So Easy  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  12. Beware, Brother, Beware  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  13. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  14. Choo Choo Ch'Boogie  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  15. Ain't That Just Like a Woman  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  16. That Chick's Too Young to Fry  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  17. No Sale  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  18. If It's Love You Want Baby, That's Me  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  19. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  20. Let the Good Times Roll  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  21. All for the Love of Lil  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  22. Texas and Pacific  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  23. Jack, You're Dead!  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  24. Reet Petite and Gone  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  25. Sure Had a Wonderful Time  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  26. I Know What You're Putting Down  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  27. Open the Door, Richard  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5

Disc 5

  1. Friendship  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  2. Open the Door, Richard  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  3. Boogie Woogie Blue Plate  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  4. Barnyard Boogie  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  5. Every Man to His Own Profession  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  6. Early in the Morning  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  7. Run Joe  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  8. Look Out  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  9. Beans and Corn Bread  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  10. Have You Got the Gumpton?  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  11. We Can't Agree  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  12. Chicky-Mo, Craney-Crow  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  13. Roamin' Blues  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  14. Inflation Blues  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  15. You're Much Too Fat (And That's That)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  16. Chug Chug Boogie  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  17. There'll Be No Days Like That  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  18. Pettin' and Pokin'  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  19. You're on the Right Track, Baby  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  20. Don't Burn the Candle at Both Ends  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  21. Why'd You Do It Baby?  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  22. Daddy-O  - Martha Davis
  23. Safe, Sane and Single  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  24. I Know What I've Got, Don't Know What I'm Getting  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  25. You Broke Your Promise  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  26. Push-Ka Pee-Shee Pie (The Saga of Saga Boy)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5

Disc 6

  1. Cole Slaw  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  2. Beans and Corn Bread  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  3. Onion  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  4. Baby's Gonna Go, Bye-Bye  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  5. Heed My Warning  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  6. Psycho-Loco  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  7. School Days (When We Were Kids)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  8. Hungry Man  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  9. Love You 'Til Your Money's Gone Blues  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  10. Saturday Night Fish Fry, Pts. 1-2  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  11. I Want a Roof Over My Head  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  12. Show Me How (You Milk the Cow)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  13. Blue Light Boogie, Pt. 1-2  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  14. Tamburitza Boogie  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  15. (You Dyed Your Hair) Chartreuse  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  16. Lemonade  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  17. It's a Great, Great Pleasure  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  18. You Will Always Have a Friend  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  19. Louisville Lodge Meeting  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  20. Trouble Then Satisfaction  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  21. Crazy Baby  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  22. Life Is So Peculiar  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  23. You Rascal You  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  24. Teardrops from My Eyes  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5

Disc 7

  1. If You've Got Some Place to Go  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  2. Weak Minded Blues  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  3. Is My Pop in There?  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  4. I Can't Give You Anything But Love  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  5. If You're So Smart How Come You Ain't Rich?  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  6. Trust in Me  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  7. Louisville Lodge Meeting  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  8. How Blue Can You Get?  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  9. Happy Birthday Boogie  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  10. May Every Day Be Christmas  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  11. Please Don't Leave Me  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  12. Bone Dry  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  13. I Love That Kinda Carryin' On  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  14. Three Handed Woman  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  15. Fat Sam from Birmingham  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  16. Cock-A-Doodle-Doo  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  17. Garmoochie  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  18. There Must Be a Way  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  19. Come and Get It  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  20. Stop Makin' Music  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  21. Slow Down  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  22. Work, Baby Work  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  23. Never Trust a Woman  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  24. All of Me  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  25. There Goes My Heart  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  26. Lay Something on the Bar (Besides Your Elbow)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  27. Gimme Gimmie Blues  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5

Disc 8

  1. Junco Partner  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  2. Time Marches On  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  3. Azure-Te (Paris Blues)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  4. Oil Well, Texas  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  5. There's Nothing Else That I Can Do  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  6. Jordan For President  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  7. The Soon-A-Baby  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  8. There's Nothing Else That I Can Do  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  9. The Soon-A-Baby  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  10. You Didn't Want Me Baby  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  11. A Man's Best Friend Is a Bed  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  12. I Didn't Know What Time It Was  -  Orchestra
  13. It's Better to Wait for Love  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  14. Only Yesterday  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  15. Just Like a Butterfly (That's Caught in the Rain)  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  16. Hog Wash  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  17. House Party  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  18. Everything That's Made of Wood  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  19. I Want You to Be My Baby  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  20. You Know It Too  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  21. Locked Up  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  22. I Gotta Move  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  23. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  24. If It's True  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  25. Wake Up Jacob  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  26. Lollypop  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  27. Perdido  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5

Disc 9

  1. Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming)
  2. Petootie Pie  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  3. Petootie Pie  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  4. Baby, It's Cold Outside  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  5. Don't Cry, Cry Baby  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  6. Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
  7. I'll Never Be Free  -  Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Jordan   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Vocals
Eddie Boyd   Drums
Bing Crosby   Vocals
Bill Doggett   Piano
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Bill Jennings   Electric Guitar
Hank Jones   Piano
Oliver Nelson   Alto Saxophone
Wild Bill Davis   Piano
Freddy Webster   Trumpet
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
William Austin   Piano
Dallas Bartley   Bass
Ray Brown   Bass
Bob Burgess   Trombone
Bob Bushnell   Bass
Eddie Byrd   Drums
Calypso Boys   Maracas,Claves
Alfred Cobbs   Trombone
John Collins   Electric Guitar
Leon Comegys   Trombone
Maxwell Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Marty Flax   Baritone Saxophone
Leonard Graham   Trumpet
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Carl Hogan   Electric Guitar
Aaron Izenhall   Trumpet
Josh Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Thurber Jay   Electric Bass
Money Johnson   Trumpet
Wilmore Slick Jones   Drums
John Kirkwood   Drums
Chester Lane   Piano
John Malachi   Piano
Walter Martin   Drums
Bobby Mitchell   Trumpet
Morgan   Bass
Bert Payne   Electric Guitar
Reuben Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Roane   Trumpet
Kenneth Roane   Trumpet
Stafford Simon   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Jesse "Po" Simpkins   Bass
Charlie Smith   Drums
Arnold Thomas   Piano
Henry Turner   Bass
Earle Warren   Baritone Saxophone
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Kenneth Hollon   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Lem Johnson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Vic Lourie   Claves
Alex "Razz" Mitchell   Drums
Jimmy Peterson   Piano
Charlie Rice   Drums
Mabel Robinson   Vocals
Roger Sturgis   Vocals
Valliford   Vocals
Courtney Williams   Trumpet
Daisy Winchester   Vocals
Joe Morris   Drums
Martha Davis   Vocals
Bob Mitchell   Trumpet
Charles Drayton   Bass
Irving "Skinny" Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson   Drums
Yack Taylor   Vocals
Clarence Johnson   Piano
Harry Dialmaracas   Maracas
Fred Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Orchestra   Track Performer
James Wright   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bill Doggett   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer,Contributor
Pinetop Smith   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Carson Robison   Composer
Denver Darling   Composer
T-Bone Walker   Composer
Dallas Bartley   Composer
Bob Carter   Composer
Alfred Cobbs   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
David Franklin   Composer
Milt Gabler   Composer,Producer
Wayne Grey   Composer
Hite   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Orchestra Director
Leo Robin   Composer
Phil Schaap   Disc Dub
Mark Wilder   Disc Dub
Clarence Williams   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer,Producer
Peter Grendysa   Liner Notes,Biographical Information
Frank Luther   Composer
Courtney Williams   Composer
Vasil Crienica   Composer
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Phil Wells   Tape Comparison
Jorg Siemer   Mastering
Bernardo Cosachov   Disc Dub
Hoffmann Nienburg   Artwork
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Skeets Tolbert   Composer
Billy Moore   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Claude Demetrius   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Bill Austin   Composer
J. Leslie McFarland   Composer
Irving Taylor   Composer
Bill Tennyson   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Joe Willoughby   Composer
Edna Alexander   Composer
Gus Bentley   Composer
Jerry Bresler   Composer
Gus Edwards   Composer
Larry Wynn   Composer
Will D. Cobb   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Joe Greene   Composer
Yack Taylor   Composer
Allan Roberts   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
Brooks. Harvey   Composer
Ted Delaney   Composer
Georgia South   Composer
Walter Merrick   Composer
Collenane Clark   Composer
Matthew Strange   Composer
Lewis F. Muir   Composer
Emmet "Babe" Wallace   Composer
Bob Astor   Composer

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