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Number Ones is a fun sampling of 18 chart-toppers by Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 recorded for Decca between 1942 and 1950. These songs dominated the Billboard R&B charts or jukebox race charts as they were known then between 1942 and 1950. Number Ones includes the original versions of such early R&B tracks as "Caldonia," "Beans and Corn Bread," "Saturday Night Fish Fry," "Buzz Me," "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," and "Jack, You're Dead!" Granted, this was the prime era of Louis Jordan's jump blues hitmaking, but it isn't a good place to start for those unfamiliar with his joyous work. Unfortunately, timeless favorites like "Five Guys Named Moe," "Is You Is or...
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All Music Guide - Campbell
Number Ones is a fun sampling of 18 chart-toppers by Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 recorded for Decca between 1942 and 1950. These songs dominated the Billboard R&B charts or jukebox race charts as they were known then between 1942 and 1950. Number Ones includes the original versions of such early R&B tracks as "Caldonia," "Beans and Corn Bread," "Saturday Night Fish Fry," "Buzz Me," "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," and "Jack, You're Dead!" Granted, this was the prime era of Louis Jordan's jump blues hitmaking, but it isn't a good place to start for those unfamiliar with his joyous work. Unfortunately, timeless favorites like "Five Guys Named Moe," "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?," and "Let the Good Times Roll" have been excluded. The single-disc 1977 MCA compilation The Best of Louis Jordan still contains the best and most well-rounded selections.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/2005
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498627174
  • Catalog Number: 000278902

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What's the Use of Gettin' Sober (When You Gonna Get Drunk Again) - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:48)
  2. 2 Ration Blues - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (3:09)
  3. 3 G.I. Jive - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:59)
  4. 4 Mop! Mop! (aka Mop-Mop) - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:56)
  5. 5 Caldonia - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:41)
  6. 6 Buzz Me (aka Buzz Me Blues) - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:50)
  7. 7 Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:08)
  8. 8 Stone Cold Dead in the Market - Tympany Five (2:43)
  9. 9 Choo Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:43)
  10. 10 Ain't That Just Like a Woman - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:52)
  11. 11 Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (3:07)
  12. 12 Texas and Pacific - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (3:05)
  13. 13 Jack, You're Dead! - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:34)
  14. 14 Boogie Woogie Blue Plate - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:46)
  15. 15 Run Joe - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (3:21)
  16. 16 Beans and Corn Bread - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (2:48)
  17. 17 Saturday Night Fish Fry, Pts. 1-2 - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (5:33)
  18. 18 Blue Light Boogie, Pts. 1-2 - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (5:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Jordan Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Bill Doggett Piano
Bill Jennings Electric Guitar
Wild Bill Davis Piano
William Austin Piano
Dallas Bartley Bass
Bob Bushnell Bass
Eddie Byrd Drums
Leonard Graham Trumpet
William K. "Billy" Hadnott Bass
Carl Hogan Electric Guitar
Aaron Izenhall Trumpet, Vocals
Josh Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Wilmore Slick Jones Drums
Walter Martin Drums
Al Morgan Bass
Eddie Roane Trumpet, Vocals
Jesse "Po" Simpkins Bass
Arnold Thomas Piano
Vic Lourie Clavecin
Alex "Razz" Mitchell Drums
Joe Morris Drums
Bob Mitchell Trumpet
Freddie Simon Tenor Saxophone
Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson Drums
James "Ham" Jackson Electric Guitar
Harry Dial's Blusicians Maracas
Eddie Johnson's Crackerjacks Tenor Saxophone
Harold Mitchell Trumpet
James Wright Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Bill Doggett Arranger
Louis Jordan Composer
Joe Bushkin Composer
Wild Bill Davis Arranger
Denver Darling Composer
Milt Gabler Composer, Producer
Aaron Izenhall Duet
Spencer Lee Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
J. Mayo Williams Composer
Danny Baxter Composer
Gene Sculatti Liner Notes
Vaughn Horton Composer
Claude Demetrius Composer
Fleecie Moore Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson Composer
Joan Whitney Composer
Joe Willoughby Composer
Ellis Walsh Composer
Jack Wolf Fine Composer
Alex Kramer Composer
Joseph E. Hirsch Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Duke Groaner Composer
Charlie Stewart Composer
Walter Merrick Composer
Collenane Clark Composer
Freddie Clark Composer
Richard Miles Composer
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