Jivin' with Jordan [Proper Box]

Jivin' with Jordan [Proper Box]

by Louis Jordan


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Jivin' with Jordan [Proper Box]

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/2002
Label: Proper Box Uk
UPC: 0805520020473
catalogNumber: 47


Disc 1

  1. Honey in the Bee Ball
  2. Keep a Knockin'
  3. Sam Jones Done Snagged His Britches
  4. Doug the Jitterbug
  5. At the Swing Cat's Ball
  6. Honeysuckle Rose
  7. But I'll Be Back
  8. You're My Meat
  9. June Tenth Jamboree
  10. You Run Your Mouth and I'll Run My Business
  11. Somebody Done Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man
  12. Oh Boy, I'm in the Groove
  13. Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand's Doin'
  14. A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird
  15. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
  16. Saint Vitus Dance
  17. Saxa-Woogie
  18. Boogie Woogie Came to Town
  19. How 'Bout That?
  20. Knock Me a Kiss
  21. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
  22. What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)?
  23. The Chicks I Pick Are Slender, Tender and Tall
  24. I'm Gonna Leave You on the Outskirts of Town
  25. That'll Just About Knock Me Out
  26. Five Guys Named Moe
  27. Ration Blues

Disc 2

  1. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
  2. Deacon Jones
  3. I Like 'Em Fat Like That
  4. Mop! Mop!
  5. G.I. Jive
  6. You Can't Get That No More
  7. My Baby Said Yes (Yip, Yip de Hootie)
  8. Buzz Me
  9. Caldonia Boogie
  10. Somebody Done Changed the Lock on My Door
  11. How Long Must I Wait for You?
  12. Salt Pork, West Virginia
  13. Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule
  14. Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming)
  15. Reconversion Blues
  16. Beware, Brother, Beware
  17. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'
  18. Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
  19. Ain't That Just Like a Woman
  20. That Chick's Too Young to Fry
  21. No Sale
  22. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
  23. Let the Good Times Roll
  24. All for the Love of Lil
  25. Texas and Pacific
  26. Jack, You're Dead!

Disc 3

  1. Reet, Petite and Gone
  2. Sure Had a Wonderful Time
  3. I Know What You're Putting Down
  4. Open the Door, Richard
  5. Boogie Woogie Blue Plate
  6. Barnyard Boogie
  7. Every Man to His Own Profession
  8. Early in the Morning
  9. Run Joe
  10. Look Out
  11. Have You Got the Gumption?
  12. We Can't Agree
  13. Chicky-Mo, Craney-Crow
  14. Roamin' Blues
  15. You're Much Too Fat (And That's That)
  16. Pettin' and Pokin'
  17. You're on the Right Track, Baby
  18. Don't Burn the Candle at Both Ends
  19. Daddy-O
  20. You Broke Your Promise
  21. Cole Slaw
  22. Beans and Corn Bread
  23. Onions
  24. Baby's Gonna Go, Bye-Bye
  25. Psycho-Loco

Disc 4

  1. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  2. School Days (When We Were Kids)
  3. Hungry Man
  4. Saturday Night Fish Fry, Pts. 1-2
  5. I Want a Roof Over My Head
  6. Show Me How (You Milk the Cow)
  7. Blue Light Boogie
  8. Tamburitza Boogie, Pts. 1-2
  9. (You Dyed Your Hair) Chartreuse
  10. Lemonade
  11. It's a Great, Great Pleasure
  12. Teardrops from My Eyes
  13. Weak Minded Blues
  14. Is My Pop in There?
  15. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  16. If You're So Smart How Come You Ain't Rich?
  17. Louisville Lodge Meeting
  18. How Blue Can You Get?
  19. Please Don't Leave Me
  20. Bone Dry
  21. Three Handed Woman
  22. Fat Sam from Birmingham
  23. Cock-A-Doodle-Doo
  24. Lay Something on the Bar (Besides Your Elbow)

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
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   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   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   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
Carters   Composer
Lil Hardin Armstrong   Composer
Frederick Hendricks   Composer
J. W. Fine   Composer
Richard Miles   Composer

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