Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5

1941-1943

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During the era covered by this Classics CD (the third in their "complete" Louis Jordan series), Jordan and his Tympani Five became major successes. Among the 24 selections are such hits as "Knock Me a Kiss," "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town," "Five Guys Named Moe" and "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby." In addition to the regular Decca recordings, the set includes four numbers originally rejected, plus six Jordan V-Disc performances. Louis Jordan's music (featuring his alto and vocals, plus hot backup work from trumpeter Eddie Roane and a swinging rhythm section) acted as a bridge between small-group swing and early R&B. Highly recommended.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Louis Jordan
3:02
2
feat: Louis Jordan
2:45
3
feat: Louis Jordan
2:50
4
feat: Louis Jordan
2:44
5
feat: Louis Jordan
2:46
6
feat: Louis Jordan
2:50
7
feat: Louis Jordan
2:49
8
feat: Louis Jordan
2:25
9
feat: Louis Jordan
3:03
10
feat: Louis Jordan
3:06
11
feat: Louis Jordan
2:23
12
feat: Louis Jordan
2:58
13
feat: Louis Jordan
2:46
14
feat: Louis Jordan
2:46
15
feat: Louis Jordan
3:08
16
feat: Louis Jordan
3:06
17
feat: Louis Jordan
2:42
18
feat: Louis Jordan
2:54
19
feat: Louis Jordan
2:53
20
feat: Louis Jordan
1:57
21
feat: Louis Jordan
2:53
22
feat: Louis Jordan
1:48
23
feat: Louis Jordan
2:38
24
feat: Louis Jordan
2:14
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