Louis Jordan / Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5

Five Guys Named Moe [Charly #2]

  • AllMusic Rating
    9
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Included on this CD are 27 formerly rare performances by altoist/singer Louis Jordan and his famous Tympani Five. Consisting of radio appearances, plus specially recorded V-discs, the release has quite a few songs not otherwise recorded by Jordan, along with different versions of "Five Guys Named Moe," "Outskirts of Town" and "Caldonia." A special bonus is hearing clarinetist Barney Bigard jam "Rose Room" with the band. The front cover of the CD proclaims "The Father of Rock n' Roll," and in ways that is true, although ironically the rise of rock in the mid-1950s knocked Louis Jordan permanently off the pop charts. Recommended.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 02:55
2 02:40
3 02:38
4 03:18
5 02:47
6 02:29
7 02:40
8 02:44
9 02:30
10 02:33
11 02:56
12 02:51
13 03:06
14 02:57
15 02:33
16 02:30
17 02:31
18 03:01
blue highlight denotes track pick