Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five



  • Cover of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE in 1942 - opening line: "I wanna tell you a story from way back, so truck on down and dig me Jack" was already used by Jordan two years before in his June Tenth Jamboree
  • Cover of G.I. JIVE in 1944 - n°1 US
  • Cover of JACK, YOU'RE DEAD in 1947 - n°1 R&B
  • Cover of SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY in 1949 - Chuck Berry's example for his guitar licks in Reelin' And Rockin'
  • Cover of I WANT A ROOF OVER MY HEAD in 1950 - as I Want A Roof Over My Head (And Bread On The Table) for Decca
  • Cover of AZURE 'TE in 1952


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors,
please let me know:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)


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