Louis Jordan
World Broadcast Recordings
Circle Records  CCD-193   Released: 05/01/2024


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Featuring Rare and Unissued Tracks from the World Sessions

'Louis Jordan seemed to come out of nowhere to become one of the biggest names in American music. If he had retired from music when he was 31 in 1939, he would be completely forgotten today but during 1940-52, he recorded one hit after another. Consider that during 1942-51, no less than 59 of the recordings by Louis Jordan and the Tympani Five made the R&B/Race charts with 18 reaching #1 while seven others made it to #2. During a period when he was known as 'The King of the Jukebox,' Jordan even had two #1 hits on the country charts with 'G.I. Jive' reaching #1 on the pop charts.'

~ liner notes by Scott Yanow


  • Louis Jordan (sax, vocals)
  • Eddie Roane (trumpet)
  • Lem Johnson (tenor sax)
  • Arnold Thomas (piano)
  • Charlie Drayton (bass)
  • Slick Jones (drums)


  • DISC 1
  • Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
  • A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird
  • Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
  • If You Can't Smile And Say Yes, Please Don't Cry And Say No
  • The Chicks I Pick Are Tender, Slender, and Tall
  • Ridin' In An Upper Berth
  • Saxa-Woogie
  • I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
  • I Like ‘Em Fat Like That
  • The Truth Of The Matter Is
  • Hey Now Let's Live
  • Mop Mop
  • Buzz Me
  • They Raided The House
  • Caldonia Boogie
  • Infantry Blues
  • Ten Gallon Hat
  • I Wonder
  • Whatcha Gonna Do
  • Stretch My Shoes
  • ICU
  • Ridin' In An Upper Berth (alt)
  • The Truth Of The Matter Is (alt)
  • Stretch My Shoes (alt)
  • ICU (alt)

  • DISC 2
  • You Run Your Mouth and I'll Run My Business Brother
  • I Came Back Again
  • My Baby Said Yes (Yip, Yip de Hootie)
  • That's The Mess You Gotta Stress
  • No Baby, Nobody But You
  • Paper Boy
  • Johnny Hepcat PFC
  • The Willies
  • Don't Worry About That Mule
  • Get Me To Kansas City
  • How Deep Is The Ocean
  • Let's Operate
  • Up Jumped The Devil In A White Night Gown
  • Next Bus Please
  • All For The Love Of Lill
  • Let's Make An Effort
  • Fla Ga La Pa
  • Bo Be Ba Biff
  • Wo-Ho
  • Late For Rehearsal
  • I Came Back Again (alt)
  • No Baby, Nobody But You (alt)
  • The Willies (alt)

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