Choo Choo Ch'boogie

The Louis Jordan Story

A look at one of the most extrovert characters in showbusiness history, as Clarke Peters celebrates The Louis Jordan Centenary.

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0120081006

The Louis Jordan Story

A look at one of the most extrovert characters in showbusiness history, as Clarke Peters celebrates The Louis Jordan Centenary.The story behind the smash hit Five Guys Named Moe and featuring Jordan's mentor, bandleader Jesse Stone, who wrote Shake Rattle and Roll.

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How Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five came to be one of the biggest acts on the scene.

Plus how music which was covered 20 years later became some of the biggest hits of early Rock 'n' Roll.

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Featuring the great recording collaborations with Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and the biggest sequence of hits for Jordan and his Tympany five.

Including Let The Good Times Roll, Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens, and of course, the classic Choo Choo Ch'Boogie.

04 LAST20081027

Clarke assesses the legacy of The King of the Juke Boxes.