Sunday, January 17

"Saturday Night Fish Fry" - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (1949)

Wikipedia - "'Saturday Night Fish Fry' is a popular song, written by Louis Jordan and Ellis Lawrence Walsh, best known through the version recorded by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five. The single was a big hit, topping the R&B chart for twelve non-consecutive weeks in late 1949. It also reached number 21 on the national chart, a rare accomplishment for a 'race record' at that time (although the very popular Jordan had already had earlier crossover hits). Jordan's jump blues combo was one of the most successful acts of its time, and its loose and streamlined style of play was highly influential. ... The Jordan band also dropped the shuffling rhythm of the Eddie Williams original, accelerating the pace into a raucous, rowdy jump boogie-woogie arrangement. ..."
PERFECT SOUND FOREVER: Louis Jordan - The King of the Jukeboxes
YouTube: Saturday Night Fish Fry