Five Guys Named Moe
Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
In this clip from 1943 saxophonist Louis Jordan’s Tympany Five perform his hit “Five Guys Named Moe”.
Louis Jordan began playing swing with big-bands during the 1930s but would achieve greater fame as a leading innovator of “jump blues” a stylistic precursor to the arrival of R&B.
Although he favored the alto sax, Jordan was equally adept on all forms of saxophone.
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