Weekend Gallimaufry and a live set from Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five featuring Rex Middleton and Dottie Smith on vocals. Recorded on July 9, 1956.
December 19, 2010

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Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five - making a smooth transition from Jazz to Jump to Blues.


The Weekend Gallimaufry has turned into a place where all the Jazz concerts are going it seems. That might change at the beginning of the year and these club dates may get their own posts. But for now the Weekend Gallimaufry is featuring the inimitable Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five in a set recorded at Sardis Restaurant and Nightclub on Hollywood and Vine, recorded July 6, 1956.

Along with Jordan are vocalists Dottie Smith and Rex Middleton's HiFi's. Also on hand is the legendary announcer Joe Adams, voice of many jazz and blues concerts as well as one of the pioneering Rock and R&B disc jockey's in the L.A. area in the 1940's and 1950's as well as Ray Charles' Manager from 1961 on.

A great set by one of the unsung heroes of that period of transition, when Jazz got friendly with Blues and innovation was a given.

Something to dig along with your Sunday.

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