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Louis Jordan (I) (1908–1975)

Louis Jordan was born on July 8, 1908 in Brinkley, Arkansas, USA as Louis Thomas Jordan. He was married to Martha Weaver, Florence Vicky Hayes Johnson, Fleecie Moore and Ida Fields. He died on February 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2013 42 (performer: "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town")
 2009-2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Week 2 (2013) ... (writer: "Five Guys Named Moe")
- Episode #14.1 (2012) ... ("Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby") / (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby")
- Round Seven (2009) ... (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" - uncredited)
 2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (performer: "Saturday Night Fish Fry") / (writer: "Saturday Night Fish Fry")
 2004-2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Helen Mirren/Colin Hanks/Cyndi Lauper featuring Allen Toussaint (2010) ... (writer: "Early in the Mornin'" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 23 August 2004 (2004) ... (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" - uncredited)
 2010 You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie) (writer: "Early in the Morning")
 2009/I World's Greatest Dad (writer: "Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't My Baby")
 2008 The Express (performer: "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie")
 2005-2008 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Results Show: Winner Announced (2008) ... (writer: "Five Guys Named Moe")
- Results Show: Two Dancers Eliminated (2008) ... (writer: "Five Guys Named Moe")
- Top 10 (2005) ... (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby")
 2007 The War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ghost Front: December 1944 - March 1945 (2007) ... (writer: "If You Can't Smile and Say Yes (Please Don't Cry and Say No)")
 2004-2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Sandhogs (2006) ... (performer: "Buzz Me")
- Factory Girls (2004) ... (performer: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby")
 2006 Shortbus (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby")
 2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long (performer: "Santa Claus Santa Claus")
 2003/I Swing (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby")
 2003 It Runs in the Family (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby")
 2002 Swept Away (performer: "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" (1947))
 2002 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (Video Game) (performer: "You Run Your Mouth And I'll Run My Business, Brother")
 2002 Power and Beauty (TV Movie) (performer: "How 'bout That") / (writer: "How 'bout That")
 2001 Russian Doll (writer: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 2000 My Dog Skip (performer: "Ration Blues") / (writer: "Ration Blues")
 1999 Spaced (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ends (1999) ... (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?")
 1999 Swing (performer: "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens")
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City (performer: "Barnyard Boogie") / (writer: "Barnyard Boogie")
 1998 Beefcake (performer: "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens")
 1996 My Fellow Americans (performer: "Life Is So Peculiar")
 1996 Swingers (performer: "Knock Me a Kiss")
 1995 Grumpier Old Men (performer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You")
 1994 Love Affair (performer: "Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand's Doing", "Life Is So Peculiar")
 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary) (performer: "Caldonia")
 1992 Malcolm X (performer: "Beans and Cornbread")
 1992 The 46th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Five Guys Named Moe", "Caledonia")
 1991 Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection (Video) (performer: "Jack You're Dead")
 1988 Frank's Place (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Night Business (1988) ... (performer: "Caldonia", "Beans and Corn Bread" - uncredited)
 1985 Trouble in Mind (performer: "Rusty Dusty Blues", "Knock Me a Kiss") / (writer: "Rusty Dusty Blues", "Knock Me a Kiss")
 1980 Raging Bull (performer: "Stone Cold Dead in the Market" (1946))
 1980 The Blues Brothers (performer: "LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL")
 1974 The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie) (performer: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby") / (writer: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby")
 1964 McHale's Navy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rage of Taratupa (1964) ... (writer: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" - uncredited)
 1957 Calypso Heat Wave (music: "Run, Joe")
  The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... (performer: "Caldonia") / (writer: "Caldonia")
 1955 Value for Money (music: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" - uncredited)
 1952 Smitten Kitten (Short) (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby")
 1947 Reet, Petite, and Gone ("THE BLUES AIN'T NOTHIN'", "YOU GOT ME WHERE YOU WANT ME") / (arranger: "THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND") / (performer: "TEXAS AND PACIFIC", "ALL FOR THE LOVE OF LIL", "TONIGHT, BE TENDER TO ME", "THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND", "WHAM, SAM! (DIG THEM GAMS)", "I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE PUTTIN' DOWN", "LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL", "REET, PETITE, AND GONE", "THAT CHICK'S TOO YOUNG TO FRY", "AIN'T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN?", "IF IT'S LOVE YOU WANT, BABY, THAT'S ME") / (writer: "WHAM, SAM! (DIG THEM GAMS)", "I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE PUTTIN' DOWN", "REET, PETITE, AND GONE")
 1946 Beware (performer: "Beware, Brother, Beware", "Long Legged Lizzie", "Salt Pork, West Virginia", "Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule", "Good Morning, Heartache", "Old Fashion Passion")
 1946 Solid Serenade (Short) (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?")
 1946 Swing Parade of 1946 (performer: "Caldonia", "Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule") / (writer: "Caldonia")
 1945 Caldonia (Short) (performer: "Honey Chile", "Buzz Me", "Caldonia", "Tillie")
 1945 Easy to Look at (music: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" - uncredited)
 1945 Her Lucky Night (music: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?")
 1944 Meet Miss Bobby Socks (performer: "Deacon Jones")
 1944 Follow the Boys (performer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't Ma Baby" (1944) - uncredited) / (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't Ma Baby" (1944) - uncredited)
 1944 Is You Is, or Is You Ain't My Baby? (Short) (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?")
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Show Show Self (19 credits)
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Other Works:

Single: "Fatback And Corn Liquor" / "A Dollar Down" (Astra Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five | Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five
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Trivia:

His band was called the Tympany Five. See more »

Nickname:

The King of the Juke Boxes

Star Sign:

Cancer

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