Louis Jordan, with his band, sings and performs the title song, "Caldonia,", and "Honey Child," "Tillie" and 'Buzz Me", wowing the jitter-buggers, zoot suits and bobby-soxers of the mid-... See full summary »

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Himself
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Himself
Doc Cheatham ...
'Doc'
Milt Hinton ...
Milt
Nicky O'Daniel ...
Caldonia, Louis' Girlfriend, Who May Become a Movie Star
Richard Huey ...
Felix Paradise, a Penniless Producer
Sam Sporty O'Dee ...
A Creditor
Roxie Joynes ...
A Performer
Raymond Kaalund ...
A Tap-Dancer
George Wiltshire ...
George, a Creditor
Taylor and Harris ...
Dance Team
The Three Sun Tan Girls ...
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William Austin ...
Musician - The Tympany Five
Joan Clark ...
Josie
Leonard Graham ...
Musician - The Tympany Five
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Louis Jordan, with his band, sings and performs the title song, "Caldonia,", and "Honey Child," "Tillie" and 'Buzz Me", wowing the jitter-buggers, zoot suits and bobby-soxers of the mid-1940s, all built around a wisp of a plot dealing with the difficulties of production in Harlem. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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King of the Bobby Sox Brigade in a Jive an' Jam Packed Musical

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Musical | Short

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1 August 1945 (USA)  »

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The four numbers on this short film were later edited and released as individual "soundies". All are available on various compilations of soundies and Jordan performances. See more »

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Tillie
Written by Wilmore Jones and Fleecie Moore
Sung by Louis Jordan and The Tympany Five
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