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Five Guys Named Moe

Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

 

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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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