To this day Louis Jordan still ranks as the top black recording artist of all time in terms of the total number of weeks at #1—his records scored an incredible total of 113 weeks in the No. 1 position (the runner-up being Stevie Wonder with 70 weeks)
His dozens of hit songs include the swinging “Saturday Night Fish Fry” (one of the earliest and most powerful contenders for the title of “First rock and roll record”),”Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?” “Blue Light Boogie”, “Five guys named Moe” ,” Let the Goodtimes roll”, “Run Joe” , “Caladonia” , “Buzz Me,” and the multi-million seller “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie”.
With the wonderful YVETTE JOHANSSON, longtime Louie fans THE PEARLY SHELLS will be preforming 2 big sets from “The King of the jukebox” as part of the Friday night fish fry at the Jazzlab.
The Pearly Shells are (with occasional variation, depending on the night):
Dave Allardice – piano
Dai Jones – guitar
Steve Purcell – double bass
Dean Hilson – tenor sax
Rob Glaesemann – tenor sax
Aaron Searle – baritone sax
Paul Coyle – trumpet
Wes Mowson – trombone
Eamon McNelis – trumpet
Gavin Gray – drums
27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056