Episode 4: Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
Welcome to episode four of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we're looking at Louis Jordan and "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie"
As always, I've created a Mixcloud streaming playlist with full versions of all the songs in the episode.
Louis Jordan's music is now in the public domain, so there are many different compilations available, of different levels of quality. This four-CD set is very cheap and has most of the classic tracks on. And here's a similarly-priced collection of Chick Webb.
There aren't many books on Louis Jordan as an individual, and most of the information here comes from books on other musicians, but this one is probably worth your while if you want to investigate more.
And for all the episodes on pre-1954 music, one invaluable source is the book "Before Elvis" by Larry Birnbaum.
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