Louis Jordan

Soundtrack, Actor, Music Department

Soundtrack, Actor, Music Department


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.
Birth date
1908-07-08
Death date
1975-02-04
Awards
1 win.

Known For


The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
Soundtrack (1980)
Raging Bull
Raging Bull
Soundtrack (1980)
Swingers
Swingers
Soundtrack (1996)
Malcolm X
Malcolm X
Soundtrack (1992)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackThe Crown
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - War (2020) ... (performer: "Baby It's Cold Outside" - uncredited)
2020
SoundtrackLovecraft Country
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Holy Ghost (2020) ... (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby")
2020
SoundtrackThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Panty Pose (2019) ... (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't my Baby", "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?")
2019
SoundtrackPaul Shaffer Plus One
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Sammy Hagar (2019) ... ("Keep A-Knockin'")
2019
SoundtrackGen: Lock
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - The Pilot (2019) ... (performer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
2019
SoundtrackBen Is Back
(writer: "May Ev'ry Day Be Christmas")
2018
SoundtrackCold War
(writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?")
2018
SoundtrackNunca es tarde
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode dated 21 April 2017 (2017) ... (writer: "Early in the Mornin'")
2017
SoundtrackAmerican Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode) - Members Only: The Playboy Club (2017) ... (performer: "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town" - uncredited)
2017
SoundtrackThe Breaks
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Runaway (2017) ... (writer: "Run Joe")
2017
SoundtrackHot Summer Nights
(writer: "Early In the Morning" - uncredited)
2017
SoundtrackVinyl
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016) - Alibi (2016) ... (performer: "Reet, Petite And Gone") / (writer: "Reet, Petite And Gone")
SoundtrackMr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
(Documentary) (performer: "Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?)", "Choo Choo Ch-Boogie")
2014
SoundtrackDancing with the Stars
(TV Series) (writer - 4 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) - Round 7 (2008) ... (writer: "Is You or Isn't You My Baby")
2008-2013
SoundtrackYouHumour
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Flamenco Folies! avec Paul Morocco & Guillermo de Endaya (2012) ... (writer: "Five guys named Moe")
2012
SoundtrackB.B. King: The Life of Riley
(Documentary) (performer: "Saturday Night Fish Fry") / (writer: "Saturday Night Fish Fry")
2012
SoundtrackThe Big Something
(writer: "Saxa Woogie")
2011
SoundtrackL.A. Noire
(Video Game) (performer: "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens", "Stone Cold Dead In the Market")
2011
SoundtrackChuck Brown: We Got This
(Video) (writer: "Woody Woodpecker", "Run Joe")
2010
SoundtrackMafia II
(Video Game) (writer: "FRIENDSHIP", "INFLATION BLUES", "RATION BLUES" - uncredited)
2010
SoundtrackLate 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)
2004-2010
SoundtrackYou Don't Know Jack
(TV Movie) (writer: "Early in the Morning")
2010
SoundtrackGossip Girl
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Seder Anything (2009) ... (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby (Rae and Christian Remix)" - uncredited)
2009
SoundtrackWorld's Greatest Dad
(writer: "Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't My Baby")
2009/I
SoundtrackSo 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")
2005-2008
SoundtrackThe 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)")
2007
SoundtrackCold Case
(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2006) (writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005) - Sandhogs (2006) ... (performer: "Buzz Me") - Colors (2005) ... (writer: "Five Guys Named Moe") - Factory Girls (2004) ... (performer: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby") / (writer: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby")
SoundtrackGrilled
(writer: "Early In The Mornin'")
2006
SoundtrackShortbus
(writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby")
2006
SoundtrackIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode) - Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photographs of Milt Hinton (2005) ... (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby")
2005
SoundtrackA Love Song for Bobby Long
(performer: "Santa Claus Santa Claus")
2004
SoundtrackSwing
(writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby")
2003/I
SoundtrackIt Runs in the Family
(writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby")
2003
SoundtrackSwept Away
(performer: "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" (1947))
2002
SoundtrackPower and Beauty
(TV Movie) (performer: "How 'bout That") / (writer: "How 'bout That")
2002
SoundtrackRussian Doll
(writer: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby")
2001
SoundtrackMy Dog Skip
(writer: "Ration Blues")
2000
SoundtrackSpaced
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Ends (1999) ... (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?")
1999
SoundtrackSwing
(performer: "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens")
1999
SoundtrackBabe: Pig in the City
(writer: "Barnyard Boogie")
1998
SoundtrackJane's WWII Fighters
(Video Game) ("Saturday Night Fish Fry")
1998
SoundtrackBeefcake
(performer: "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens")
1998
SoundtrackMy Fellow Americans
(performer: "Life Is So Peculiar")
1996
SoundtrackSwingers
(performer: "Knock Me a Kiss")
1996
SoundtrackGrumpier Old Men
(performer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You")
1995
SoundtrackLove Affair
(performer: "Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand's Doing", "Life Is So Peculiar")
1994
SoundtrackBluesland: A Portrait in American Music
(Documentary) (performer: "Caldonia")
1993
SoundtrackMalcolm X
(performer: "Beans and Cornbread")
1992
SoundtrackThe 46th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) (writer: "Five Guys Named Moe", "Caledonia")
1992
SoundtrackDr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection
(Video) (performer: "Jack You're Dead")
1991
SoundtrackOnly Fools and Horses
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Danger UXD (1989) ... (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" - uncredited)
1989
SoundtrackFrank's Place
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Night Business (1988) ... (performer: "Caldonia", "Beans and Corn Bread" - uncredited)
1988
SoundtrackHeartburn
(writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?")
1986
SoundtrackTrouble in Mind
(performer: "Rusty Dusty Blues", "Knock Me a Kiss") / (writer: "Rusty Dusty Blues", "Knock Me a Kiss")
1985
SoundtrackRaging Bull
(performer: "Stone Cold Dead in the Market" (1946))
1980
SoundtrackThe Blues Brothers
(performer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
1980
SoundtrackThe 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")
1974
SoundtrackMcHale's Navy
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Rage of Taratupa (1964) ... (writer: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" - uncredited)
1964
SoundtrackCalypso Heat Wave
(music: "Run, Joe")
1957
SoundtrackThe Steve Allen Plymouth Show
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Judy Holliday, Tony Bennett, Carmen Cavallaro, Louis Nye, Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five, The 321st National Military Drill Team (1956) ... (writer: "Caldonia")
1956
SoundtrackValue for Money
(music: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" - uncredited)
1955
SoundtrackSmitten Kitten
(Short) (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" - uncredited)
1952
SoundtrackReet, Petite, and Gone
(arranger: "THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND" - uncredited) / (performer: "TONIGHT, BE TENDER TO ME", "THAT CHICK'S TOO YOUNG TO FRY", "AIN'T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN?", "IF IT'S LOVE YOU WANT, BABY, THAT'S ME" - uncredited) / (writer: "WHAM, SAM! (DIG THEM GAMS)", "I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE PUTTIN' DOWN", "REET, PETITE, AND GONE" - uncredited)
1947
SoundtrackSolid Serenade
(Short) (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?" - uncredited)
1946
SoundtrackBeware
(performer: "Beware, Brother, Beware", "Long Legged Lizzie", "Salt Pork, West Virginia", "Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule", "Good Morning, Heartache", "Old Fashion Passion")
1946
SoundtrackSwing Parade of 1946
("Caldonia")
1946
SoundtrackEasy to Look At
(music: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" - uncredited)
1945
SoundtrackThe Beautiful Cheat
(writer: "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" - uncredited)
1945
SoundtrackHer Lucky Night
(music: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?")
1945
SoundtrackIs You Is, or Is You Ain't My Baby?
(Short) (writer: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?")
1944
SoundtrackFollow 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
RoleTitleYear
ActorDr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection
(Video)
1991
ActorAppointment with Adventure
(TV Series) Inspector Beaumont - Minus Three Thousand (1955) ... Inspector Beaumont
1955
ActorReet, Petite, and Gone
Schyler Jarvis / Louis Jarvis
1947
ActorSwingtime Jamboree1946
ActorBeware
Lucius Brokenshire 'Louis' Jordan
1946
ActorSwing Parade of 1946
Louis Jordan
1946
ActorMeet Miss Bobby Socks
Louis Jordan
1944
ActorFollow the Boys
Louis Jordan
1944
RoleTitleYear
Music departmentLook-Out Sister
(musical director)
1947
Music departmentBeware
(music arranger) / (special lyrics and musical compositions)
1946
RoleTitleYear
ComposerFive Guys Named Moe
(Video)
1995
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe 60th Annual Grammy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (credit only)
2018
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self - Follies of 1928 (1972) ... Self
1972
SelfStartime
(TV Series) Self - The Swingin' Singin' Years (1960) ... Self (as Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five)
1960
SelfThe Music Shop
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfThe Big Record
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.19 (1958) ... Self
1958
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self / Self - Musician - Episode #11.14 (1957) ... Self (as Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five) - Episode #2.2 (1948) ... Self - Musician
1948-1957
SelfThe Jackie Gleason Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest Musical Performer / Self - Episode dated 8 June 1957 (1957) ... Self - Guest Musical Performer - Guest Host: Johnnie Ray; Guests: Larry Griswold, Louis Jordan, Peggy Lee, Jimmy Nelson (1957) ... Self
1957
SelfThe Tonight Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest Host: Ernie Kovacs; Guests: Louis Jordan, Neva Patterson, Julia Meade (1956) ... Self
1956
SelfThe Steve Allen Plymouth Show
(TV Series) Self - Judy Holliday, Tony Bennett, Carmen Cavallaro, Louis Nye, Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five, The 321st National Military Drill Team (1956) ... Self
1956
SelfPerry Como's Kraft Music Hall
(TV Series) Self - Rock Hudson, Dinah Shore, Louis Jordan & the Tympany Five, the All-American Basketball Team (1956) ... Self
1956
SelfMusic 55
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #1.5 (1955) ... Self
1955
SelfSongs for Sale
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.47 (1952) ... Self
1952
SelfThe Milton Berle Show
(TV Series) Self - Singer / Actor - Episode #4.10 (1951) ... Self - Singer - Bert Lahr, Perry Como, The Fontane Sisters, Herb Shriner, Mindy Carson, Louis Jordan (1951) ... Self - Singer / Actor
1951
SelfFord Star Revue
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.4 (1951) ... Self
1951
SelfThe Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter
(TV Series) Self - William Bendix, Georgia Gibbs, Louis Jordan, Sheila Bond (1950) ... Self
1950
SelfLook-Out Sister
Self
1947
SelfFuzzy Wuzzy
(Short) Self
1946
SelfIf You Can't Smile and Say Yes
(Short) Self
1946
SelfCaldonia
(Short) Self
1945
SelfFive Guys Named Moe
(Short) Self
1943
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageMr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
(Documentary) Self
2014
Archive footageJames Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message
(Video documentary) Self
2008
Archive footageTimeshift
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Jitterbug Years (2005) ... Self
2005
Archive footageSoul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Birth of Soul (2005) ... Self
2005
Archive footageThat's Black Entertainment: Westerns
(TV Movie documentary) Louis Jordan (Look-Out Sister)
2002
Archive footageStanding in the Shadows of Motown
(Documentary) Self
2002
Archive footageIt's Black Entertainment
(TV Special documentary) Self
2002
Archive footageBlues Odyssey
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2001
Archive footageWalk on By: The Story of Popular Song
(TV Series documentary) Themselves - The Road to Rock 'n' Roll (2001) ... Themselves (as Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five)
2001
Archive footageJazz
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Risk: 1945-1955 (2001) ... Self
2001
Archive footageAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) - Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (1998)
1998
Archive footageThe History of Rock 'n' Roll
(TV Series documentary) Self - Rock 'n' Roll Explodes (1995) ... Self
1995
Archive footageBluesland: A Portrait in American Music
(Documentary) Self - Performer
1993
Archive footageThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self - Actor - Rosemary Clooney, Alan King, Nancy Walker, The Animals (1966) ... Self - Actor
1966