Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Louis Jordan was a Genius...

Who else could come up with the brilliance of

"In Arkansas they serve you coleslaw,
that's good strategy without a flaw."

4 comments:

Richard Evans said...

Richard, you've just reminded me of the time we spent in Memphis shooting Bill Wyman's Blues Odysssey. We were staying in that dump known as the Marriott Hotel. On the second morning I must've been first up because I came down for breakfast to find the restaurant deserted.
"Where is everybody?" I asked the waitress. She just shrugged. "Well, there ain't nobody here but us chickens!" I cried. She just looked at me with baleful and dull eyes and muttered "I ain't no chicken".

Richard Havers said...

I well remember that! It's amazing just how many blues and rock songs are rooted in the country. A strong reminder that that's where the blues started out.

Anonymous said...

"it ain't nothing but some cabbage raw" :)

A said...

Actually, Coleslaw was written by Jesse Stone. He's got a style a lot like Louis'. I think he was either one of Louis' influences or a close friend.