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Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?

From: Thom Butler
Series: Blues Routes
Length: 07:09

In our third show we get to listen to a collection of wonderful treatments of one of the all time great sugar sticks of popular music, Louie Jordan's "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?"

Aac_small Today's show is an introduction to Louie Jordan and his classic sugar stick. Along the way we learn a lot about the man who not only wrote and popularized the tune, but who can, in many ways, be seen as a pioneer of the music videos of today.

We end the segment with versions of Jordan's classic featuring B.B. King, Dr. John, and New Orleans' singer/songwriter (and Dr. John guitarist) John Fohl.

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Piece Description

Today's show is an introduction to Louie Jordan and his classic sugar stick. Along the way we learn a lot about the man who not only wrote and popularized the tune, but who can, in many ways, be seen as a pioneer of the music videos of today.

We end the segment with versions of Jordan's classic featuring B.B. King, Dr. John, and New Orleans' singer/songwriter (and Dr. John guitarist) John Fohl.

Timing and Cues

This piece (and all shows in the daily Blues Routes series) fit the 7:45 Segment B for ATC and ME. A 10:30 extended version of the piece is also available.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? Diana Krall :00
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? Errol Garner :00
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? Louie Jordan :00
Kiss Prince :00
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? B.B. King & Dr. John :00
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? John Fohl :00