Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Playlist: All about Joe Louis

Joseph Louis Barrow was born on May 13, 1914, in La Fayette, Alabama.

To get a sense of how big a culture hero Joe Louis became, check out some of these songs from the 1930s and ’40s:

1. “Champ Joe Louis” – Bill Gaither

2. “Joe Louis Is a Fighting Man” – The Dixieaires

3. “Joe Louis Is the Man” – Joe Pullum

4. “Fighting Joe Louis” – Ike Smith and His Chicago Boys

5. “Joe Louis Blues” – Carl Martin

6. “Joe Louis Chant” – Richard M. Jones


Reviewer X said...

Happy Birthday Joe. RIP.

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DeAngelo Starnes said...

Hey today was Stevie Wonder's birthday, too. 58 years young. The jazz station out played various jazz interpretations of his songs. Very interesting and very cool.

You know a lot of Stevie's songs had jazz leanings anyway.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Oh damn... I had something for Stevie's birthday. I'll put it out there anyway...