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Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan

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Legbamel Not-Pop

I have been debating what song to share with you all, today, but it finally dawned on me that what you need is to know the story of the Saturday Night Fish Fry.For those of you unfamiliar with the rock-and-roll pioneer, Louis Jordan, one of the inventors of the genre, this is a great introduction. It's also the best version of the song I've ever heard, particularly in comparison with the Eddie Williams original, which drags along with no fun whatsoever. Louis Jordan's cover makes me wish I'd been there, that Saturday night.

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