Ain't That Just Like A Woman

Album: The Best of Louis Jordan (1942)
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  • In this R&B classic, Jordan lists women in history who have tormented men. Looking over this pattern, he sees that this is typical behavior, and wants to warn men to watch out. The women mentioned in the song are Eve, Delilah and Marie Antoinette. There's also a mention of the Roman emperor Nero, who while not a woman, was gay.
  • Chuck Berry lifted the guitar intro (sometimes played by Jordan's band on horns) for his song "Johnny B. Goode." Jordan was a big influence on Berry, as well as B.B. King and Ray Charles, all of whom played versions of "Just Like A Woman" in their live shows. B.B. King would often do a long intro before playing the song, inviting men in the audience to sing along, but warning them that they might not get any "supper" if they do. >>
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  • This was written by Claude Demetrius and Jordan's wife, Fleecie Moore. The pair wrote many of Jordan's songs and also some for B.B. King.
  • Other artists to record this song include Fats Domino, Alice Cooper, Ronnie Hawkins and Jimmy Smith.
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  • Christopher from Evanston, Il, UsaFleecie Moore was not known to have actually written any songs, either the music or lyrics, herself. The reason she received co-writing credits on many of Louis Jordan's compositions was to enable him to work with an additional music publisher. The shrewd tactic backfired however, when Moore twice tried to stab her famous husband during domestic disputes. They divorced, and she retained the rights to many of his hugely successful songs.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 21st 1960, Louis Jordan began a five day engagement at the Ember's Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana...
    Fourteen years earlier on November 23rd, 1946 his version of "Ain't That Just Like a Woman" peaked at #1 {for 2 non-consecutive weeks} on Billboard's R&B Most Played on Juke Boxes chart and it would spent an amazing ten weeks at #2 on the same chart...
    Between 1942 and 1949 he had eighteen #1 records on various Billboard charts, plus he had another eight records that peaked at #2...
    Louis Thomas Jordan, aka 'The King of the Jukebox', passed away on February 4th, 1975 at the age of 66...
    May he R.I.P.
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