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Boogie Woogie Blue Plate

"Boogie Woogie Blue Plate"
Single by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
ReleasedAugust 1947 (1947-08)
RecordedApril 23, 1947 (1947-04-23)[1]
GenreBoogie woogie
LabelDecca 24104
Songwriter(s)Joe Burhkin, Johnny DeVries

"Boogie Woogie Blue Plate" is a song written by Joe Burhkin and Johnny DeVries. It was performed by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five and released on the Decca label (catalog no. 24104-A).[2]

The song's lyrics describe an attractive waitress who conveys orders to the kitchen for various orders, including a "boogie woogie blue plate".

The song peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's race record chart and remained on the chart for 24 weeks.[3] It also reached No. 21 on the pop chart. It was ranked No. 2 on the magazine's list of the most played race records of 1947.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Decca matrix 73882. Boogie woogie blue plate / Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five - Discography of American Historical Recordings". Retrieved 2022-08-10.
  2. ^ "Boogie Woogie Blue Plate". The Internet Archive. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn (1988). Top R&B Singles 1942–1988. Record Research, Inc. p. 229. ISBN 0-89820-068-7.
  4. ^ "Year's Most-Played Race Records on Nation's Juke Boxes". The Billboard. January 3, 1948. p. 88.
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