Louis Jordan scored an astonishing amount of music in his life to the extent that it is impossible that everyone hasn't heard at least one of his songs. He was influential for many artists including Ray Charles, BB King, and Etta James as he bridged the gap between Big Band and rock-and roll. Though his music sometimes seems to be a novelty, it is often disguised social commentary about racial conflict and poverty. This song is a perfect example. It also fucking hops, dude.