Sunday, November 17, 2013
Will Jordan - Fly Carpet Fly
Will Jordan was a comedian and impersonator who is most famous for his impressions of Ed Sullivan. He actually appeared on the January 6th 1957 Sullivan show which also featured a young female comedian named Carol Burnett and the third and final appearance by some guy named Elvis Presley.
Jordan has also subsequently appeared as Sullivan in the 1983 Billy Joel Music Video of Tell Her About It and the 2003 film Down With Love.
The middle eastern character he portrays on this 45 (Sabu?) apparently inspired a character for Lenny Bruce and he was apparently a big influence for Lenny Bruce in general. The song itself is about the character going on an adventure on a Persian rug. My favorite part is near the end when he breaks character and switches to a New York accent.
Artist: Will Jordan
Label: Hanover 4529
Side A: Fly Carpet Fly
Side B: Bye Bye Love