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Cover to Original London Cast Recording

Five Guys Named Moe

A Musical Revue in two acts by Clarke Peters featuring Louis Jordan's Greatest Hits.

Theatre Royal, Stratford East - October 12, 1990
Lyric Theatre, London - December 14, 1990
Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York - 8 April, 1992 (445 perfs)

His woman left him, he's broke and it's almost five o'clock in the mornin'. But don't worry about our hero, Nomax. Out of his 30s style radio jump five guys name Moe who cajole, wheedle, comfort and jazz him with the whimsical hit songs of Louis Jordan, one of the most beloved song writing talents of the 20th century.

Musical Numbers:

  1. Five Guys Named Moe
  2. Early In the Morning
  3. Brother Beware
  4. I Like 'Em Like That
  5. Messy Bessy
  6. Pettin' and Pokin'
  7. Life Is So Peculiar
  8. I Know What I've Got
  9. Azure Tie
  10. Safe, Sane and Single
  11. Push Ka Pi Shee Pie
  12. Saturday Night Fish Fry
  13. What's the Use of Gettin' Sober?
  14. If I Had the Sense I'd Go Back Home
  15. Dad Gum Your Hide Boy
  16. Let the Good Times Roll
  17. Reet Petite and Gone
  18. Cal'donia
  19. There Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
  20. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
  21. Look Out Sister
  22. Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
  23. Hurry Home
  24. I Know What I've Got
  25. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby


Original London Cast - First Night - Cast CD 23