Beans and Corn Bread

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"Beans and Corn Bread" is a 1949 jump blues song by Louis Jordan and Tympany Five, released by Decca. It was written by Jordan under his wife's name, Fleecie Moore,[1] and Fred B. Clark.

It is used as the theme song for the WTBS program Dinner and a Movie as well as being featured in the 1992 film Malcolm X.

"Beans and Cornbread" was also the traditional meal served to NASA launch crews following a successful space shuttle launch. The tradition was begun on April 12, 1981, by NASA test director Norm Carlson and was continued after every successful launch.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ Chilton, John (1997). Let the Good Times Roll: The Story of Louis Jordan and His Music. University of Michigan Press. pp. 109–. ISBN 978-0-472-08478-4. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  2. ^ Enter the Firing Room. Archived September 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Kennedy Space Center. NASA. October 29, 2004. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  3. ^ A Space Shuttle Tradition that’s Full of Beans Universe Today. April 5, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  4. ^ John Glenn at Full Throttle Washington Post. October 29, 1998. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  5. ^ Spilling the Beans: A NASA Tradition Revealed May 18, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011.

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