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Louis Jordan & Chris Barber


Download links and information about Louis Jordan & Chris Barber by Louis Jordan, Chris Barber. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 50:52 minutes.

Artist: Louis Jordan, Chris Barber
Release date: 1991
Genre: Blues, Jazz
Tracks: 14
Duration: 50:52
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No. Title Length
1. Fifty Cents 3:42
2. A Man Ain't a Man 3:23
3. No Chance Blues 2:33
4. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town 3:57
5. Don't Worry 'Bout the Mule 2:49
6. Choo Choo Ch'Boogie 2:42
7. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate 3:20
8. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby 3:22
9. Indiana 2:52
10. Messe Blues 2:58
11. Jazz Lips 2:40
12. Black and Tan Fantasy 5:55
13. I'm Slapping Seventh Avenue With the Sole of My Shoe 6:52
14. Whatcha Gonna Do 3:47



It seems strange that by 1962, altoist/singer Louis Jordan was thought of as a has-been, for he was actually still in his prime. However, Jordan had run out of new hits and seemed very much passé to some listeners. Most of this CD reissue features Jordan sounding quite exuberant and creative on a 1962 set with trombonist Chris Barber's flexible Dixieland band. The nine selections include four remakes (including "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" and "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby"), a few newer songs, and bright renditions of "Sister Kate" and "Indiana"; Jordan, Barber, trumpeter Pat Halcox and clarinetist Ian Wheeler form a potent frontline. Also on the CD are five selections taken from unrelated Barber sessions, including three Duke Ellington songs. Recommended to fans of Dixieland, small-group swing and Louis Jordan.