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The Best of Louis Jordan

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Download links and information about The Best of Louis Jordan by Louis Jordan. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:03:14 minutes.

Artist: Louis Jordan
Release date: 1977
Genre: Blues, Jazz
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:03:14
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Choo Choo Ch' Boogie (1946 Single Version) (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 2:43
2. Let the Good Times Roll (1946 Single Version) (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 2:47
3. Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens (1946 Single Version) (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 3:03
4. Saturday Night Fish Fry (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 5:22
5. Beware (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 2:49
6. Caldonia (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 2:41
7. Knock Me a Kiss 2:48
8. Run Joe 3:25
9. School Days (When We Were Kids) (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 2:33
10. Blue Light Boogie 5:08
11. Five Guys Named Moe (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 3:05
12. What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again) (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 2:56
13. Buzz Me Blues (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 2:48
14. Beans and Cornbread (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 2:48
15. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin' 2:58
16. Somebody Done Changed the Lock On My Door 3:14
17. Barnyard Boogie (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 2:49
18. Early In the Mornin' 3:22
19. I Want You to Be My Baby (featuring Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five) 2:57
20. Nobody Knows You When You Are Down and Out 2:58

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It’s not hard to understand why Louis Jordan was idolized by every architect of rock’n’roll and soul music from Chuck Berry and Little Richard to James Brown and Ray Charles. A singer, songwriter, bandleader, and musician, Jordan fused several styles of music (big band jazz, R&B, blues, calypso) into perfectly compact singles that delighted in their own raucous sense of fun. His releases were wildly popular, and he was among the first black musicians to achieve widespread appeal with both black and white audiences. In short, Louis Jordan embodied everything that would come to define rock’n’roll and soul before such genres even existed. Although the musical brilliance of Jordan and his band, the Tympani Five, is often disguised by Jordan’s perfectly goofy lyrics, much of what made these songs so popular 60 years ago is still evident today. The laid back shuffle of “Let the Good Times Roll;” the foot-stamping and shrieks of “Caldonia;” the joyful abandon and party-starting of “Saturday Night Fish Fry” and “Beans and Cornbread;” the carved-in-stone song design of ballads like “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’” and “Nobody Knows You When You Are Down and Out.” Music has changed a lot since Jordan’s astounding run of success from 1942-1950, but look past the trends and production styles of the charts on any given week, and you’ll still find traces of Jordan’s blueprint.