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B.B. does the original songs justice, and it's a great tribute to the late great Louis Jordan.
The band he has assembled for this album reads like an R&B Hall of Fame roster - Fathead Newman and Hank Crawford, Dr. John, and Marcus Belgrave.
Here, perhaps more than on any other cut, King's diminished voice is up to the task - substituting nuance for power very effectively.
I consider myself a fan of B.B.King; I consider myself a bigger fan of Louis Jordan. This project does nothing to add to either of their legacies. Mr. Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by Mark S. Crawford
One of B.B. King's best latter-day albums, "Let the Good Times Roll" is a terrific collection of 18 songs usually associated with jump blues master Louis Jordan. Read morePublished on May 20, 2006 by Docendo Discimus
Quite simply, this is my favorite B.B. King album. Rollicking songs, great recorded sound, an outstanding rhythm section backing up B.B. Read morePublished on February 24, 2003 by Marc D. Thomas
BB is a great blues performer, but his jump blues doesn't jump. Buy some actual Louis Jordan recordings, and really go for it!Published on November 28, 2002
I first heard this recording in London, at a small restaurant that was playing a series of great CDs. Read morePublished on June 16, 2002 by Alan Rooks
I would highly recommend this cd to anyone who is a fan of Louis Jordan or B.B. King. B.B. does the original songs justice, and it's a great tribute to the late great Louis Jordan. Read morePublished on January 6, 2002 by S. Curnow
I seem to be alone in my opinion, but this is not a great CD. I love B.B. King and I love Louis Jordan, but not this CD. Great concept, poorly executed. Read morePublished on December 21, 2001 by Lindyhopper
A great album. BB King does a great job covering 18 sides by one of his top influences. A fitting tribute to Louis Jordan, BB keeps the feel and soul of the original while adding... Read morePublished on June 8, 2001 by Daniel J. Warme
Really terrific album--every song is performed with taste, humor and intelligence. A fantastic band, playing at their best--no showing off, just great playing. Read morePublished on January 7, 2000 by H.C. Carey