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One Guy Named Louis

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One Guy Named Louis

Louis Jordan is simply one of the most influential figures in American music. A successful swing-era singer and saxophonist with bandleader Chick Webb, Jordan was the first to successfully fuse swing and urban blues in a small-combo format, creating the style known as "jump blues" in 1941. He was a supercharged performer, singing and rapping over a tidal wave of boogie rhythm and spinning off the forms of America's musical future, essential progenitor of rhythm & blues and the rock & roll that followed it. This CD collects all of the songs Jordan recorded during his 1954 tenure with Aladdin, a period when his greatest commercial successes for Decca lay behind him but when his enthusiasm and energy were unabated. The music can wander to the sentimental balladry of "Till We Two Are One," but high spirits usually prevail, from the boisterous, half-spoken vocals of "Whiskey Do Your Stuff" and "I'll Die Happy" to the raucous, alto-saxophone sound on the instrumentals "Gotta Go" and "For You." The bands are uncredited with the exception of appearances by guitarist Mickey Baker, a cornerstone of New York R&B recording in the period. --Stuart Broomer

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Whiskey Do Yours Stuff
  2. Dad Gum Ya Hide, Boy
  3. Gal, You Need A Whippin'
  4. Time Is A Passin'
  5. It's Hard To Be Good Without You
  6. The Dripper
  7. Till We Two Are One
  8. Ooo Wee
  9. I Seen What'cha Done
  10. Fat Back And Corn Liquor
  11. Put Some Money In The Pot, 'Cause The Juice Is Run
  12. Private Property (No Tresspassing)
  13. Gotta Go
  14. For You
  15. Messy Bessy
  16. Louis' Blues
  17. I'll Die Happy
  18. If I Had Any Sense I'd Go Back Home
  19. Hurry Home
  20. A Dollar Down
  21. Yeah, Yeah, Baby

Product details

  • Audio CD (April 21, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B000005HHF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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