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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Jordan

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Album Review

A very fun but very short (37 minutes) sampling of Louis Jordan hits recorded for Decca between 1942 ("Five Guys Named Moe") and 1953 ("I Want You to Be My Baby"). Designed as more of an introduction, 20th Century Masters includes such Jordan staples as "Caldonia" and "Saturday Night Fish Fry." This brief compilation may be a good place to start, but it'll leave you wanting more.

Biography

Born: July 9, 1908 in Brinkley, AR

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Effervescent saxophonist Louis Jordan was one of the chief architects and prime progenitors of the R&B idiom. His pioneering use of jumping shuffle rhythms in a small...
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