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Charley Jordan Vol. 1 (1930 - 1931)

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Album Review

A fine St. Louis singer and guitarist, this was the first volume of songs Charley Jordan did in the early '30s. He could be very humorous or cuttingly poignant, and there are examples in both veins on this anthology. The sound quality ranges from good to awful.

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absolute gem

I gave it four stars only because the sound quality is so poor. But then again, maybe it's nice to rememeber when this record was made. And appreciate the genius that was before his time.


Born: 1890 in Mabelvale, AR

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s

Time has been kind to Charley Jordan's music. He had some moderate success in his own right as a recording artist during his own time, in the 1930s, but he's probably better known among casual blues listeners of the 21st century than he was outside of St. Louis in the '30s. Jordan wasn't the greatest singer of his era, but he had a way with a song and especially his guitar, which makes his records some of the most endearing of the '30s St. Louis blues scene, of which he was a key part. He was a relative...
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