In our view, Louis Jordan was one of the most influential R&B artists in music history so we recommend having recordings from his entire career. We think the following recordings offer a very good combination of comprehensive collections of Louis Jordan material in the various phases of his career, with good remastering and sound quality at a reasonable price.
If you’re not familiar with Louis Jordan, here are some 1940’s movies starring Louis Jordan. The plots are basically vehicles for Louis Jordan’s music.
Look Out Sister (1947)
Tracks include Jack You’re Dead (1:55-4:37), Caldonia (4:50-6:06), I Got A New Ten Gallon Hat (12:15-13:44), Don’t Burn The Candle At Both Ends (17:00-19:43), Chicky Moe (20:10-21:36), Boogie In The Barnyard (25:00-26:10), You’re Much Too Fat And That’s That (32:14-33:12), Roamin’ Blues (42:08-45:23), Early In The Morning (46:01-49:15), Look Out Sister (49:41-53:10), Let The Good Times Roll (instrumental) (starts 57:01)
Decca Records dropped Louis Jordan’s recording contract in 1953. For Louis Jordan’s recordings for the Aladdin Records and Vik Records labels, 1953-1957, we recommend Louis Jordan – The Later Years 1953-1957, a 2 CD set on JSP Records.
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