Biography: 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 combo context was copied far and wide during the 1940s.
Jordan's sensational hit-laden run with Decca Records contained a raft of seminal
The European Jordan revival gathered a bit more steam in 1983 when this delectable little collectors' item was released by France's Pathé Marconi. A ten-inch LP (in 1983!) with a early-'50s-style Aladdin ...Read full review