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Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan

11 articles


The Pointers: Sign of a Wasted Rock Culture

Profile by Vernon Gibbs, New Musical Express, 29 September 1973

ANYTIME THE American media welcomes a new act with such an overt display of scraping and bowing for superlatives, it's time to be suspicious. ...

Louis Jordan: "Still Feeling Good"

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Lydon, Ramparts, January 1974

"DRINK SOME beer and be of good cheer!" Louis Jordan stood on the dimly lit stage of Ruthie's Inn. Before him was a crowded floor ...

Louis Jordan

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Lydon, Rolling Stone, 1975

"DRINK SOME BEER and be of good cheer!" ...

Louis Jordan: A First Class Original

Obituary by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 15 February 1975

MAX JONES pays tribute to a fine blues singer/alto player ...

Louis Jordan: The Best Of Louis Jordan/Choo Choo Ch'Boogie

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 1 May 1976

SUFFERING FROM HEAVY metal fatigue? Bunions on your disco feet? Are you too pooped to pop, too puked with punk rock, rasta'd rigid by reggae ...

Louis Jordan: Hep And The Art Of Alto-Sax Repair

Retrospective by Nick Tosches, Creem, October 1979

IN THE 1940's, there were two black singers who crossed over from Race Records (as Billboard called its bluegum charts until 1949, when the phrase Rhythm & ...

Louis Jordan

Retrospective by Cliff White, The History of Rock, 1982

The king of jive who made the good times roll. ...

Louis Jordan: Going For The Long Jump!

Retrospective by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 6 August 1983

The last of the swingers, the first of the rockers, altoist Louis Jordan's influence stretches through BB King and David Bowie to the '80s jive ...

Louis Jordan

Sleeve notes by Pete Grendysa, Bear Family, 1993

FOR TEN of the most crucial years in the history of American black music, Louis Jordan was the main man, the solid sender, the hep-est ...

John Chilton: Let The Good Times Roll – The Story Of Louis Jordan And His Music (Quartet Books)

Book Review by Tony Burke, Blues & Rhythm, February 1993

YOU'VE HEARD the records, maybe even bought the recent Bear Family nine-CD box set (The Complete Decca Recordings) – now read the biography. ...

Louis Jordan

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 8 July 1908, Brinkley, Arkansas, USA, d. 4 February 1975, Los Angeles, California ...


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