Louis Jordan

Let the Good Times Roll: The Complete Decca Recordings 1938-54

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The price of this multi-disc import box set is indeed a hefty one, but it contains every track the pioneering saxman waxed for Decca -- the multitude of hits that inexorably influenced the future of R&B and eventually rock & roll. Bear Family's attention to detail in its presentation is always immaculate, and the sound quality follows suit.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:15
2 3:09
3 2:49
4 3:10
5 2:46
6 2:44
7 2:37
8 2:47
9 2:48
10 2:35
11
2:33
12 2:36
13 3:11
14 2:39
15 2:40
16 2:43
17 3:02
18
2:45
19 2:39
20 3:00
21 3:13
22 2:30
23 2:47
24 2:42
25 2:44
26 2:36
27 2:35

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:50
2 3:05
3 2:32
4 2:33
5 2:37
6 3:10
7 3:16
8 2:32
9 2:57
10 2:28
11 3:10
12 2:54
13 2:52
14 2:40
15 3:00
16 2:53
17 3:09
18
3:03
19 2:55
20
2:42
21 3:05
22 2:49
23 2:54
24 2:48
25 2:49
26 2:50

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:52
2 2:29
3 3:06
4 3:10
5 2:27
6 3:02
7 2:49
8 2:50
9 3:09
10 2:45
11 2:58
12 2:56
13 2:56
14 2:40
15 2:44
16 2:32
17 2:57
18 3:00
19 3:21
20
1:51
21 3:03
22 2:48
23 2:58
24 2:58

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:52
2 2:53
3 2:44
4 3:16
5 2:37
6 2:19
7 3:02
8 3:07
9 2:31
10 2:23
11 2:53
12 2:53
13 2:59
14 2:44
15 2:53
16 2:26
17 2:54
18
2:50
19 3:05
20 2:49
21 2:52
22 3:05
23 2:34
24 2:44
25 3:01
26 3:07
27 2:30

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:24
2 3:03
3 2:48
4 2:48
5 3:19
6 3:23
7 3:23
8 2:54
9 3:00
10 3:05
11 2:50
12 2:31
13 2:56
14 3:00
15 2:43
16 2:56
17 2:50
18 2:34
19 3:03
20 2:45
21
3:20
22 3:19
23 2:42
24 2:54
25 2:51
26 2:33

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:45
2 2:52
3 2:55
4 2:49
5 3:22
6 3:03
7 2:36
8 3:08
9 2:22
10 5:25
11 2:41
12
2:53
13 5:11
14 3:13
15 2:36
16 3:17
17 3:09
18 3:03
19 3:26
20 3:23
21 2:58
22 3:22
23 3:07
24 2:59

Track Listing - Disc 7

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:13
2 2:31
3 2:30
4 2:31
5 2:59
6 3:31
7 3:32
8 2:46
9 2:11
10 3:12
11
3:16
12 3:03
13 2:36
14 2:47
15 3:01
16 2:13
17 3:17
18 3:12
19 2:54
20 2:32
21 2:40
22 2:47
23 2:56
24 2:28
25 2:55
26 2:41
27 2:57

Track Listing - Disc 8

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:46
2 2:29
3 3:09
4 2:29
5 3:10
6 2:59
7 2:38
8 2:38
9 2:25
10 2:46
11 3:12
12 3:23
13 2:41
14
3:08
15 3:17
16 2:59
17 2:51
18 2:44
19 3:00
20 2:54
21 2:42
22 2:32
23 3:01
24 2:43
25 2:56
26
2:30
27 2:55
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