Louis Jordan

Jumpin' and Jivin'

  • AllMusic Rating
    7
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Louis Jordan's use of uptempo jump shuffle rhythms and his jivin' persona and loose, almost calypso approach created a template for R&B and eventually for rock & roll and even hip-hop, and his boundless good energy informed jazz, as well. This two-disc, 44-rack collection hits the essential high points of Jordan's career, and while it may be a bit too much for the casual listener, more serious listeners will find it just about right.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 02:43
2 03:03
3 05:23
4 02:41
5 02:51
6 03:03
7 02:50
8 02:47
9 02:45
10 02:55
11
02:58
12 03:21
13 02:41
14
02:32
15 02:29
16
02:50
17 03:19
18 03:07
19 03:00
20 05:09
21 02:50
22 03:01
blue highlight denotes track pick