Louis Jordan

Jumpin' and Jivin'

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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 2:43
2 3:03
3 5:23
4 2:41
5 2:51
6 3:03
7 2:50
8 2:47
9 2:45
10 2:55
11
2:58
12 3:21
13 2:41
14
2:32
15 2:29
16
2:50
17 3:19
18 3:07
19 3:00
20 5:09
21 2:50
22 3:01
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