Louis Jordan

Man Alive It's the Jumping Jive

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For the most part, this double-disc compilation of tracks by Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 along with other groups features re-recordings of the classic material he cut for Decca. It's immediately apparent in the sound of these sides. That said, it is Jordan, and it can be honestly said that the man never issued a bad recording. If the original sides are not important to you, or if you are a collector of the brilliant one's sides, this might be a fine way to compare and contrast. If you are looking into Jordan for the first time, it might be best to check out the originals, but you still can't go wrong with this one.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:47 Amazon
2 03:17 Amazon
3 03:02 Amazon
4 03:04 Amazon
5 03:24 Amazon
6 02:52 Amazon
7 02:56 Amazon
8 03:25 Amazon
9 02:46 Amazon
10 02:49 Amazon
11 02:54
12 03:02 Amazon
13 03:08 Amazon
14 02:48 Amazon
15
03:22 Amazon
16 02:35 Amazon
17 03:18 Amazon
18 02:28
19 02:55 Amazon
20 02:45 Amazon
21 02:44 Amazon
22 02:56
23 03:05 Amazon
24 02:49 Amazon
25 02:40 Amazon
26 02:41

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:53 Amazon
2 02:59 Amazon
3 02:54 Amazon
4 02:57 Amazon
5 03:01 Amazon
6 02:25 Amazon
7 02:37 Amazon
8 02:33
9 03:00 Amazon
10 02:53 Amazon
11 03:10 Amazon
12 02:43 Amazon
13 02:46 Amazon
14 02:35 Amazon
15 02:58 Amazon
16 02:33 Amazon
17
02:31 Amazon
18 02:26 Amazon
19 03:01 Amazon
20 02:31 Amazon
21 03:09 Amazon
22 02:37 Amazon
23 02:38 Amazon
24 02:55 Amazon
25 02:37 Amazon
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