Louis Jordan - Somebody Up There Digs Me LP+CD

Louis Jordan - Somebody Up There Digs Me LP+CD

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Label: Penny Records

2015 Reissue

140 Gram Vinyl

1LP + bonus CD

Rhythm & Blues


When Louis Jordan signed to Mercury in 1956, he tried to revive his struggling record sales by re-recording some of his more celebrated songs from his commercial heyday. That's a strategy usually doomed to commercial and artistic failure, and commercially this album -- including such Jordan standbys as "Caldonia," "Let the Good Times Roll," "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie," "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town," and "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" -- certainly didn't pay big dividends. But while no one would rate this as highly as the original jump blues classics with which Jordan made his mark, actually both he and his band performed pretty admirably given the circumstances, updating the originals only slightly to reflect the emerging rock & roll trends, with a young Quincy Jones acting as musical director. Session ace Mickey Baker was on guitar as well, and reeled off some really hot licks on occasion (especially on "Caldonia").


A1 Caldonia 2:21
A2 Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby 3:12
A3 Run Joe 3:18
A4 Early In The Morning 3:20
A5 Choo Choo Ch Boogie 2:14
B1 Let The Good Times Roll 2:40
B2 Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying 3:12
B3 Beware Brother Beware 2:40
B4 I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town 3:18
B5 Salt Pork West Virginia



EAN Code: 8033706215166