A NATIONAL TREASURE
I don't know if there is a memorial at or near the spot where Louis Jordan was born but there should be as he was perhaps one of the pivotal artists in 20th century American music. I think he ranks in importance with the likes of Elvis, Sinatra, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, BB KIng and Hank Williams. A quick look at his output reveals tunes that are still fresh today, clever lyrics (bit of a lost art these days), great instrumentation and very danceable. Apparently he always paid the writers of the songs he recorded, which may explain the quality of his material over such a long time. This collection is no exception as there ain't a duff track on this collection.