Louis Jordan – Somebody Up There Digs Me
Louis Jordan was an American musician, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as “The King of the Jukebox”, his highest profile came towards the end of the swing era. Jordan was a talented singer with great comedic flair, and he fronted his own band for more than twenty years. He duetted with some of the biggest solo singing stars of his time, including Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Jordan began his career in big-band swing jazz in the 1930s, but he became known as one of the leading practitioners, innovators and popularizers of jump blues, a swinging, up-tempo, dance-oriented hybrid of jazz, blues and boogie-woogie. Somebody Up There Digs Me is his first album, released in 1957, eve though Jordan had already 25 years as a professional musician under his belt. The album is filled with stellar re-workings of many of his jump blues classics, from “Caldonia” through “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t Ma Baby” and “Let the Good Times Roll” to “Ain’t Nobody Her But Us Chickens.” Recorded in NYC in 1956 with arrangements from a young Quincy Jones and guitar work from the legendary Mickey “Guitar” Baker. Includes OBI strip and a CD pasted to it.
140 gram vinyl
Cat. # PNY4509LPC