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Louis Jordan: “Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door”

Some mellow Blue Monday blues. From 1946, Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five:

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“Choo-Choo-Ch’Boogie” Louis Jordan and the Tympani Five

Here’s the incredible Louis Jordan, all but forgotten today, one of the fathers of modern blues and rock.┬áThis hit, “Choo-Choo-Ch’Boogie”, one of many for Louis, originally came out in 1946 when the genre was called ‘jive boogie’ or ‘jump blues’ … Continue reading

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Ray Charles and Louis Jordan

You already know Ray Charles (and if you don’t read this), but Louis Jordan is a little more obscure for most people. Aside from being a major influence on Ray Charles, along with Nat King Cole, Charles Brown and Art … Continue reading

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