Louis Jordan

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Today i had to visit a place at the other end of town and took this oppotunity to visit some record stores. It turned out to be a good day for records: i returned home with a plastic bag full of original 60’s LP’s: Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, T-Rex ( “Electric Warrior”, a real great record that i didn’t have yet!), The Boxtops, Jimi Hendrix, etcetera. But the best LP is one by Louis Jordan:

I have a double LP of Louis Jordan with all his hits that i used to listen a lot in the late eighties. So i was surprised by the sound of the familiar songs on this new bought LP: it is spectaculair, even though the record is a bit scratchy. Long live good old original vinyl! And it makes you wonder why so many of the re-issues of 50’s and 60’s music on vinyl were so bad, and how the record companies could get away with that.
Here is a song that has all the ingredients that make me love the songs by Louis Jordan.
“Beware, brother, beware”. Of course, the spectacular sound is probably lost in the mp3-proces, but nevertheless.