Louis Jordan Let The Good Times Roll: Complete Decca Recordings 1938-1954 (9-CD Box Set)

Let The Good Times Roll: Complete Decca
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  • Number of Discs: 9
  • Released: September 29, 1994
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Toodle-Loo on Down
  • 2.So Good
  • 3.Away From You
  • 4.Honey in the Bee Ball
  • 5.Barnacle Bill the Sailor
  • 6.Flat Face - (TRUE instrumental)
  • 7.Keep a-Knockin' (But You Can't Come in)
  • 8.Sam Jones Done Snagged His Britches On
  • 9.Swinging in a Cocoanut Tree - (TRUE instrumental)
  • 10.Doug the Jitterbug
  • 11.At the Swing Cat's Ball
  • 12.Jake, What a Snake - (TRUE instrumental)
  • 13.Honeysuckle Rose
  • 14.'Fore Day Blues
  • 15.But I'll Be Back
  • 16.You Ain't Nowhere
  • 17.You're My Meat
  • 18.June Tenth Jamboree
  • 19.You Run Your Mouth I'll Run My Business
  • 20.I'm Alabama Bound
  • 21.Hard Lovin' Blues
  • 22.You Got to Go When the Wagon Comes
  • 23.Lovie Joe
  • 24.Somebody Done Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man
  • 25.Bounce the Ball (Do da Dittle Um Day)
  • 26.Penthouse in the Basement
  • 27.After School Swing Session - (Swinging With Symphony Sid)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Oh Boy, I'm in the Groove
  • 2.Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand's Doin'
  • 3.Don't Come Crying on My Shoulder
  • 4.Waitin' For the Robert E. Lee
  • 5.A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird
  • 6.Pompton Turnpike
  • 7.Do You Call That a Buddy (Dirty Cat)
  • 8.I Know You, I Know What You Wanna Do
  • 9.Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - (TRUE instrumental)
  • 10.Two Little Squirrels, The (Nuts to You)
  • 11.T-Bone Blues
  • 12.Pan Pan
  • 13.Saint Vitus Dance
  • 14.Saxa-Woogie
  • 15.Brotherly Love
  • 16.De Laff's on You
  • 17.Boogie Woogie Came to Town
  • 18.John, Stop Teasing Me How 'Bout That
  • 19.How 'Bout That
  • 20.Teacher (How I Love My Teacher)
  • 21.Mama, Mama Blues (Rusty Dusty Blues)
  • 22.Knock Me a Kiss
  • 23.The Green Grass Grows All Around
  • 24.Mister Lovingood
  • 25.Small Town Boy
  • 26.I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.What's the Use of Gettin' Sober
  • 2.The Chicks I Pick Are Slender, Tender and Tall
  • 3.I'm Gonna Leave You on the Outskirts of Town
  • 4.That'll Just 'Bout Knock Me Out
  • 5.Dirty Snake
  • 6.Five Guys Named Moe
  • 7.It's a Low-Down Dirty Shame
  • 8.De Laff's on You
  • 9.Ration Blues
  • 10.Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby
  • 11.Deacon Jones
  • 12.The Things I Want I Can't Get at Home
  • 13.How High Am I?
  • 14.I Like 'Em Fat Like That
  • 15.The Truth of the Matter
  • 16.Hey! Now Let's Live
  • 17.Mop-Mop
  • 18.G.I. Jive
  • 19.You Can't Get That No More
  • 20.Louis' Oldsmobile Song
  • 21.Your Socks Don't Match
  • 22.My Baby Said Yes (Yip, Yip de Hootie)
  • 23.My Baby Said Yes (Yip, Yip de Hootie)
  • 24.Your Socks Don't Match

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Buzz Me
  • 2.They Raided the House
  • 3.Caldonia Boogie
  • 4.Somebody Done Changed the Lock on My Door
  • 5.How Long Must I Wait For You?
  • 6.Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule
  • 7.Salt Pork, West Virginia
  • 8.Paper Boy
  • 9.Don't Worry 'Bout That Mule
  • 10.Reconversion Blues
  • 11.It's So Easy
  • 12.Beware
  • 13.Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'
  • 14.Choo-Choo Ch' Boogie
  • 15.Ain't That Just Like a Woman
  • 16.That Chick's Too Young to Fry
  • 17.No Sale
  • 18.If It's Love You Want Baby, That's Me
  • 19.Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
  • 20.Let the Good Times Roll
  • 21.All For the Love of Lil
  • 22.Texas and Pacific
  • 23.Jack, You're Dead
  • 24.Reet Petite and Gone
  • 25.Sure, Had a Wonderful Time
  • 26.I Know What You're Puttin' Down
  • 27.Open the Door Richard

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Friendship
  • 2.Open the Door Richard
  • 3.Boogie Woogie Blue Plate
  • 4.Barnyard Boogie
  • 5.Every Man to His Own Profession
  • 6.Early in the Morning
  • 7.Run Joe
  • 8.Look Out
  • 9.Beans and Corn Bread
  • 10.Have You Got the Gumption
  • 11.We Can't Agree
  • 12.Chicky-Mo, Craney-Crow
  • 13.Roamin' Blues
  • 14.Inflation Blues
  • 15.You're Much Too Fat (And That's That)
  • 16.Chug Chug Boogie
  • 17.There'll Be No Days Like That
  • 18.Pettin' and Pokin'
  • 19.You're on the Right Track, Baby
  • 20.Don't Burn the Candle at Both Ends
  • 21.Why'd You Do It, Baby
  • 22.Daddy-O
  • 23.Safe, Sane and Single
  • 24.I Know What I've Got, Don't Know What I'm Getting
  • 25.You Broke Your Promise
  • 26.Push-Ka-Pee She Pie (The Saga of Saga Boy)

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Cole Slaw
  • 2.Beans and Corn Bread
  • 3.Onion - (TRUE instrumental)
  • 4.Baby's Gonna Go, Bye Bye
  • 5.Heed My Warning
  • 6.Psycho-Loco - (TRUE instrumental)
  • 7.School Days
  • 8.Hungry Man
  • 9.Love You 'Til Your Money's Gone Blues
  • 10.Saturday Night Fish Fry - (parts 1 & 2)
  • 11.I Want a Roof Over My Head
  • 12.Show Me How (You Milk the Cow)
  • 13.Blue Light Boogie - (part 1 & 2)
  • 14.Tamburitza Boogie
  • 15.Chartreuse, (You Dyed Your Hair)
  • 16.Lemonade
  • 17.It's a Great, Great Pleasure
  • 18.You Will Always Have a Friend
  • 19.Louisville Lodge Meeting
  • 20.Trouble Then Satisfaction
  • 21.Crazy Baby
  • 22.Life Is So Peculiar
  • 23.You, Rascal You (I'll Be Glad You're Dead)
  • 24.Teardrops From My Eyes

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.If You've Got Someplace to Go
  • 2.Weak Minded Blues
  • 3.Is My Pop in There?
  • 4.I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
  • 5.If You So Smart, How Come You Ain't Rich
  • 6.Trust in Me
  • 7.Louisville Lodge Meeting
  • 8.How Blue Can You Get?
  • 9.Happy Birthday Boogie
  • 10.May Every Day Be Christmas
  • 11.Please Don't Leave Me
  • 12.Bone Dry
  • 13.I Love That Kinda Carryin' On
  • 14.Three Handed Woman
  • 15.Fat Sam From Birmingham
  • 16.Cock-a-Doodle-Doo
  • 17.Garmoochie
  • 18.There Must Be a Way
  • 19.Come and Get It - (TRUE instrumental)
  • 20.Stop Makin' Music
  • 21.Slow Down
  • 22.Work, Baby Work
  • 23.Never Trust a Woman
  • 24.All of Me
  • 25.There Goes My Heart
  • 26.Lay Something on the Bar (Besides Your Elbows)
  • 27.Gimme Gimme Blues

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Junco Partner
  • 2.Time Marches On
  • 3.Azure-Te (Paris Blues)
  • 4.Oil Well, Texas
  • 5.There's Nothing Else That I Can Do
  • 6.Jordan For President
  • 7.The Soon-a-Baby
  • 8.There's Nothing Else That I Can Do
  • 9.The Soon-a-Baby
  • 10.You Didn't Want Me Baby
  • 11.A Man's Best Friend Is a Bed
  • 12.I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  • 13.It's Better to Wait For Love
  • 14.Only Yesterday
  • 15.Just Like a Butterfly (That's Caught in the Rain)
  • 16.Hog Wash
  • 17.House Party
  • 18.Everything That's Made of Wood
  • 19.I Want You to Be My Baby
  • 20.You Know It Too
  • 21.Locked Up
  • 22.I Gotta Move
  • 23.Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  • 24.If It's True
  • 25.Wake up Jacob
  • 26.Lollypop
  • 27.Perdido - (TRUE instrumental)

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.Stone Cold Dead in the Market
  • 2.Petootie Pie
  • 3.Petootie Pie
  • 4.Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • 5.Don't Cry, Cry Baby
  • 6.'Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
  • 7.I'll Never Be Free

Product Description:

This box set contains 200 tracks including a 7-track vinyl LP featuring duets with Ella Fitzgerald. It also includes a 12x12 book with photos and notes by Peter Grendysa.
A typically exhaustive collection from the German reissue specialists Bear Family, LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL is nine full discs' worth of prime Louis Jordan. Featuring both sides of every record Jordan released on Decca Records from 1938 to 1954, this is a remarkable collection. It's astounding to see how completely Jordan's jump blues aesthetic was already formed by the time the singer--and killer alto saxophonist, let's not forget--left Chick Webb's orchestra in 1938 to record his own small group sessions with the Tympany Five. These recordings, a largely under-appreciated but nonetheless huge influence on early rock and roll--there could be no Little Richard or Chuck Berry without Louis Jordan--are the definitive jump blues experience. It's a massive set, but well worth the hours it takes to listen.
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