Louis Jordan - The Anthology 1938-1953: Let The Good Times Roll (1999)
Jazz, Swing, Jump Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 136 min | 344 MB
Label: MCA/ Decca | Rel: 1999
Overlooking Bear Family's comprehensive nine-disc box, this double-CD set is the best reissue ever on Louis Jordan, and the first truly comprehensive domestic release on Jordan's work to feature state-of-the-art sound. There are holes only a relative handful of the tracks that Jordan & His Tympany Five recorded in 1939 and 1940 are included, although those that are here represent most of the best of them but not huge ones, and every major Jordan track from 15 years of work is present. The quality of the digital transfers is as alluring as the selections, the mastering so clean that it sounds 20 years newer than one could ever expect based on the songs' actual ages.