Friday, July 10, 2015

WALTZES, STEEL GUITARS, ETC., ETC.


Louis Jordan’s Elks Rendez-Vous Band


Session personnel: Louis Jordan, vocal/clarinet/alto sax/baritone sax; Courtney Williams, trumpet; Lem Johnson, tenor sax; Clarence Johnson, piano; Charlie Drayton, bass; Walter Martin, drums; ensemble vocals. New York City, 
20 December 1938

Let the Good Times Roll is a nice 2-CD Jordan collection. “Barnacle Bill the Sailor” is the opening track.

Illustration: Ben Shahn. Four Piece Orchestra, 1944

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