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Louis Jordan - No Moe! - Greatest Hits [Verve]
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
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Louis Jordan at his most energetic
J. Sager Weinstein | London | 09/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don't be fooled by the track listing. Although the song names might make you think that many of these tracks can be found on the 5cd compilation "Louis Jordan and His Tympany 5," this CD actually features different recordings of the same songs. Personally, I like the versions on "No Moe" more--they're faster and more energetic, especially on "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" and "Saturday Night Fish Fry." On "No Moe," for example, Jordan gets through "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" in 2'33", whereas he takes a full 3'05" on the 5-CD set. It's the same number of notes--Louis and his band just zip through them much faster on this recording!
Also, because the tracks on "No Moe" were recorded later, the sound is a little better--it sounds brighter and cleaner to my (not at all trained) ears.
All in all, this is a great high-energy introduction to Louis Jordan and his swinging sense of humor."
The BEST, worthy of TEN freakin' stars, not just 5!!!!!!!!!!
WillieJohnsonDick | Wangerville | 06/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These are stereo later 50's re-recordings of his hit songs, same lively energy, yet a more of a rock'n'roll r&b feel, then swing! This is gritty jump blues, Jordan's voice was in it's prime, and the guitarist on this set really ROCKS the blues! Fun stereo versions, but no less fun then the originals. This is good time party music, and Jordan never sounded like he was having so much fun, as he does on thsi great cd!!! Includes kick-butt versions of Knock Me A Kiss, Outskirts Of Town and Saturday Night Fish Fry. A GEM!!!"
Let the Good Times Roll!
Martin 13 | Slovenia | 06/24/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"His previous hits rerecorded in 1956 and 1957. Some of them are really great (Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby, Knock Me A Kiss, Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Caldonia,...), but I don't like ones which are featuring organist Jackie Davis. Too much organ for me."