Swingsation

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
GRP's Swingsation sampler may not satisfy collectors and hardcore fans, who already have these 16 featured songs on original albums or comprehensive collections. Nevertheless, this is a good collection for casual fans and neophytes, since it contains a good balance of familiar hits and lesser-known tunes from Louis Jordan's Decca recordings, including "House Party," "Saturday Night Fish Fry," "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," "Crazy Baby," "Chartreuse You Dyed Your Hair," "That Chick's Too Young Too Fry," "Blue Light Boogie," "Barnyard Boogie," and "Let the Good Times Roll." True, there are a number of great songs, such as "Caledonia," missing, but it's an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
GRP's Swingsation sampler may not satisfy collectors and hardcore fans, who already have these 16 featured songs on original albums or comprehensive collections. Nevertheless, this is a good collection for casual fans and neophytes, since it contains a good balance of familiar hits and lesser-known tunes from Louis Jordan's Decca recordings, including "House Party," "Saturday Night Fish Fry," "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," "Crazy Baby," "Chartreuse You Dyed Your Hair," "That Chick's Too Young Too Fry," "Blue Light Boogie," "Barnyard Boogie," and "Let the Good Times Roll." True, there are a number of great songs, such as "Caledonia," missing, but it's an enjoyable listen that's worth its budget-price for budget-minded listeners.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/1999
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105995122
  • Catalog Number: 9951

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Jordan Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Bill Doggett Organ, Piano
Bill Jennings Guitar
Wild Bill Davis Piano, Vocals
William Austin Piano
Dallas Bartley Bass
Bob Bushnell Bass
Eddie Byrd Drums, Vocals
Maxwell Davis Tenor Saxophone
Leonard Graham Trumpet
William K. "Billy" Hadnott Bass
Carl Hogan Guitar
Aaron Izenhall Trumpet
Josh Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Johnson Tenor Saxophone
John Kirkwood Drums
Chester Lane Piano
Walter Martin Drums
Al Morgan Bass
Bert Payne Guitar
Jesse "Po" Simpkins Bass
Lem Johnson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Alex "Razz" Mitchell Drums
Courtney Williams Trumpet
Joe Morris Drums
Bob Mitchell Trumpet
Charles Drayton Bass
Freddie Simon Tenor Saxophone
Clarence Johnson Piano
James Jackson Guitar
Sammy Guy Bass
Hal Mitchell Trumpet
Technical Credits
Louis Jordan Composer
Wild Bill Davis Arranger
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Wayne Grey Composer
Zan Stewart Liner Notes, Annotation
Vaughn Horton Composer
Erick Labson Mastering
Hollis King Art Direction
Chris Pyle Illustrations
Matthew Strange Composer
Willis Lawrence Walsh Composer
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