At the Swing Cat's Ball

At the Swing Cat's Ball

by Louis JordanLouis Jordan


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Released as an attempt to cash in on the swing revival that swept through America in the late '90s, MCA's At the Swing Cat's Ball contains 12 songs that spotlight Louis Jordan's hardest-swinging material. Since Jordan towered above most jump blues practitioners in the '40s, it's easy to enjoy the compilation, even if you question the reasons behind its assembly. Since it concentrates on swinging material, it isn't a strict hits compilation (even though there are hits here), but that probably won't bother Generation Y swingers, whom this compilation is clearly targeted at.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/1999
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811204426
catalogNumber: 112044
Rank: 139233

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Jordan   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Bill Doggett   Piano
Bill Jennings   Electric Guitar
Dallas Bartley   Bass
Bob Bushnell   Bass
Eddie Byrd   Drums
Maxwell Davis   Tenor Saxophone
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Lowell Hastings   Tenor Saxophone
Carl Hogan   Electric Guitar
Aaron Izenhall   Trumpet
Josh Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Thurber Jay   Bass
John Kirkwood   Drums
Chester Lane   Piano
Walter Martin   Drums
Bert Payne   Electric Guitar
Eddie Roane   Trumpet
Jesse "Po" Simpkins   Bass
Arnold Thomas   Piano
Earle Warren   Baritone Saxophone
Lem Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Courtney Williams   Trumpet
Bob Mitchell   Trumpet
Charles Drayton   Bass
Clarence Johnson   Piano
James Jackson   Electric Guitar
James Wright   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Louis Jordan   Composer
Fred Clark   Composer
Milt Gabler   Producer
Wayne Grey   Composer
Spencer Lee   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer,Producer
Peter Grendysa   Liner Notes
Fleecie Moore   Composer

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