Pressed on 140-gram vinyl; includes CD. By the time Louis Jordan's first LP was released in 1957 he already had 25 years as a professional musician under his belt. This is not to say that he was over the hill; on the contrary, he was well seasoned and in his prime. Somebody Up There Digs Me is filled with stellar re-workings of many of his jump blues classics, from "Caledonia" through "Is You Is or Is You Ain't Ma Baby" and "Let the Good Times Roll" to "Ain't Nobody Her But Us Chickens." Recorded in NYC in 1956 with arrangements from a young Quincy Jones and guitar work from the legendary Mickey "Guitar" Baker, Somebody Up There Digs Me is a sophisticated and swinging set that's still sure to keep your feet moving.
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't Ma Baby
Early In The Morning
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
Knock Me A Kiss
Let The Good Times Roll
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
Beware Brother Beware
I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
Salt Pork West Virginia
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
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