Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Beware Brother Beware” by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

Some stone cold advice from Mr. Jordan and company waxed back in 1946. That’s Wild Bill Davis on the piano and, of course, Jordan himself on the vocals and the alto saxophone. When it came to big band, jump blues, jazz and boogie woogie, Jordan was top of the heap ranking just behind Duke Ellington and Count Basie in popularity back in the day. His releases regularly topped the R’n’B “Race” charts and he sent numerous records into the upper regions of the pop charts. Listen closely and you’ll hear the roots of rock ‘n’ roll and rap in this song.