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A Tribute to Bluesman Luke Jordan

by Various Artists

A compilation of pre-war blues of Luke Jordan's 8 songs released in the 1920's redone by some of the best blues artists in the area with all proceeds going to UVA Pediatric Kidney Research, Kids' Haven (support of children with losses in their family
Genre: Blues: Prewar Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Won't You Be Kind
Johnny Wade
1:47 $0.99
2. Cocaine Blues (feat. Jon Spear, Andy Burdetsky, Dara James & John Stubblefield)
Jon Spear Band
3:24 $0.99
3. Church Bell Blues (feat. Dennis McKim, David Alabama Frank & Nancy Reid)
Root2 Music
2:53 $0.99
4. If I Call You Mama
Eli Cook
3:25 $0.99
5. Pick Poor Robin Clean (feat. Juke Joint Jackson)
Waverly Milor
3:42 $0.99
6. My Gals Done Quite Me (feat. Roy Vest, Ricky Morton, John Laughon, Gregg Scruggs & Ken Brand)
Poorhouse Road Band
3:53 $0.99
7. Tom Brown (feat. Kelly Miller & Scotty Gray)
Vanilla Grits
3:59 $0.99
8. Traveling Man (feat. Jack Roy)
Lisa Miller
5:32 $0.99
9. If I Call You Mama (feat. Worth Proffitt & Dennis Johnson)
3:03 $0.99
10. Church Bell Blues (feat. Stuart Berr, Mark Williams & Darrell Wiley)
Strange Attractors
3:28 $0.99
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Album Notes
Luke Jordan - Virginia Bluesman
One of the most intriguing of the Piedmont blues players, Luke Jordan was born January 28, 1892, in Bluefield, WV. As a teenager he relocated to Lynchburg, VA, which was to remain his home base the rest of his life. Jordan recorded 12 tracks for Victor Records at two sessions in 1927 and 1929, ten of which have survived on 78s, including his classic versions of "Church Bell Blues," "Pick Poor Robin Clean," and "Cocaine Blues." Exhibiting a clean, precise guitar style, Jordan also possessed an elegant-sounding tenor voice that conveyed a sort of wry, good-natured feel, and his material, drawn from a repertoire of ballads, gambling tunes, ragtime, and minstrel tunes, perfectly defines the Piedmont blues. He was immensely influential on the blues players in his region, and he truly deserves to be better known outside the blues community. He died on June 25, 1952. (Steve Leggett)

The Project
Never has there been a release of all 8 songs that Luke recorded in those pioneer years of the blues of the mid to late 20's. The Sedalia Blues Society will release a CD of all the greats from Bluesman Luke Jordan by Lynchburg Local Blues Artist and other blues acts from around the area. A very respectful Homage to this local superstar with injections of local artistry that takes these 30's hits and brings them to the modern blues Scene of today.

Blues artists such as Eli Cook, Johnny Wade, Jon Spear Band, Vanilla Grits, Waverly Milor, Lisa Miller, Poorhouse Road Band, Root2 Music, Jump Street and others come together to pay tribute to this amazing bluesman from the 1920s, eight years before Robert Johnson made the blue scene.

All the proceeds from this CD will be given to the following charities so that the name of Luke Jordan lives on, helping people.

The Sedalia Blues Society
UVA Pediatric Kidney Research (
Kid's Haven in Lynchburg (



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