2008 collection of tracks from the famed R&B howler recorded for Mercury Records during the early days of Rock 'N' Roll. The legendary Louis Jordan was as vulnerable as anybody else to changing fashions in the '50s. Louis' former manger had founded soon to be major Chicago label Mercury Records, and had the idea of re-recording Louis' greatest songs for the new microgroove album market as this would not only capture a potential new market of youngsters, but recapture older fans who wanted the best of Louis on the new-fangled LP format. The optimism was infectious: Mercury marketed the new recordings in the trade paper ads by billing Jordan as 'The Original Rock And Roller', making an astute reference to his place among the progenitors of R&B and, therefore, Rock 'N' Roll. 28 tracks. Rev-Ola.