‘What’s the Use of Getting Sober…’


This one’s almost as good as “Five Guys Named Moe.”

Albert Murray, from his book Stomping the Blues:

The element of frolicsome mockery in [Jordan’s] verbal delivery is as obvious as the downhome earthiness represented by the instrumental accompaniment. Incidentally, as should surprise no one, Jordan is completely at home with [Louis] Armstrong both as a vocalist and as a first-rate instrumentalist [alto sax] on “You Rascal, You” and “Life Is So Peculiar,” recorded for Decca in 1950.

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