musicology #0651- Let the Good Times ROLL


Tribute to DON Pedro #1

Louis Jordan – Let The Good Times Roll

cracking on with a new selection in tribute to a genuine living legend who i call Don Pedro, a KING amongst pawns who is an inspiration. Before i kick off though allow me to talk a while.

Hopefully everyone knows a ‘Don Pedro’ one of them Cats whose actions speak MUCH louder than their words. Trailblazers who lead, Shepherds not sheep who ‘Walk the Walk’ rather than ‘Talk the Talk’. I first met Don Pedro in my late teens, the man was sharp like PAPER. Never settling for anything less than the best that life was offering. International traveller with a taste for the fine things. Don Pedro hustled with the best and could sell snow to eskimos. The best hustlers are the ones that present opportunities rather than try to take you for what you’ve got and Don Pedro was right up there with the champions. Life was/is NEVER dull when you are rolling with the Don. Memories are made of these connections and relationships like these are rare and full of life. Pedro lives life to the FULL and this selection is in his honour. Enough with the words and on with the music. STRICTLY boss tunes for the Don from across the musical spectrum

Roll on DON Pedro you touch and continue to inspire everyone who has the fortune to call you friend…

First up is a slice from one of the Rhythm and Blues pioneers whose Tympany 5 was instrumental in changing the direction of urbanmusicology from Big Band Swing to Small Band Rhythm & Blues and in the process inspired a new genre. a GENUINE legend Louis Jordan and Don Pedro speak the same language, sing from the same hymn sheet, blow the same horn and would have rolled together in the 1940’s. NO doubt.

Fitting start to the selection as Don Pedro ALWAYS made sure to ‘Let The Good Times Roll’

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2 thoughts on “musicology #0651- Let the Good Times ROLL

  1. What a joyful sound. An anthem for all time – except maybe for the bit about spending some cash if you want to have some fun. Having fun should’t just be about spending money.
    Louis Jordan always puts a smile on my face. I like happy songs.

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