Biography

Luke Jordan (January 28, 1892 – June 25, 1952) was an American blues guitarist and vocalist of some renown in his local area of Lynchburg, Virginia.
Born in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States, his professional career started at age 35, when he was noticed by Victor Records, and went to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1927 to record several records. These records sold moderately well, and Victor decided to take Jordan to New York in 1929, for two more sessions. He recorded very few known tracks in his career, but a few remain intact.
He died in Lynchburg in June 1952. His song, “Church Bells Blues” was later recorded by Ralph Willis.


Recorded August 16, 1927, Charlotte, North Carolina:

39819-1. “Church Bells Blues.” Victor unissued
39819-2. “Church Bells Blues.” Vi 21076
39820-1. “Pick Poor Robin Clean.” Victor unissued
39820-2. “Pick Poor Robin Clean.” Vi 20957
39821-2. “Cocaine Blues.” Vi 21076
39822-1. “Traveling Coon.” Vi 20957

Recorded November 18, 1929, New York City:

57703-1. “My Gal’s Done Quit Me.” Vi V38564
57704-3. “Won’t You Be Kind?” Vi V38564
[edit]Recorded November 19, 1929, New York City
57705- . “If I Call You Mama.” Vi 23400
57706-2. “Look Up, Look Down.” Victor unissued
57707- . “Tom Brown Sits in His Prison Cell.” Vi 23400
57708-2. “That’s A Plenty.” Victor unissued

Edited by midlifefanclub on 27 Jan 2013, 21:59

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