So I was just now going through a bunch a 45’s, trying desperately to serve up something for you people tonight. Lo and behold, I ran across this single that was appropriately placed in my “I am confused” pile of Latin 45’s I own.
Found this joint a while back in the KRMX collection. At first glance, I probably wrote it off because of the name Steve Jordan and The Jordan Brothers. And when I listened, it sounded more like a Southern Baptist revival group being a bit more funky than they should be. Anyway, since I rediscovered it again, I thought I’d give these dudes a second chance by actually doing a bit more research than I had before. Glad I did. It turns out that Steve Jordan (who is also Esteban Jordan y Los Hermanos Jordon) is a Tex-Mex accordion legend who boasts a 5 decade career in the San Antonio Texas area. Not only that but his full length album La Bamba, which this single comes from, is sort of a Northern Soul collectors item. The songs on that LP have traditional rancheras, Bobby Bland covers, to the funkier squeeze box man that I threw up for you people. I even found a Japanese re-issue of it. Weird.
Anyway, some great Tejano style funk/soul ala Flaco Jimenez or Little Joe and Latinaires. Nice sounding Texas rebel-rock with a Mexican influence. It’s gritty and I like it. Threw up an image from some other album of his. Esteban plays a mean Hoener and has a patch on his motherfuckin’ eye yo….awesome!!! Enjoy!