Oscar Jordan & The Mighty Sons Of Hercules have released Eclectic Soul, an incredibly diverse CD full of, well, good music. Make that great music. Jordan is a gifted guitarist and vocalist who has thrown convention to the wind and poured a passion for the blues into a stew with other styles, such as rock, jazz, Latin (check out the Santana-like "You And I"), funk, gospel (listen to "I Liked You Better When You Were Drinking"), R&B - you name it. Each cut is as different from the next as you might imagine - almost a cool radio station playing "all Oscar, all the time". Inspired by the rock albums from the '60s and '70s, where stylistic diversity was celebrated and admired, Jordan has taken that idea and run with it. Eclectic Soul, true to its title, is designed to appeal to people who love the attitude, soul and passion of blues, rock and gospel music blended with a fiery and soulful guitar and a emotionally charged voice - isn't that everyone? Oscar Jordan was originally profiled in the August-September, 2004 edition of The Undiscovered.
Born on the south side of Chicago, the seeds of Oscar's musical eclecticism were planted at an early age. Influences ranged from the Harry Belafonte, folk, and opera records played by his grandmother, to the rock, soul, and jazz records played by his mother and father. Of course growing up in Chicago there was no escape from the blues, and when he later took up the guitar, his lessons in the blues would last decades. Oscar attended Chicago's prestigious Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University where he received a B.F.A. from their acting program. During this time he was attending blues jams at Kingston Mines Blues Club, jamming with jazz guitar students from the near by music school, and playing pop rock with the band The Excitable Boys. After graduation Oscar exercised his acting muscles and performed roles in films, television, plays, and commercials. Later, Oscar underwent a holy blues conversion and formed a blues band. He later studied at The National Guitar Summer Workshop. His first album, the critically acclaimed "Mister Bad Luck", was released in 2001.
Jordan continues to play live dates with his band, The Mighty Sons of Hercules, working as a freelance writer for music publications, and writing screenplays.
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Web site: www.oscarjordan.com