Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering African-American jazz and rhythm & blues musician and songwriter who enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as "The King of the Jukebox", Jordan was highly popular with both black and white audiences in the later years of the swing era.

Jordan was one of the first black recording artists whose popularity crossed over into the mainstream white audience and who scored hits on both the "race" charts and the mainstream white pop charts. He is now acknowledged as one of the most successful African-American musicians of the 20th century, ranking fifth in the list of the all-time most successful black recording artists.

Jordan scored at least four million-selling hits during his career, regularly topping the "race" charts, as well as scoring simultaneous Top Ten hits on the white pop charts on several occasions. Many of the songs he wrote or co-wrote have become 20th century popular music classics.

With his dynamic Tympany Five bands (which also pioneered the use of electric guitar and electric organ) Jordan largely mapped out the main parameters of the classic R&B, urban blues and early rock’n’roll genres with a series of hugely influential 78 rpm discs for the Decca label that presaged virtually all of the dominant black music styles of the 1950s and 1960s and which exerted a huge influence on many leading performers in these genres.

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Louis Jordan Albums

0.0 #1’s Louis Jordan
Released on
March 30, 2009
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0.0 After School Swing Session Louis Jordan
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June 1, 2008
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0.0 Aint’ Nobody Here But Us Chickens Louis Jordan
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0.0 At The Swing Cat’s Ball Louis Jordan
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0.0 At The Swingcats Ball Louis Jordan
Released on
December 7, 2009
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0.0 Best Of Louis Jordan
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0.0 Best of Louis Jordan Louis Jordan
Released on
February 10, 2012
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0.0 Bones Blues Louis Jordan
Released on
May 26, 2011
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0.0 Caldonia Louis Jordan
Released on
July 28, 2011
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0.0 Complete Jazz Series 1934 – 1940 Louis Jordan
Released on
March 30, 2009
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0.0 Complete Jazz Series 1940 – 1941 Louis Jordan
Released on
March 30, 2009
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0.0 Complete Jazz Series 1941 – 1943 Louis Jordan
Released on
March 30, 2009
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0.0 Complete Jazz Series 1943 – 1945 Louis Jordan
Released on
March 30, 2009
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0.0 Complete Jazz Series 1946 – 1947 Louis Jordan
Released on
March 30, 2009
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0.0 Five Guys Named Moe Louis Jordan
Released on
June 2, 2008
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0.0 Five Guys Names Moe Louis Jordan
Released on
July 6, 2011
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0.0 Forever Gold – Choo Choo Ch’boogie (Remastered) Louis Jordan
Released on
February 14, 2011
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0.0 G.I. Jive Louis Jordan
Released on
February 1, 2003
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0.0 Golden Greats Louis Jordan
Released on
December 1, 2010
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0.0 I Believe in Music Louis Jordan
Released on
November 30, 1991
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