Louis Jordan

Real Name:
Louis Thomas Jordan
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Louis Jordan was born July 8, 1908 in Brinkley, Arkansas, USA and died February 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

After a few years playing in the “Chitlin circuit” of the 1930s and just after World War II, Jordan launched a revolutionary sound: it wasn’t Blues nor Jazz but the “Jump Blues” sound which evolved into Rhythm And Blues. His jumping shuffle rhythms were copied by many in the 1940s. With his group “The Tympany Five” Jordan came to inspire many artists who followed in the mid 1950s, to the 60s and 70s, from Bill Haley And His Comets to James Brown but also Ray Charles or Branford Marsalis.
Between 1942 and 1951 Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five had 57 R&B chart hits on Decca (2) Records. His first release was “Honey in The Bee Ball" in 1938. In the 1950s he left Decca and recorded for Aladdin Records and in the 1960s for Ray Charles’ Tangerine Records.
Ray Charles often mentioned Louis Jordan as one of his biggest influences in music.
Louis Jordan, popular to all audiences, is unforgotten for developing the blueprint of Rock and Roll and R&B.
He died February 04, 1975 of a heart attack, in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Jordan played all forms of saxophone, the clarinet and piano. His specialty was the alto sax.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 (Early Influence).
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Albums

JMGW 12126 Louis Jordan - Somebody Up There Digs Me album art Louis Jordan Somebody Up There Digs Me (Album) Mercury JMGW 12126 South Africa 1957 Sell This Version
MG 20331 Louis Jordan - Man, We're Wailin' album art Louis Jordan Man, We're Wailin' (Album) Mercury MG 20331 US 1958 Sell This Version
TRC-1503 Louis Jordan - Hallelujah... Louis Jordan Is Back! album art Louis Jordan Hallelujah... Louis Jordan Is Back! (Album) His Master's Voice TRC-1503 US 1964 Sell This Version
LP 321 Louis Jordan - One Sided Love -- Sakatumi album art Louis Jordan One Sided Love -- Sakatumi (Album) Pzazz Records LP 321 US 1968 Sell This Version
134 517 MFY Louis Jordan - Let The Good Times Roll album art Louis Jordan Let The Good Times Roll(LP, Album) Mercury International 134 517 MFY Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
147.001 Louis Jordan - Louis Jordan Swings! album art Louis Jordan, Chris Barber Louis Jordan, Chris Barber - Louis Jordan Swings! (Album) Black Lion Records 147.001 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
CJ 148 Louis Jordan - I Believe In Music album art Louis Jordan I Believe In Music (Album) Black And Blue CJ 148 US 1980 Sell This Version
BDL 1000 Louis Jordan - Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies album art Louis Jordan Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies (Album, Comp) Frog Records (5) BDL 1000 UK 1973 Sell This Version
154 6680 Louis Jordan - Go Blow Your Horn (Part ll) album art Louis Jordan Go Blow Your Horn (Part ll)(10", Album, Mono, RE) Aladdin (6) 154 6680 France 1983 Sell This Version
1069 Louis Jordan - Jump 'n Jive With album art Louis Jordan Jump 'n Jive With(LP) JSP Records 1069 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CAST 23 Louis Jordan - Five Guys Named Moe (Original London Cast Recording) album art Louis Jordan Five Guys Named Moe (Original London Cast Recording)(LP, Album) First Night Records, MCA Records CAST 23 UK 1991 Sell This Version
512 523-2 Louis Jordan - No Moe! - The Greatest Hits album art Louis Jordan No Moe! - The Greatest Hits (Comp, Album) Mercury 512 523-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
AMSC 674 Louis Jordan - Man Alive It's The Jumping Jive album art Louis Jordan Man Alive It's The Jumping Jive(CD, Album) Avid Records AMSC 674 UK 1999 Sell This Version
112 044-2, MCD-12044 Louis Jordan - At The Swing Cat's Ball album art Louis Jordan At The Swing Cat's Ball(CD, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records 112 044-2, MCD-12044 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
TWTDCD 6004 Louis Jordan - Those Were The Days, The Enchanting Sounds Of A Golden Era Of Music album art Louis Jordan Those Were The Days, The Enchanting Sounds Of A Golden Era Of Music(CD) Javelin Promotions Limited TWTDCD 6004 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CCM-1035 Louis Jordan - Jumpin' And Jivin' At Jubilee album art Louis Jordan Jumpin' And Jivin' At Jubilee(CD, Album) Collectors' Choice Music CCM-1035 US 2002 Sell This Version
JUCD 2062 Louis Jordan - World Transcriptions album art Louis Jordan World Transcriptions(CD, Album) Jazz Unlimited JUCD 2062 Scandinavia 2002 Sell This Version
UCCU-3011 Louis Jordan Somebody Up There Digs Me(CD, RE) Universal Music UCCU-3011 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
CD 152 Louis Jordan - Gigi album art Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier Et Louis Jordan Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier Et Louis Jordan - Gigi(CD, Album, RE) RDM Edition CD 152 France 2009 Sell This Version
VP 80802 Louis Jordan - Let The Good Times Roll - 46 Greatest Hits album art Louis Jordan Let The Good Times Roll - 46 Greatest Hits(2xLP, Mono) Vinyl Passion VP 80802 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
BSTCD 9103 Louis Jordan - Good Times album art Louis Jordan Good Times(CD, Album) Best (2) BSTCD 9103 Unknown Sell This Version
T 368 Louis Jordan - The Best Of Both Worlds album art The Chris Barber Band* With Louis Jordan And Edmond Hall The Chris Barber Band* With Louis Jordan And Edmond Hall - The Best Of Both Worlds (Album) World Record Club T 368 UK Unknown Sell This Version
PI 288 Louis Jordan - Jivin' With Jordan album art Louis Jordan Jivin' With Jordan(CD, Album) Proper Records (2) PI 288 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LD. 648-30, LD 648 30 Louis Jordan - Chris Barber And His Jazz Band Featuring: Edmond Hall, Louis Jordan album art Chris Barber And His Jazz Band* Featuring: Edmond Hall, Louis Jordan Chris Barber And His Jazz Band* Featuring: Edmond Hall, Louis Jordan - Chris Barber And His Jazz Band Featuring: Edmond Hall, Louis Jordan(LP, Mono) Disques Vogue, Disques Vogue LD. 648-30, LD 648 30 France Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

9-28664 Louis Jordan - It's Better To Wait For Love album art Louis Jordan It's Better To Wait For Love (Single) Decca 9-28664 US 1953 Sell This Version