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 Somebody Up There Digs Me — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Somebody Up There Digs Me (Album) Mercury JMGW 12126 South Africa 1957 Sell This Version
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TT 368 The Best Of Both Worlds — Louis Jordan 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(Reel, 2tr Mono, Album, Mono) World Record Club TT 368 UK 1957 Sell This Version
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MG 20331 Man, We're Wailin' — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Man, We're Wailin' (Album) Mercury MG 20331 US 1958 Sell This Version
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TRC-1503 Hallelujah... Louis Jordan Is Back! — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Hallelujah... Louis Jordan Is Back! (Album) His Master's Voice TRC-1503 US 1964 Sell This Version
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LP 321 One Sided Love -- Sakatumi — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan One Sided Love -- Sakatumi (Album) Pzazz Records LP 321 US 1968 Sell This Version
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147.001 Louis Jordan Swings! — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan & Chris Barber Louis Jordan & Chris Barber - Louis Jordan Swings! (Album) Black Lion Records 147.001 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
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CJ 148 I Believe In Music — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan I Believe In Music (Album) Black And Blue CJ 148 US 1980 Sell This Version
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BDL 1000 Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies (Album, Comp) Frog Records (5) BDL 1000 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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154 6680 Go Blow Your Horn (Part ll) — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Go Blow Your Horn (Part ll)(10", Album, Mono, RE) Aladdin (6) 154 6680 France 1983 Sell This Version
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1069 Jump 'n Jive With Louis Jordan — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Jump 'n Jive With Louis Jordan(LP) JSP Records 1069 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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CAST 23 Five Guys Named Moe (Original London Cast Recording) — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Five Guys Named Moe (Original London Cast Recording) (Album) First Night Records, MCA Records CAST 23 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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KRCD-111 Rock'n'Roll — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Rock'n'Roll(CD) Kings Of Rhythm KRCD-111 Portugal 1995 Sell This Version
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CCM-1035 Jumpin' And Jivin' At Jubilee — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Jumpin' And Jivin' At Jubilee(CD, Album) Collectors' Choice Music CCM-1035 US 2002 Sell This Version
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JUCD 2062 World Transcriptions — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan World Transcriptions(CD, Album) Jazz Unlimited JUCD 2062 Scandinavia 2002 Sell This Version
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Dp 21511 G.J. Jive — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan G.J. Jive(2xCD) Double Pleasure Dp 21511 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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VP 80802 Let The Good Times Roll - 46 Greatest Hits — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Let The Good Times Roll - 46 Greatest Hits(2xLP, Mono) Vinyl Passion VP 80802 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
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T 368 The Best Of Both Worlds — Louis Jordan 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
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JTD 102425 Is You Is Or Is You Ain't — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Is You Is Or Is You Ain't(CD) Jazztory JTD 102425 Unknown Sell This Version
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LD. 648-30, LD 648 30 Chris Barber And His Jazz Band Featuring: Edmond Hall, Louis Jordan — Louis Jordan 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
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Singles & EPs

9-28664 It's Better To Wait For Love — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan It's Better To Wait For Love (Single) Decca 9-28664 US 1953 Sell This Version
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9-29166 I Didn't Know What Time It Was — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Single) Decca 9-29166 US 1954 Sell This Version
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70993X45 Cat Scratchin' / Big Bess — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Cat Scratchin' / Big Bess (Single) Mercury 70993X45 US 1956 Sell This Version
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71023 Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens  — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens (Single) Mercury 71023 US 1956 Sell This Version
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71206 Peace Of Mind / I Never Had A Chance — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Peace Of Mind / I Never Had A Chance (Single) Mercury 71206 US 1957 Sell This Version
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EP-1-3503 Somebody Up There Digs Me Vol 1 — Louis Jordan Louis Jordan Somebody Up There Digs Me Vol 1 (EP) Mercury EP-1-3503 Sweden 1957 Sell This Version