Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan

Real Name:
Louis Thomas Jordan
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 and Louis Jordan with the tightest bands around “The Tympany Five” 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.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 (Early Influence).
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Louis Jordan Discography


Louis Jordan Somebody Up There Digs Me (Album) Mercury US 1957 Sell This Version
Louis Jordan Man, We're Wailin' (Album) Mercury US 1958 Sell This Version
TRC 1503 Louis Jordan Hallelujah... Louis Jordan Is Back!(LP, Album, Mono) Tangerine Records TRC 1503 US 1964 Sell This Version
LP 321 Louis Jordan One Sided Love Then Sakatumi(LP) Pzazz Records LP 321 US 1968 Sell This Version
Louis Jordan I Believe In Music (Album) Black And Blue France 1973 Sell This Version
6.22175 AK Louis Jordan In Memoriam Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five(LP) MCA Records 6.22175 AK Germany 1975 Sell This Version
BLP 30175 Louis Jordan With The Chris Barber Band* Louis Jordan With The Chris Barber Band* - Louis Jordan Swings!(LP, Album) Black Lion Records BLP 30175 UK 1976 Sell This Version
Louis Jordan Good Times (Comp, Album) Swing House Records UK 1980 Sell This Version
Louis Jordan Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies Frog Records (5) UK 1973 Sell This Version
VIM-5604 Louis Jordan Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five(LP) MCA Records VIM-5604 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
154 6680 Louis Jordan Go Blow Your Horn (Part ll)(10", Album, RE) Aladdin Records 154 6680 France 1983 Sell This Version
1069 Louis Jordan Jump 'n Jive With(LP) JSP Records 1069 UK 1984 Sell This Version
BFX 15201 Louis Jordan Rockin' & Jivin' 1956/57 Vol. 1(LP) Bear Family Records BFX 15201 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
CAST 23 Louis Jordan Five Guys Named Moe (Original London Cast Recording)(LP, Album) First Night Records, MCA Records CAST 23 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Mercury 838 219-2 Louis Jordan Rock 'n' Roll(CD, Album) Polydor/Polygram S.A. France Mercury 838 219-2 France 1992 Sell This Version
CDP 7 96804 2 Louis Jordan One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Jazz CDP 7 96804 2 US 1992 Sell This Version
PYCD 707 Louis Jordan Jordan's Jazz(CD) Penny PYCD 707 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AMSC 674 Louis Jordan Man Alive It's The Jumping Jive(CD, Album) Avid Records AMSC 674 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DRCD - 11226 louis jordan complete 1950 - 1952 decca recordings(CD, Album) Disconforme SL DRCD - 11226 2002 Sell This Version
T 368 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(LP) World Record Club T 368 UK Unknown Sell This Version
6430 114 Louis Jordan Remember... Louis Jordan(LP) Fontana 6430 114 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6336 246 Louis Jordan Choo Choo Ch' Boogie(LP, RE) Philips 6336 246 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

8627 Louis Jordan Mama Mama Blues / Small Town Boy(Shellac, 10") Decca 8627 US 1941 Sell This Version
9-28883 Louis Jordan I Want You To Be My Baby / You Know It Too(7") Decca 9-28883 US 1953 Sell This Version
9-29166 Louis Jordan I Didn't Know What Time It Was(7", Single) Decca 9-29166 US 1954 Sell This Version