Louis Jordan

US jazz, blues and r&b musician and songwriter. Born 8 July 1908. Died 4 February 1975
Louis Jordan
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1908-07-08
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Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan Biography (Wikipedia)

Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was an American musician, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as "The King of the Jukebox", his highest profile came towards the end of the swing era.

Jordan was a talented singer with great comedic flair, and he fronted his own band for more than twenty years. He duetted with some of the biggest solo singing stars of his time, including Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Jordan was also an actor and a film personality—he appeared in dozens of "soundies" (promotional film clips), made numerous cameos in mainstream features and short films, and starred in two musical feature films made especially for him. He was an instrumentalist who played all forms of the saxophone but specialized in the alto. He also played the piano and clarinet. A productive songwriter, he wrote or co-wrote many songs that were influential classics of 20th-century popular music.

Jordan began his career in big-band swing jazz in the 1930s, but he became known as one of the leading practitioners, innovators and popularizers of jump blues, a swinging, up-tempo, dance-oriented hybrid of jazz, blues and boogie-woogie. Typically performed by smaller bands consisting of five or six players, jump music featured shouted, highly syncopated vocals and earthy, comedic lyrics on contemporary urban themes. It strongly emphasized the rhythm section of piano, bass and drums; after the mid-1940s, this mix was often augmented by electric guitar. Jordan's band also pioneered the use of the electronic organ.

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Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
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Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
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Fat Back And Corn Liquor
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Fat Back And Corn Liquor
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Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
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Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
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Saturday Night Fish Fry
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Saturday Night Fish Fry
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Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?
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Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?
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Choo Choo Ch Boogie
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Choo Choo Ch Boogie

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Caldonia
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Caldonia
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Caldonia
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Caldonia

Caldonia

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Let The Good Times Roll
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Let The Good Times Roll
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Petootie Pie
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Petootie Pie
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Five Guys Named Moe
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Five Guys Named Moe
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I'M Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
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I'M Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
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Knock Me A Kiss
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Knock Me A Kiss
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A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird
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A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird
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You Run Your Mouth And I'll Run My Business
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You Run Your Mouth And I'll Run My Business
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Keep A-Knockin
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Keep A-Knockin
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Honey In The Bee Ball
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Honey In The Bee Ball
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Baby It's Cold Outside
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Baby It's Cold Outside
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Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
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Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
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Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
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Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
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Keep On Knocking But You Can't Come In
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Keep On Knocking But You Can't Come In
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I Want You To Be My Baby
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I Want You To Be My Baby
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Fat Sam From Birmingham
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Fat Sam From Birmingham
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Salt Pork West Virginia
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Salt Pork West Virginia
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How 'Bout That
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How 'Bout That
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