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  Louis Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Louis Jordan was born in Brinkley, Arkansas, where his father was a local music teacher and bandleader.
Jordan's first band, drawn mainly from members of the Jesse Stone band, was originally a nine-piece, but he soon scaled it down to a sextet after landing a residency at the Elks Rendezvous club at 464 Lenox Avenue in Harlem.
Jordan's original songs joyously celebrated the ups and downs of African-American urban life and were infused with cheeky good humor and a driving musical energy that had a massive influence on the development of rock and roll.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Louis_Jordan   (2853 words)

  
 Louis Jordan
Jordan returned to Arkansas in October when Louis was inducted into the new Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, located in the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
Jordan's signature song, "Let the Good Times Roll," (later adopted by B.B. King as a concert-opener) appeared in the movie "The Blues Brothers." In the early 1990s, Jordan experienced a slight comeback of sorts when "Five Guys Named Moe," a musical based on Louis Jordan's songs, became a surprise hit in London's West End.
Jordan's witty blend of rural blues and urban jazz with a rocking shuffle is unique to Mr.
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 Tribute to Louis Jordan
You might have heard of Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby, two well-known and popular musicians, but it's very possible that you've never heard of Louis Jordan, who was just as popular when he was alive.
Arkansas-born Louis Jordan (1908-1975) is considered the father of rhythm and blues, rock 'n' roll, and even rap.
Jordan and his band, the Tympany Five, were one of the most popular recording acts in the country by 1942.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/ar/jordan_1   (156 words)

  
 Louis Jordan
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www.members.tripod.com /abcluck/music/jazz/jordan/jordan.htm   (844 words)

  
 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Louis Jordan
His combo, Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five helped to define the shuffle boogie rhythm as well as "jump," a term first used in jazz and later in rhythm and blues,; that referred to the instrumentation of trumpet,; alto and tenor sax, piano,; bass,; and drums.
Born Louis Thomas Jordan on July 8, 1908 in Brinkley,; Arkansas,; Louis Jordan was the son of James Jordan, a musical talent, and of a mother who died when he was young.
As a boy, Jordan sang in the local Baptist church, mastered the clarinet and saxophone family of instruments, and during the summer, along with his father, toured with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels and Ma Rainey's TOBA Troupe.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_bio/ai_2419200617   (401 words)

  
 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan was taught clarinet and saxophone by his father, who led the band for the Rabbit Foots Minstrels (Jordan toured with them while still in high school).
Jordan performed with Charlie Gaines (1933-5), the violinist Leroy Smith (1935-6), and Chick Webb (1936-8), and played briefly with Fats Waller and Kaiser Marshall before forming his own ensemble to work in New York.
Jordan combined showmanship and musicianship in equal parts and became a widely influential force in music, particularly, in the late 1940s and the 1950s, in the rhythm-and-blues field.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_jordan_louis.htm   (307 words)

  
 Louis Jordan: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Louis Jordan was born in Brinkley, EHandler: no quick summary.
The saxophone or sax is a musical instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and with a distinctive loop bringing the bell upwards....
(Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five was the dominant behemoth on the 1940's R&B charts (or as they were known at the time, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/lo/louis_jordan.htm   (2008 words)

  
 Louis Jordan conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Jordan (1908-75) was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 1987 for his early influence on rock and roll.
Jordan and his Tympany Five skyrocketed up the record charts with such best-selling cuts as Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby, Caldonia, and Choo Choo Ch'Boogie.
"Jordan embodied both the soul and good-time feel of rock and roll before the music form even existed," said Robert Santelli, vice president of education and public programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
www.cwru.edu /pubs/cnews/1999/9-16/jordan.htm   (603 words)

  
 AJHF: Archive: Press Releases: 2001.06.06: 2001 Louis Jordan Tribute
Louis Jordan (1908-1975), born July 8, 1908, in Brinkley, Arkansas, sold millions of records in the 1940s, and is considered to be one of the major influences on American popular music, including rhythm & blues, rock 'n' roll and even calypso, rap and music video.
Jordan's widow, Martha Jordan of Las Vegas, who was present at the 1998 Tribute and for Jordan's 1998 induction into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame in Pine Bluff, is slated to be on the panel, as is Al Bell, Stax Records and Alpine Records executive and also a Brinkley native.
The annual Louis Jordan Tribute is also a celebration of Arkansas music in general, with performers from all different types of genres doing their versions of Jordan's classic songs, and scholars and fans alike expounding on what made Louis Jordan and his music unique.
www.arjazz.org /archive/press/20010606_jordan_trib.html   (594 words)

  
 Jump Blues Artists
Effervescent saxophonist Louis Jordan was one of the chief architects and prime progenitors of the RandB idiom.
Jordan was one of the first Black entertainers to sell appreciably in the pop sector; his Decca duet mates included Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.The son of a musician, Jordan spent time as a youth with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels and majored in music later on at Arkansas Baptist College.
Louis Jordan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987
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 Louis Jordan - Biography and Recommendations
Although Jordan's music has been described by some as part novelty, his jumping music bridged the gap betwwen the big band style and older school R&B through to the rock and roll of Chuck Berry and Little Richard.
Jordan was the son of an Arkansas bandleader, leaving his home town in the 20s to play first with Charlie Gaines, then with Chick Webb and the unknown Ella Fitzgerald.
Jordan's music was incredibly popular on the radio - it's difficult now to imagine the influential nature of his band and its impact on the likes of B.B. King and Ray Charles.
www.rhythmandtheblues.org.uk /artists/jordan.shtml   (851 words)

  
 Louis Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
In the Forties, bandleader Louis Jordan pioneered a wild, and wildly popular, amalgam of jazz and blues with salty, jive-talking humor.
Jordan was born into a musical family, his father was the leader of the Arkansas-based "Rabbit Foot Minstrels", and he majored in music at Arkansas Baptist College.
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five launched 54 singles into the R&B charts in the Forties, including 18 songs that went to #1.
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 VH1.com : Louis Jordan : Biography
Jordan's sensational hit-laden run with Decca Records contained a raft of seminal performances, featuring inevitably infectious backing by his band, the Tympany Five, and Jordan's own searing alto sax and street corner jive-loaded sense of humor.
Jordan was one of the first fl entertainers to sell appreciably in the pop sector; his Decca duet mates included Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Black audiences coast-to-coast were breathlessly jitterbugging to Jordan's jumping jive (and one suspects, more than a few whites kicked up their heels to those same platters as well).
www.vh1.com /artists/az/jordan_louis_1_/bio.jhtml   (766 words)

  
 Somebody Done Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The short, mustachioed Jordan was a perfectionist, said to be one of the strictest leaders in the business, demanding punctuality and long rehearsals.
Jordan from Monroe County, Arkansas, left his thumbprint indelibly on several genres, including what would become rock' n, roll and rap music, and several other facets of pop culture.
But mostly, Jordan,s name is known mostly to a small cadre ofstudious and eclectic musicians and a dwindling, aging population of World War II-era groove daddies and real lurch chicks.
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 Louis Jordan: Films and Soundies [DVD] - PopMatters Music Review
This DVD is the real thing: 35 Louis Jordan songs collected together, all full-length (no medleys or incomplete clips) and all with clear, static-free audio quality.
Louis Jordan was one of the most commercially successful -- perhaps most commercially successful -- fl artists of his generation.
The upshot is that the sound quality is uniformly high and that the performances allow Jordan to run through his full gamut of showman's tricks instead of being anchored around a microphone.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/j/jordanlouis-filmsdvd.shtml   (784 words)

  
 Chicago Public Radio - Jazz Programming
Jordan was a fine alto saxophonist who made his mark playing and singing blues, ballads, and novelty songs in front of a tightly-arranged, mightily-swinging small band that packed all the punch of a much larger ensemble.
Jordan’s star began to fade during the fifties, yet so many of his songs became a part of the jazz and blues lexicon, as well as popular culture in the larger sense (ever heard the phrase, “Ain’t nobody here but us chickens”?), that his music never really went away.
Louis Jordan died of a heart attack in 1975.
www.wbez.org /programs/jazz/jz_july03.asp   (964 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Best of Louis Jordan: Music: Louis Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Louis Jordan's heyday was in the 1940's, and his shuffling, swinging "jump" sound combined with his goofy and humorous man-about-town schtick and sax solos.
Jordan is unjustly underrated when taking the history of rock and roll into consideration and is an artist requiring more evaluation and examination.
But the net on Louis Jordan is that he is a party waiting to happen; put this CD on and in no time at all you'll find yourself laughing, dancing, and feeling better about life.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002O17?v=glance   (2188 words)

  
 Louis Jordan - Biography and Recommendations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Although Jordan's music has been described as part novelty, his jumping music bridging the gap betwwen the big band style and older school R&B through to the rock and roll of Chuck Berry and Little Richard.
Jordan was the son of an Arkansas bandleader, leaving his home town in the 20s to play, first with Charlie Gaines and then with Chick Webb and the then unknown Ella Fitzgerald.
What sets the man aside is what he combined - part comedian, part bandleader and great songwriter, he never allowed the novelty of his approach to obscure either his own musicianship (he was after all a great saxophonist) or that of his sidemen.
www.zoo.co.uk /~primer/pdjordan.html   (689 words)

  
 Brinkley’s Louis Jordan Is a Big Time Bandleader » The Arkansas News
Louis Jordan has become a very popular singer and His latest record, a humorous song called “Five Guys Named Moe,” is played over and over again as people feed coins into the jukebox, a machine that plays records for a nickel.
Louis Jordan was born in Brinkley on July 8, 1908.
He replied that it wasn’t the sound of the saxophone that first attracted him, but rather the fact that it was so shiny he could see his reflection in it.
www.oldstatehouse.com /educational_programs/classroom/arkansas_news/detail.asp?id=939&issue_id=12&page=8   (421 words)

  
 Louis Jordan MP3 Downloads - Louis Jordan Music Downloads - Louis Jordan Music Videos
Effervescent saxophonist Louis Jordan was one of the chief architects and prime progenitors of the R&B idiom.
His pioneering use of jumping shuffle rhythms in a small combo context was copied far and wide during the 1940s.
In 1952, tongue firmly planted in cheek, he offered himself as a candidate for the highest office in the land on the amusing Decca outing "Jordan for President." Even though his singles were still eminently solid, they weren't selling like they used to by 1954.
www.mp3.com /Louis-Jordan/artists/5843/biography.html   (774 words)

  
 African American Registry: Louis Jordan, musician and showman!
*Louis Jordan was born on this date in 1908.
Jordan performed with Charlie Gaines (1933-5), the violinist Leroy Smith (1935-6), and Chick Webb (1936-8), and played briefly with Fats Waller and Kaiser Marshall and then formed his own ensemble to work in New York.
Jordan combined showmanship and musicianship equally and became an influential force in music in the late 1940s and the 1950s, rhythm-and-blues.
www.aaregistry.com /detail.php3?id=1417   (283 words)

  
 LouisJordan.com
Louis Jordan was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2005.
Many people have asked about the Louis Jordan cd titled Number Ones which was mentioned on a talk show about a month ago.
We now have lyrics to 70 Louis Jordan songs compiled in the lyrics section.
www.louisjordan.com   (582 words)

  
 AJHF: Archive: Research: Jazz-Index 980124 Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, in: Jazz Magazine, #14 (Feb.1956), p.
Louis Jordan, rhythm & blues pionier, in: Jazz Freak, 12/5 (15.May 1985), p.
Louis Jordan 1938-42, Part One, in: Storyville, #137 (Mar.1989), p.
www.arjazz.org /archive/research/ji_980124_jordan.html   (688 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Louis Jordan A/H Tympany Five [Best of]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Louis Jordan is the link between big band swing of the thirties and the rock 'n' roll of the fifties.
But there's nothing like the real deal: Jordan swung hard on sax, had a wicked sense of humor, was a born entertainer, and lead a band that seemed to be having more fun than anyone.
Jordan hasn't yet discovered his signature songs, but there are some excellent pieces here, like "At the Swing Cat's Ball," "June Tenth Jamboree," the slow and sultry "Pompton Turnpike," and "Oh Boy, I'm in the Groove" (a title that fits Jordan perfectly).
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005KFUG   (1879 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Let The Good Times Roll: The Anthology 1938-1953: Music: Louis Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Louis also had a total of 9 top 10 pop hits between 1944 and 1950 and he is the only r&b based artist to have 2 #1 hits on the country music charts(an astonishing feat back then).
Some may think of Louis Jordan as a clown and that's a monumental tragedy-this cat was a musical genius and an incredible composer,bandleader,and saxophonist.
Louis practically invented jump blues, and no less a giant than BB King has paid tribute with an album of all Jordan material.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000I5M5?v=glance   (1610 words)

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