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Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan
Born: Jul 8, 1908 in Brinkley, AR
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Died: Feb 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Blues, Jazz, R&B
Biography: 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.

Jordan's sensational hit-laden run with Decca Records contained a raft of seminal

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Go Blow Your Horn (Part II)
Released: 1954
Label: Aladdin Records
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The European Jordan revival gathered a bit more steam in 1983 when this delectable little collectors' item was released by France's Pathé Marconi. A ten-inch LP (in 1983!) with a early-'50s-style Aladdin ...Read full review
I Believe in Music
Released: 1973
Label: Evidence
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Louis Jordan's final recording (he died 15 months later), I Believe in Music has been reissued on CD, along with six previously unreleased selections. Although Jordan had not been a hitmaker in around ...Read full review
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