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Louis Jordan

voc, as, 1908-1975 US, Brinkley, Arkansas
Musician / Songwriter of Jazz and Blues
A.k.a. Louis Thomas Jordan

Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as "The King of the Jukebox", he was highly popular with both black and white audiences in the later years of the swing era.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (My Baby) on No Moe! Louis Jordan's Greatest Hits by Louis Jordan
Choo Choo Ch' Boogie on Jack, You're Dead: The Essential Blue Archive by Louis Jordan
Caldonia on Jack, You're Dead: The Essential Blue Archive by Louis Jordan
Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? on Jack, You're Dead: The Essential Blue Archive by Louis Jordan
Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens on Jack, You're Dead: The Essential Blue Archive by Louis Jordan
Saturday Night Fish Fry - Pts. 1 & 2 on Jack, You're Dead: The Essential Blue Archive by Louis Jordan
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie on No Moe! Louis Jordan's Greatest Hits by Louis Jordan
Salt Pork West Virginia on No Moe! Louis Jordan's Greatest Hits by Louis Jordan
Let the Good Times Roll on Jack, You're Dead: The Essential Blue Archive by Louis Jordan
Ain't That Just Like a Woman on Jack, You're Dead: The Essential Blue Archive by Louis Jordan

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Volume One - 1939-1947Louis Jordan2017Compil.
The Minimum Wage / Workin' ManLouis Jordan2014Single
Saturday Night Fish Fry / Honey ChildLouis Jordan / Bobby Bland2014Single
The Rock 'N' Roll Years 1955 - 58Louis Jordan2011Compil.
The AnthologyLouis Jordan2011Compil.
L.A. NoireLouis Jordan And Ella Fitzgerald2011Album
The King Of The JukeboxLouis Jordan2011Compil.
Let The Good Times Roll : The Birth Of Rhythm And BluesLouis Jordan2010Compil.
Rock Doc! - Louis Jordan On Mercury 1956-57Louis Jordan2008Compil.
Jack, You're DeadLouis Jordan2007Compil.
"Rocks" - Keep A Knockin'Louis Jordan2006Compil.
The Aladdin, "X" And Vik Recordings 1953-55Louis Jordan2006Compil.
Jumpin' and Jivin'Louis Jordan2005Album
Louis Jordan 1942-1954Louis Jordan2005Compil.
The Man Who Invented RockLouis Jordan2004Compil.
Father Of Rhythm'n Blues & Rock'n RollLouis Jordan2003Compil.
Jumpin' And Jivin' At JubileeLouis Jordan2002Album
World TranscriptionsLouis Jordan2002Album
Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong And His FriendsLouis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Jack Teagarden, Billie Holiday, Louis Jordan, The Mills Brothers, Bing Crosby2002Compil.
Jivin' With JordanLouis Jordan2002Compil.
Complete 1950 - 1952 Decca RecordingsLouis Jordan2002Compil.
Louis Jordan 1938 - 1950Louis Jordan2001Compil.
Louis Jordan And His Tympany FiveLouis Jordan2001Album
The 'V' Discs & MoreLouis Jordan2000Compil.
Good TimesLouis Jordan2000Compil.
Man Alive It's The Jumping JiveLouis Jordan1999Album
Let The Good Times Roll (The Anthology 1938 - 1953)Louis Jordan1999Compil.
The Best Of Louis JordanLouis Jordan1999Compil.
At The Swing Cat's BallLouis Jordan1999Album
Let The Good Times RollLouis Jordan1999Compil.
SwingsationLouis Jordan1999Compil.
Five Guys Named MoeLouis Jordan1998Compil.
Jordan' JazzLouis Jordan1998Compil.
Saxa-WoogieLouis Jordan1998Compil.
The Platinum CollectionLouis Jordan1997Compil.
1939-1954Louis Jordan1996Compil.
On Film 1942-1948Louis Jordan1996Compil.
How 'Bout ThatLouis Jordan1995Compil.
The Very Best Of Louis JordanLouis Jordan1995Compil.
Jazz & Blues Collection Vol. 18Louis Jordan1995Compil.
CaldoniaLouis Jordan1994Compil.
Jump BluesLouis Jordan1993Compil.
Five Guys Named MoeLouis Jordan1993Compil.
Louis Jordan And His Tympani FiveLouis Jordan1992Compil.
Rock 'n' RollLouis Jordan1992Compil.
Louis Jordan & His Tympany FiveLouis Jordan1992Album
Louis Jordan - His Elks Rendezvous Band & Tympany FiveLouis Jordan And His Tympany Five, Louis Jordan1992Compil.
Just Say Moe! Mo' Of The Best Of Louis JordanLouis Jordan1992Compil.
Choo-Choo-Ch'-Boogie/Let The Good Times RollLouis Jordan1992Single
One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin SessionsLouis Jordan1992Compil.
No Moe! - The Greatest HitsLouis Jordan1992Compil.
Louis Jordan And Ella FitzgeraldLouis Jordan And Ella Fitzgerald1992Compil.
Five Guys Named Moe (Original Decca Recordings Vol 2)Louis Jordan1992Compil.
I Believe In MusicLouis Jordan1992Album
Five Guys Named MoeLouis Jordan1991Single
At The Swing Cats' Ball (The Early Years 1937-1939)Louis Jordan1991Compil.
Five Guys Named Moe-Louis Jordan's Golden GreatsLouis Jordan1991Compil.
The V-Discs 1943-1945Louis Jordan1989Compil.
I Believe In MusicLouis Jordan1988Album
Can-Can (Original Soundtrack)Frank Sinatra - Shirley MacLaine - Maurice Chevalier - Louis Jordan - Nelson Riddle1988Compil.
Rockin' & Jivin' 1956/57 Vol. 1Louis Jordan1986Compil.
Rockin' & Jivin' 1956/58 Vol. 2Louis Jordan1986Compil.
Rock & Roll CallLouis Jordan1986Compil.
Knock Me Out Vol. 2 (1940-1942)Louis Jordan1986Compil.
Jump 'n Jive WithLouis Jordan1984Album
Louis Jordan & FriendsLouis Jordan1984Compil.
Go Blow Your Horn (Part ll)Louis Jordan1983Album
On Film - Look Out Sister - Unissued Film Soundtracks 1944-1948Louis Jordan1983Compil.
On Film - Reet Petite & Gone- Unissued Soundtracks 1945-1947Louis Jordan1983Compil.
Choo Choo Ch'boogieLouis Jordan1982Compil.
Choo-Choo Ch-Boogie / Saturday Night Fish FryLouis Jordan1982Single
Great Rhythm & Blues OldiesLouis Jordan1982Album
Louis Jordan & His Tympany FiveLouis Jordan1982Compil.
The Last Swinger...The First RockerLouis Jordan1982Compil.
The Best Of Louis JordanLouis Jordan1981Compil.
Explosion De Rock & Roll!Louis Jordan1981Compil.
Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1941-1947)Louis Jordan1980Compil.
Louis Jordan CollatesLouis Jordan1979Compil.
Louis JordanLouis Jordan1978Compil.
Louis Jordan Swings!Louis Jordan With The Chris Barber Jazz And Blues Band1976Album
Louis Jordan With The Chris Barber BandLouis Jordan, Chris Barber1976Single
Choo Choo Ch' BoogieLouis Jordan1976Single
Remember... Louis JordanLouis Jordan1975Album
Great rhythm & blues Vol. 1Louis Jordan1975Compil.
Choo-Choo Ch-Boogie / CaldoniaLouis Jordan1975Single
One Sided Love -- SakatumiLouis Jordan1968Album
Sakatumi / Santa Claus, Santa ClausLouis Jordan1968Single
Amen Corner / Watch The WorldLouis Jordan1968Single
Let The Good Times RollLouis Jordan1965Compil.
Let The Good Times Roll (1938-1954)Louis Jordan1965Compil.
65 Bars / Comin' DownLouis Jordan1965Single
The TroubadorLouis Jordan1964Single
What I SayLouis Jordan1964Single
Saturday Nite Fish Fry / Ain't Nobody Here But Us ChickensLouis Jordan1964Single
Just To Look At You / You Made A Fool Out Of MeLouis Jordan1963Single
Workin' Man / The MeetingLouis Jordan1963Single
Hardhead / Never Know When A Woman Changes Her MindLouis Jordan1963Single
Texarkana TwistLouis Jordan1962Single
Somebody Up There Digs MeLouis Jordan1962Single
Reet Petiete And Gone / Just A GigoloLouis Jordan / Louis Prima1961Single
I See A Million People (But All I Can See Is You)Louis Jordan1961Single
Bills / Fifty CentsLouis Jordan1960Single
Man, We're Wailin'Louis Jordan1958Album
Sweet Hunk Of JunkLouis Jordan1958Single
Man, We're Wailin'Louis Jordan1958Single
Features From Long Play Record No. MG 20242 "Somebody Up There Digs Me"Louis Jordan1957Single
Rock Doc / Morning LightLouis Jordan1957Single
Somebody Up There Digs MeLouis Jordan1957Album
Peace Of Mind / I Never Had A ChanceLouis Jordan1957Album
Somebody Up There Digs Me, Vol. 2Louis Jordan1957Single
Ella Mae / FireLouis Jordan1957Album
Cat Scratchin' / Big BessLouis Jordan1956Single
Ain't Nobody Here But Us ChickensLouis Jordan1956Single
I Didn't Know What Time It WasLouis Jordan1954Single
It's Better To Wait For LoveLouis Jordan1953Single
Bing Crosby Sings With Lionel Hampton, Eddie Heywood, & Louis JordanBing Crosby, Lionel Hampton, Eddie Heywood, Louis Jordan1950Album
Saturday Night Fish FryLouis Jordan1949Single
G. I. JiveLouis Jordan1944Single
BullittLouis JordanSingle
Somebody Up There Digs Me Vol 1Louis JordanSingle
Jumpin' StuffLouis Jordan, Hot Lips Page, Don ByasCompil.
The Best Of Both WorldsChris Barber's Jazz Band With Louis Jordan And Edmond HallAlbum
Choo Choo Ch' BoogieLouis JordanAlbum
Salt PorkLouis JordanSingle
Somebody Up There Digs Me, Vol. 3Louis JordanSingle
Do You Or Don't You / Money TreeLouis Jordan, Detroit JuniorSingle
Wild Is The Night / New Orleans And A Rusty Old HornLouis JordanSingle
Rockin' With The RCA Family Volume 1Jean Chapel, Louis Jordan, The Three Chuckles, Janis MartinSingle
Is She Is Or Is She Ain't Your Baby / 50 CentsLouis Jordan With The Chris Barber BandSingle
Hallelujah... Louis Jordan Is Back!Louis JordanAlbum
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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