Louis Jordan

Louis Thomas Jordan

Also known as Jordan, Jordon, Jourdan, L Jordan, L. Jordan, L. Jourdan, L.Jordan, Lewis Jordon, Lou Jordan, Louie Jordan, Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five, Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five, Louis Jordan-Walsh, Louis Jourdan, Luis Lewis Jordan
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Discography of Louis Jordan:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies Volume 1 - Louis Jordan 10 Audio Blues Spectrum
2 Somebody Up There Digs Me 12 Audio 1962 Wing Records
3 Jivin' With Jordan 102 Audio 2002-07-08 Proper Records Ltd.
4 Louis Jordan 1938 - 1950 36 Audio 2001 Frémeaux & Associés
5 Remember... Louis Jordan 12 Audio Fontana
6 Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chicken / Choo Choo Ch-Boogie 2 Audio Not On Label
7 Jazz & Blues Collection Vol. 18 18 Audio 1995 Editions Atlas
8 On Film - Reet Petite & Gone- Unissued Soundtracks 1945-1947 15 Audio 1983 Krazy Kat
9 Jivin' With Jordan 28 Audio 1985 Charly Records
10 The Best Of Louis Jordan 16 Audio 1981 MCA Records
11 Salt Pork 2 Audio Play Back
12 Cat Scratchin' / Big Bess 2 Audio 1956-10-26 Mercury
13 Caldonia 11 Audio 1994 Orbis
14 Somebody Up There Digs Me 10 Audio 1962 Wing Records
15 Five Guys Named Moe 3 Audio 1991 MCA Records
16 Choo Choo Ch'boogie 16 Audio 1982 Music For Pleasure
17 Louis Jordan & Friends 14 Audio 1984 MCA Records
18 Let The Good Times Roll 10 Audio Mercury International
19 Louis Jordan Collates 14 Audio 1979 Swing House Records
20 On Film - Look Out Sister - Unissued Film Soundtracks 1944-1948 16 Audio 1983 Krazy Kat
21 Choo Choo Ch' Boogie 12 Audio Philips
22 Sakatumi / Santa Claus, Santa Claus 2 Audio 1968 Pzazz Records
23 Knock Me Out, Unissued On LP Vol. 2 1940 -1942 16 Audio 1986 Swingtime
24 Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five 16 Audio 1982 MCA Records
25 The Best Of Louis Jordan 20 Audio MCA Records
26 Five Guys Named Moe 20 Audio 1993 Charly Records
27 Choo Choo Ch'boogie 4 Audio Surprise (3)
28 Choo-Choo Ch-Boogie 2 Audio 1982 Revival Records
29 Louis Jordan 10 Audio Bellaphon
30 Just To Look At You / You Made A Fool Out Of Me 2 Audio 1963 Josie Records
31 Somebody Up There Digs Me 12 Audio 1957 Mercury
32 I Believe In Music 9 Audio 1973 Black And Blue
33 Cat Scratchin' / Big Bess 2 Audio Mercury
34 L.A. Noire 2 Audio 2011 Rockstar Games
35 Five Guys Named Moe (Original Decca Recordings Vol 2) 18 Audio 1992 MCA Records
36 Good Times 16 Audio Best (2)
37 Jump 'n Jive With 6 Audio 1984 JSP Records
38 The Anthology 50 Audio 2011 One Day Music
39 Five Guys Named Moe-Louis Jordan's Golden Greats 20 Audio 1991 MCA Records
40 Rock Doc / Morning Light 2 Audio 1957 Mercury
41 Hallelujah... Louis Jordan Is Back! 12 Audio 1964 Tangerine Records
42 Hardhead / Never Know When A Woman Changes Her Mind 2 Audio 1963 Tangerine Records
43 One Sided Love Then Sakatumi 11 Audio 1968 Pzazz Records
44 Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1941-1947) 14 Audio 1975 MCA Records
45 Good Times 12 Audio Swing House Records
46 Jordan's Jazz 19 Audio 1997 Penny
47 Five Guys Named Moe (Original London Cast Recording) 19 Audio 1991
48 I Believe In Music 9 Audio Black And Blue
49 The Anthology 1938 - 1953 Let The Good Times Roll 46 Audio 1999 MCA Records
50 The Best Of Louis Jordan 20 Audio 1980 MCA Records


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 [a=Bill Haley And His Comets] to [a=James Brown] but also [a=Ray Charles] or [a=Branford Marsalis].

Between 1942 and 1951 [a=Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five] had 57 R&B chart hits on [l=Decca (2)] Records. His first release was “Honey in The Bee Ball" in 1938. In the 1950s he left Decca and recorded for [l=Aladdin Records] and in the 1960s for Ray Charles’ [l=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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