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us: Jordan, Louis, 1908-1975


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1908-07-08
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1975-02-04
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Brinkley (Ark.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Mercury Record Corporation
    • Organization

        (naf) Mercury Record Corporation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Louis Jordan's Orchestra
    • Organization

        Louis Jordan's Orchestra
    • Gender

        male
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    • found: His Louis Jordan's greatest hits [SR] 1969?: labels (Louis Jordan) container (vocals, alto sax)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Jordan, Louis; b. 7-8-08, Brinkley, AR; d. 2-4-75, Los Angeles; saxophonist, singer, bandleader)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Jordan, Louis; rhythm and blues musician / singer, saxophonist, jazz musician; born 08 July 1908 in Brinkley, Arkansas, United States; released fifty-seven singles, fifty-five of which made the top ten on rhythm and blues charts (1942-1951); produced over two dozen recordings, including Five Guys Named Moe, Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby, Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five, My Baby Said Yes with Bing Crosby, Beware, Baby It's Cold Outside with Ella Fitzgerald, and Saturday Night Fish Fry, among many (1943-1949); rerecorded old hits for Mercury; organized a big band with which he recorded Silver Star Series Presents Louis Jordan & His Orchestra (1951); recorded album Santa Claus, Santa Claus / Sakatumi on newly formed label, PZAZZ (1968); the album, Great Rhythm and Blues Oldies, Vol. 1, introduced a new music generation; recorded Louis Jordan Swings with the Chris Barber Band (1960's); died 04 February 1975 in Los Angeles, California, United States)
  • LC Classification

    • ML420.J777
  • Change Notes

    • 1991-12-10: new
    • 2015-12-18: revised
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