1932 to 1975
July 8, 1908 in Brinkley
February 4, 1975
Brinkley, Arkansas, United States
American jazz, blues and rhythm & blues musician and songwriter
Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who was popular 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. Jordan was one of the most successful African-American musicians of the 20th century, ranking fifth in the list of the most successful black recording artists according to Joel Whitburn's analysis of Billboard magazine's R&B chart.
Albums, Releases & Mixtapes
Louis Jordan September 21, 1999