The "King of The Jukebox," Louis Jordan topped the R&B charts for a total of one hundred thirteen weeks, an unheard of accomplishment. He was one of the first Black artists to achieve success on the pop charts.
Jordan was one of the most popular musicians of his era. According to one analysis of the Billboard charts, he is the fifth most successful artist on the R&B charts.
The powerful singer "At Last" and "Tell Mama."
She helped pave the way for rock and roll.
The mother of rock & roll.
The big bands get smaller and grittier.
Jazz music moves off the dance floor.
The blues follows the Great Migration north and plugs in.
The biggest musical phenomenon of the 20th century.
Urban-born rich vocal harmonies combined with teen romance.