Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan

The King of The Jukebox.

Founded

July 8, 1908 in Brinkley, Arkansas

Full Name

Date of Birth

July 8, 1908 in Brinkley, Arkansas

Still Alive

Date of Death

February 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, California

Influenced By

Louis Armstrong, Clarence Williams, Chick Webb

Louis Jordan (right) and his Tympany Five in New York City between 1946 and 1948.
Louis Jordan (right) and his Tympany Five in New York City between 1946 and 1948.

About The artist

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.

Did you know...

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.

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