Louis Jordan Biography

Louis Thomas Jordan was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who enjoyed his greatest popularity 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. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him no. 59 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Jordan was one of the most successful African-American musicians of the 20th century, ranking fifth in the list of the all-time most successful black recording artists according to Billboard magazine's chart methodology. Though comprehensive sales figures are not available, he scored at least four million-selling hits during his career. Jordan regularly topped the R&B "race" charts, and was one of the first black recording artists to achieve a significant "crossover" in popularity into the mainstream American audience, scoring simultaneous Top Ten hits on the white pop charts on several occasions. After Duke Ellington and Count Basie, Louis Jordan was probably the most popular and successful African-American bandleader of his day. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Louis Jordan
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Musician, Saxophonist, Bandleader
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
July 8, 1908
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
February 4, 1975
Age at Death:
66
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
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