American Musician

Louis Jordan

  • Jul 08, 1908 - Feb 04, 1975 (age 66)
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2019
Let the Good Times Roll [Vinyl Passion]
AlbumMar 29, 2019

Let the Good Times Roll [Vinyl Passion]

Let the Good Times Roll [Vinyl Passion] released.
2017
Live!
AlbumFeb 10, 2017

Live!

Live! released.
Award2017

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nomination2017

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
2009
SongFeb 3, 2009

What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)
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2008
The Later Years 1953-1957
AlbumNov 11, 2008

The Later Years 1953-1957

The Later Years 1953-1957 released.
Award2008

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Let The Good Times Roll / Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens".
2006
All Hits! Jump, Jive & Boogie
AlbumOct 17, 2006

All Hits! Jump, Jive & Boogie

All Hits! Jump, Jive & Boogie released.
SongJul 18, 2006

Ain't That Just Like a Woman
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2005
SongNov 28, 2005

Saturday Night Fish Fry
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#1's
AlbumJul 19, 2005

#1's

#1's released.
The Best of Louis Jordan [Blues Forever]
AlbumApr 5, 2005

The Best of Louis Jordan [Blues Forever]

The Best of Louis Jordan [Blues Forever] released.
Five Guys Named Moe [Sunflower]
AlbumApr 4, 2005

Five Guys Named Moe [Sunflower]

Five Guys Named Moe [Sunflower] released.
Man Who Invented Rock [Vivid Sound]
AlbumMar 21, 2005

Man Who Invented Rock [Vivid Sound]

Man Who Invented Rock [Vivid Sound] released.
Jumpin' and Jivin'
AlbumMar 8, 2005

Jumpin' and Jivin'

Jumpin' and Jivin' released.
SongJan 1, 2005

Let the Good Times Roll
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2004
The Essential
AlbumSep 27, 2004

The Essential

The Essential released.
Complete 1950-1952 Decca Recordings
AlbumMar 29, 2004

Complete 1950-1952 Decca Recordings

Complete 1950-1952 Decca Recordings released.
2003
The  Father of Rhythm 'N' Blues & Rock 'N' Roll
AlbumJan 27, 2003

The Father of Rhythm 'N' Blues & Rock '…

The Father of Rhythm 'N' Blues & Rock 'N' Roll released.
2002
1938-1950
AlbumJun 4, 2002

1938-1950

1938-1950 released.
Choo Choo Ch Boogie
AlbumJan 1, 2002

Choo Choo Ch Boogie

Choo Choo Ch Boogie released.
2000
One Sided Love/Sakatumi
AlbumSep 15, 2000

One Sided Love/Sakatumi

One Sided Love/Sakatumi released.
The 'V' Discs & More
AlbumJul 31, 2000

The 'V' Discs & More

The 'V' Discs & More released.
SongJul 31, 2000

Five Guys Named Moe
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Saturday Night Fish Fry: The Original & Greatest Hits
AlbumApr 18, 2000

Saturday Night Fish Fry: The Original & …

Saturday Night Fish Fry: The Original & Greatest Hits …
Saturday Night Fish Fry: The Original & Greatest Hits released.
Introduction: His Best Recordings: 1939-1947
AlbumJan 11, 2000

Introduction: His Best Recordings: 1939-…

Introduction: His Best Recordings: 1939-1947 released.
1999
Is You Is or Is You Ain't
AlbumDec 1, 1999

Is You Is or Is You Ain't

Is You Is or Is You Ain't released.
Very Best of Louis Jordan [Summit]
AlbumNov 1, 1999

Very Best of Louis Jordan [Summit]

Very Best of Louis Jordan [Summit] released.
Swingsation
AlbumJun 1, 1999

Swingsation

Swingsation released.
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie [ASV/Living Era]
AlbumFeb 16, 1999

Choo Choo Ch'Boogie [ASV/Living Era]

Choo Choo Ch'Boogie [ASV/Living Era] released.
Reet Petite and Gone
AlbumFeb 12, 1999

Reet Petite and Gone

Reet Petite and Gone released.
Jump Jive!: The Very Best of Louis Jordan
AlbumJan 18, 1999

Jump Jive!: The Very Best of Louis Jordan

Jump Jive!: The Very Best of Louis Jordan released.
1998
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five [Entertainers]
AlbumNov 24, 1998

Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five [Entert…

Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five [Entertainers] released.
SongJan 1, 1998

Caldonia
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1995
Caldonia
AlbumJan 1, 1995

Caldonia

Caldonia released.
1992
Outstanding Broadway Musical
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Nomination1992

Outstanding Broadway Musical

Nominated for "Five Guys Named Moe".
Outer Critics Circle Award
1985
Rock & Roll Call
AlbumJan 1, 1985

Rock & Roll Call

Rock & Roll Call released.
1977
Louis Jordan & Chris Barber
AlbumJan 1, 1977

Louis Jordan & Chris Barber

Louis Jordan & Chris Barber released.
1975
Louis Jordan
PersonalFebruary 1975

Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan passed away.
1966
Martha Weaver
MarriageJune 1966

Martha Weaver

Married Martha Weaver.
1964
Hallelujah... Louis Jordan Is Back!
AlbumJan 1, 1964

Hallelujah... Louis Jordan Is Back!

Hallelujah... Louis Jordan Is Back! released.
1962
The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is an …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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1959
Startime
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TV ShowOct 6, 1959

Startime

Startime is an anthology show of drama, comedy, and variety, …
Startime is an anthology show of drama, comedy, and variety, and was one of the first American television shows broadcast in color. The program was aired Tuesday nights in the United States on the NBC Television network in the 1959–1960 television season.
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1956
The Steve Allen Show
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TV ShowJun 24, 1956

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show …
The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
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1955
Music 55
TV ShowJul 12, 1955

Music 55

Music 55 released.
Appointment with Adventure
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TV ShowApr 3, 1955

Appointment with Adventure

Filmed live each week, this …
Filmed live each week, this program gave viewers a glimpse of drama and adventure from around the world and from the distant and not-so-distant past. Subjects of the weekly plays included ...
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1952
The Jackie Gleason Show
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TV ShowSep 20, 1952

The Jackie Gleason Show

The Jackie Gleason Show is …
The Jackie Gleason Show is the name of a series of American network television shows that starred Jackie Gleason, which ran from 1952 to 1970, in various forms.
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1951
Vicky Hayes
MarriageNovember 1951

Vicky Hayes

Married Vicky Hayes.
1948
The Perry Como Show
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TV ShowDec 24, 1948

The Perry Como Show

Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on …
Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ...
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The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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Texaco Star Theatre
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TV ShowJun 8, 1948

Texaco Star Theatre

Texaco Star Theatre was an American comedy-variety …
Texaco Star Theatre was an American comedy-variety show, broadcast on radio from 1938 to 1949 and telecast from 1948 to 1956. It was one of the first successful examples of American television broadcasting, remembered as the show that gave Milton Berle the nickname "Mr. Television".
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1946
Beware
MovieJul 3, 1946

Beware

Ware College is a small Black college in Ware, Ohio. Once …
Ware College is a small Black college in Ware, Ohio. Once prominent, it is now low in attendance, low in enrollment and low on money; and at a meeting with instructors Drury and Annabelle Brown, Dean Hargreaves reveals that CEO Benjamin Ware III, grandson of the college's founder, claims the estate of his late grandfather is now also destitute, which they believe is untrue and a result of Annabelle's having spurned his affections. They decide to appeal to their famous alumni for financial help thru a reunion, and invitations are sent. Many could help; but surely not Lucius Jordan, a timid lad who loved Annabelle too but dropped out under pressure from Ware. What they don't know is, he's now Louis Jordan, king of swing and leader of the Tympani Band. By accident, Jordan and his band's train is sidelined in Ware for repairs and when he learns of the college's plight, he agrees to pitch in. Though the stuffy faculty are unaware of his reputation, the kids are, and class attendance soars with Jordan's presence in the classroom. Flames of romance with Annabelle are rekindled. But things start looking bleak: other alumni are all declining to help, and Ware has found out about the fundraising scheme and orders the Dean to resign immediately... The plot serves as a structure for about a dozen swing numbers by Jordan's group, with dancing by the Aristo-Genes Girls' Club.
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Swing Parade of 1946
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MovieMar 16, 1946

Swing Parade of 1946

A struggling young singer falls for a nightclub owner whose …
A struggling young singer falls for a nightclub owner whose father, a millionaire, is trying to shut it down. Featuring The Three Stooges as waiters.
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1944
Follow the Boys
MovieApr 25, 1944

Follow the Boys

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles …
During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant as morale-boosters to both the troops overseas and the civilians at home. This was Universal Pictures' effort. It features everyone from Donald O'Connor to the Andrews Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of other Universal players.
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1942
Fleecie Moore
Marriage1942

Fleecie Moore

Married Fleecie Moore.
1932
Ida Fields
Marriage1932

Ida Fields

Married Ida Fields.
1908
Louis Jordan
BirthJuly 1908

Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan was born.
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