Louis Jordan anniversary

Today we celebrate Louis Jordan's birth date, 99 years ago (b. July 8, 1908 in Brinkley, AK, USA) . 


Jordan was an important entertainer, singer as well as sax player who is regarded by many as an important link between early jazz / swing era big and rock'n'roll. as pointed out on powerline.com, Jordan recorded 57 rhythm and blues chart hits on Decca between 1942 and 1951. 

He certainly deserves a new look which is what I intend to do soon. In the meantime, check out some recordings which you can hear on  WBEZ's public radio website.  Great stuff.