Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan

Known for Forties classics like “Caldonia” and “Let the Good Times Roll,” Louis Jordan is a direct link between classic rhythm & blues and rock & roll. B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Chuck Berry, among other artists, are specific in their admiration for Jordan, claiming him as an important model for their own music; all have also recorded his songs.

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