LOUIS JORDAN - Let The Good Times Roll
"King Of The Jukebox" Louis Jordan was one of the most successful black American musicians of the 20th century. Rolling Stone Magazine has ranked him 59th on a list of the 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time. Jordan was a pioneering songwriter and bandleader, and he was the innovator of the jump blues style - which some consider to be a precursor to rap. The Jump blues classic Let The Good Times Roll was one of his most famous songs, it was recorded in 1946 by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five. Later in 1949 Jordan recorded Saturday Night Fish Fry - considered by some to be the first rock and roll record. The very charming and funny Jordan was also an actor and major film personality, he also produced dozens of "soundies" such as this one - these 3-minute musicals were an early version of music videos.
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