Let the Good Times Roll

Louis Jordan and His Tymphany Band

July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975

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Louis Jordan was one of the leading practitioners of jump blues, a swinging, up-tempo, dance-oriented hybrid of jazz, blues and boogie-woogie.

After time as a journeyman he got the nod to join Chick Webb’s orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem where he became the band’s master of ceremonies thus launching his own influential career.

Good times, let ’em roll!

– Scott Yanow

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