Pete Grendysa, Bear Family, 1993
FOR TEN of the most crucial years in the history of American black music, Louis Jordan was the main man, the solid sender, the hep-est of the hepcats. His recordings ruled the airwaves and the juke boxes alike, and his personal appearances were a synonym for pandemonium. Jordan jump-started the rhythm & blues movement, brought small combo hot jive to the heights of popularity and thereby laid the groundwork for rock and roll.
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