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Louie Jordan

a presentation of the life and music of Louie Jordan and his band, the Timpani Five.
by

Matthew Kouba

on 15 March 2011

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Transcript of Louie Jordan

louie Jordan and his music A presentation by Matt Kouba Louis was born in
Brinley, Arkansas in 1908. He died on February 4th, 1975. He was living in Los Angeles, when
he died of a heart attack. American Racism/Pre-Civil Rights Movement. The US race charts were also known as
R & B. The US Country charts and US Charts also existed. From 1942-1951 Louie had 59
songs make the top 15 in the race charts. He also had 22 songs cross over into the US Charts and US Country charts. Louie Jordan was known as the
"Father of rhythm and blues."
R & B. Nicknames. Jordan was called the
"King of the Jukebox." Major Accomlishments He played in Chick Webb's
band for 6 years. He had four songs that were
million sellers. http://www.louisjordan.com/charts.aspx He was in four major films from 1929 - 1946. Louis and his band made "soundies" which were early music videos. There were 17 soundies in all. Musical Beginning Louis Jordan began playing the
alto sax when he was seven. He played his first professional gig
at 15 years old. His first gig was
with Ruby Williams. Family http://rockhall.com/inductees/louis-jordan/bio/ "The Grandfather of Rock and Roll" Jordan's father was a musician He was married 5 times Musical Influence Louis' music influenced Bill Haley, known as the first Rock and Roller. Contemporary musicians; Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong, Louie Prima, Duke Ellington. Other rock stars that he influenced were; Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, and Little Richard. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Louie was featured in downbeat magazine; 1944, 1948, and 1975. Alto/Tenor Sax Jordan is playing "The Martin" tenor sax. Commitee III Louis also played a 1955 Selmer Mark VI http://inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventions/a/saxophone.htm Adolphe sax invented the saxophone in 1841 Jordan occasionally played the bari sax Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five's 2nd million seller. Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five's 1st million seller. Louis Jordan's 3rd million seller. Louis' 4th million seller. This song was also his best seller of all 59 hits. The Tympani Five Timpani refers to kettle drums Tympani also refers to "being inflated or puffed up." Members Piano Drums Bass Guitar Bill Jennings Carl Hogan Wild Bill Davis Bill Doggett Shadow Wilson Chris Columbus Dallas Bartley Trumpet Freddie Webster Works Cited Wikipedia.org Youtube.com LouisJordan.com Rockhall.com Bonanza.com (downbeat magazine)
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