Today in History–December 21–the Library of Congress features saxophonist Louis Jordan, debuted two popular singles on rhythm and blues (R&B) charts on this date in 1946. With a style that combined jazz and blues, Jordan and his Tympany Five launched 54 singles in the 1940s, 18 of which songs reached number one. Learn more about this talented musician by visting the Today in History section, then click the links below for related primary sources.
“Let the Good Times Roll” (YouTube film recording)
“Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens” (YouTube audio recording)
Tribute to Louis Jordan (America’s Library local legacy)