April 3, 2020

Today in History: Louis Jordan

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, Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five launched 54 singles in the 1940s, 18 of which songs reached number one. Learn more about this talented musician by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below for related primary sources. Louis Jordan's Record "Let the … [Read more...]

Today in History: Winter Solstice

Today in History–December 21–the Library of Congress features winter, as the winter solstice most frequently falls on this day each year. Learn more about the shortest day in the northern hemisphere and more fascinating frosty facts about the season by reading the Today in History section, then click the links below for loads of wintery primary source treasures and stories. Historical newspaper articles: winter solstice Winter songs Winter sheet music Winter films Winter books … [Read more...]