Talk! about Jordan [signed promotional poster for Louis Jordan].
Signed promotional poster, with clever design, for Louis Jordan (1908–1975), African American jazz musician, songwriter and bandleader.
He was known as the “King of the Jukeboxes” for his very successful collaborations with such artists as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bing Crosby. The poster which touts his entertainment appeal on stage and in the movies highlights his popular musical recordings:
Record Talk! Louis Jordan’s recording with Bing Crosby of “My Baby Said Yes” and “Your Socks Don’t Match” promises to be a real hit. Jordan’s rendition of the novelty tune, “Caldonia” is great.—Dave Kapp, Decca Records. / Song Talk! “Caldonia” (What Makes Your Big Head so Hard) is the novelty hit of ‘45, thanks to Louis Jordan’s Decca recording and his terrific vocal rendition.—Henry Spitzer, Morris Music.
“Between 1942 and 1951 Jordan had fifty-seven singles released, fifty-five of which made the top ten on rhythm and blues charts. It was also during this period that he transformed African-American popular music by demonstrating that a big band could be paired down into a combo without losing its power. ... Jordan’s compositions also were recorded by Chuck Berry, B. B. King, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, and Little Richard. Both Nat King Cole and Dizzy Gillespie admired Jordan for his inventiveness.” (ANB)
Jordan was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 as an “Early Influencer.” In 1998, he was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.
Description: Talk! about Jordan [signed promotional poster for Louis Jordan].
Chicago: General Amusement Corporation, c.1945. p. Broadside or Poster. 21¾ x 16½ inches. Half tone illustrations. Signed by Jordan on verso. Brief pencil marks and annotation on recto. Folds and a few creases and minor edge chips; very good.