1908 – Vocalist/saxophonist Louis Jordan is born i…

Louis Jordan

1908 – Vocalist/saxophonist Louis Jordan is born in Brinkley, Ark. He dies of a heart attack on Feb. 4, 1975. His song “I’m Gonna Leave You at the Outskirts of Town” was No. 3 during the debut week of Chart Toppers’s first R&B chart, the Harlem Hit Parade, on Oct. 24, 1942. He followed with 18 No. 1 R&B hits, including four that topped the chart for more than 10 weeks.

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