July 2 in Rock and Roll

2 Jul

A lttle early, but in 1946 Louis Jordan hits #1 on the R&B chart and #9 on the pop chart with “Buzz Me.” Louis Jordan the Father of the Rhythm & Blues  pursued a basic rhythm of Shuffle Boogie. This was later taken over by early Rock ‘n’ Roll. As he said, he “made the blues jump,” and in so doing, influenced B. B. King, Chuck Berry, and Bill Haley.

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