Historic Rock and Roll Record "Louis Jordan - Saturday Night Fish Fry" Hand-Written Sheet Music and More!
This compilation of hand-written sheet music is for the famous Louis Jordan song, "Saturday Night Fish Fry". The song is one of the earliest and most powerful contenders for the title of "First rock and roll record".
The song was a big hit, topping the R&B chart for twelve non-consecutive weeks in late 1949. It also reached number 21 on the national chart, a rare accomplishment for a "race record" at that time (although the very popular Jordan had already had earlier crossover hits). Jordan's jump blues combo was one of the most successful acts of its time, and its loose and streamlined style of play was highly influential.
Jordan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and, in 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him no. 59 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The famous musician Chuck Berry was quoted as saying, "To my recollection, Louis Jordan was the first one that I hear play rock and roll."
The hand-written sheet music and lyrics come directly from his wife Martha and are likely the original compositions from Jordan. This set also includes hand-written music and lyrics for the famous song "Make Someone Happy" along with music for several of his hit songs.
Comes with 3 photos of Jordan: one of himself and his sax, one with his band and another with his wife, Martha.
Also included are a biography and various documents belonging to Jordan, including correspondence between him and his agent.
This set is clearly a piece of Rock and Roll History and is a must for the serious collector. 10/10
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