Archive | Sep 15, 2017

Certain Songs #989: Louis Jordan – “Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens”

Single, 1946

Louis Jordan might not have invented rock and roll — his jump blues lacked the crucial input from country music — but he was most certainly one of the first rock stars.

Not only was he a huge crossover artist — check his discography and you’ll see loads of songs that were top ten in both the R&B and pop charts — the songs he chose to perform were often about the consequences of living the hedonistic lifestyle.