April 2015

Influences: Jamie Cullum to Louis Jordan

Test your ears and trace the influence from modern jazz-pop singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum to “jump blues” musician Louis Jordan. Watch the videos below and click on artist names to link to their bios.

Performing “Caldonia” with the Tympany Five:

The official music video for hit “Steppin’ Out”:

Performing with the Jumpin’ Jive in Tokyo in 1986, a group named after Jackson’s 1981 swing and blues release that featured several songs by Jordan:

His music video for “Landed” from his 2009 album Songs for Silverman:

Performance of “Save Your Soul” live at Abbey Road Studios in 2013: