What to know
Marker honors Brinkley native Louis Jordan who studied music with his father and made his first professional appearance at Hot Springs Green Gables Club at age 15. During the 1930s Jordan worked with well-known bands from Philadelphia to New York and toured with Ella Fitzgerald. He also performed with Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong. Jordan was known as "The King of the Jukebox." He penned such favorites as "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie," "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby," "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," and "Saturday Night Fish Fry." Jordan also appeared in several movies that featured his music and toured Europe and Asia during the 1960s. Listen to recordings of him playing the alto sax at the Central Delta Depot and Museum. A stop on the Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil and Soul.