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A Forgotten Pioneer of Rhythm and Blues

Rock historian Ed Ward takes a look at the influence of saxophonist Louis Jordan, who laid the groundwork for rocking Black artists of the 1950s like Chuck Berry.

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Other segments from the episode on October 17, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 17, 1994: Interview with David Mamet; Commentary on Louis Jordan; Interview with Daniel Schorr; Review of the anthology album "Duende."

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