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ESSENTIAL JUMP BLUES

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2cd

Released: 10th May 2019

£6.99


this comp documents the oft-overlooked genre that connected the large swing bands of 40s wartime with the development of Rhythm & Blues: the precursor to Rock & Roll.

It was loud, up-tempo music with the one primary aim of getting the audiences dancing. These forty tracks are a fascinating cross section of what was happening in one part of American society during the popularity of ‘Jump Blues’. We can hear the blues and swing band roots, and hear how the music was essentially anticipating rock and roll and other later forms of dance music, and appreciate why this era of music is now drawing so much attentionfor its influence on what has happened since. It is rich, varied and exciting, and we would all be poorer without it.

ESSENTIAL JUMP BLUES

Tracklist

  1. Jump Man Jump - Piano Red
  2. Boogie Woogie Country Girl - Big Joe Turner
  3. Got My Mojo Working - Ann Cole
  4. Oooh! Little Girl - Floyd Dixon
  5. Rock Mr. Blues - Wynonie Harris
  6. Bump On A Log - Lula Reed
  7. Saturday Night Boogie Woogie Man - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy Orchestra
  8. Be-Baba-Leba - Helen Humes
  9. Baby Won’t You Jump With Me - Lowell Fulson
  10. Hand Clappin’ - Red Prysock
  11. Jump Sister Bessie - Otis Rush
  12. House Of Blue Lights - Ella Mae Morse & Freddie Slack
  13. Boogie At Midnight - Roy Brown
  14. Later Alligator - Bobby Charles
  15. Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton
  16. 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days - Louis Prima
  17. Rockin’ Boogie - Joe Lutcher & His Society Cats
  18. Till The Well Runs Dry - Wynona Carr
  19. She Can Rock - Little Ike with The Jimmy Beck Orchestra
  20. Deacon’s Hop - Big Jay McNeely
  21. Vooit Vooit (Jump Children) - The Flamingos
  22. Juicy Fruit - Rudy Greene
  23. Lonesome Train - Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson
  24. Pack Fair And Square - Big Walter & His Thunderbirds
  25. Each Day - Ann Cole
  26. Hit, Git And Split - Young Jessie
  27. Give Me The Right - Vernon Green & The Medallions
  28. Caught Me When My Love Was Down - Lula Reed
  29. Rock My Blues Away - Clarence Brown
  30. Real Lovin’ Mama - Floyd Dixon
  31. I’m Your Rockin’ Man - Herman Manzy
  32. Miss Lucy - Big Al Downing
  33. You Can’t Hide - Freddy King & Lulu Reed
  34. The Chicken And The Hawk - Big Joe Turner
  35. No Deposit - No Return - Martha Davis
  36. Big Wheel Rolling - Jimmy Wilson
  37. Good Rockin’ Tonight - Wynonie Harris
  38. Jack Of Diamonds - Jesse Thomas
  39. That Song Is Gone - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy Orchestra
  40. Why Don’t You Haul Off And Love Me - Bull Moose Jackson