Essential Jump Blues

Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143497490
Cat No: NOT2CD749


Jump Blues was the exciting American musical genre that connected the large swing bands of 40s wartime with the development of Rhythm & Blues that in turn led 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.

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Disc 1

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

Disc 2

1. Vooit Vooit (Jump Children) – The Flamingos
2. Juicy Fruit – Rudy Greene
3. Lonesome Train – Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson
4. Pack Fair And Square – Big Walter & His Thunderbirds
5. Each Day – Ann Cole
6. Hit, Git And Split – Young Jessie
7. Give Me The Right – Vernon Green & The Medallions
8. Caught Me When My Love Was Down – Lula Reed
9. Rock My Blues Away – Clarence Brown
10. Real Lovin’ Mama – Floyd Dixon
11. I’m Your Rockin’ Man – Herman Manzy
12. Miss Lucy – Big Al Downing
13. You Can’t Hide – Freddy King & Lulu Reed
14. The Chicken And The Hawk – Big Joe Turner
15. No Deposit – No Return – Martha Davis
16. Big Wheel Rolling – Jimmy Wilson
17. Good Rockin’ Tonight – Wynonie Harris
18. Jack Of Diamonds – Jesse Thomas
19. That Song Is Gone – Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy Orchestra
20. Why Don’t You Haul Off And Love Me – Bull Moose Jackson