It's Jamaica Jump Blues Time!

Various Artists

It's Jamaica Jump Blues Time!

  • Label: Fantastic Voyage
  • Catalogue number: 214
  • Format: 2 x LP
  • Genres: Blues, Jukebox RnB, Jump Blues, Ska
  • Origin: United Kingdom
£16.99

Availability: Out of stock

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Tracklist

  1. Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"
  2. Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats - "Sneaky Pete"
  3. Gene Phillips & His Rhythm Aces - "Big Legs"
  4. Jesse Price & His Blues Band - "Frettin' For Some Pettin'"
  5. King Perry - "Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket"
  6. Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers - "Groovy Groove"
  7. Joe Lutcher & His Orchestra - "Pasadena Rhumboogie
  8. Fats Domino - "She's My Baby"
  9. Joe Fritz - "I Love You My Darlin"
  10. Joe Turner with Dave Bartholomew & His Orchestra - "Jumpin Tonight"
  11. Calvin Boze & His All Stars - "I've Got News For You"
  12. Jay McNeeley & His Orchestra - "Don't Cry Baby"
  13. Roy Hawkins - "Trouble Makin Woman"
  14. Billy Wright - "Hey Little Girl"
  15. The Griffin Brothers - "The Teaser"
  16. King Curtis & His Tenor Sax with Orchestra - "Tenor In The Sky"
  17. The Penguins - "Ookey Ook"
  18. Five Thrills - "Feel So Good"
  19. The Cameos - "Craving"
  20. Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers - "It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)"
  21. Wynonie Harris - "Fishtail Blues"
  22. Donna Hightower with Maxwell Davis & His Orchestra - "Since You"
  23. Gene & Eunice - "Bom Bom Lulu"
  24. Paul Hucklebuck Williams - "Pass The Buck" (feat Noble Watts)
  25. Lowell Fulson - "Don't Drive Me Baby"
  26. Lloyd Price & Hid Band - "Baby, Please Come Home"
  27. Eugene Church - "I Ain't Going For That"
  28. Roy Milton & Orchestra - "Baby You Don't Know"

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Description

Super selection of US jump/shuffle blues recordings, as played on the early Jamaican sound systems! 

Before the development of its own recording industry, Jamaican music fans predominantly found musical fulfilment in the raw shuffle blues music that emanated from mainland USA. This no-nonsense style of R&B dominated the island’s sound system dances from the dawn of the Fifties, with operators aggressively competing with each other for exclusive discs, many of which were later covered by some of Jamaica’s biggest names.

 In the tradition of the previous releases in this series, compiler and annotator Phil Etgart has selected only recordings that are known to have been played on the early Jamaican sound systems. This is the music that provided the inspiration for Ska and all that followed. So enjoy sound system favourites by Louis Jordan, Joe Liggins, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Fats Domino, Rosco Gordon, Chris Kenner and a host of other names, both famous and obscure.

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