Devil's Jump: Indie Label Blues 1946-1957

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All Music Guide - Campbell
JSP's Devil's Jump compiles four CDs with 100 tracks containing a mixture of both rare and classic blues recorded between 1946-1957, on several indie blues labels of the era such as King, Deluxe, Okeh, and Jubilee. Highlighted throughout this set are 20 previously unissued recordings by Jimmie Gordon, Johnny Temple, Smokey Hogg, John Lee Hooker, Kid Thomas, Lee Brown, and Eddie Kirkland. These historic recordings have been remastered, and the majority of this material sounds decent as most JSP sets do. The liner notes are informative, listing personnel, dates, and concise history without going on ad nauseum. Since this is a budget-priced set, it is highly recommended for both ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
JSP's Devil's Jump compiles four CDs with 100 tracks containing a mixture of both rare and classic blues recorded between 1946-1957, on several indie blues labels of the era such as King, Deluxe, Okeh, and Jubilee. Highlighted throughout this set are 20 previously unissued recordings by Jimmie Gordon, Johnny Temple, Smokey Hogg, John Lee Hooker, Kid Thomas, Lee Brown, and Eddie Kirkland. These historic recordings have been remastered, and the majority of this material sounds decent as most JSP sets do. The liner notes are informative, listing personnel, dates, and concise history without going on ad nauseum. Since this is a budget-priced set, it is highly recommended for both the blues novice and collector.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2013
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065716424
  • Catalog Number: 77164
  • Sales rank: 87,177

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Horse Shooe Boogie - Lee Brown (2:57)
  2. 2 Ruby Moore Blues - Lee Brown (2:58)
  3. 3 Little Mary - Memphis Slim (3:11)
  4. 4 Cheatin' Around - Memphis Slim (2:53)
  5. 5 Rock That Boogie - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band (2:42)
  6. 6 Fast Life - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band (2:57)
  7. 7 Hastings Street Opera, Pt. 1 - Detroit Count (2:59)
  8. 8 Hastings Street Opera, Pt. 2 - Detroit Count (3:23)
  9. 9 Stomp Boogie - John Lee Hooker (3:11)
  10. 10 Who's Been Jiving You - John Lee Hooker (3:10)
  11. 11 Wig Wearin' Woman - Robert Richard (3:26)
  12. 12 New York Central - Robert Richard (2:55)
  13. 13 Black Man Blues - John Lee Hooker (3:34)
  14. 14 Poor Joe - John Lee Hooker (3:01)
  15. 15 Forgive Me Darling - Baby Boy Warren (2:36)
  16. 16 Please Don't Think I'm Nosey - Baby Boy Warren (2:33)
  17. 17 Since I Seen Your Smiling Face - Country Paul (2:50)
  18. 18 Your Picture Done Faded - Country Paul (2:47)
  19. 19 Blinds Blues - John Lee (2:23)
  20. 20 Slappin' the Boogie - John Lee (2:15)
  21. 21 Keep a-Walkin - Smokey Hogg (2:32)
  22. 22 Keep a-Walkin - Smokey Hogg (2:31)
  23. 23 Your Little Wagon - Smokey Hogg (2:34)
  24. 24 Mistreated Woman - Eddie Kirkland (1:51)
  25. 25 Mistreated Woman - Eddie Kirkland (2:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mistreated Blues - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band (2:33)
  2. 2 I Ain't Like That No More - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band (2:49)
  3. 3 New Little Girl, Little Girl - Lee Brown (2:39)
  4. 4 Nightmare Blues - John Lee Hooker (2:53)
  5. 5 Late Last Night - John Lee Hooker (3:03)
  6. 6 Lend Me Your Love - Memphis Slim (2:59)
  7. 7 Pacemaker Boogie - Memphis Slim (2:47)
  8. 8 Wandering Blues - John Lee Hooker (3:19)
  9. 9 Don't Go Baby - John Lee Hooker (3:12)
  10. 10 Slim's Boogie - Memphis Slim (2:42)
  11. 11 A Letter Home - Memphis Slim (2:36)
  12. 12 Ain't It Sad - Country Paul (2:52)
  13. 13 One More Time - Country Paul (2:25)
  14. 14 Down At the Depot - John Lee (3:22)
  15. 15 Alabama Boogie - John Lee (2:52)
  16. 16 Penny Pinchin' Mama - Smokey Hogg (2:38)
  17. 17 Do It No More - Smokey Hogg (2:18)
  18. 18 Gonna Hop On Down the Line - Ralph Willis (2:21)
  19. 19 Do Right - Ralph Willis (2:25)
  20. 20 Something's Wrong With My Little Machine - Robert Henry (2:53)
  21. 21 Old Battle Ax - Robert Henry (2:27)
  22. 22 Hello Miss Jessie Lee - Eddie Burns (3:09)
  23. 23 Dealing With the Devil - Eddie Burns (2:57)
  24. 24 No Shoes - Eddie Kirkland (2:48)
  25. 25 No Shoes - Eddie Kirkland (2:41)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Low Land Blues - Lee Brown (2:51)
  2. 2 Round the World Boogie - Lee Brown (2:56)
  3. 3 My Baby's Acting Funny - Jimmie Gordon (2:45)
  4. 4 It's My Time To Go - Jimmie Gordon (2:44)
  5. 5 Devil's Jump - John Lee Hooker (2:53)
  6. 6 I'm Gonna Kill That Woman - John Lee Hooker (3:06)
  7. 7 Stop Messing Around - Walter Mitchell (3:13)
  8. 8 Pet Milk Blues - Walter Mitchell (3:46)
  9. 9 Moaning Blues - John Lee Hooker (3:02)
  10. 10 The Numbers - John Lee Hooker (3:12)
  11. 11 Root Hog - Robert Richard (3:12)
  12. 12 Gone Gone Gone - Smokey Hogg (2:14)
  13. 13 Baby' Don't Leave - Smokey Hogg (2:20)
  14. 14 (Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless Child - Memphis Slim (2:54)
  15. 15 Life is Like That - Memphis Slim (2:55)
  16. 16 Baby Blues - John Lee (3:27)
  17. 17 In My Father's House - John Lee (2:20)
  18. 18 Mother Dear Mother - Country Paul (2:46)
  19. 19 Side Walk Boogie - Country Paul (2:58)
  20. 20 Early In the Morning - Robert Henry (2:39)
  21. 21 Miss Anna B - Robert Henry (2:44)
  22. 22 Door Bell Blues - Ralph Willis (2:31)
  23. 23 Why'd You Do It - Ralph Willis (2:32)
  24. 24 Boogie Baby - Johnny Wright (2:34)
  25. 25 '54 Blues - Johnny Wright (2:22)
Disc 4
  1. 1 That Woman's a Pearl Diver - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band (2:53)
  2. 2 Jumping At the Club Blue Flame - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band (2:38)
  3. 3 Chain Gang - Johnny Temple (2:51)
  4. 4 I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again - Johnny Temple (2:54)
  5. 5 Dixie Flyer - Johnny Temple (2:51)
  6. 6 Nobody Loves Me - Memphis Slim (2:33)
  7. 7 Midnight Jump - Memphis Slim (2:50)
  8. 8 Hastings Street Woogie Man - Detroit Count (3:03)
  9. 9 Detroit Boogie - Detroit Count (2:38)
  10. 10 Heart Trouble Blues - John Lee Hooker (3:04)
  11. 11 Slim's Stomp - John Lee Hooker (3:06)
  12. 12 Please Don't Think I'm Nosey - Eddie Kirkland (2:41)
  13. 13 Time For Lovin' To Be Done - Eddie Kirkland (2:51)
  14. 14 Up and Down - Smokey Hogg (2:50)
  15. 15 I Ain't Got Over It Yet - Smokey Hogg (2:41)
  16. 16 I'll Never Walk In Your Door - Country Paul (2:50)
  17. 17 Black Cat Trail - Country Paul (3:05)
  18. 18 I Came To See You Baby - John Lee Hooker (3:10)
  19. 19 I'm a Boogie Man - John Lee Hooker (2:18)
  20. 20 My Baby Left Me - John Lee Hooker (2:50)
  21. 21 I Stayed Down - Johnny Wright (3:00)
  22. 22 I Was In St,. Louis - Johnny Wright (3:03)
  23. 23 Jivin' Mess - Kid Thomas (2:38)
  24. 24 The Spell - Kid Thomas (2:09)
  25. 25 The Wolf Pack - Kid Thomas (2:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boogie Woogie Red Piano
Willie Dixon Bass
John Lee Hooker Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Kirkland Guitar, Vocals
Memphis Slim Piano, Vocals
Wardell Gray Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Willis Guitar, Vocals
Alex Atkins Alto Saxophone
Lee Brown Piano, Vocals
Brownie McGhee Guitar
Ernest Cotton Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ernest "Big" Crawford Bass
Leroy Foster Guitar
Jimmie Gordon Piano, Vocals
Harold Grant Guitar
Ralph Hamilton Bass
Willard McDaniel Piano
Jesse Sailes Drums
Chuck Smith Piano
Little Willie Smith Drums
Sonny Terry Harmonica
Baby Boy Warren Guitar, Vocals
John Lee Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Temple Guitar, Vocals
Gary Mapp Bass
Kid Thomas Harmonica, Vocals
Washboard Willie Washboard
Charlie Mills Piano
Johnny Moore Guitar
Eddie Williams Bass
Smokey Hogg Guitar, Vocals
Detroit Count Piano, Vocals
Robert Richard Harmonica, Vocals
Percy Lee Brown Guitar
Walter Mitchell Harmonica, Vocals
Edward Hall Drums
Johnny Wright Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Burns Vocals, Harmonia
Ruth Williams Piano
Robert Henry Harmonica, Piano, Vocals
Ray Brown Drums
Ed "Country Paul" Harris Guitar, Vocals
Charles Jenkins Bass
Technical Credits
Neil Slaven Annotation
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