Jumpin' Jive: Jump Blues Essentials

Jumpin' Jive: Jump Blues Essentials

     
 
As mid-priced compilations go, this disc delivers a lot of value -- not only state-of-the-art masters (so the trumpets and saxes sound like their bells are right in the room with you, and the vocals are up-close-and-personal), but a creative selection, crossing between the bluesier side of the big band era (Lionel Hampton's "Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop") through the work of Big

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As mid-priced compilations go, this disc delivers a lot of value -- not only state-of-the-art masters (so the trumpets and saxes sound like their bells are right in the room with you, and the vocals are up-close-and-personal), but a creative selection, crossing between the bluesier side of the big band era (Lionel Hampton's "Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop") through the work of Big Jay McNeely ("The Deacon's Hop") to Roy Brown ("Boogie at Midnight"), and to the place where jump blues spawned rock & roll (Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88"). Not that all of this material isn't available elsewhere (though some of it, such as Margie Day's "Little Red Rooster" and Louis Prima's "Robin Hood/Oh Babe," isn't all that ubiquitous), but it's handy and the notes by Peter Grendysa are above-average in depth and range for a compilation like this.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/1999
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0076744015822
catalogNumber:
40158

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Brown   Track Performer
Big Mama Thornton   Track Performer
Big Joe Turner   Track Performer
Louis Prima   Track Performer
Joe Liggins   Track Performer
Ruth Brown   Track Performer
Louis Jordan   Track Performer
Lucky Millinder   Track Performer
Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams   Track Performer
Jackie Brenston   Track Performer
Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders   Track Performer
Margie Day   Track Performer
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Andy Gibson   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer

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