Jumpin' & Jivin' [Specialty]

Jumpin' & Jivin' [Specialty]

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If you ever wanted to get an idea of just how wide the parameters of jump blues actually were in their heyday, this 25-track collection will go a long way toward spelling it out. Acquiring various labels' catalogs can sometime make for strange compilation bedfellows and never more so than here, a three-way collision between Specialty's West Coast version of the genre,

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If you ever wanted to get an idea of just how wide the parameters of jump blues actually were in their heyday, this 25-track collection will go a long way toward spelling it out. Acquiring various labels' catalogs can sometime make for strange compilation bedfellows and never more so than here, a three-way collision between Specialty's West Coast version of the genre, Prestige's New York City school of be-bop approach and a few stray tracks from the Texas-based Freedom label. The real treat for West Coast-style mavens is the inclusion of six tracks from Roy Milton; "Tell It Like It Is," "Gonna Leave You Baby," "Baby You Don't Know" find Milton's sound getting rougher, almost in anticipation of the rock'n'roll that's coming down the pike. Other notable additions to the package include Daddy Cleanhead's potent "Something's Goin' On in My Room," Leo Parker's baritone sax romp "Mad Lad Returns," King Pleasure's be-bop vocal turn on the classic "Moody's Mood for Love," and King Perry's surreal "I Must Have Been an Ugly Baby." And collectors will welcome the CD appearance of Big Joe Turner's "When the Rooster Crows," one of his ultra-rare Freedom singles from just before he signed on with Atlantic in 1951. Yes, the genre flavors shift around quite a bit on this disc, but that's half the fun, and as jump blues compilations go, this makes a pretty great little genre primer for the novice as well.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/1997
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667165426
catalogNumber:
654

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Floyd Dixon   Track Performer
Roy Milton   Track Performer
Big Joe Turner   Track Performer
Jimmy Liggins   Track Performer
Joe Carroll   Track Performer
Eddie Jefferson   Track Performer
Leo Parker   Track Performer
King Pleasure   Track Performer
Annie Ross   Track Performer
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Track Performer
Duke Henderson   Track Performer
King Perry   Track Performer
Daddy Cleanhead   Track Performer
Nelson Alexander Trio   Track Performer
Marvin Phillips   Track Performer

Technical Credits

James Moody   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
George Davis   Composer
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Art Rupe   Producer
Billy Vera   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Bob Weinstock   Producer
Teacho Wiltshire   Producer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Lee Diamond   Composer
Joel Turnero   Producer

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