Specialty Legends Of Jump Blues Vol 1 Various Artists (Specialty Records)

£11.50

Availablity:
World excluding USA & Canada
Genre:
Blues
Label:
Ace Records
Format:
CD
Catalogue Id:
CDCHD 573

Legends Of Jump Blues Volume 1 is a killer introduction to the sound that grew out of the jumpin' jive of the late 30s and early 40s. Noted for its emphasis on a heavy front line of horns, squealing and honking saxphones and a powerful rhythm section with a strong back beat, jump blues were long on danceability and short on subtletly. The riffs that Count Basie and the Kansas City and Territory bands developed in an earlier era were married to a strong dose of the blues and a penchant for the new "I Got Rhythm" chord changes favoured by the (then new) bop movement. Blues excitement was the name of the game and Legends of Jump Blues Vol 1 features plenty of it with Joe Liggins "The Honeydripper", Percy Mayfield in an upbeat mood with The Hunt Is On, Big Jim Wynn with the previously unissued Muffle Joe Shuffle and Lester Williams with the 1952 R&B ground-breaker I Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use (extensively covered by other artists, mostly notably BB King).

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    The Honeydripper - Joe Liggins & his Honeydrippers

  • 02
    Oh Babe - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders

  • 03
    Blues For Sale - Joe Lutcher

  • 04
    The Duck Yas Yas - King Perry & His Pied Pipers

  • 05
    I Can't Stop It - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy

  • 06
    Rainy Day Confession Blues - Roy Milton

  • 07
    Well, Well Baby - Nelson Alexander Trio

  • 08
    Rag Mop - Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers

  • 09
    Happy Home Blues - Buddy Banks

  • 10
    Muffle Joe Shuffle - Big Jim Wynn

  • 11
    I Ain't Got A Dime To My Name - King Perry & His Pied Pipers

  • 12
    Saturday Night Boogie Woogie Man - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy

  • 13
    Jack Of Diamonds - Jesse Thomas

  • 14
    I Dare You Baby - Percy Mayfield

  • 15
    I'm Your Rockin' Man - Herman Manzy

  • 16
    One Sweet Letter - Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers

  • 17
    Natural Born Lover - King Perry & His Pied Pipers

  • 18
    I Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use - Lester Williams

  • 19
    Country Girl - Duke Henderson

  • 20
    The Hucklebuck - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders

  • 21
    Heavy Weight Baby - Frank Motley And Jimmy Crawford

  • 22
    Traffic Song - Joe Lutcher

  • 23
    I Wonder Who's Boogin' My Woogie - King Perry & His Pied Pipers

  • 24
    The Hunt Is On - Percy Mayfield

  • 25
    Pink Champagne - Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers

  • 26
    That Song Is Gone - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy

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