The Unofficial Jump Blues Thread

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  1. Stringbanger

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    LarryF recently mentioned jump blues in one of his posts. That has prompted me to start a thread about this very cool sub-genre of the blues.

    I will give my first offering from a very unlikely jump blues musician.



    And, I want to add a couple more obscure musicians rather than the more obvious ones.



     
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    The late, great Nick Curran doing a cover of the 1954 Nite Riders song Women and Cadillacs. Nick's first album Fixin Your Head was all jump blues. And how 'bout that Squier 51? Guess he was a sucker for a cheap guitar.

     
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    And the incredible Gatemouth Brown

     
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    Some modern, but great, jump blues.

     
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    Not enough Nick Curran in this world!!!
     
  7. elihu

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    Another favorite obscure cut is Lafayette Thomas' Jumping in the Heart of Town. Mr. Thomas called San Francisco home and often played with Jimmy McCracklin's band (Jimmy's song The Walk became half of the famous instrumental Hideaway). Lafayette's first solo here is amazing.

     
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    To my 39-year old English ears, this just sounds like Rock’n’Roll?
     
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    That pic is Mississippi John Hurt the acoustic blues player.

    Yea mine too.
     
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    Can somebody explains what is the differences from Jump Blues / Rockabilly / Jive / Swing?
     
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    Ivan Applerouth with the California Honeydrops backing him up. He's touring Australia at the moment. Great instrumental CD. Liner notes provided by Duke Robillard

     
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    Swing = Big Band Jazz (Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Jordan, etc). Rockabilly = Early Elvis (Sun), Carl Perkins, etc. Put 'em both together and you get Jump Blues.

     
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    Here's my foray into jump blues. I've posted this before--sorry if you've already heard. But it was my friendly take on the ubiquitous "Don't Drink and Drive" campaign. Most of it is an unplugged Gretsch Electromatic playing into the laptop's built-in mic.

     
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    That B.B. side is killer diller!
     
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    Tiny Grimes, Hollywood Fats, Junior Watson. And...yeah...Gatemouth, Pressure Cooker.
     
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    Pretty sure his was a Fender. I also think it was a one-off, possibly just for him. Notice it has a Tele bridge and bridge p'up, unlike the Squiers and Fender Pawnshop models.
     
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    Thanks for the reply!

    So basically the same type but different instrumentation.

    I have a few CD from Roomful of Blues. I really dig this type of music.
     
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    Hold on to your wig...one of my all-time favorite solos.

     
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    Tommy Harkenrider Kid Ramos Nico Duportal are great current players. Back in the day I'd pick Bill Jennings Tiny Grimes Gatemouth Brown Goree Carter
     
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