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Jumping the Shuffle Blues: Jamaican Sound System Classics 1946-1960


  • 0. DISC 1: REET PETITE AND GONE: THE ROOTS OF SHUFFLE BLUES (1946-1951):
    1. Salt Pork, West Virginia - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
    2. Reet Petite and Gone - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5
    3. Two Timin' Baby - Jack McVea & His Orchestra
    4. What's Your Style, Baby - Felix Gross
    5. Killer Diller - Gene Coy & His Killer Dillers
    6. Rock Bottom - Gene Phillips & His Rhythm Aces
    7. Drippers' Boogie, Pt. 1 - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
    8. Jug Head Ramble - Gene Ammons
    9. Goin' to California Blues - King Perry & His Sextet
    10. Page Boy Shuffle - Todd Rhodes & His Toddlers
    11. Safronia B - Calvin Boze & His All Stars
    12. Every Shut Eye Aint Sleep - Eddie Chamblee & Orchestra
    13. Riffin' with Griffin - The Griffin Brothers
    14. San Diego Bounce - The Harold Land All Stars
    15. 3 x 7 = 21 - Jewel King
    16. Little Joe's Boogie - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
    17. Mixon with Dixon - Teddy Brannon
    18. Hustle Is On, The - T-Bone Walker
    19. Stack-A-Lee, Pts. 1- 2 - Archibald & His Orchestra
    20. My Baby's Gone - The Ray-O-Vacs
    21. I'm Free - Charlie Gonzalez
    22. Stubborn as a Mule - The Griffin Brothers - (featuring Margie Day)
    23. Independent Woman - Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
    24. Tend to Your Business - James Wayne
    25. Looking for a Woman - Jimmy McCracklin & His Blues Blasters
    26. Bonaparte's Retreat - Margie Day/The Griffin Brothers Orchestra
    27. Later for the 'Gator - Willis Jackson
    0. DISC 2: DRIVE IT HOME: THE GOLDEN YEARS OF SHUFFLE BLUES (1951-1954):
    1. Bloodshot Eyes - Wynonie Harris
    2. Train Time Blues - Roy Brown & His Might-Mighty Men
    3. Why Don't You Eat Where You Slept Last Night - Zuzu Bollin
    4. I Can't Lose with the Stuff I Use - Lester Williams
    5. Big Jay Shuffle - Big Jay McNeely
    6. Guitar Shuffle - Lowell Fulson
    7. No More Doggin' - Rosco Gordon
    8. KC Lovin' - Little Willie Littlefield
    9. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price & His Orchestra
    10. I'm Gone - Shirley & Lee
    11. Get High Everybody - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
    12. Blue and Lonesome - Jimmie Lee/Jay Franks & His Rockets of Rhythm
    13. Hope, Skip, and Jump - Lynn Hope & His Orchestra
    14. Mumbles Blues - Paul Bascomb
    15. Too Many Women - Rosco Gordon/Beale Streeters
    16. Brand New Baby - Lester Williams
    17. Country Gal - Dave Bartholomew
    18. Drive It Home - Hal Paige
    19. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer - Amos Milburn
    20. Little Fernandez - Smiley Lewis
    21. No More Crying on My Pillow - Melvin Daniels/King Curtis Orchestra
    22. But Officer - Sonny Knight
    23. Drunk - Jimmy Liggins & His 3-D Music
    24. Hey Bartender - Floyd Dixon & His Band
    25. You Upset Me Baby - B.B. King & His Orchestra
    26. Why Don't You Do Right - Mike Gordon & The El Tempos
    27. One Whole Year Baby - Earl Curry
    28. La! La! La! Lady - Eddie Chamblee
    29. Drunk Again - Champion Jack Dupree
    0. DISC 3: MY BOY LOLLYPOP: THE BIG THREE TAKE OVER (1954-1960):
    1. Blues Blasters' Boogie - Jimmy McCracklin & His Blues Blasters
    2. Quaker City - Bill Doggett
    3. Real Gone Lover - Smiley Lewis
    4. Ling, Ting, Tong - The Charms
    5. Ko Ko Mo - Gene & Eunice/Jonesy's Combo
    6. South Parkway Mambo - The Bop-a-Loos
    7. Pledging My Love - Johnny Otis Orchestra/Johnny Ace
    8. Convicted - Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers
    9. Heavy Sugar - Lloyd Lambert Band
    10. T-Bone Shuffle - T-Bone Walker
    11. Feels So Good - Shirley & Lee
    12. My Boy Lollypop - Barbie Gaye
    13. Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
    14. Someday (You'll Want Me) - Smiley Lewis
    15. Confidential - Jack Collier Orchestra/Sonny Knight
    16. You Promised - Roy Wright
    17. I Don't Want to Cry - Kelly Owens Orchestra/Big Maybelle
    18. Have I Sinned - Donnie Elbert
    19. High School Dance - Larry Williams & His Band
    20. I'm in the Mood for Love - Fats Domino
    21. Dumplin's - Doc Bagby
    22. Pick Up, The - Etta James
    23. Shufflin' Fox, The - Dave Bartholomew
    24. Over and Over - Robert Byrd
    25. You're So Delightful - Doc Bagby
    26. Trottin' In - Lloyd Trotman
    27. There Is Something on Your Mind - Little Sonny/Big Jay McNeely & Band
    28. I Won't Cry - Johnny Adams
    29. Will You Ever Be Mine - Donnie Elbert
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 087

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    Liner Note Author: Phil "Enthucol" Etgart.
    Before ska, before rocksteady, before reggae or dub, Jamaica had its sound system dances, and the records played and most prized at those dances were invariably early R&B singles from the States, so-called "shuffle blues" tracks, which sound system proprietors sought out on U.S. buying sprees, sometimes even scraping off the labels so rival sound systems couldn't easily "steal" the songs. This wonderful three-disc, 85-track set collects some of the most popular of these "shuffle blues" sides, and while it sheds a historical light on the roots of Jamaica's later ska and reggae explosions, it also forms a pretty neat survey of the concurrent R&B scene in the States between 1946 and 1960. It's the CD equivalent of a hat trick, charting the history of both music scenes at once. Jamaican musicians, of course, turned the beat upside down and sideways and went to a whole other place with the shuffle rhythm. The rest, as they say, is history. ~ Steve Leggett

  • Critic Reviews
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Numerous tunes on the collection resurfaced as ska or reggae numbers in later years..."
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