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 01  Mr. Five By  Five - Ella Mae Morse 1942

 02  Strange Things Happening Everyday

                                                    - Sister Rosetta Tharpe 1944

 03  Caldonia - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five 1945

 04  Choo Choo Ch’boogie

                                 - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five 1946

 05  Down The Road Apiece - Amos Milburn 1946

 06  House Of Blue Lights - Ella Mae Morse

           with Don Raye & Freddie Slack & His Orchestra 1946  

 07  I Want To Boogie Woogie - Buster Bennett Band 1946

 08  My Gal’s A Jockey - Big Joe Turner

                       with Wild Bill Moore’s Lucky Seven Band 1946

 09  Shufflin’ Boogie - Luke Jones

                                        & Joe Alexander’s Highlanders 1946 

 10  Drinking Ink Splink - Andrew Tibbs 1947

 11  Good Rockin’ Tonight - Wynonie Harris All Stars 1947   

 12  I Want A Bowlegged Woman

               - Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats 1947      

 13  Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket

                                   - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders 1947   

 14  Kidney Stew Blues - Eddie”Cleanhead” Vinson

                                                                & His Orchestra 1947  

 15  Rock Bottom - Gene Phillips & His Rhythm Aces 1947

 16  Send For Me If You Need Me - The Ravens 1947

 17  Spoon Calls Hootie - Jimmy Witherspoon 1947

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During the big band era there was a developing Rhythm & Blues movement, an up-tempo blues style played by smaller bands usually with a blues shouter on vocals and known as Jump Blues.  The tracks here are a selection of jump blues forming this transition to rhythm & blues and was also instrumental in laying the foundations of rock’n’roll - but more of this later in our program on 50s Jive & Jive.

Blues, jazz, swing and boogie-woogie were the styles contributing to this mainly horn featured music which was very dance orientated, as in the ‘jitterbug’ dance craze.

40s Jump & Jive

 18  We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll

                                - Wild Bill Moore (ft. Paul Williams) 1947

 19  Hop, Skip and Jump

                                    - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders 1948

 20  I Want My Fanny Brown - Wynonie Harris 1948

 21  I Want To Rock and Roll - Scatman Crothers 1948

 22  2 O’Clock In The Morning

                                       - Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown 1949

 23  Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee

                                      - Stick McGhee & His Buddies 1949

 24  Hucklebuck Daddy

                               - Jimmy Preston & His Prestonians 1949

 25  I Like My Baby’s Puddin’ - Wynonie Harris 1949 

 26  Miss Lollipop’s Confession

                               - Alma “The Lollipop Mama” Mondy 1949

 27  Ooo, Ouch, Stop! - Big Joe Turner 1949   

 28  Rock Awhile - Goree Carter & His Hepcats 1949       

 29  Rockin’ At Midnight - Roy Brown 1949   

 30  Rockola - Joe Lutcher & His Society Cats 1949  

 31  Roomin’ House Boogie - Amos Milburn 1949

 32  The Deacon’s Hop - Big Jay McNeely 1949

 33  We’re Gonna Rock This Morning

                                                     - Doles Dickens 1949

 34  You’re My Best Poker Hand - T-Bone Walker 1949

A loud, grittier version of swing which often featured a hot saxophone together with raunchy or saucy lyrics it proved very popular with ballroom audiences who loved the freedom of movement in their dancing and the ‘jive talk’ in the lyrics.

Popular mainly in the late 40s and early 50s, we have included numbers by both well-known and lesser known artists and it has been difficult to reduce the number of tracks by some of the most popular artists, such as Louis Jordan, T-Bone Walker, Wynonie Harris, Roy Brown, Roy Milton etc. so I am sure another program is on the horizon.