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Various Artists: Devil's Jump: Indie Label Blues 1946-1957 [Box]

Audio Samples

>Horse Shooe Boogie - (previously unreleased)
>Ruby Moore Blues - (previously unreleased)
>Little Mary
>Cheatin' Around
>Rock That Boogie - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band
>Fast Life - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band
>Hastings Street Opera, Pt. 1
>Hastings Street Opera, Pt. 2 - Detroit Count
>Stomp Boogie
>Who's Been Jiving You - John Lee Hooker
>Wig Wearin' Woman
>New York Central
>Black Man Blues
>Poor Joe
>Forgive Me Darling
>Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
>Since I Seen Your Smiling Face - Country Paul
>Your Picture Done Faded - Country Paul
>Blinds Blues
>Slappin' the Boogie - (previously unreleased)
>Keep a-Walkin [Take 1] - (previously unreleased, take)
>Keep a-Walkin [Take 2] - (take)
>Your Little Wagon
>Mistreated Woman [Take 1] - (previously unreleased, take)
>Mistreated Woman [Take 2] - (take)
>Mistreated Blues - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band (previously unreleased)
>I Ain't Like That No More - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band
>New Little Girl, Little Girl
>Nightmare Blues
>Late Last Night
>Lend Me Your Love
>Pacemaker Boogie
>Wandering Blues
>Don't Go Baby
>Slim's Boogie
>Letter Home, A
>Ain't It Sad - Country Paul
>One More Time - Country Paul
>Down at the Depot - John Lee
>Alabama Boogie
>Penny Pinchin' Mama
>Do It No More
>Gonna Hop on Down the Line - Ralph Willis
>Do Right - Ralph Willis
>Something's Wrong with My Little Machine
>Old Battle Ax
>Hello Miss Jessie Lee
>Dealing with the Devil
>No Shoes [Take 1] - Eddie Kirkland (take)
>No Shoes [Take 2] - Eddie Kirkland (take)
>Low Land Blues - Lee Brown (previously unreleased)
>Round the World Boogie - (previously unreleased)
>My Baby's Acting Funny - (previously unreleased)
>It's My Time to Go - (previously unreleased)
>Devil's Jump
>I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
>Stop Messing Around
>Pet Milk Blues
>Moaning Blues
>Numbers, The - John Lee Hooker
>Root Hog
>Gone Gone Gone
>Baby' Don't Leave - (previously unreleased)
>(Sometimes I Feel Like A) Motherless Child
>Life Is Like That
>Baby Blues - John Lee
>In My Father's House - John Lee (previously unreleased)
>Mother Dear Mother - Country Paul
>Side Walk Boogie - Country Paul
>Early in the Morning
>Miss Anna B
>Door Bell Blues - Ralph Willis
>Why'd You Do It - Ralph Willis
>Boogie Baby
>'54 Blues
>That Woman's a Pearl Diver - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band (previously unreleased)
>Jumping at the Club Blue Flame - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band
>Chain Gang - (previously unreleased)
>I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again
>Dixie Flyer - (previously unreleased)
>Nobody Loves Me [Alt] - (alternate take)
>Midnight Jump
>Hastings Street Woogie Man
>Detroit Boogie
>Heart Trouble Blues
>Slim's Stomp
>Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
>Time for Lovin' to Be Done
>Up and Down - (previously unreleased)
>I Ain't Got Over It Yet
>I'll Never Walk in Your Door - Country Paul
>Black Cat Trail - Country Paul
>I Came to See You Baby
>I'm a Boogie Man
>My Baby Left Me - (previously unreleased)
>I Stayed Down
>I Was in St,. Louis
>Jivin' Mess [Take 1] - (previously unreleased, take)
>Spell [Take 3], The - (previously unreleased, take)
>Wolf Pack [Take 10], The - (previously unreleased, take)

Track List

>Horse Shooe Boogie - (previously unreleased)
>Ruby Moore Blues - (previously unreleased)
>Little Mary
>Cheatin' Around
>Rock That Boogie - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band
>Fast Life - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band
>Hastings Street Opera, Pt. 1
>Hastings Street Opera, Pt. 2 - Detroit Count
>Stomp Boogie
>Who's Been Jiving You - John Lee Hooker
>Wig Wearin' Woman
>New York Central
>Black Man Blues
>Poor Joe
>Forgive Me Darling
>Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
>Since I Seen Your Smiling Face - Country Paul
>Your Picture Done Faded - Country Paul
>Blinds Blues
>Slappin' the Boogie - (previously unreleased)
>Keep a-Walkin [Take 1] - (previously unreleased, take)
>Keep a-Walkin [Take 2] - (take)
>Your Little Wagon
>Mistreated Woman [Take 1] - (previously unreleased, take)
>Mistreated Woman [Take 2] - (take)
>Mistreated Blues - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band (previously unreleased)
>I Ain't Like That No More - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band
>New Little Girl, Little Girl
>Nightmare Blues
>Late Last Night
>Lend Me Your Love
>Pacemaker Boogie
>Wandering Blues
>Don't Go Baby
>Slim's Boogie
>Letter Home, A
>Ain't It Sad - Country Paul
>One More Time - Country Paul
>Down at the Depot - John Lee
>Alabama Boogie
>Penny Pinchin' Mama
>Do It No More
>Gonna Hop on Down the Line - Ralph Willis
>Do Right - Ralph Willis
>Something's Wrong with My Little Machine
>Old Battle Ax
>Hello Miss Jessie Lee
>Dealing with the Devil
>No Shoes [Take 1] - Eddie Kirkland (take)
>No Shoes [Take 2] - Eddie Kirkland (take)
>Low Land Blues - Lee Brown (previously unreleased)
>Round the World Boogie - (previously unreleased)
>My Baby's Acting Funny - (previously unreleased)
>It's My Time to Go - (previously unreleased)
>Devil's Jump
>I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
>Stop Messing Around
>Pet Milk Blues
>Moaning Blues
>Numbers, The - John Lee Hooker
>Root Hog
>Gone Gone Gone
>Baby' Don't Leave - (previously unreleased)
>(Sometimes I Feel Like A) Motherless Child
>Life Is Like That
>Baby Blues - John Lee
>In My Father's House - John Lee (previously unreleased)
>Mother Dear Mother - Country Paul
>Side Walk Boogie - Country Paul
>Early in the Morning
>Miss Anna B
>Door Bell Blues - Ralph Willis
>Why'd You Do It - Ralph Willis
>Boogie Baby
>'54 Blues
>That Woman's a Pearl Diver - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band (previously unreleased)
>Jumping at the Club Blue Flame - Jimmie Gordon & His Bip Bop Band
>Chain Gang - (previously unreleased)
>I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again
>Dixie Flyer - (previously unreleased)
>Nobody Loves Me [Alt] - (alternate take)
>Midnight Jump
>Hastings Street Woogie Man
>Detroit Boogie
>Heart Trouble Blues
>Slim's Stomp
>Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
>Time for Lovin' to Be Done
>Up and Down - (previously unreleased)
>I Ain't Got Over It Yet
>I'll Never Walk in Your Door - Country Paul
>Black Cat Trail - Country Paul
>I Came to See You Baby
>I'm a Boogie Man
>My Baby Left Me - (previously unreleased)
>I Stayed Down
>I Was in St,. Louis
>Jivin' Mess [Take 1] - (previously unreleased, take)
>Spell [Take 3], The - (previously unreleased, take)
>Wolf Pack [Take 10], The - (previously unreleased, take)

Album Notes

JSP's Devil's Jump compiles four CDs with 100 tracks containing a mixture of both rare and classic blues recorded between 1946-1957, on several indie blues labels of the era such as King, Deluxe, Okeh, and Jubilee. Highlighted throughout this set are 20 previously unissued recordings by Jimmie Gordon, Johnny Temple, Smokey Hogg, John Lee Hooker, Kid Thomas, Lee Brown, and Eddie Kirkland. These historic recordings have been remastered, and the majority of this material sounds decent as most JSP sets do. The liner notes are informative, listing personnel, dates, and concise history without going on ad nauseum. Since this is a budget-priced set, it is highly recommended for both the blues novice and collector. ~ Al Campbell



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