Various - Jump Blues Strictly For You
Following the considerable success of the 3CD Jamaica Selects Jump Blues Strictly For You and ahead of a new set mining the same rich seam (scheduled for March 2014), Fantastic Voyage is pleased to announce the release of a vinyl edition. Limited to 500 copies, the 2LP vinyl edition of Jamaica Selects Jump Blues Strictly For You selects 28 highlights from the original 85-track selection. This is the music that provided the inspiration for ska and all that followed, and is sure to appeal to both Jamaican music fans and followers of hard-hitting Fifties R&B alike.
After the highly-successful Jumping The Shuffle Blues, Fantastic Voyage takes another dip into the bubbling cauldron of R&B which sowed the seeds for ska on Jamaica‰۪s sound systems in the 1940s and 50s, lashing together further sizzling biscuits from that formative, feet-finding era. It‰۪s well established that the US R&B which started bombarding the island through radio after World War II was picked up by sound systems such as Clement ‰Û÷Coxsone‰۪ Dodd and Prince Buster, germinating into ska after mating with the Caribbean‰۪s own calypso and other local musical strains. The records being produced in America‰۪s Southern states and cities like New Orleans were loosely termed ‰Û÷shuffle blues‰۪; contagious, jumping and bulging with animated incitements to party, dance or get down and dirty, many boasting some of the most caterwaulingly volcanic saxophone solos known to man.
Jamaica Selects Jump Blues Strictly For You is compiled and annotated by leading reggae collector & authority Phil Etgart, and draws together some of the most popular of these influential sound system favourites. These discs should come with a warning: lethal rocking and leaping skank blueprints running amok, beautifully presented with knowledgeable, fact-packed annotation.