It’s Jamaica Jump Blues Time! Jamaican Sound System Classics 1941-1962 – 2LP

Various Artists
FORMAT: Audio CD - 4 Disc
Release date: 16 Mar 2015

"Its safe to say that there are no weak tracks among the essential collection of music" Bill Kopp/Musoscribe

"Mellow pianos and skronking saxes abound on this triple-album, which maintains the high standard of its predecessors" Record Collector

"84 tracks of US R&B which were popular amongst Jamaican hepcats dancing to sound systems...if you like R&B, you'll love this. Great rhythm, great dance music, great fun, and a genuine bargain" Now Dig This

"A feast for the ears" ***** Dynamite Magazine

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Jamaican Sound System Classics 1941-1962

Well, no one can accuse us of rushing things: it’s been a year since Jump Blues Jamaica Way became the third volume in our Jamaican Sound System Classics series, but here at long last is the fourth instalment. It’s Jamaica Jump Blues Time! is available as both an 84-track 3CD selection and also a 28-track 2LP vinyl collector’s edition. These will be of equal interest to both Jamaican music fans and connoisseurs of classic US rhythm & blues. Since Fantastic Voyage released Jumping The Shuffle Blues back in 2011, each successive volume in the series has been eagerly awaited by lovers of the music, some of whom have even suggested tracks for the consideration of compiler and annotator Phil Etgart.

Over the last twelve months Phil has been busy researching what records were favoured by the Jamaican sound systems. This is no easy matter, considering that many had their labels scratched out and were retitled by DJs keen to preserve their “exclusives”, meaning that they were known on the island by their sound system titles. This is the music that provided the inspiration for Ska and all that followed. So enjoy sound system favourites by Louis Jordan, Joe Liggins, Wynonie Harris, Fats Domino, Lowell Fulson, Roy Milton and a host of other names, both famous and obscure. Maybe we’ll do it all over again sometime, but you can’t hurry a good thing!



  1. Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens (Louis Jordan)
  2. Sneaky Pete (Bull Moose Jackson)
  3. Big Legs (Gene Phillips)
  4. Frettin’ For Some Pettin’ (Jesse Price)
  5. Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket (King Perry)
  6. Groovy Groove (Joe Liggins)
  7. Pasadena Rhumboogie (Joe Lutcher)


  1. She’s My Baby (Fats Domino)
  2. I Love You My Darlin’ (Joe Fritz)
  3. Jumpin’ Tonight (Joe Turner)
  4. I’ve Got News For You (Calvin Boze)
  5. Don’t Cry Baby (Jay McNeeley)
  6. Trouble Makin’ Woman (Roy Hawkins)
  7. Hey Little Girl (Billy Wright)


  1. The Teaser (The Griffin Brothers)
  2. Tenor In The Sky (King Curtis)
  3. Ookey Ook (The Penguins)
  4. Feel So Good (Five Thrills)
  5. Craving (The Cameos)
  6. It’s Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) (Louis Brooks)
  7. Fishtail Blues (Wynonie Harris)


  1. Since You (Donna Hightower)
  2. Bom Bom Lulu (Gene and Eunice)
  3. Pass The Buck (Paul Hucklebuck Williams)
  4. Don’t Drive Me Baby (Lowell Fulson)
  5. Baby, Please Come Home (Lloyd Price)
  6. I Ain’t Goin’ For That (Eugene Church)
  7. Baby You Don’t Know (Roy Milton)