Various Artists

Jump, Jive & Swing [Rhino]

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Rhino almost always gets it right, and this compilation is just such a delight. Jump, Jive & Swing compiles a boatload of killer, edge-of-the-train-tracks shake and boogie-down madness. From Big Joe Turner and Big Jay McNeeley, to Wynonie Harris, Louis Prima to Sister Wynona Carr, Ruth Brown, Big Mama Thornton, and Tiny Bradshaw, this is one of the greatest party records ever assembled. Pure '50s Rhythm & Blues honking, shouting and shimmying with wonderfully remastered sound to boot. Take in Roy Milton's "Hope, Skip, and Jump," Rudy Greene's "Juicy Fruit," or Bull Moose Jackson's "Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me," for a sample of the brow-sweating treasure to be found here. This is one purchase you will never regret making.

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