The Ink Spots

Jump, Jive and Swing

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A collection undoubtedly released to lure in twenty-somethings in the clutches of swing fever, Jump, Jive and Swing does in fact include 26 original swing classics, though they all sound like they came from the same, spotty-quality live date. Of course, the liner notes give no mention of date or venue and, considering the Ink Spots' decades-long history, it's all but impossible to tell when these songs were recorded. With all these caveats behind us however, the collection is quite enjoyable -- the quality isn't uniformly bad, the group is on-target throughout, and their versions of favorites like "Paper Doll," "Java Jive," and "Up a Lazy River" should be attractive to collectors, if not general-interest listeners.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:15
2
2:26
3 2:28
4 2:22
5 4:26
6 2:18
7 1:41
8
2:12
9
2:20
10
2:32
11 1:25
12 2:53
13 1:23
14
1:55
15
0:55
16
1:13
17
1:25
18
1:11
19
2:09
20
1:55
21
1:50
22 2:19
23 1:45
24 1:43
25
3:23
26
2:04
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