It was my pleasure to 'interview' Phil for a second sesh and eat more biscuits and fried chicken while discussing Phil Etgart's new compilation another TRIPLE CD compilation a follow up to - 'Jumping the Shuffle Blues', 'Jamaica Selects Jump Blues Strictly For You'
Phil a well respected musical sleuth and 'Ultra Collector' created this release as a follow up to the madly succesful shuffle Blues compilation. This show sees another tracklist and discussion of American Shuffle Blues and R&B that was played on the very early Jamaican Sound Systems.
before Jamaica's own home grown recording industry was born.
This release (and hopefully show on Bigmikeydread Reggae Radio) will be an invaluable guide to this era of Jamaican music.
Bigmikeydread Regae Radio was not sponsored in any way to do this show, it is a pleasure to alert listeners to this most excellent of releases... and it was a pleasure to spend more time in Phil's company.
'Jamaica Selects Jump Blues Strictly For You' is on the Fantastic Voyage record label and is available from the 18th June to buy at all good music retailers (including all the major online ones).
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Fantastic Voyage's Website is - www.fantasticvoyagemusic.com
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Tracklist - All songs come from this Triple CD.
Intro, including Rosco Gordon's - No More Doggin'
1.A musical and chatty intro..
2.Louis Jordon and his Tympani 5 - G.I. Jive
3.A hit in the States does not neccesarily make a hit in Jamaica..exclusivity and affordability.
4.Sherman Williams and his Orchestra - 1,2 &3, 4,5 &6
5.Musical Traces and links, good research, quality inclusions, evidenced sound man shots..
10 years in the making..hard travails, and the public domain laws..
6.Hal Singer - Cornbread
7.Honking Tenor instruments...Jamaican Charts, too much production, Coxson's R&B pressing.. nostalgia?
8.Teddy Brannon Orchestra - Strike 1
9.Tracking tunes down, decades of research, Coxson's number 2 tune!!
10.Johnny Blues Boy Perry - Sweep Stake Ticket (Got Good News)
11.Conflicting infor, getting on the right track, working it out, only one 78 of it known,..
12.Gene Phillips - Slipping and Sliding
13.Race Records? R&B Charts, Blues in Ja?,
14.James Wayne - Please Baby Please (Joe Scugie - Your Lovin' Arms)
15.How do you listen, all day and all night?, links, lineage and learning.
16.Ruth Brown - 5, 10, 15 Hours
17.Release Scheduling and everyone's birthday, the mobile rings with Steve Rice on the line..
18.Kenny Grahame's Afro Cubists - Bongo Chant
19.Bangarang, Shalit, Decca, Melodisc, Motta pressing and shipping,
20.Harold Burridge / Jimmy Brinkley and his orchestra - Way Down Boogie
21.A gardener from Suffolk?
22.Rocking Brothers - Playboy Hop
23.New Orleans, the Caribbean night and records from territories far and wide..
24.Vince Monroe - Give It Up
26.Gone All Stars - Gee Gee Walk
27.Rock N' Roll, Dimples, more plugging, 13p a tune!! Tactile Ownership Experiences...
28.Roscoe Gordon - Surely I love You
29. Bye Byes, Buy It or buy something else!
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