Various Artists
2x12" Vinyl lp UK
Fantastic Voyage / fvdv087

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Bevor sich in Jamaika eine Plattenindustrie entwickelte. tanzten die Musikfans in den 40er und 50er Jahren hauptsaechlich zu rohem Shuffle Blues. der aus den USA importiert wurde. Diese Compilation enthaelt einflussreiche Songs der damaligen Soundsysteme Jamaikas. Viele dieser Songs wurden spaeter von Pionieren wie Laurel Aitken. Derrick Morgan. The Skatalites. Ken Boothe. John Holt und U Roy gecovert. Die 2x12 LP enthaelt 28 Highlights ausgewaehlt von der 85 Song starken 3CD auf Fantastic Voyage.

Limited to 500 copies, the 2LP vinyl edition of Jumping The Shuffle Blues 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.

Before the development of its own recording industry, Jamaican music fans predominantly found musical fulfillment in the raw shuffle blues music that emanated from mainland USA. This no-nonsense style of R&B dominated the island’s sound system dances from the dawn of the Fifties, with operators aggressively competing with each other for ‘exclusive’ discs.

Jumping The Shuffle Blues 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, many of which were later covered by some of Jamaica’s biggest names, from early pioneers such as Laurel Aitken, Derrick Morgan and the Skatalites to internationally successful acts that include Ken Boothe, John Holt and U Roy.
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