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The initial swing era of the 1930s featured many stylistic sub-genres. Three of these were the "jump" which referred to a bright, up tempo dance number, "jive" talk, the verbal and musical language of jazz cats and other hep individuals of the era, and "wailing" in reference to a shout chorus or outrageously fast and energetic soloist in action. Often, two or all three of these descriptors were in play in swing or big-band music. In the following decade, the jump blues, a predecessor to R&B and later Rock n' Roll would become popular in many of the smaller ensembles that replaced the big band after the conclusion of WWII. In the late 1990s, we witnessed a revitalization of swing and larger ensembles, and not too surprisingly, they too often Jumped, Jived, and Wailed, which is what this hour is all about.
|Louis Prima||Jump, Jive, An' Wail||Capitol Collectors Series|
|Count Basie & His Orchestra||Jumpin' at the Woodside||The Best of Ken Burns Jazz|
|Cab Calloway||Jumpin' Jive||Cotton Club Days|
|Dizzy Gillespie||Jumpin' With Symphony Sid||Dizziest|
|Lambert, Hendricks & Ross||One O'Clock Jump||Sing A Song Of Basie|
|Joe Jackson||Jumpin' With Symphony Sid||Jumpin' Jive|
|Johnny Ace||Yes Baby||The Complete Duke Recordings|
|Louis Jordan||Caldonia||I Believe in Music|
|Duke Robillard||Jumpin' Blues||Swing|
|Jason Moran||The Joint Is Jumpin'||ALL RISE: A Joyful Elegy for Fats|
|Little Charlie & The Nightcats||Don't Boss Me||Disturbing The Peace|
|Stan Kenton||Artistry Jumps||Kenton In Hi-Fi|
|Big Bad Voodoo Daddy||Jump With My Baby||Americana Deluxe|
|Kenny Burrell||The Jeep Is Jumpin'||Ellington is Forever, Volume 2|