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The jump blues is a type of blues music, influenced by big band. It is characterized by a jazzy, saxophone (or brass instruments) sound, driving rhythms and shouted vocals. Unlike most other types of blues, the jump blues relegates the guitar to the rhythm section.

The jump blues first appeared in the early 1940s, becoming popular in the latter part of the decade. Jump blues was an early manifestation of what became rock and roll. Jump Blues continues today with bands like MoPac and The Blue Suburbans, and Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s.

Big Joe Turner
Jackie Brenston
Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
Louis Jordan
Louis Prima
Wynonie Harris
Jimmy T99 Nelson
Joe Liggins
Smiley Lewis
MoPac and The Blue Suburbans
Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s

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