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CD: Dr. Ross And Jump And Jive Boys – JUKEBOX BOOGIE The Sun Years, plus

Sun Years, plus
Ross And Jump And Jive Boys
Boogie – Country Clown – Come Back Baby – Chicago Breakdown –
The Boogie Disease – Jukebox Boogie – Cat Squirrel (Mississippi
Blues) – Shake A-My Hand – Little Soldier Boy – Shake ‘Em On
Down – Polly Put The Kettle On – Down South Blues – My Be Bop
Gal – Texas Hop – Deep Down In The Ground – Turkey Bakin’
Woman – 1953 Jump – Dr. Ross Boogie – Dowtown Boogie – Feel
So Bad – Going To The River – Good Thing Blues – Industrial
Blues – Thirty-Two Twenty – Cat Squirrel (Mississippi Blues)
(alternative version) – The Sunnyland – Cannonball – Numbers
Blues – Call The Doctor – New York Breakdown – I’d Rather Be
A Young Woman’s Slave – Sugar Mama
Doctor Ross
(October 21, 1925 – May 28, 1993), born
Isaiah Ross
in Tunica,
Doctor Ross, the
harmonica boss
, was an
blues singer,
harmonica player
and drummer.
Ross’s blues style
has been compared to John
Lee Hooker
and Sonny
Boy Williamson I
. His recordings
for Sun Records
in the 1950s include
Boogie Disease”

In 1951 Ross’s material began to
get air play
in Mississippi and Arkansas.
He recorded with Chess
and Sun with a group that included folk instruments such
as a washboard.
In 1954 Ross moved to the Detroit area and began work with General
. He recorded some singles
with Fortune
, including
“. He had
an album come out on Testament
and worked with the American
Folk Blues Festival
in Europe in 1965.

He recorded an album with Blue
Horizon Records
while he was in London, and worked with Ornament
in Germany in 1972. Ross and his music were popular in
Europe, more so than in his home country. At the time, he was dubbed
as the first black American blues entertainer to perform there. Ross
won a Grammy
for his 1981 album
Rare Blues,
and subsequently enjoyed a resurgence of popularity and critical
acclaim towards the end of his career.
He died in 1993, at the age of 67, and was buried in Flint,
the beginning with Sam Phillips, Ross had freshness in his style of
recordings that sounded current. Because of that he recorded a wide
range of blues on the Detroit labels DIR, FORTUNE, and HI-Q. This
album contains singles recorded by Ross (Dr. Ross) on the Chess and
Sun labels, owned by Sam Phillips. Cut in the 1950s these songs were
unissued, including the famed
and the
equally renowned
. Sam
Phillips once said: “Dr. Ross had a special sound and a great
command of his music. He possessed a true instinct for what was
going on around him.” Sam Phillips felt that Ross’s
was one of
the best records he had ever heard.
your mama fell and broke her head because she was jumping…jumping
on the bed, then you better call for the doctor. Mama just might
The Boogie
caught by
everyone playing the tracks found on this thirty-two song Cd from Dr.
Ross and the Jump and Jive Boys. A toe-tapping, Mississippi
mud-stomping boogie time will be had by all lovers of good ole
southern boogie blues done river style. From Mobile to Natchez or
the bayou to St. Paul, I dare you to listen and not love ‘em all.
the king of rock-n-roll found the swivel in his hips, you can wager
it was music like these old 1920/30s Memphis and Tupelo, Mississippi
blues sounds that inspired it. When Rufus “Tee-Tot” Payne taught
a fourteen-year-old Hank Williams, Sr. to moan his way into
music history on the streets of Montgomery, Alabama, it came from the
same down home southern New Orleans blues inspiration. The
Mississippi Delta has given the world of music the kind of sound that
enables songwriters from all genres to
and develop a new free style of their own. Where do you think
rockabilly, rock-n-roll, pop, country, and Motown sounds originated?
Pay attention to the harmonica and beats of
Squirrel (Mississippi Blues)

and notice how reminiscent they are of Hank, Jr.’s mixed sounds on
Almeria Club
can be assured that the natural feel found in the blues contributed
greatly toward the successes of movies, from the silent screen to
Color Purple
. Listen
intently and allow your ears to peel away the veneer of those great
old spirituals and underneath you will find a blues note instilled in
its birth. Next time you watch
Color Purple
you are
going to recall this Cd as “Shug Avery” belts out the blues
sounds like these in a way that will leave you knowing that you have
experienced what the
even feels
(c) Anne Blake for Country Music News International Magazine

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