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Jook Joint Blues: That's What They Want [Box set]

Jook Joint Blues Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 28, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • ASIN: B000SBUCJ0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,116 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Wine, Women, Whiskey - Papa Lightfoot
2. Rock Me Mama - Lightnin' Slim
3. Little Lean Woman - Little Al
4. Hydramatic Woman - Joe Hill Louis
5. Lucy Mae Blues - Frankie Lee Sims
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Disc: 2
1. She Fool Me - Harvey Hill Jr.
2. Chicken Hearted Woman - Clarence Samuels
3. That's What They Want - Jerry McCain
4. Sneaky Groundhog - Clifford Gibson
5. Blinds Blues - John Lee
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Disc: 3
1. A Fool No More - Eddie Hope & The Mannish Boys
2. Johnny Mae - Blues Rockers
3. Got My Call Card - L.B. Lawson
4. Love My Baby - Frank Edwards
5. Jump the Boogie - Papa Lightfoot
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Disc: 4
1. Lester's Stomp - Lazy Lester
2. Dark Muddy Bottom - Mercy Dee
3. Lost Child - Eddie Hope & The Mannish Boys
4. 1958 Blues - Little Sam Davis
5. Now Listen Baby - Good Rockin' Sam
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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Play Your Harmonica, Son!" September 5, 2007
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Muddy Waters once said, "The Blues had a baby and they called it Rock n' Roll". Well, if you buy this four disc set you will get a thorough introduction to Mama & Daddy!

I cannot recommend this collection highly enough if you are looking for some grinding, hard-drinking, electric guitar & harmonica Blues. The music is raw-edged and rowdy, the breadth of performers impressive. The sound quality is very good on most all of the tracks, especially considering their age (most were recorded in the early to mid 1950's). The liner notes are extensive and provide an insight into many of the lesser-known performers of the era, most of whom I was previously unaware. Many of the licks heard in this collection are recognizable due to their adoption in later rock 'n' roll classics.

The bottom line is if you are a fan of Delta/Louisiana/Swamp Blues or want to know more about the roots of Rock 'n' Roll, this collection is a must-have.
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Grind: blues under the radar August 14, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This compliation is filled with music it took me all of the seventies, eighties, nineties, and the new millenium to fail to fully collect on vinyl albums and cds. This is blues from the crevices, that which hides in the nooks and crannies, and once did hide in virtually every southern black community. These aptly described juke joint blues were the stuff of small labels, sometimes among the very few, or even sole releases of a label's entire output. Hence the lack of anything approaching uniformity -- read that BLANDNESS, COMMERCIAL SLAVISHNESS. Each tune is a unique slice of a different time and place, and conjures, no doubt, a singular memory in the minds of anyone who ever saw these performances 'live,' owned the original 78 rpm disc, or dropped a nickel into the vendor to hear it. So, if you get this -- and I vigorously assert that if you're a real blues lover, you should -- forget what you know about the polished 1950's blues of T-Bone Walker, BB King, even Muddy Waters. This is another thing entirely. This is the grit -- music from the grind of working all day and playing all night, or these tunes were created by those who followed the money that followed the crops -- and worked the southern juke joints. Rock 'n Roll, even northern Urban blues existed at the same time, but did so in a parallel universe where never the twain could meet. This is southern black culture exposed... years later.... The artists represented here never thought about us hearing this; they had no concept that their music would travel the world and boomerang back home via the British Invasion. This was local stuff, spreaking to the neighbors in the black bottoms all across the segregated South. The recordings here take you there. Take these recordings and make the trip. I guarantee you will not only be transported to another time and place, but that your tastes in blues will be broadened as well.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let's head to the jook joint July 3, 2009
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Well, there is disagreement about whether the term Jook / Juke comes from the Gullah word "joog" (rowdy) or spread into common use from a study of the apparently hereditarily incorrigible Jukes family. Whatever the case, this 4 cd set is a certified jook hoot. Loaded with blues blasters mostly from the 1950s that even the most ardent of blues fans have never heard of, it hangs together by great song selection, great mastering, and great raw talent. Not every song is a gem, but guarantee you'll be grabbing the case repeatedly as you say to yourself, "Who the hell is THAT?"
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have for Blues Fans June 24, 2009
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I am a big fan of the JSP box sets. This UK label has put out a number of affordable box sets of remastered American blues, jazz and old time music all remastered as well as modern technology and the source recordings permit. This collection of juke joint blues is my favorite JSP set to date. There is not a slow cut here, starting with the first song by a Howlin' Wolf soundalike named Papa Lightfoot, all the way through. I am a big collector of blues music but the only artist in the set I was aware of is Earl Hooker, John Lee's hot licks guitarist cousin. If you love the blues, grab this collection.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Down Home and Funky March 2, 2009
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I'm just here to agree with the others and also recommend a disc called Shim Sham Shimmy, which is very, very similar to this one. In fact, they share one song. I love this music, all rough edges and funky tones. Blues before it was taken over by flashy guitar players looking for a forum to show off (full disclosure: I have a ton of that music too).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its what I wanted February 21, 2009
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Not too much to say except it was one good buy,if your into early 'Juke joint music. In its time black music was the best on down to earth pop music, unlike the trash out there today ( you would had to live at that time to understand)We still have some good blues like R.L.Burnside.Also
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An expansive collection of obscure cuts March 12, 2013
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I've kind of been on a mission lately, to accumlate a large collection of blues music from the earliest recordings to the present with a focus on delta, piedmont, jump, texas and acoustic, 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, but just everything blues. After accumulating over 100 albums it's hard to find a collection that doesn't duplicate what you already have and is affordable. Well, this collection may be it. These names are obscure or their albums of sides are expensive when bought alone. This collection is also expansive at 112 tracks. The only downfall is that it draws primarily from 1946-1957 recordings. I had about 97 hours of blues before I loaded this in and find it both refreshing and familiar with new names and new songs I'd never heard of. I highly recommend it as a good representative blues set but also as a great addition to any random playlist.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars MP3 version is convenient, but
When Amazon doesn't charge more for it MP3 versions, I order them because they eliminate clutter around the house and the absence of packaging and shipping is good for Mother... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Wes Phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars I like the old time blues
This is not for someone who is looking for a more rocking style blues this is the old timers that invented the blues
Published 6 months ago by HHA
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot with just enough sweat
Compilations can be a hit or miss affair. This one is for sure a hit, a homer. All good good stuff here. Nothing fancy, just some good old down home gut bucket blues and more. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Stuart MacRae
5.0 out of 5 stars Go to the roots to truly appreciate the music
That is what all the major successful artists have to... gone to the roots. That is why I like this music and Amazon has a long list of great sets to buy.
Published 16 months ago by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Jook Joint songs.
I have no idea who most of the artists that are featured on the 4 CD set. Yet I enjoyed almost every song on this compilation. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Renee Mahlman
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing Links!
You won't hear these artists on radio! Mostly from the 50's. Tracks are cleaned up nicely! Great deal! Important stuff!!!
Published 20 months ago by Chuck
5.0 out of 5 stars That's What I'm Talkin Bout!
What a great series by JSP records. You get a 4 disc set of really under appreciated blues artists who slogged it out in the "buckets of blood" aka Jook Joints. Read more
Published 22 months ago by EvenSteven
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Great Music!
This set contains a lot of great music. I am reminded that this early blues is what the 60's rockers were listening to when rock music was being developed. Read more
Published on August 13, 2012 by E. Beck
3.0 out of 5 stars This takes some getting used to, at least for me.
I've enjoyed rock n Fleetwood Mac (pre girls) blues and Hooker n (Canned) Heat. This set is truely a precursor of that 60's work. Read more
Published on May 28, 2012 by Chris bct
5.0 out of 5 stars Title Be Tellin Y'all
Want the sound track to a vanished world? Believe in black magic blues? Feel like gittin right wit y'alls baby? Mmm-hmm, this is the music. An amazing collection -- FOUR discs! Read more
Published on May 25, 2012 by Teach
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