Jump To It

June 16, 1998 | Format: MP3

$7.92
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  • Original Release Date: May 7, 1998
  • Release Date: May 7, 1998
  • Label: Arista
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  • Total Length: 43:02
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  • ASIN: B0013AZPOM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,941 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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This is the greatest Aretha album of the 1980s.
Martin London
I must have passed this CD up 1000 times but now it's FOR REAL and I JUMP TO IT!
"finch334"
Jump To It is a great mellow and quiet Aretha album - yet soulful in every way.
Peace Brotha

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gregor von Kallahann on November 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Another reviewer referred to Aretha's "mellow voice" on this album, and I have to admit that is the Aretha I have come to prefer. It's hard to ignore the fact that in recent years (and there were signs even in the 80s) that vocal wear and tear (and those Kool cigarettes too, I guess) had taken their toll. I thought such 80s tracks as "Jumpin' Jack Flash" suffered from vocal overkill--and vocal strain. So I was surprised to pick up on this 80s release and discover that, when she chose to keep in "mellow," she was in excellent voice.

There are doubtless Aretha fans who don't like to see the "Queen of Soul" in the "Disco Diva" mold we find her in on several tracks here, including the title tune. But Aretha sounds so relaxed and playful on these tracks, scatting away on "Jump to It" like she's Ella reincarnate, it's hard not to fall in love with them. The urban soul stylings of the slower tempo numbers are also pretty yummy, although in terms of tunefulness, there's nothing quite as compelling as, say, "Until You Come Back to Me," to cite an example of a mellow track from an earlier era.

Still it's great to see that she was in good voice in the 80s after all. That's the thing about singers--you should never writer them off because of one or two performances that you thought were weak. They nearly always come back to surprise you. And Aretha Franklin has always been a singer who is full of surprises.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
After fillin' the sucssesfull '60 & '70 years with soul Aretha entered the early '80's with a new dimension. "Jump to it" is the top, a sample of Funk & Soul together with upcoming artists like Luther Vandross (also produced this album), Fonzi Thornton (The Leader '83), Marcus Miller, The Brothers Johnson (Louis Johnson plays bass on "Just my Daydream"), Levi Stubbs (The Four Tops, duet on "I Wanna make it up to you") and George Duke (Shine on '82). A unique combination, as these artists including Aretha know how to deal with it. From delicious uptempo's to silky soul ballads, the whole album is wonderful. Nevertheless, all these productions from the '80's set the pace. Meant what this decade was all about, you can find it also back in these songs. Eventhough this album is nearly 20 years old, the music can last forever. Wondering why there aren't more great artists of this era, maybe because there very rare. And I think Aretha is.... But on top of it all, listen to it, buy the album. You won't regret it. At least I didn't.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gregor von Kallahann on November 21, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Another reviewer referred to Aretha's "mellow voice" on this album, and I have to admit that is the Aretha I have come to prefer. It's hard to ignore the fact that in recent years (and there were signs even in the 80s) that vocal wear and tear (and those Kool cigarettes too, I guess) had taken their toll. I thought such 80s tracks as "Jumpin' Jack Flash" suffered from vocal overkill--and vocal strain. So I was surprised to pick up on this 80s release and discover that, when she chose to keep in "mellow," she was in excellent voice.

There are doubtless Aretha fans who don't like to see the "Queen of Soul" in the "Disco Diva" mold we find her in on several tracks here, including the title tune. But Aretha sounds so relaxed and playful on these tracks, scatting away on "Jump to It" like she's Ella reincarnate, it's hard not to fall in love with them. The urban soul stylings of the slower tempo numbers are also pretty yummy, although in terms of tunefulness, there's nothing quite as compelling as, say, "Until You Come Back to Me," to cite an example of a mellow track from an earlier era.

Still it's great to see that she was in good voice in the 80s after all. That's the thing about singers--you should never writer them off because of one or two performances that you thought were weak. They nearly always come back to surprise you. And Aretha Franklin has always been a singer who is full of surprises.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Justo Roteta on July 4, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This was Aretha Franklin's best album of the decade. Superbly produced by Luther Vandross himself, this was 1980s soul at its most sophisticated. The title track was a #1 R&B hit but the other seven songs are equally good. It certainly did not sell as well as 1985's "Who's Zoomin' Who?" but it was a much stronger album(artistically).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
In 1982, Ms Franklin hooked up with Mr Soul himself, Luther Vandross, for a 2 album deal, the first instalment being "Jump to It". With legendary bassist Marcus Miller providing the rhythm section, Luther's Midas touch as producer, and Aretha on form vocally, the result was an awesome album that has stood the test of time.

The album kicks off with the catchy title track - just listen to those vocals! It doesn't get better than this. Aretha sounds alive!

Luther's vocal intro to "Love Me Right" (a low-down, funky ditty) is great and it blends well with Aretha's. The middle tracks are easy, but the outstanding cut has to be "It's Your Thing". Can Marcus play a sweet bass line or what? Listening to Aretha here puts chills down my spine - the track opens and closes in spectacular style.

There's not a duff track here, just 8 gems. This is an entertaining album and proof that the Queen of Soul hadn't lost her touch.
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