Jump! (album)

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Jump!
Studio album by Van Dyke Parks
Released February 1984
Recorded December 1982 to February 1983
Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Baroque pop
Length 35:50
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Steve Goldman
Van Dyke Parks chronology
Clang of the Yankee Reaper
(1975)
Jump!
(1984)
Tokyo Rose
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Jump! is a 1984 album by Van Dyke Parks. The album (and its accompanying children's book) is a retelling of Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus tales. Parks mixes numerous musical styles. On Jump! these include Bluegrass, Tin Pan Alley, 1930s jazz, and Broadway musical.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Martin Fyodr Kibbee and Van Dyke Parks, except where noted; all music composed by Van Dyke Parks.

  1. "Jump!" (instrumental) – 2:02
  2. "Opportunity for Two" – 3:16
  3. "Come Along" – 3:26
  4. "I Ain't Goin' Home" – 3:45
  5. "Many a Mile to Go" – 3:42
  6. "Taps" (instrumental) – 2:16
  7. "An Invitation to Sin" – 3:20
  8. "Home" (Lyrics: Terry Gilkyson and Parks) – 2:55
  9. "After the Ball" – 3:52
  10. "Look Away" (Lyrics: Parks) – 4:03
  11. "Hominy Grove" – 3:26

Personnel[edit]

  • Van Dyke Parks - vocals, piano
  • Jennifer Warnes - background vocals
  • Lennie Niehaus - arranger, conductor
  • Kathy Dalton - vocals
  • Jim Keltner - drums
  • Stanley Behrens - harmonica, alto horn
  • Robert Greenidge - snare drums
  • Jim Hughart - bass
  • Danny Hutton - vocals
  • Tommy Morgan - harmonica
  • Emil Richards - percussion
  • Fred Tackett - guitar, banjo, mandolin
  • Ken Watson - cymbals, cymbalom
  • Gayle Levant - harp
  • Ian Freebairn-Smith - vocal arrangement

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  2. ^ Shewey, Don (1984-03-29). "Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Allmusic album credits". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 

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