Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive

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Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive
Studio album by Joe Jackson
Released June 1981[1]
Recorded May 1981, Basing Street Studios, London
Genre Jump blues, swing revival
Length 42:17
Label A&M
Producer Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson chronology
Beat Crazy
Jumpin' Jive
Night and Day
1998 remastered edition cover art
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive is a 1981 album by Joe Jackson.[1] It is a collection of covers of classic 1940's swing and jump blues songs originally performed by musicians such as Louis Jordan and Cab Calloway, the latter of whom's song "Jumpin' Jive" was the eponym for this album.

The album and single were credited to Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive.[3] Jackson's foray through jump blues anticipated the so-called "retro-swing revival" (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Brian Setzer Orchestra) by a full fifteen years.

A remastered edition was released in late 1998.

Track Listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jumpin' with Symphony Sid" Lester Young, King Pleasure 2:43
2. "Jack, You're Dead" Walter Bishop, Dick Miles 2:46
3. "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" Bill Austin, Louis Jordan 4:57
4. "We the Cats (Shall Hep Ya" Cab Calloway, Jack Palmer 3:19
5. "San Francisco Fan" Sammy Mysels, Dick Sanford 4:28
6. "Five Guys Named Moe" Jerome Bresler, Larry Wynn 2:30
7. "Jumpin' Jive" Cab Calloway, Frank Froeba, Jack Palmer 2:41
8. "You Run Your Mouth (and I'll Run My Business)" Louis Armstrong 2:31
9. "What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)" Busby Meyers 3:46
10. "You're My Meat" Skeets Tolbert 2:54
11. "Tuxedo Junction" Erskine Hawkins, Buddy Feyne, William Johnson, Julian Dash 5:18
12. "How Long Must I Wait for You" Jerry Black, Lucky Millinder 4:06





Year Chart Position
1981 UK Albums Chart[1][3] #14
1981 U.S. Billboard 200[1] #42


  1. ^ a b c d Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 485–486. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  2. ^ Mike DeGagne. "Jumpin' Jive - Joe Jackson | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 274. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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