Keep on Jumpin'

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"Keep on Jumpin'" is the name of a popular 1970s disco song that was written by musician Patrick Adams and Ken Morris. This track has been remade, remixed, and sampled numerous times, but only the 1978 original by Adams's group Musique and Todd Terry's 1996 updated version with Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown (who was also a member of Musique) reached number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play charts. Musicians on the tracks include Rich Tannenbaum on drums, Ken Mazur on guitar, and Norbert Sloley on bass. Listed here are the most notable versions.

Original recording by Musique[edit]

"Keep on Jumpin'"
Keep on Jumpin'.jpg
Single by Musique
from the album Keep on Jumpin'
A-side "In the Bush"
Released 1978
Format
Recorded 1977–78
Genre Disco
Length 5:46
Label Prelude
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Patrick Adams
Musique singles chronology
"Keep on Jumpin'"
(1978)
"In the Bush"
(1978)
"Keep on Jumpin'"
(1978)
"In the Bush"
(1978)

The original version was recorded in late-1977 by the American disco act Musique, who took it to number one on Billboard's Hot Disco Songs chart as the double-side to "In the Bush", the latter being the act's more popular single. The song crossed over to the urban market and peaked at #81 on the Hot Soul Songs chart. At the time the single was released, there were questions about its lyrics, which made references to drug use even though it was about having a good time partying the night away. The original is still considered a disco classic to this day.

Track listing[edit]

US 12' Version, 45 RPM[1]
  • A "In the Bush" (8:07)
  • B "Keep on Jumpin'" (5:46)

Beatboxx version[edit]

"Keep on Jumpin'"
Keep on Jumpin' 1991.jpg
Single by Beatboxx
Released 1991
Format 12"
Recorded 1991
Genre House
Length 3:25
Label Strictly Rhythm Records
Songwriter(s) Roger Sanchez
Frank Jefferson
Producer(s) Roger Sanchez
Frank Jefferson

In 1991, Roger S and Frank Jefferson (AKA Sinister Frank J), under the project name Beatboxx, recorded a techno/house/rave version. This featured a heavy piano beat and fierce female vocals by Chazzie and Paula Brion, over a sampling of Musique's "Keep on Jumpin'" chourus.

Track listing[edit]

12' single (US)[2]
  • A1 Keep On Jumpin' (Subclub Mix) (7:16)
  • A2 Keep On Jumpin' (Egotrip Mix) (6:20)
  • B1 Keep On Jumpin' (N.Y. Club Mix) (6:42)
  • B2 Keep On Jumpin' (Radio Mix) (3:25)

Todd Terry/Martha Wash/Jocelyn Brown version[edit]

"Keep on Jumpin'"
Keep on Jumpin' (Todd Terry song).jpg
Single by Todd Terry presents Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown
from the album Ready For A New Day
Released 1996
Format CD single
7", 12"
Recorded 1996
Genre House
Length 4:02
Label Logic Records/RCA Records
Songwriter(s) Patrick Adams
Ken Morris
Todd Terry
Producer(s) Todd Terry
Todd Terry presents Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown singles chronology
"Keep on Jumpin'"
(1996)
"Something Goin' On (In Your Soul)"
(1997)
"Keep on Jumpin'"
(1996)
"Something Goin' On (In Your Soul)"
(1997)
Music video
"Keep on Jumpin'" on YouTube

In 1996, Todd Terry featuring Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown's version also reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Play. This version was house oriented and the more popular of the "Keep on Jumpin'" versions, based on strength and vocal ability of Wash and Brown alone. This was the first of two back-to- back number ones on Dance Club Play chart for this collaboration between the three artists; their follow-up, "Something Goin' On (In Your Soul)", reach number one in 1997.

Track listings[edit]

12" promo[3]
  • A1 Keep On Jumpin' (Tee's Freeze Mix) (9:00)
  • A2 Keep On Jumpin' (Tee's JM Mix) (8:10)
  • B1 Keep On Jumpin' (Ken Lou "Jumpin Pumpin" Mix) (6:40)
  • B2 Keep On Jumpin' (Tee's In-House Remix) (5:54)
  • B3 Keep On Jumpin' (Diva's At Work Acapella) (2:25)
12" Rhythm masters remixes[4]
  • A1 Keep On Jumpin' (Rhythm Masters Vocal Mix) (6:16)
  • B1 Keep On Jumpin' (Rhythm Masters Thumpin' Mix) (6:22)
  • B2 Keep On Jumpin' (Benji Candelario's Key To Dub Mix) (6:09)
CD Maxi[5]
  • 1 Keep On Jumpin' (Tee's MT Freeze Radio) (4:02)
  • 2 Keep On Jumpin' (Tee's JM Radio One) (4:02)
  • 3 Keep On Jumpin' (Tee's Freeze Mix) (9:00)
  • 4 Keep On Jumpin' (Tee's JM Mix) (9:00)
  • 5 Keep On Jumpin' (Ken Lou "Jumpin Pumpin" Mix) (6:40)
  • 6 Keep On Jumpin' (Tee's In-House Remix) (5:54)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak

Position

Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 38
Ireland (Irish Singles Chart) 24
Netherlands (Dutch Singles Chart) 47
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 56
UK (UK Singles Chart) 8
US (Hot Dance Club Play) 1

Lisa Marie Experience version[edit]

"Keep on Jumpin'"
Keep on Jumpin' (The Lisa Marie Experience song).jpg
Single by The Lisa Marie Experience
Released 1996
Format 7", 12"
CD Maxi-single
Recorded 1995
Genre Electronica, House
Length 4:02
Label FFRR Records (UK)
Ultra Records (US)
Songwriter(s) Patrick Adams
Ken Morris
Producer(s) Andrew 'Doc' Livingstone
Dave Lee
Music video
"Keep on Jumpin'" on YouTube

In late 1995, the UK electronica/house duo The Lisa Marie Experience (a male duo consisting of DJs Neil Hinde & Dean Marriott) recorded a version, which after success in the clubs was officially released in early '96 and was a number 7 hit in the UK. For this, they sampled Musique's original recording from 1977. "Keep on Jumpin’" was released on the FFRR record label and was the only top 10 hit for the Lisa Marie Experience in the UK. In the US it peaked at number 3 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Charts) 82
Belgium (Belgian Singles Chart)[6] 39
Ireland (Irish Singles Chart) 25
UK (UK Singles Chart)[7] 7
US (Hot Dance Club Play) 3

Track listing[edit]

CD Maxi-single (US/UK)[8][9]
  • 1 Keep On Jumpin' (Bizarre Inc Remix Edit) (4:02)
  • 2 Keep On Jumpin' (Bizarre Inc Remix) (7:38)
  • 3 Keep On Jumpin' (The Lisa Marie Vocal Experience) (8:00)
  • 4 Keep On Jumpin' (The Lisa Marie Sequential Dub) (7:39)
  • 5 Keep On Jumpin' (The Lisa Marie Sequential) (8:17)

Corenell version[edit]

"Keep on Jumpin'"
Single by Corenell (Vs. The Lisa Marie Experience)
Released 2007
Format 12", CD Maxi-single, Enhanced
Recorded 2007
Genre Electronica, House
Length 4:02
Label Gusto Records (UK)
Songwriter(s) Patrick Adams
Ken Morris
Kenneth August Simmons
Producer(s) Corenell
The Lisa Marie Experience

In 2007, German electronica/house remixer Corenell remixed The Lisa Marie Experience's version, which became a top 20 UK hit under the credited "Corenell vs Lisa Marie Experience". The success of the 2007 track may have been fueled by its accompanying video, which featured rival women teams playing soccer in the mud, the women become more sexually explicit as they played. The uncensored video is included in the CD maxi-single.

Track listing[edit]

CD Maxi-single (UK)[10]
  • 1 Keep On Jumpin' (Corenell Radio Edit) (2:49)
  • 2 Keep On Jumpin' (The Lisa Marie Experience 2007 Radio Edit) (2:56)
  • 3 Keep On Jumpin' (Corenell Extended Mix) (7:13)
  • 4 Keep On Jumpin' (The Lisa Marie Experience 2007 Remix) (7:44)
  • 5 Keep On Jumpin' (Fonzerelli Remix) (6:43)
  • 6 Keep On Jumpin' (Electro Mix) (6:49)
  • Bonus Video: Keep On Jumpin' (Uncensored)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Dance (Disco Heat)" / "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" by Sylvester
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single (Musique version, with "In the Bush")
September 30, 1978 - October 7, 1978
Succeeded by
Instant Replay by Dan Hartman (all cuts)
Preceded by
"Professional Widow" by Tori Amos
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single (Todd Terry featuring Martha Wash and Jocelyn Brown version)
August 10, 1996
Succeeded by
"You're Makin' Me High" by Toni Braxton