Talk:Jump blues

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suggest[edit]

I suggest to include in the Jump blues page :

the names of T-Bone Walker, Roy Milton, Tiny Bradshaw, and even Little Richard and B.B. King

I have made an overview

Guitar Electric Solo-Guitarist Singer Song Writer/Composer

1931 Rickenbacker 1932 1933 T-Bone Walker T-Bone Walker etc 1941 Memphis Minnie etc etc 1953 Roy Brown Boogie Woogie Blues etc 1955 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode based on Memphis Minnie Based on Boogie Woogie Blues etc etc

I would like to send the paper copy of the page to you or somebody who can discuss it, make it better

Bob Zijlstra, Wijnandsradestraat 11, 6845 HR Arnhem, Netherlands

Removed the BLABLALBLALALB that was at the end of this page. Someone was being naughty. Javafreek 00:20, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Something wrong here[edit]

I see what the writer is getting at with the bit about jump blues relegating the guitar to the rhythm section, sorta, but didn't T-Bone Walker lay the foundations of modern electric guitar playing in a jump band? Of course, this is a very slim article at this point. I don't think B.B. King ever had a jump band, his was a little later, and always the R&B "big band", four horns and a rhythm section and probably a Hammond organ.Ortolan88 02:56, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

I agree that T-Bone Walker should be incorporated into the article text. I'm adding him to the "See Also" list. --Archaeolojae (talk) 15:36, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Relationship to swing?[edit]

I'd love to see more about the relationship to Swing music and especially to "Swing Jazz". I figure that Jump Blues is usually played with swing timing. Is it considered to be a swing genre as well? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.174.116.230 (talk) 17:06, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

- For example Louis Jordan combinating jump blues elements with the swing note and this unique mix can be viewed as an precendent of rock and roll. -- RockandDiscoFanCZ (talk) 08:30, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Relationship to rock and roll[edit]

I think it's simplistic to say that jump blues was simply relabeled "rock and roll" in the 1950s. The rock and roll article does not describe it that way, so there is a consistency problem, at least. I know the differences are hard to define, but they surely lie mainly in syncopation (jump blues is; rock and roll typically isn't) and instrumentation (horns vs rhythm guitar). I recognize that real-world phenomena are not neatly categorized for convenient labeling, but *something* caused people to start calling it rock and roll, and there are *many* stories of young people hearing rock and roll for the first time and absolutely flipping out. --Tysto (talk) 04:05, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

I agree, so I removed those claims today. They will need to be clarified and backed up with citations before being re-added. —mjb (talk) 08:03, 2 April 2010 (UTC)