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Jump Jive & Harmonize
Various Artists
Jump Jive & Harmonize
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Jump Jive & Harmonize
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Teenage Shutdown
Original Release Date: 9/22/1998
Re-Release Date: 11/3/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 633637660127, 650035660122

CD Reviews

Tales from the Garage.... | Shell Pile New Jersey | 10/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should construct a giant garage-shaped granite monument with the names of every group that ever decided to back Dad's Impala out and drag the amps in; The Tomb of the Unknown Garage Band, if you will.The '60s were rife with do-it-yourself regional garage bands, snarling and whomping and sometimes even recording. We must never forget those brave Beatle-booted souls, whose only mission in life was to make a lot of noise and get a lot of girls.Thankfully, a large sampling of these "pounding, pulverizing, all-out punk dance ravers" are captured in all their scratchy glory on the Teenage Shutdown series of CD's and vinyl(!). And Jump, Jive and Harmonize is the bossest of a boss bunch. The group names and the titles are provocative: The Us Four - "The Alligator," The Groupies - "Hog," The Shandells - "Gorilla," and every number lives up to its promise with a crunchy screaming three-chord wallop.The compilers have even researched the artists: a monumental undertaking to be sure, given that these were local bands on tiny regional labels with names like Renco, Empire, GlenValley, and my favorite, Pa-Go-Go. J, J & H spans the years '64 to '67 - a time when recycling the "Louie Louie" riff was a noble undertaking. It was that precious moment in history before everything got all psychedelic and overbearing and just plain SERIOUS. Pop in this CD and smell the fumes."
jason gilmour | Toronto, Ontario | 09/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the COOLEST darn records y'all are gonna hear! This comp. features some of the best dance-oriented garage pounders ever put on wax! Things kick off in high gear with the mighty Midnighters " Jump,Jive and Harmonize " and just gets better and better. One of the outstanding tracks is the fast-paced monster " Busybody " that was covered by the Lyres in the late seventies and early eighties. The great thing about this record is that it explores some of the more soulful sounds produced by "garage" bands in the 60's. The SOUL is what sets this collection apart from the often lame "garage" collections that have plagued music fans since the 80's. Moden "garage" wanna-be hipsters could improve themselves by absorbing some of the soul on this stellar disk!"
SambonerocknrollMF | Norfolk, Verginya USA! | 02/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"60's garage rock is where it's at, was, is, yes, this rocks! Great blue-eyed soul and rhythm and blues before it became crap called 'r&b'! Garage punks unknown! I've only listened to the sound links provided, but I've been looking for these songs due to the fact that I've had the vinyl copies of reissues in Pebbles, Nuggets, Garage Punk Unknowns, etc. This is some raw rockin' stuff! This has to be one of the BEST COMPILATIONS on AMAZON!!!"