Thursday, January 27, 2005

roll 'em pete

Posted By on Thu, Jan 27, 2005 at 4:56 PM

I got panicky when I couldn't find Pete Wilson's "Nashville Jumps" show last Tuesday on 91 Rock. Not to worry: the city's best radio show has a new time slot from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday mornings. If you're a latecomer, Pete plays jump blues, the rollicking predecessor to rock Ү' roll that flourished in the 1940s; his site includes a shorthand history of the form that's the best I've found online. All you really need to know, though, is that several times an hour you'll find yourself laughing at an outrageous lyric, listening to a band or vocalist whose power seems unearthly, and bobbing your head uncontrollably to some of the most pleasurable music ever recorded.

Try here for an idea of what to expect. My favorite is track 8.

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