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4.0 out of 5 stars Back from the wilderness with some quality Rock 'n' Roll..., 29 Feb 2008
This review is from: Jump, Boogie And Jive (Audio CD)
"Well you must dig boogie, or you wouldn't be here tonight..." are the opening lines of 'Jump, Boogie & Jive' and this (the band's 9th studio album from 1991) provides quality rock 'n' roll for all lovers of boogie from the start.

In January 2008 I had the pleasure of writing the sleeve notes for this CD release, and therefore most of my comments are there in the booklet - but the main value of this reissue comes with the bonus tracks included. "Out On The Town" was planned as a stand-alone single release in 1984 but fell through the cracks owing to their record company at the time (RCA); it surfaced as the b-side of their 1987 single "Why?" and is one of Dave Bartram's best (and most commercial) songs.

Their 1990 Christmas single "Rockin' & Rollin' With Santa Claus" is a nice follow-on from "Hey Mr. Christmas" in 1974 and is a catchy & concise track; the b-side "Sympathy" has a great chorus but seems to be in search of a decent verse. Still it's the only time you'll hear guitarist Trevor Oakes singing lead vocals in the studio (he also wrote the track).

7Ts / Cherry Red have done their usual excellent job with the packaging, and rare album & single sleeves, ticket stubs, press releases etc. are scattered throughout the booklet - it's a great release and a worthy addition to the Showaddywaddy back catalogue.
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Initial post: 17 May 2009 23:24:40 BDT
Great review, thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012 14:11:52 GMT
Thanks to you too David for commenting! Only just seen this nearly 3 years after you wrote it! Hope you're still enjoying the CD second time around. Cheers, Steve Thorpe
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