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This is great goodtime music by one of the best British songwriters. Other people may do some of his work better but it is great to hear his own interpretations.
Mickey is a lovely guy and his songs reflect his happy outlook. You can't listen without a smile.
He seems to have retired and I last was aware of him running a lovely art/craft shop in Boot, Cumbria, where I bought one of his amazing watercolours from him personally.
Get any of his records, you will never be disappointed.
The first 7 tracks are definitely uptempo and feature classic tunes and whimsical lyrics.
'I stopped buying records back in 1961, but seen as I'm here then the show must go on' (from Old Rock And Roller)being a case in point. In fact, the album is chock full of them. Check out School and Shortlist if in any doubt!!
Tracks 8 -13 are more reflective, with the ballad Pilot being a personal highlight.
Mickey should have been a big star! His refusal to fly (note You'll Never Get Me Up In One Of Those)certainly did his career no good. He could have been a condender; instead he stayed at home in Southend, leaving behind this long-lost gem! No fillers - every track a winner.
Check this out; even better buy the original vinyl and hear the two different sides of Mickey - just as it should be heard!!
The humour is exemplified on the infectious "Old Rock And Roller" while all of his qualities combine on the brilliant slower number, "School". This is also the only album I know that uses the words "monosodium glutamate" (and he uses them as a rhyme).
On the second half he is produced and backed by Gary Brooker, another musician to have covered a Jupp song. With Chris Spedding on guitar this has a slightly harder sound but is no less effective.
"Juppanese" is R&B of the highest quality throughout and I thoroughly recommend it.
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Simple, straightforward, clean, crisp and great music.
I purchased this really to obtain a copy of "Pilot" that I think is one of his best songs.
It's the standard reply I've "borrowed" from Mickey Jupp whenever someone asks me to take a plane. Juppanese was his 1st solo album and it's somewhat more mellow than his previous... Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2008 by M. Bobbe