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Blues Jumpers -
Jump, swing, blues, all the cool daddies, zippers and setzers of the late 90's should have hired a singer with the talent of veteran Savannah, Georgia, jump-blues expert Haywood Gregory. Gregory, who replaced the Jumpers' Eldridge Taylor, has great lung power, chooses his shrieking spots carefully and is funny and enthusiastic, battling with saxophonists Mike Hashim and Dan Alvero for control of the party song "Sinner." Perhaps owing to bandleader Jospeh Geary's presence on the drums, the Blues Jumpers build effectively from the rhythm section up, with the pianists and guitarists jumping in rather than piling on.