I say “Jump!”; you say “Blues!” We’re talking Jump Blues, an up-tempo, jazz-tinged style of blues that first came to prominence in the mid to late 1940’s, and is said to have grown out of the downsizing of swing bands and the “boogie woogie” phase. Jump Blues typically involves horns, and in the case of Johnny “O” and the Blue F.O’s, a harmonica – and a big personality leading the vocals – (that would be Johnny “O”). It’s good time blues, the kind that gets your feet tappin’ and your rump – a jumpin’. Check out Johnny “O” at The Club Car on Friday, October 5th at 9 pm.

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