Armond “Jump” Jackson from New Orleans had emerged from a swing background to blues and rock upon migrating to Chicago after recording a few sides for Specialty Records in 1946. Once in the Windy City he made his home in clubs, soon hooking up with saxophonist Tom Archia whom he brought to newly formed Aristocrat Records with him, helping to launch his career along with the label itself.

Though only briefly getting the chance to front his own records Jackson played behind many of the company’s early artists as well as arranging for such future giants as Muddy Waters, lending a sense of professionalism to what was at the time still rather amateurish productions by the novice record label.

Though his own sides didn’t amount to anything Jackson kept his hand in music for years, both by playing on stage behind a slew of major blues acts well into the 1960’s, as well as operating his own booking agency.
JUMP JACKSON DISCOGRAPHY (Reviews To Date On Spontaneous Lunacy):
(Aristocrat 402; November, 1947)
A professional effort with lackluster results, dominated by slightly outdated horns, albeit with a nice brief guitar solo and more vibrant call and response vocals which are the highlights of a record still leaning towards yesterday’s sounds rather than pointing the way to tomorrow. (3)