Jump in the Line

DESCRIPTION: Dance directions: "Jump in the line... When you jump in the line Rock your body on time... rock your body... from regular to the tempo In case you feel the sensation Jump in the air and come down with my motion."
AUTHOR: Aldwyn Roberts ("Lord Kitchener")
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (_Victory Calypsos_ according to John Cowley); 1952 (Blind Blake Higgs: see WIHIGGS01)
KEYWORDS: dancing nonballad
FOUND IN: West Indies
RECORDINGS:
Laurel Aitken, "Shake" (1966, Ska Beat 45 rpm JB.236, 2014, on Laurel Aitken UK Singles Volume 7," Pressure Drop MP3, 2014))
Harry Belafonte, "Jump in the Line (Shake Senora)" (1961, on "Belafonte - Jump Up Calypso," RCA Victor LPM/LSP-2388)
Blind Blake Higgs, "Jump in the Line" (on WIHIGGS01)
Woody Herman and the New Third Herd, "Jump in the Line" (1952-1953, on Mars 45/78 rpm M45-200, 2012, "Woody Herman The Legendary Third Herd - The Mars Years vol 1 1952-1953," Soul Trade Music MP3, 2012)
Lord Flea, "Shake Shake Sonora" (1957, on "Swingin' Calypsos - Lord Flea and his Calypsonians," Capitol Records T-842 LP)
Lord Invader, "Labor Day" (on 1955, "Calypso With The Lord Invader and Trinidad Carribean Orchestra," Smithsonian Folkways 6914, 2000, "Lord Invader, Calypso in New York," Smithsonian Folkways CD SFW 40454 [recorded c. 1948 per John Cowley, SFW 40454 liner notes, p. 17])
Joseph Spence, "Jump in the Line" (1959, on "Joseph Spence - The Complete Folkways Recordings 1958," Folkways FS 3844, 2004, Smithsonian Folkways CD SF 40066 (reissue of 1959 and Folkways FS 3847, 1964))
Pitbull, "Shake Senora Remix" (2011, on "Planet Pit," J Records 88697-69060-2)

NOTES: Notes on "Hold 'im Joe" and "Jump in the Line" will be included in a future version of the Index. - BS
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