The Jim Jones Revue

Choose their Top 5 lost rock 'n' roll hits
Rock 'n' roll will never die.

Especially not when people like Jim Jones are around. A truly demented frontman with a voice that could strip paint, the English singer has dedicated his life to the power and glory of rock 'n' roll nirvana.

In his first group Thee Hypnotics the singer left behind a cult back catalogue. Now with The Jim Jones Revue the rocker is playing it for kicks - and don't we just love it.

Second album 'Burning Your House Down' was a squalid delight, a mixture of fuzzed up blues riffs and Jim Jones' screaming voice. As wild as Little Richard but remaining deeply English, the Jim Jones Revue are hip enough to know all the rarest records but wise enough to keep their mouths shut.

Until now. Set to take part in The Vintage Festival (July 29th - 31st, fact fans) The Jim Jones Revue are adding some ferocious rock 'n' roll thrills to a line up which includes everything from a swing band to disco divas.

To coincide, the band agreed to leaf through their record box and pluck out five of the more feral cuts they could find. Smack your speakers in, turn them up loud and let The Jim Jones Revue teach you a thing or two...

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Tarheel Slim : Number 9 Train
Any aficionado should have a copy ….
Both tracks are Killer in every department. On the blues side of Rock n Roll & pretty much perfect!

Tarheel Slim : Number 9 train

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Bunker Hill & Link Wray : The Girl Can't Dance
An obvious choice when it comes to lesser known Rock n Roll.
Feral, uncompromising & musically belligerent - this ain't no Cliff & the Shadows!

Bunker Hill & Link Wray : The Girl Can't Dance

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Bob Landers : Cherokee Dance
One of the most infectious grooves of the genre you can find.
Deliciously raw & deranged.

Bob Landers : Cherokee Dance

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Bobby Marchan & the Clowns : Rockin' Behind the Iron Curtain
A contemporary of Little Richard, Bobby Marchan here is backed by one of
the best bands in Rock n Roll led by Huey 'Piano' Smith.
Classic New Orleans swinging sound.

Bobby Marchan & the Clowns : Rockin' Behind the Iron Curtain

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The Treniers : Rock Bottom
More over on the Big Band/Jazz side of Rock n Roll - these Motherf**kers can really play, sadly there aren't many who can swing & drive like this anymore!

Listen to a clip HERE.

The Vintage Festival runs between July 29th - 31st. The Jim Jones Revue are also set to play Shepherds Bush Empire on October 27th.

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