Barry Thompson

Barry Thompson

Beverly's Jump

Story Behind The Song

Tribute to a Bantam, Connecticut USA landmark in to 1920's called the "Music Box" and in later years called "Beverly's"... large dance hall on a lake with live music... My band played there in the 1980-90's along with other local/famous bands as named in the song.

Song Description

Before the days of smartphones and social media folks in their 20's enjoyed dance halls with live music... and showed up in masses,,, my band played in that era 1980-90's... the song depicts an actual club called Beverly's on Bantam Lake in Connecticut, USA where live music was on almost every night, the crowds were huge, the fun was off the charts.... this song captures the picture of the times, and shouts out to some fellow bands of the day that performed there, NRBQ, B. Willie Smith, Linda and the Love Letters, Eight to the Bar, and my band The Summertime Blues Band. "Get there early or wait in line" was the truth!!!

Song Length 3:19 Genre Blues - Rock, Jazz - Bebop
Tempo Fast (151 - 170) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Ecstatic, In High Spirits Subject Celebration, History, Past
Similar Artists Brian Setzer, Roomful of Blues Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

The Beverly's Jump
all rights reserved © 2022 Barry Thompson, BMI Music
Verse 1
There was a big red barn at the lakeside way back when
where all us kids had a party gathering.
Guys and gals would move their feet
the floor was bouncing to the beat
thinking we might shake straight into the lake tonight.

Chorus
Back then, we'd crowd in, Beverly's jumped the night
Back when with my friends, Beverly's did it right
Grab your date for dancing time
get there early or wait in line
The beer was cold, and all you could hold
and the stories told won't ever get old

Verse 2
Get out of your beer-stool the dance floor ain't that far
just turn around there's eight to the other bar
every night a swinging ride
with music live and sanctified
thinking we might shake straight into the lake tonight

Chorus
Back then, we'd crowd in, Beverly's jumped the night
Back when with my friends, Beverly's did it right
Grab your date for dancing time
get there early or wait in line
The beer was cold, and all you could hold
and the stories told won't ever get old

Bridge
Well F-U-N spelled NRBQ
Linda's letters had a good time too
swinging rock as loud as they could try
from a stage as high as everyone inside

Verse 3
Singin' bout the girl who loved to huckle-buck
Walk right in walk right out... say what?
B Willie Smith might tap your shoes but
there ain't no cure for the Summertime Blues
thinking we might shake straight into the lake tonight

Chorus Finale
Back then, we'd crowd in, Beverly's jumped the night
Back when with my friends, Beverly's did it right
grab your date for dancing time
get there early or wait in line
shots and beers would get you tight
Bobby and Boogsie breaking up a fight
The beer was cold, and all you could hold
and the stories told.... won't ever.... get old
won't ever get old
won't ever get old
won't ever get ) - heeey yaaayy oh

Very blues brotherish and cool , done with style and class in the way big bad voodoo daddy did for swing music ...I liked this alot ...

Cool song. Would work great for a restaurant

nice job good for tv, film. live! Full Sound!

I could hear this song on a movie. Great job

I love anything with a swing beat to it & you all did a great job here. Wonderful instrumentation & nicely mixed. Gotta love the horns!

This is a top notch song. Well arranged, flawless production and a 50's /60's vibe that really works. Brass section, vocals, guitar licks, everything is on spot

Everyone loves a good party song, and this one even tells a story about a hangout where friends get together and have a good time. "shake into the lake" great rhyme. Killer sax leads. Great instrumentation. Dynamic, effective vocal with crystal clear pronunciation of lyrics. Rhymes are fresh and original. Sing-able, danceable tune with a nice, local flavor. This writer really knows how to tell a good story!

Love it.........all of it

Ray Charles
Love music and vocal

Great rockin jive band. very well performed and recorded. Just a great job on a great song.

Blues rock swing? The sax and horns and vocals were awesome!

Get ready to turn on your time machine train and take a trip back to the days of jitterbuggin and swing music. Barry Thompson will be your conductor so turn it up and have fun.

Solid Blues Rock with great instrumentation hitting all the right notes. Pro production. Well done.

Lyrics Barry E. Thompson Music Barry E. Thompson
Producer Barry E. Thompson Performance Barry E. Thompson vocals, guitars, Bass, Piano, Jeff Thompson drums, Dan Cipriano all horns

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