Following the inter-regnum of WWII, there was a natural revival of spirits in the jazz world and a good ‘stomp’ was one way of expressing them. The early post-war years in the UK, primarily London, with ‘trad jazz’ groups to the fore, saw British jazzers relearning the genres.
Through the likes of trombonist Chris Barber (still playing gigs at 86!), his sidesmen Alexis Korner, ‘a founding father of British Blues’, and Lonnie Donegan, the King of Skiffle, the early 60’s saw the visits of Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, and others. Blues became part of a jazz musician’s vocabulary (vide John McLaughlin) as it was in the USA, and ‘Stomp‘, first used in 1899 as the name of a jazz dance marked by heavy stamping.
And the British blues boom begat beat groups …
Almost nothing is known about ‘The Brand’ other than that they hailed from Birmingham. Their lone single, I’m a Lover Not a Fighter b/w Zulu Stomp was released in 1964.
From jazz > blues > beat > zydeco > rock ‘n’ roll > prog-rock > ? ?
Moondog – Stomping Ground (1969)
It’s all here in chronological order, not that it matters.
1947. Willie Dixon – Big 3 Stomp
1954. Boo Zoo Chavis – Boo Zoo Stomp
1955. Clifton Chenier – Zodico Stomp
1960. John Lee Hooker – Walkin’ The Boogie
1963. John Fahey – Stomping Tonight on the Pennsylvania-Alabama Border
1965. Georgie Fame – Soul Stomp
1968. Fairport Convention – If (Stomp)
1969. Ten Years After – The Stomp
1971. James Burton – Suzie Q Stomp
1995. Quincy Jones – Stomp
1999. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones – Stomping Grounds (Live)
2004. (Beefheart’s) Magic Band – The Floppy Boot Stomp
2011. Marbin – Bar Stomp
2015. One More Grain – Leg Stomper
Pan-Ra – Rattenfanger (Rat Catcher) 1974