Jump Back Jake

Jump Back Jake

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Formed in 2006, Jump Back Jake plays raw soul-flavored rock and roll with dance grooves and horn lines that tout a modern writing approach. Their debut record, “Brooklyn Hustle / Memphis Muscle" is the first release from Ardent Music, the newly reactivated Memphis label that launched Big Star.

Biography

Jump Back Jake is a Memphis based rock and roll band led by Jake Rabinbach, who formed the band in 2006 after moving from Brooklyn to Memphis. Their debut record, “Brooklyn Hustle / Memphis Muscle,” produced by Pete Matthews at the legendary Ardent Studios, is the first release from the studios’ recently launched mainstream label, Ardent Music.

Jump Back Jake will be appearing in the upcoming Kentucker Audley independent film 'Open Five,' which was written by Rabinbach and Audley and is slated for release in the spring of 2010. The band will also be releasing an EP in the Spring of 2010. Rabinbach also plays lead guitar for the NYC based band, Francis and the Lights.

Lyrics

The Flood

Written By: Jake Rabinbach

I got a girl, man she lives up town
She’s all right
Has my child and she knows much better
then to tell my wife

She got a way of wearing her skirt
High up above her knee
I may be by the river
Or working on the house
She’s looking for me
Yes, you know she’s looking for…
I went down to the power station
After my lights when out
There was a man there sleeping on the steps
Wondering what I’d come to see about

I asked him anybody been walking through the doors
Turning the lights back on
He said:
“It’s kinda hard to fix
A problem sometimes
When nobody says that it’s wrong”
They don’t say that it’s…

It takes more than money to buy salvation
When you’re shopping at the devil’s store
I seen enough of this drowning and moaning
Don’t want anymore

How long we gonna be hold up here
Waiting for the end to come
Hard to imagine anybody coming any time soon
When you’re nowhere and nothing and no one
Nobody baby

Treasure

Written By: Jake Rabinbach

Beneath the mausoleum breaths
The dead and gone the ill-received
They will laugh just as hard as anyone can laugh
As hard as I can laugh

My windows shut the door is locked
The shades are drawn the initial shock
Of loosing you
It’s just as much as anyone can loose
It’s as much as I can loose

And this is this
And this is the pain
That I will suffer
And stare at plain

Oh this is this
And this is the pain
That I will suffer
And I will feel
It is my treasure to conceal
That I will carry until I heal
Oh this is this
And this is the pain

And it’s just like pleasure
When it bares your name

It’s just like pleasure
When it bares your name

It’s just like pleasure when it bares your name
It’s just like pleasure when it bares your name

Samson

Written By: Jake Rabinbach

Standing outside the gates of heaven
Waiting there years they won’t unlock this door
They won’t let me in
They won’t let me in

I’m headed back downtown
To find me that road to sin

Everyone said I had the light of the gods
Shining out my eyes like dinner light
But I know they was wrong
I know they was wrong

I don’t my waiting
I’m just sorry I was good for so long

If I had my way
I would be like Samson
I’d be fighting them lions, boys
Straight on down to the ground

If I had my way
I would be like Samson
I would tear this building down

If I had my way
I would be like Samson
And I would give everything
To ladies like Delilah downtown

I would give everything
To ladies like Delilah downtown

I would give everything
To ladies like Delilah downtown

Well the Judge looked at me
Said I was a cold blooded killer
He could tell by the glare that I had in my eyes
I never killed no man
I never killed no man

I just looked down one day
Found a smoking gun in my hand

My ass is all wet from sitting on clouds
Eyes can’t see the pearly gates are so bright
I never treated you unkind
I never treated you unkind

I never took anything from anybody, baby
I was just born with a criminal mind

If I had my way
I would be like Samson
I’d be fighting them lions, boys
Straight on down to the ground

If I had my way
I would be like Samson
I would tear this building down

If I had my way
I would be like Samson
And I would give everything
To ladies like Delilah downtown

I would give everything
To ladies like Delilah downtown

I would give everything
To ladies like Delilah downtown

Come on baby you can shave my hair
My strength of would be that of a natural man

One of these nights around twelve O’clock
This old world gonna reel and rock

Say A Prayer

Written By: Jake Rabinbach

If you come see me I promise
To always be good and true
But I know now you cannot be honest
So I cannot be anything to you

Now I waited on you when you were a princess
Baby how could I know
That any kingdom of yours would prove fruitless
When you’d become queen of the ice and snow

Baby say a prayer for me
If you care for me

Take off the dress you wear for me
Stand bare for me

Because we never had any reason
To cover these wounds up in salt
You tell me you change with the season
And that’s not your fault
Oh no baby

So call me up in the morning
Tell me you’ll be here tonight
Because your coyness is almost as boring
As life without death but baby not quite

And then stay with me stay with me this evening
An evening of 500 years
Because if we could have all this loving without leaving
Then we could have laughter without the tears

Baby say a prayer for me
If you care for me

Take off the dress you wear for me
Stand bare for me

Because we never had any reason
To cover these wounds up in salt
You tell me you change with the season
And that’s not your fault
Oh no baby

Too Cool For Love

Written By: Jake Rabinbach

Billy, get off that cocaine
It’s holding you back
And you know that shit’ll kill you
It’s a fact

Sally, slow down your mustang
You’re driving 99
You can run the red lights all down main street, baby
But you can’t slow time

Too cool for love
Too cool for love
Too cool to ever get enough
Too cool
For love

Anybody with a window
Can decide when it’s time to fly
You still got some walking left, baby?
Hey, so do I

Anybody with the muscle
Can get their love for free
But that won’t buy you compassion
From me

Too cool for love
Too cool for love
Too cool to ever get enough
Too cool
For love

Too cool for love
Too cool for love
Too cool to ever get enough
Too cool
For love

Tennessee Maybe

Written By: Jake Rabinbach

Louisville to Austin
Don’t you know that’s a mighty long ride
When I reach Texarkana
All you playboys step aside

It’s not that I want blood
Maybe a little that’s only natural

And besides you’re only flattering yourselves
I’m taking my bride
And we’re gonna have a baby

In Tennessee…
Maybe

In Tennessee…
Maybe

If nervous is a bottle
Pour it out and drink it down
And I’ll be seeing double
By the time I reach the town

It’s not that I’m afraid
Though I haven’t seen her in such a long time

But is it me who she wants or just protection
And will she
Still let me call her baby

In Tennessee…
Maybe

In Tennessee…
Maybe

Discography

Jump Back Jake: Brooklyn Hustle / Memphis Muscle - December 19, 2008 (Ardent Music - http://jumpbackjake.bandcamp.com)

Jump Back Jake: Already Sold
2007 (self released)

Set List

Typical Setlist: 35-45 Minutes, usually 7 or 8 originals and 1 or 2 covers.

Terrible Mistakes
The Flood
Pay out on the Front End
Too Cool For Love
Say a Prayer For Me
Treasure
Sampson
Easy answers
Big Bird (Eddie Floyd Cover available on breakthrough radio sets)

We can also do a more extended set (2.5 hours) with a break which includes several covers and additional originals.

Covers include:

Otis Redding: Respect
13th Floor Elevators: You're Gonna Miss Me
Little Junior Parker: Feelin' Good
Wilson Pickett: 634-5789
Tony Joe White: Polk Salad Annie
James Carr: Dark End of the Street
...and others