Hard to imagine where jump blues would be without Roomful Of Blues. 45 years ago Duke Robillard started the group out of New England with a love of horn-led, uptempo fun, in direct contrast to the electric blues that had taken over. In all the years since, the group has been the main flag bearer for the format. Duke's long gone, with Chris Vachon now the leader, and dozens of musicians have filled the chairs over the years, but the style remains the same. Combining the end of the Big Band era, the early R'n'B, some Kansas City jazz, and the first hints of rock n' roll, it still swings.