Watch the Jump and Shout online guitar lesson by Paul Rishell from Dirt Road Blues

I wrote "I'm Gonna Jump & Shout" when I was studying the playing of John T. "Funny Papa" (or "Funny Paper") Smith, who was also known as "The Original Howling Wolf," for his 1930 signature song, "Howling Wolf Blues." I stole the IV chord from a beautiful Bo Carter song called "I'm an Old Bumble Bee," his first recording, and I wrote a little bit about myself in the lyrics.