The Jumpin’ Paralyzers was a rock’n’roll/jive band from Finland (Tampere) formed in 1982 with members of the Hillybilly Cats, Buddy Rider and the Bobbin’ Tunes: Jarkki Siekkinen (vocals and guitar), Olli ‘ Big Daddy’ Ahonen (drums), Jukka ‘Juki’ Manninen (doublebass) and Pete Rinta-Opas (sax) and Harri ‘Harry’ Kallio an occasional fifth member on rhythm guitar.
Jumpin’ Paralyzers were influenced by Bill Haley and the Stargazers who were very popular in Finland at that time.
They quickly released a tape with two self penned tunes (“Go Wild All Catz“, “Let’s Start Jumpin‘” and two covers (“Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style” and “It’s A Groove“) that sold out within a year. They also backed Dave Taylor on stage and on his album “Midnight Rock” (on Nervous Records). A live tape followed as well as a show recorded for Finnish TV on which they were joined by Jouni Joronen on piano.
They disbanded in the middle of 1984.
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