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  • Various - Trumpet Blues Rockers Shout Brother, Shout EP (7 single/EP)

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    Jumping Delta blues with a rootsy sparse style, passionate vocals, and tempestuous energy!!!!!!!

    Trumpet Jump Blues Rockers, Shout Brother, Shout features Willie Love, Elmer James aka Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Tiny Kennedy. The Blues Men have honed these songs to perfection performing in the Nelson Street clubs and bars in Jackson, Mississippi. Three of these early 1950’s recordings are alternate takes, and not featured on the Mississippi Southern Bred series. Koko Mojo held them back because they were perfect for an EP, they are the sounds that Dee Jays play and people want. The EP is compiled by well-known Dee Jay Mark Armstrong, who has been Dee Jaying since his early teen years. Our EP’s have; sleeve notes, and the songs mastered for the best possible sound available. The EP is housed in an attractively designed heavy duty cardboard sleeve which has a stunning 1950’s design.

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  • Teen Queens - Sovereigns Of The Jukebox EP (7 single/EP)

    10,00

    Betty and Rose Collins with assistance from their brother Aaron created enduring and rhythmic teen rockers.

    The African American sisters Betty and Rose Collins from Los Angeles have their pleasing vocals showcased on (KM-EP-115) Zig Zag with The Teen Queens.

    The EP comprises four jump tunes booted along with the cream of the Modern/ RPM studio musicians. For the general record-buying public the sisters were one-hit wonders. Flip over their singles and you’d find cut rug dance titles, and the songs are far removed from the teenage innocence of their hit Eddie My Love. The EP is compiled by Marcus Juárez. Our EP’s have; sleeve notes, and the songs mastered for the best possible sound available. The EP is housed in an attractively designed heavy duty cardboard sleeve which has a stunning 1950’s design

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  • Jaguars - Rock with The Jaguars EP (7 single/EP)

    10,00

    One of LA’s finest racially mixed R&B vocal groups with an attractive sound and guest appearance from singer Patty Ross

    Rock with The Jaguars focuses upon the energetic Los Angeles based quartet who were blessed with melodious vocal cords and a delightful R&B tinged Doo-Wop style. Two titles are from the group, and they provide the harmonies behind Patty Ross, all three songs are jumping tempo rockers. The final song features two members of the group recording as Chavez and Chaney who perform in a strolling tempo. The EP is compiled by well-known Dee Jay Mark Armstrong, who has been Dee Jaying since his early teen years. Our EP’s have; sleeve notes, and the songs mastered for the best possible sound available. The EP is housed in an attractively designed heavy duty cardboard sleeve which has a stunning 1950’s design.

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  • Various - Rhythm & Blues Houseparty Vol 2 EP (7 single/EP)

    10,00

    Limited Edition EP Series Rhythm and Blues Houseparty 2

    The second EP in the House Party series Rhythm & Blues House Party Volume 2 (KM-EP-112) focuses upon the lost in midst of time Chuck Norris His Guitar and Friends. Norris was a phenomenal Guitar wizard and indemand session musician whose stylish guitar playing brings every recording to life. Norris provides one vocal performance and works behind Little Willie Littlefield, Rollee McGill, and Pearl Traylor as Chuck Thomas and His All Stars. The EP is compiled by well-known Dee Jay Mark Armstrong, who has been Dee Jaying since his early teen years. Our EP’s have; sleeve notes, and the songs mastered for the best possible sound available. The EP is housed in an attractively designed heavy duty cardboard sleeve which has a stunning 1950’s design.

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  • Heartsman Johnny - Hot House Party EP (7 single/EP)

    10,00

    Looks at two West Coast-based and two little-known guitarists whose main employment was in the studio. Texan, Johnny Heartsman aka The Rhythm Rocker is featured with a Popcorn tune, and his double-sided instrumental hit with background interaction from the vocal group The Gaylarks. San Francisco Bay Area -bred Eugene Blacknell and His Savonics rare Guitar and Saxophone instrumental is ear-catching and groovy and additional a collector’s must-have. The EP is compiled by musician and artist Sven Uhrmann. Our EP’s have; sleeve notes, and the songs mastered for the best possible sound available.

    The EP is housed in an attractively designed heavy duty cardboard sleeve which has a stunning 1950’s design. 4 track 7inch EP, 45rpm, 350g PS, inside out print,
    STRICTLY limited to 500 copies

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  • Various - Koko-Mojo Diner Volume 4 – Rib Joint (CD)

    15,00

    THE ”MOJO” MAN SEZ: I’m proud to present a tasty selection of tunes about ”Soul Food” and other stuff black folks like to eat on four complementary volumes. If you don’t know what’s this all about let me put y’all wise: Soul food is an ethnic cuisine traditionally prepared and eaten by African Americans, originating in the Southern United States. This cuisine originated with the foods that were given to enslaved West Africans on southern plantations during the American colonial period; however, it was strongly influenced by the traditional practices of West Africans and Native Americans. Due to the historical presence of African Americans in the region, soul food is closely associated with the cuisine of the American South although today it has become an easily identifiable and celebrated aspect of mainstream American food culture. It fashioned from the meager ingredients available to the slave and sharecropper black families. The meat used was usually the least desirable cuts (stuff white people would throw away) and the vegetables, some bordering on weeds, were all that was available for the black slaves to prepare nutritious meals for their families. From these meager ingredients evolved a cuisine that is simple yet hearty and delicious… Every ethnic group has what it calls ”soul food” – soothing, comfort food that brings back warm memories of family dinners, however, today, the term ”soul food” simply means African-American cuisine. Do you like ”Kentucky Fried Chicken”? Colonel Sanders’ original Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe was stolen from a black woman. Do you like to eat Potato Chips? Thank a black chef named George Crum. Do you like Jack Daniel’s? A black man named Nathan “Nearest” Green taught Jack Daniel an ancient African technique that filtered liquor through a charcoal mellowing system. This technique is what gives Jack Daniel’s Whiskey its rich flavor and taste. Do you like to drink Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola? You can thank enslaved Africans. They brought the kola nut – one of the main parts of Coca-Cola – to what is now the United States. West Africans chewed the nut for its caffeine. Enslaved Africans also brought watermelon, okra, yams, black-eyed peas, and some peppers. These foods are commonly eaten in the U.S. today. They show how Africans forced into slavery – beginning in the 1500s – influenced the American diet. Frederick Opie wrote a book about some of the foods that connect Africa and America. The book is called ”Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America.” Opie explains that people who were bringing enslaved Africans to North America wanted to keep them alive and earn a profit. As a result, Africans on the slave ships were fed food they knew and liked. Those foods landed along with the people. Opie explains that fruits and vegetables brought from Africa grew well in America. One reason is that enslaved Africans planted their own gardens to help feed themselves. In time, the plants from Africa slowly moved from gardens of the enslaved to those of the wealthy and powerful. For example, the homes of U.S. presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson had gardens planted with seeds from Africa. Those fruits and vegetables changed the way cooks made pies in America. In England, pies were made with meat. African-Americans took the English meat pie and made it with fruit or vegetables, such as sweet potatoes. Enslaved cooks developed gumbo, jambalaya, pepper pot, and a mix of green leafy vegetables and pork called Hoppin’ John. Some ways of cooking that are well-known in the U.S. today were reported in West Africa before 1500. They include deep-frying fish and barbecuing meats. These kinds of foods were critical to the creation of Southern, and in time American, food. Many of these foods with roots in African American culture came to be known as ”soul food.” The name was a way to identify food that African Americans began to create a long time ago to eat with dignity as enslaved people. The expression ”soul food” originated around 1960 when the word ”soul” began to be commonly and largely used to describe African American culture. Enjoy your meal, Y’all!
    Little Victor Mac (a.k.a. DJ ”Mojo” Man)

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  • Various - Koko-Mojo Diner Volume 3 – Southern Menu (CD)

    15,00

    THE ”MOJO” MAN SEZ: I’m proud to present a tasty selection of tunes about ”Soul Food” and other stuff black folks like to eat on four complementary volumes. If you don’t know what’s this all about let me put y’all wise: Soul food is an ethnic cuisine traditionally prepared and eaten by African Americans, originating in the Southern United States. This cuisine originated with the foods that were given to enslaved West Africans on southern plantations during the American colonial period; however, it was strongly influenced by the traditional practices of West Africans and Native Americans. Due to the historical presence of African Americans in the region, soul food is closely associated with the cuisine of the American South although today it has become an easily identifiable and celebrated aspect of mainstream American food culture. It fashioned from the meager ingredients available to the slave and sharecropper black families. The meat used was usually the least desirable cuts (stuff white people would throw away) and the vegetables, some bordering on weeds, were all that was available for the black slaves to prepare nutritious meals for their families. From these meager ingredients evolved a cuisine that is simple yet hearty and delicious… Every ethnic group has what it calls ”soul food” – soothing, comfort food that brings back warm memories of family dinners, however, today, the term ”soul food” simply means African-American cuisine. Do you like ”Kentucky Fried Chicken”? Colonel Sanders’ original Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe was stolen from a black woman. Do you like to eat Potato Chips? Thank a black chef named George Crum. Do you like Jack Daniel’s? A black man named Nathan “Nearest” Green taught Jack Daniel an ancient African technique that filtered liquor through a charcoal mellowing system. This technique is what gives Jack Daniel’s Whiskey its rich flavor and taste. Do you like to drink Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola? You can thank enslaved Africans. They brought the kola nut – one of the main parts of Coca-Cola – to what is now the United States. West Africans chewed the nut for its caffeine. Enslaved Africans also brought watermelon, okra, yams, black-eyed peas, and some peppers. These foods are commonly eaten in the U.S. today. They show how Africans forced into slavery – beginning in the 1500s – influenced the American diet. Frederick Opie wrote a book about some of the foods that connect Africa and America. The book is called ”Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America.” Opie explains that people who were bringing enslaved Africans to North America wanted to keep them alive and earn a profit. As a result, Africans on the slave ships were fed food they knew and liked. Those foods landed along with the people. Opie explains that fruits and vegetables brought from Africa grew well in America. One reason is that enslaved Africans planted their own gardens to help feed themselves. In time, the plants from Africa slowly moved from gardens of the enslaved to those of the wealthy and powerful. For example, the homes of U.S. presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson had gardens planted with seeds from Africa. Those fruits and vegetables changed the way cooks made pies in America. In England, pies were made with meat. African-Americans took the English meat pie and made it with fruit or vegetables, such as sweet potatoes. Enslaved cooks developed gumbo, jambalaya, pepper pot, and a mix of green leafy vegetables and pork called Hoppin’ John. Some ways of cooking that are well-known in the U.S. today were reported in West Africa before 1500. They include deep-frying fish and barbecuing meats. These kinds of foods were critical to the creation of Southern, and in time American, food. Many of these foods with roots in African American culture came to be known as ”soul food.” The name was a way to identify food that African Americans began to create a long time ago to eat with dignity as enslaved people. The expression ”soul food” originated around 1960 when the word ”soul” began to be commonly and largely used to describe African American culture. Enjoy your meal, Y’all!
    Little Victor Mac (a.k.a. DJ ”Mojo” Man)

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  • Various - Rock And Roll Vixens 6 (CD)

    15,00

    Jatkoa mahtavaan KOKO MOJO sarjaan naisrokkareista.

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  • Wilson Jackie - Nobody But You (LP)

    29,00

    From the mid-’50s through to the early ’70s, Jackie Wilson was a consistent hit-maker and master showman, known as one of the most dynamic singers in American R&B. Jackie Wilson has a dazzling record of 54 US Hot 100 and 49 R&B singles chart entries. ’Nobody But You’ is the final studio album by the soul great and is the first vinyl reissue of the 1976 album. Highlight includes ’Don’t Burn No Bridges’.

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  • 5 Royales - The ”5” Royales – Rock (CD)

    18,00

    1-CD (Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    With the fantastic Five Royales, we introduce another significant element in the transformation of African-American music from gospel to R&B to soul in our ’Rocks’ CD-series.
    Bear Family outlines the vocal quintet’s journey from a pure gospel group to one of rhythm ’n’ blues’ most successful formations.
    From their beginnings on Apollo Records to their outstanding recordings for King, we deliver the quintet’s best powerful songs.
    The energetic playing of guitarist Lowman Pauling, Jr. influenced later peers such as Steve Cropper, who was instrumental in shaping the Stax sound in the ’60s.
    Competent and meticulously researched liner notes by Chicago black music expert Bill Dahl in the richly illustrated booklet – 6-page digipak.

    Like Clyde McPhatter and Ray Charles, The “5” Royales played a seminal role in combining melismatic gospel vocals with rhythm and blues lyrics and instrumentation to help invent soul music. The powerhouse vocal quintet from Winston-Salem, North Carolina started out belting spirituals exclusively, but after signing with New York’s Apollo Records in 1951 detoured onto a secular route. They were unabashed rockers, as Bear Family’s new compilation of their sides makes abundantly clear, from their earliest Apollo classics (1953’s R&B chart-topper Baby Don’t Do It and the delightfully ribald Laundromat Blues are prime examples) through their prolific heyday on the King label.

    Their principal source of material, Lowman Pauling, Jr., unleashed his previously undocumented lead guitar work from 1957 on so lethally that it became a prime component of the Royales’ attack, slashing through their ’57 hit Think and deeply influencing Stax guitar king Steve Cropper’s developing style. The unholy marriage of sanctified and secular never rocked harder than when The “5” Royales were positioned behind a microphone!

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  • McPhatter Clyde - The Ballads Of Clyde McPhatter (CD)

    18,00

    1-CD (4-plated Digipak) with 32-page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    We can’t rewrite music history, but we would like to shine a light on a great, influential and underrated artist: Clyde McPhatter.
    Whoever is interested in the history of American pop music will know the Drifters and the Dominoes – two formations, characterized and famous for the fantastic voice of the lead singer: Clyde McPhatter.
    With two simultaneously released CD documentaries on Bear Family we honor the great life achievement of an important crossover artist, who has significantly influenced genres such as gospel, doo-wop, rhythm & blues and pop.
    Our ’Clyde McPhatter Rocks’ CD (Bear Family BCD17614) features Clyde’s rousing up-tempo numbers; now here is the compilation of his most moving ballads on CD, carried by one of the most beautiful black voices of her time!
    Extensive liner notes by Chicago expert Bill Dahl, detailed richly illustrated booklet and premier sound quality.

    Few soulful voices of the 1950s and ’60s could caress a ballad the way Clyde McPhatter did, seemingly without even trying. He could make any song soar heaven-bound with his gospel-soaked curlicues and unpredictable twists and turns, helping greatly to define the concept of soul music. Bear Family’s bountiful collection of the rhythm and blues legend’s ballad output takes an in-depth look at his seminal Atlantic Records years, focusing on his solo period but also including a handful of dreamiest entries as lead singer of The Drifters as well as both sides of his duet single with Ruth Brown. Clyde’s Treasure Of Love, the wrenching Without Love (There Is Nothing), and Just To Hold My Hand were major solo hits for Atlantic. There’s also a generous helping of McPhatter’s subsequent M-G-M and Mercury output. Clyde will always rank with soul music royalty—and these majestic ballads testify as to why he’s such a regal figure.

    When Clyde McPhatter died in 1972, impoverished, addicted to alcohol and plagued by depression, the world looked back on a 22-year recording career of an exceptional musician who died at only 39 years of age. At the age of five, he was already singing in the gospel choir of his father, a Baptist preacher in North Carolina. The family eventually moved to New York City, where Clyde formed a gospel formation, the Mount Lebanon Singers, in the late 1940s. As a singer, he won a coveted ’Amateur Night’ trophy at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem in 1950 and accepted an offer to become the lead tenor singer with Billie Ward & The Dominoes, one of the most popular R&B vocal groups in the entire country.

    In 1953, McPhatter parted ways with Ward, was tracked down and signed by Atlantic head, Ahmed Ertegun. Condition: the formation of his own vocal group. The result: The Drifters. But he also left this formation after only a few years and concentrated on a solo career. He recorded the first great achievements, parted with Atlantic Records, switched to M-G-M and later Mercury. But further great successes and especially recognition failed to materialize. Frustrated, he moved to England for two years in 1968, tried an ineffective comeback after his return and died of multiple organ failure on June 13, 1972.

    McPhatter left us a magnificent legacy of melancholy ballads. The unique singer truly deserved more recognition during his lifetime!
    To complement this compilation of his best ballads, we recommend ’Clyde McPhatter Rocks’ (BCD17614), featuring the outstanding up-tempo songs of Clyde McPhatter.

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  • Various - Spring Fever – 28 Easter Nuggets For Your Spring Season (CD)

    10,00

    1 CD with 16-page booklet, 28 tracks. Total playing time approx. 67 minutes.

    The second edition on the subject of spring and Easter In Bear Family’s ’Season’s Greetings’ CD series.
    This musical journey through time includes selected titles from four decades, springtime songs and popular hits from 1936 to 1963.
    Genre-spanning, from jazz and pop to country and R&B to rock ’n’ roll – and always hard on the subject – here the rooster and the hen go crazy, the eggs rock & roll and the Easter bunny dances!
    Rock with fiery guitars comes from Vilas Craig, Link Wray and Tina’s former husband, a.o.
    Also danceable teen rock can be heard! First and foremost Bobby Rydell with a rare number as well as some Doo Wop groups like The Pentagons and The Velvets.
    Speaking of rare, Bear Family also delivers some tracks on CD for the first time this time, including recordings by Ray Coleman, The Jaye Brothers, Al Allen, Jerry Duane and others!
    The full-color 16-page booklet includes comments by the producer on each song and, as always, is richly illustrated!

    Spring Fever
    Yes, the spring fever. Everyone feels it, as soon as the first warm sunbeams let nature awake to new life. Good keyword, this compilation also lets us awake to new life, even in Corona times! With these rhythms and the swinging sound, Easter eggs can be painted in no time. Or better yet, shake a leg! It’s Spring Fever!

    The musical spring
    This Bear Family CD has it all again. Once again we deliver a wide musical range from 1936 to 1963. But far from it, the oldest recording is not jazz, it comes from the Dixon Brothers and is pure original Country Blues. Country music in its traditional form is also provided by Bill Wimberly & The Country Rhythm Boys. But also jazz can be heard from such illustrious artists as Django Reinhardt, Ramsey Lewis and the Andrews Sisters.

    Along with hot rock ’n’ roll and rockabilly rhythms, there’s plenty to discover from pop to twist, including famous artists with rare recordings, such as Pat Boone’s classic ’April Love’, here as a rare film version, or Ray Anthony with the Bookends and his rare twist version of ’Bunny Hop’. With the CD comes a full-color 16-page booklet with accompanying text on the individual songs and artists, written by the producer, as well as many photos and illustrations!

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  • Dion & The Belmonts - Reunion – Live At The Madison Square Garden 1972 (Käytetty LP/12)

    15,00

    Orig USA. Gatefold PROMO COPY! White label.
    Legendaarinen Madison Square Garden keikka vuodelta 1972.

    Recorded on June 2, 1972 at Madison Square Garden in New York
    Remixed at Electric Lady Recording Studios, New York

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  • Turner Big Joe - Rockin’ The Blues + 2 bonus (180 gram) (LP)

    20,00

    Klassikko matskua. 1958 julkaistu Atlantic albumi uudella kannella ja bonusbiisien kera.

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