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  • Jones Tom - Live Duets 1969-1972 (2CD) (CD)

    25,00
  • Various - Blues Meets Doo-Wop Volume 4 (CD)

    15,00

    Doo-wop is not just for Christmas. A genre often associated with the festive period at the tail end of every year, and synonymous with a picture book setting of Christmas given the radiating warmth of harmonious vocals encased in gold, and emanating from the voices of a truly gifted combo. A false representation however, because doo-wop is music fit for any occasion. Much more than the imaginative associations of a Christmas backdrop that, granted, doo-wop possesses the power to conjure such picturesque imagery, but on an entirely different trajectory doo-wop also has the ability to portray emotions where melancholy is present whether due to economic hardships or universal theme of relationship woes. It’s in these moments where we all feel something, and there is no genre better equipped with the right utensils (i.e. Vocals) to convey such emotions, in addition to providing solace from difficulties that life has a tendency to produce. Different in comparison with the wild shenanigans of rock ‘n’ roll, and different given the approach of this latest compilation series from the good folks at Koko Mojo, the genre of doo-wop makes numerous connections with the genre of blues during Blues Meets Doo Wop Volume 4.

  • Various - Black Pearls – Rhythm & Blues Volume 7 (CD)

    15,00

    Ei paha. Ei ainuttakaan huonoa biisiä. Kunnon party levy.

    ”Oh! What A Wonderful Time”

  • Various - Doop-a-Go-Go Party LP + CD (LP)

    23,00

    The new vinyl rallying cry intoned by El Vidocq!!!

    Following in the footsteps of the ‘Voices Super Sound’ compilation, our hirsute DJ continues his exploration of melodious voices, his unearthing of out-of-the-ordinary harmonies, his tracking down of otherworldly choruses and choirs… A vocal theme that, coupled with the diabolical energy of vintage Rhythm’n’Blues and Black Rock’n’Roll, coyly winks at (without marrying) Gospel or even Doo-Wop… Deliciously malicious, thrillingly enthusiastic… and though several voices once again sing as one, the overall feeling here is somewhat more dangerous, even savage… ‘Doop-A-Go-Go’!!! The compilation gathers together rediscovered gems (by THE TURBANS, THE FIVE KEYS, TINY TOPSY AND THE CHARMS) with hot one-hit wonders (THE CHANTEURS, AVALONS, THE LIDOS, MAD LADS, THE MOON STONES). While some sing their faith (EVELYN FREEMAN), others conjure up less holy desires (THE VISIONS, THE PARAMOURS), but they all stand out for the surprising generosity of their vocals! Get ready to ‘Boom Boom’ to ‘Wop Wop’ and to ‘Ouh Ouuuhhh’!!! A vigorous ‘Come on everybody, yeah, now, yeah yeah…’ gets the compilation going, flowing from one thunderous and bewitching brew to the next…‘Doop-A-Go-Go’!!!

  • Various - Exotic-O-Rama Vol. 4 LP + CD (LP)

    23,00
  • Various - Monster-O-Rama Vol. 3 LP + CD (LP)

    23,00

    No less than five vampire songs!!! Dracula is the big winner of the new Monster-O-Rama compilation, third of the name. But we also come across the abominable snowman, zombies, werewolves and even cavemen. Sacred bestiary. Funny, horror, illusions, tricks and a ghost train… El Vidocq gives us the idea of ​​cardboard monsters again. The Cramps in a broke film by Ed Wood, Nino Ferrer embarked on a Méliès-style journey… Because music also has its little effects!!! Rockabilly, Surf, Novelty, Rock, Cha-cha-cha… it’s going to groove seriously for Halloween. Songs in English, in Spanish, two titles in French (oh la la)…. There is even a Mexican title: Fake monsters, all around the world, united! And not to spoil anything, the superb cover illustrated by Alexandre Clerisse will delight all fans of the genre!

  • Various - Strip-O-Rama Vol.4 LP + CD (LP)

    23,00

    From the most suave to the most electric, the music accompanying stripteases and other stripteases is adorned, when you think about it, with a staggering variety: The blues of course, whose languor fits perfectly with the exercise, but also rock’n’roll, rhythm and blues, jazz, rockabilly…

    Spearhead of the compilations concocted by the mischievous El Vidocq, the “Strip-O-Rama” now has its fourth avatar. Not the slightest drop in speed. Eros deploys, to achieve his ends, an ever-expanding musical range. Judge for yourself: Beninese blues (Orchestra Typique ”El Rego”), pure exotica (The Enchanters), doo wop, pious (The Redwoods), or salacious (The Royal Jockers), Latin hot music (the aptly named ”Burleska” by The Ambassadors), or Latin smooth music (Googie Rene), be bop swing (Marlowe Morris Quintet), pop with amphets (”Magic Lover Man by Aki Aleong, originally from Trinidad & Tobago), weird surf music (”Widgit” by the Surfer’s ), etc, etc… Everything is taken from singles that are both suggestive and funny, published in the mid-50s and 60s – with singular peaks in 1958 and 1962!

    Originally background music to accompany these undressings in due form, pieces which turn out to be in fact, and in every way, completely irresistible!!!

  • Dion - On The Dancefloor With Dion DiMucci (CD)

    18,00

    1-CD (Digipak) with 36 page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time approx. 78 min.

    Bear Family Records® welcomes Dion DiMucci – one of the most successful artists of his generation – to our ’Dancefloor’ series.
    He was the lead singer in Dion and The Belmonts (I Wonder Why, A Teenager In Love, Where Or When) and as a solo artist landed major hits such as Lonely Teenager, Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Ruby Baby and Donna The Prima Donna.
    This album, compiled by Nico Feuerbach with liner notes written by Bill Dahl based on a interview with Dion, describes Dion’s career from a ’50s rocker to a ’60s pop star!
    Dion: popular worldwide at the latest since the Warner film success ’The Wanderers’ in 1979.
    The American singer and songwriter Dion DiMucci, or Dion for short, was born in 1939 in the Bronx, New York City. With his vocal group Dion & The Belmonts, he landed the first doo-wop and R’n’R hits in the late 1950s. He left the Belmonts around 1960 and they continued to work without him.

    Dion is best known for his solo career with great pop hits such as Lonely Teenager, Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Ruby Baby and Donna The Prima Donna. He skillfully combined elements of doo-wop, R&B and rock ’n’ roll and matured into a versatile and influential figure in the early years of rock music. Over time, he continued to develop as an artist, successfully exploring various genres such as blues and folk.

    Dion’s influence on the industry and popular music has been significant, his contributions from the early era of rock ’n’ roll have cemented his place among the greats of popular music. In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    With ’On The Dancefloor With Dion DiMucci’ Bear Family Records® releases an entertaining but above all danceable compilation of some of his greatest songs and beyond!

  • Ale!

    Nutmegs vs. Turbans - When You Dance (CD)

    5,00

    The Essential hits collection from two doo wop groups.

  • Ale! One Night Stand-Live At The Harlem Square Club 1963-0

    Cooke Sam - One Night Stand-Live At The Harlem Square Club 1963 (CD)

    10,00

    Upea live taltiointi.

  • Various - Spotlight on Sylvester Bradford – Ific (CD)

    15,00

    Spotlight On Sylvester Bradford, Ific, Koko Mojo Records (KM-CD-198) contains thirty recordings. The songs which Sylvester Bradford did not compose or co-compose feature him as either a harmony vocalist, or pianist, and usually he undertook both roles. His only solo release for Atco Records, I Like Girls, and I Live Just To Love You are reissued for the first time, as is Vodka by The Golden Highlights. Songs benefiting from Bradford’s imaginative writing, often with the assistance from his writing partner Al Lewis include; Tears On My Pillow, (Chuck Jacksons version is featured) I’m Ready (Fats Domino), Lovin’ With A Beat (The El Tones), Walkin’ Home From School, and Right Now, (Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps).

    This thirty song Koko Mojo album places the spotlight on an over-looked 1950s artist, whose contribution to music needs to be acknowledged. Dee Jay Mark Armstrong Bühl, Germany

  • Various - Rhythm & Blues Hell Raisers Volume 2 – Jail Bird (CD)

    15,00

    Koko Mojo Records presents thirty hoodlum rousing rhythm & blues rockers focusing on; drinking, drugs, relationships, sex, murder, and incarceration in “R&B Hell Raisers” Volume 02, Jail Bird. The raucous rhythms from “hip” to the jive mischief-making artists convey the problematic lifestyle from the decadent music years of 1934 and 1940, then onwards from 1947 through to 1961. Koko Mojo Records endeavours to use some lesser-known and for some people, perhaps more obscure titles, and our philosophy is to compile songs of quality, with every album, its “killer and no filler” ideology! You are listening to music from the past with a remastered sound that will shake the speakers.

    ”Dee Jay Mark Armstrong, Bühl, Germany”

  • Various - Blues Meets Doo-Wop Volume 3 (CD)

    15,00

    Meeting on a street corner symphony of doo-wop, therefore, is the genre of blues, and The “Mojo” Man tasked with compiling a track list that leans on both genres in equal measures. What is unique about this third volume, and continuing along the same path for the following volumes of this brand-new album series, is that blues and doo-wop are rarely compiled together, let alone seen in the same room together. Yet Blues Meets Doo Wop Volume 3 witnesses their paths crossing, whether knowingly or unwittingly, given that artists of both genres passed along the same corridors of recording studios and record labels, in addition to sharing the same backing musicians when required. With this latest addition of albums, Koko Mojo brings together said genres where blues communicates directly with doo-wop to present this version of historical events. Look no further than an amalgamated collection of the two styles coming together during Little Milton with The Rockers and ‘I’m In Love’, classic Chuck Berry featuring The Moonglows and track ‘Almost Grown’, to established unit The Midnighters with ‘Open Up Your Back Door’. Other areas of great quality reveal themselves in The Orioles’ ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’, The Five Echoes’ ‘Fool’s Prayer’, Sonny Fishback and ‘Gee Baby’, Ricky Allen with The Elites and song ‘Remember The Time’, The Gales’ ‘My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble’, to spoiling the listener rotten with the inclusion of Jimmy Witherspoon with The Lamplighters ‘Just For You’. Littered throughout with gifts from the gods, Blues Meets Doo Wop Volume 3 is a unique collection of twenty-eight tracks for your listening pleasure, covering a period of history rarely featured, let alone discussed, where blues and doo-wop shared numerous relationships, and the end results being these enigmatic tracks. Such is their nature, Koko Mojo is once again first to the post by delivering a unique slice of music nostalgia with Blues Meets Doo Wop Volume 3.

    Nathan Olsen-Haines (Koko Mojo)

  • Various - Black Pearls – Rhythm & Blues Volume 6 (CD)

    15,00

    Ei paha. Ei ainuttakaan huonoa biisiä. Kunnon party levy.

    ”Get Your Enjoys”

  • Gordon Roscoe - Just A Little Bit – The Singles Collection (2CD) (CD)

    13,00

    • Blues & R&B singer, songwriter and pianist who helped create the Memphis blues style with his “Roscoe Rhythm”
    • Played with Johnny Ace, Bobby Bland and B.B. King as a member of the Bealestreeters in Memphis
    • 52-track 2-CD set comprising most of his recordings from this era on RPM, Chess, Duke, Sun and Vee Jay
    • Features his R&B No. 1 “Booted”, and his other R&B hits with “No More Doggin’”and “Just A Little Bit”, and “Saddled The Cow (And Milked The Horse)”
    • An entertaining showcase for an influential personality in the blues and R&B scene of the 1950s and ‘60s

  • Various - Sloppy Drunk – The R&B Rockers (CD)

    15,00

    90 Years Since Prohibition Ended! NYT LÄHTEE!! OTETAAN TAAS!

    The twenty nine 100 percent proof R&B rockers used on our Koko Mojo Historic Series album are a musical booze booze party from start to the finish! Koko Mojo Records (KM-CD-180) R&B Rockers, Sloppy Drunk tells the story of Wayne Wheeler‘s Volstead Act which ended 90 years ago on 5th December1933. We invite you to drink, but not to excess and party along with during our R&B Rockers, Sloppy Drunk album and musically give the finger to Wayne Wheeler‘s Volstead Act.

  • Various - Blues Meets Doo-Wop Volume 2 (CD)

    15,00

    Doo-wop is not just for Christmas. A genre often associated with the festive period at the tail end of every year, and synonymous with a picture book setting of Christmas given the radiating warmth of harmonious vocals encased in gold, and emanating from the voices of a truly gifted combo. A false representation however, because doo-wop is music fit for any occasion. Much more than the imaginative associations of a Christmas backdrop that, granted, doo-wop possesses the power to conjure such picturesque imagery, but on an entirely different trajectory doo-wop also has the ability to portray emotions where melancholy is present whether due to economic hardships or universal theme of relationship woes. It’s in these moments where we all feel something, and there is no genre better equipped with the right utensils (i.e. Vocals) to convey such emotions, in addition to providing solace from difficulties that life has a tendency to produce. Different in comparison with the wild shenanigans of rock ‘n’ roll, and different given the approach of this latest compilation series from the good folks at Koko Mojo, the genre of doo-wop makes numerous connections with the genre of blues during Blues Meets Doo Wop Volume 2.

  • Various - Black Pearls – Rhythm & Blues Volume 5 (CD)

    15,00

    Ei paha. Ei ainuttakaan huonoa biisiä. Kunnon party levy.

    ”Let’s Rock and Roll”

  • Darnell Larry - I’ll Get Along Somehow 1949-1957 (CD)

    13,00

    Larry Darnell was a huge but now-forgotten star of black music and was an important component of the sound that became New Orleans R&B in the 1950s.

    Six Billboard Top Ten hits during 1949-50, including ”For You My Love” (No.1 for eight weeks in 1949 in both the Jukebox and Best Seller charts), ”I’ll Get Along Somehow” (No.2 in 1950), ”I Love My Baby” (No.4 in 1950) and ”Oh, Babe!” (No.5 in 1950). All included here.

    This compilation collates the very best of Darnell’s slow blues and up-tempo jump recordings.

  • Edward 'The Great Gates' White - 1949-1957 (CD)

    13,00

    Jasmine’s ongoing reissue programme of premium 1950s Rhythm & Blues continues this month with what we believe to be the first ever digital compilation – and the first compilation of ANY kind since the mid-1980s – of the excellent recordings of Edward Gates White a.k.a. The Great Gates (and occasionally, The Man In The Moon).

    Gates was typical of the many West Coast-based artists who recorded consistently throughout most of the 50s, without ever really getting the recognition his superb records should have earned him. His one R&B Top 10 hit ’Late After Hours’ was a calling card that saw him label hopping across a host of small L.A. independent labels, always making great music and always hoping that another hit might eventually come. That one didn’t, was no reflection on the quality of his recordings, which – as you will hear in this Jasmine collection – are uniformly excellent.

    Backing Gates on these tracks are some of Los Angeles’ most eminent session musicians of the period, including Marvin Phillips (later of Marvin and Johnny) on saxophone, Chuck Norris on guitar and Richard Lewis – the subject of his own Jasmine CD anthology – on piano.

    Gates lived a long and full life, long enough to benefit from and appreciate the first wave of collector interest in his music almost 40 years ago. Sadly he passed in 1992, but his music sounds as great now as it did when he first recorded it more than 70 years ago.

    Watch out for more first class CDs in this ongoing series from Jasmine!

  • Cochran Wayne - The Bigger The Pompadour … – His Complete Recordings 1959-66 (2-CD) (CD)

    18,00

    2-CD (Digisleeve) with 36 page booklet, 42 tracks. Total playing time approx. 130 min.

    Wayne Cochran (1939 – 2017) from Georgia, also called ’The White Knight of Soul’, is remembered for his white pompadour hairstyle and the brilliant Last Kiss that he wrote.
    Bear Family Records® comprehensively chronicles the most creative period of his career with this double CD, from his beginnings as a young rocker and teen idol to his magnificent recordings as a compelling soul singer.
    We present all the recordings from 1959 to 1966 including his rare recordings released on local labels and the recordings for Chess, Mercury and King.
    Influenced by and a friend of Otis Redding and James Brown, among others, Wayne Cochran was a convincing performer as one of the best white soul and R&B singers.
    Includes the first recorded version ever of These Arms Of Mine written by Otis Redding.
    Music historian Bill Dahl wrote the extensive liner notes.
    We have remastered the original recordings from the best available sources.

    Long before he was anointed as ‘The White Knight of Soul,’ Wayne Cochran made a stack of intriguing but rare early ‘60s 45s for various small Georgia concerns and later considerably larger labels spanning the gamut from hauling rockers to dramatic teen tragedy themes.

    They’ve occasionally been anthologized over the years, but never as comprehensively as on Bear Family’s ‘The Bigger The Pompadour… – His Complete Recordings From 1959- 1966 (2-CD),’ a 32-track extravaganza tracing Cochran’s recording career from its humble beginnings with The Coo to just before he fully exploded on the national scene with his explosive brand of horn-leavened blue-eyed soul.

    Naturally, Wayne’s immortal pre-J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers rendition of Last Kiss is here in several incarnations (he wrote it) along with its little-known sequel Last Kiss II. So is the equally foreboding Edge Of The Sea.

    But Cochran’s output also included plenty of swaggering rock and roll; all of those extreme rarities are on board too, even three extremely obscure instrumentals by his combo, The Rocking Capris.

    Towards the end of the set, as Wayne and his C.C. Riders blast through Harlem Shuffle, the Mercury version of Get Down With It, and his thundering original Goin’ Back To Miami, the fully developed Cochran emerges, his sky-high white coiffure remaining awe-inspiringly intact as his mighty C.C. Riders horns blast and his melismatic screams pierce the studio air.

    Cochran was a thoroughly electrifying live act, but this jam-packed collection demonstrates that his often-overlooked recording legacy was scorching too.

  • Various - Beware! Insects and Spiders! 28 Buzzin’ Blasters From The Vaults Of Horror

    10,00

    1-CD with 16-page booklet, 28 tracks. Total playing time approx. 65 min.

    Autumn. Halloween. Horror. Bear Family Records presents a CD compilation all about creepy-crawlies: ’Beware! Insects and Spiders’!
    With 28 recordings from 1937 to 1966 around ’the big creepy crawlies’ the horror comes alive!
    Spanning genres, we hear famous artists such as Lionel Hampton, Chubby Checker and Brook Benton as well as lesser-known tunes, some on CD for the first time.

    Some instrumentals, a song by Belgian singer Freddy Sunders and an early recording featuring Jimi Hendrix are among the many highlights.

    Stylistically, the spectrum ranges from country, surf rock, exotica and pop to rhythm ’n’ blues, jazz and swing and a main focus on rock ’n’ roll.

    The 16-page color booklet includes song annotations by Marc Mittelacher and many often rare photos and memorabilia!

    Insects and spiders – a Halloween theme

    Imagine ladybugs, butterflies or honeybees and Halloween doesn’t exactly come to mind. But have you ever looked at a praying mantis in close-up?

    At the latest then you will learn to be creeped out. Such images were used as models for classic horror movies, oversized insects and spiders became song themes, the fear of spiders, one of the primeval fears of mankind, comes to life here.

    Tarantula

    This handpicked, richly varied compilation presents a wide spectrum of genres of past times, classics, but also many rarities. About a third of the recordings are pure instrumentals, including – as a special highlight – an early recording by Curtis Knight & The Squires, whose lead guitarist was a young Jimi Hendrix!

    Guitar virtuoso Buddy Merrill opens the CD album, and from jazzman Lionel Hampton with his orchestra comes the oldest instrumental recording (1937). Extremely annoying flies are sung about by Hank Williams and Chubby Checker, with Martin Denny’s Tsetse Fly it turns exotic.

    The classic and cult film ’Tarantula’ has also left its ’footprint’ in the music world and is represented here by no less than four performers. Also a highlight: the piano version of the instrumental classic Bumble Boogie, played at breathtaking speed by the British Winifred Atwell!

    The CD comes with a 16-page color booklet containing producer Marc Mittelacher’s notes on each song as well as a wealth of illustrations!

  • Various - Doo Wop Christmas Party (CD)

    15,00

    Koko-Mojo presents a 30 track holiday sampler with Christmas Hits in Doo Wop style! Doo Wop is probably rock & roll’s most romantic music, it’s touching our heart the same way christmas music does. We believe that Doo Wop is a perfect vehicle for a Christmas song.

    We at Koko-Mojo dream of a black Christmas.

  • Various - Booze Party – The Rockers – 90 Years Since Prohibition Ended (CD)

    15,00

    90 Years Since Prohibition Ended, The Rockers, Booze Party is the response in hindsight to the National Prohibition Act, and the thirty songs challenge the preposterous law in verse.

    The National Prohibition Act, known informally as the Volstead Act aim was to make the selling of intoxicating liquids illegal, and the prohibition of consuming alcoholic beverages became law on 17th January 1920. The Anti-Saloon League’s Wayne Wheeler conceived and drafted the bill, which was named after Andrew Volstead, who was the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who managed the legislation. The thirteen years of “dry times“ ended on 5th December1933. It must be said that the soda pop middle-class American years of Rock ‘n‘ Roll was limited in alcohol songs titles, therefore included are some hillbilly rockers to keep the music 100 percent proof! Additionally not all the songs have an alcohol related title and the booze reference is hidden in the lyric. The consequence of the Prohibition ruling was the Mob (gangsters) took control of the outlawed booze industry. This led to murder and mob rule for several years, and the outcome of the law is clearly explained in the opening song the F-B-I Story by Rudy Grayzell. The Three Aces and A Joker hold a Booze Party and in attendance are; The Champs who have a dash of Tequila Twist, Bo Davis rocks and rolls away his problems during Drownin’ All My Sorrows, The Wailers are drinking a Tall Cool One, Jay Chevalier finds Too Many Bubbles in his glass, and all hell breaks loose when Sonny Burgess opens the Thunderbird bottle. Drinking too much booze has given Millie Vernon Bloodshot Eyes, legendary drinker Carl Perkins is in a state of over-consumption known as Dixie Fried, and Billy Lee Riley knows that the alcohol induced high in the barroom means he is Trouble Bound. Across town, Tommy Law is having fun from his Cool Juice, Lee Finn is a little more sophisticated and sings Pour Me A Glass Of Wine, Clyde Stacy Honky is dancing on the Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor, Jimmy Patton hollers Yah I’m Movin which is a 100 percent proof ode to boozing and women, and The Premieres instrumental tune is about this juice known as Firewater. Country folk brewed Moonshine, which Whitey Pullen and Cecil Moore sing about with two different songs of the same title. The brew was also known as hooch and Jack Hold is brewing some in his Moonshine Still, meanwhile the law using the Revenuer Man attempt to close down the stills, and the album uses Bill Goodwin‘s version of the song to tell the tale. A visit to Australia allows Slim Dusty to bring the Rock ‘n‘ Roll hangover to closing time with his ode to drinking The Pub Rock. Our historic series Atomicat Records (ACCD145) 90 Years Since Prohibition Ended, The Rockers, Booze Party will be followed up by Koko Mojo Records (KM-CD-180) 90 Years Since Prohibition Ended, The R&B Rockers, Sloppy Drunk. The sleeve notes from the compilation/ re-issue producer and Dee Jay Mark Armstrong will provide information on the supporting band and were known the session information. The album is topped off with the best possible sound quality possible from our mastering team at our El Paso, Texas, Studio. The concept is lavishly decorated by design artist Alf Button’s Revenge, and the sleeve is made from top-quality eco-friendly cardboard specially designed to avoid the use of plastic and be environmentally friendly. Atomicat Records endeavors to use some lesser-known and for some, perhaps more obscure titles and adds something unexpected to every album. The album is ideal for Dee Jays to fill the dance floor with, and for home listening or while cruising around. You are listening to music from the past and preserving the future! Atomicat Records “often imitated, never duplicated.” All that remains is to say, “Crank up the volume and dig these musical gems.

    Dee Jay Mark Armstrong Bühl, Germany

  • Various - Blues Meets Doo-Wop Volume 1 (CD)

    15,00

    Meeting on a street corner symphony of doo-wop, therefore, is the genre of blues, and The “Mojo” Man tasked with compiling a track list that leans on both genres in equal measures. What is unique about this first volume, and continuing along the same path for the following volumes of this brand-new album series, is that blues and doo-wop are rarely compiled together, let alone seen in the same room together. Yet Blues Meets Doo Wop Volume 1 witnesses their paths crossing, whether knowingly or unwittingly, given that artists of both genres passed along the same corridors of recording studios and record labels, in addition to sharing the same backing musicians when required. With this latest addition of albums, Koko Mojo brings together said genres where blues communicates directly with doo-wop to present this version of historical events. Look no further than an amalgamated collection of the two styles coming together during Hank Ballard and The Midnighters’ ‘I Got A Mind To Leave You’, The Dominoes’ ‘Chicken Blues’, to notorious blues man John Lee Hooker graciously holding the door open for The Andantes to add textures of silk in the backing vocals of ‘Frisco Blues’. Other areas of great quality reveal themselves in The Holidays’ ‘Irene’, The Spaniels and ‘Hey Sister Lizzie’, the Leiber & Stoller penned ‘Riot In Cell Block #9’ performed by The Robins, to the perfect definition of this album series from The Larks with ‘Eyesight To The Blind’. Littered throughout with gifts from the gods, Blues Meets Doo Wop Volume 1 is a unique collection of twenty-eight tracks for your listening pleasure, covering a period of history rarely featured, let alone discussed, where blues and doo-wop shared numerous relationships, and the end results being these enigmatic tracks. Such is their nature, Koko Mojo is once again first to the post by delivering a unique slice of music nostalgia with Blues Meets Doo Wop.

    Nathan Olsen-Haines (Koko Mojo)

  • Various - Black Pearls – Rhythm & Blues Volume 4 (CD)

    15,00

    Ei paha. Ei ainuttakaan huonoa biisiä. Kunnon party levy.

    ”Raw Blues – Rhythm Rockin Boogie”

  • McGhee Stick - The Spo-Dee-O-Dee Man (2CD) (CD)

    15,00

    Although he was an excellent guitarist, singer and songwriter, GRANVILLE ’STICK(S)’ McGHEE famously suffered from ’rather more famous older brother’ syndrome, being the younger sibling of Brownie McGhee.

    However, Stick wrote and recorded ’Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee’, a benchmark embryonic Rock & Roll classic, thus ensuring himself a place at the table in discussions about ’What was the first R&R record?’

    Moreover, between 1946 and 1960, in a sadly truncated career (he died of lung cancer, aged only forty-three) he recorded an impressive body of Blues and R&B for labels like Atlantic, Savoy and King, many of which showcased his trademark biting guitar solos.

    This 2-CD set is the first to gather all known surviving Stick(s) McGhee recordings onto one compilation, starting with several mid-40s sides recorded as a sideman for brother Brownie, and Dan Burley, which are well-nigh impossible to find elsewhere on CD.

  • Ray James - Got My Mind Set On You 1959-1962 (CD)

    13,00

    James Ray could and should have been a flagship artist for the newly-emerging soul music, as it transitioned from 50s R&B into a new and exciting sound for the 60s.

    His early singles ’If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody’ and ’Itty Bitty Pieces’ gave him US chart success and a high level of credibility in the UK, where both were covered successfully in the Beat Group era. His original recording of ’I’ve Got My Mind Set On You’ brought one of his biggest fans, ex-Beatle George Harrison, back to the top of the US and US charts in the late 1980s, almost 25 years after George bought James’s lone LP on a personal trip to the US before Beatlemania arrived there.

    Sadly James was not equipped to handle stardom himself, and not able to free himself from the clutches of long term drug abuse. He died of an overdose in 1965, leaving a pitifully small discography behind him and virtually no information about himself, or his life outside the recording studio.

    James made almost all of his recordings between 1959 and the end of 1962, and this new Jasmine collection brings together everything that he cut during that time. All six singles, including the three mentioned above and his exceedingly rare debut 45 as ’Little Jimmy Ray’ are featured here in their original mono, along with his lone album in its rarer stereo format. As you will hear, James could sing all kinds of material beautifully. It’s such a shame that his personal demons prevented him from recording more of it.

    Far and away the most comprehensive collection of James’ recordings that has been assembled in the digital era, it’s something that no connoisseur of 60s black American music should be without. James’s star might not have shone for long, but it shone like a supernova in the few years that he recorded and the proof of his immense talent pours out of every performance in this stellar Jasmine anthology.

  • Southlanders - Britain’s First Doo-Woppers – The (Almost) Complete Singles 1955-60 (CD)

    13,00

    Long before there was ska, reggae or any subsequent form of globally accepted music from Jamaica, there was the Southlanders.

    The members of the quartet settled in England during the first wave of mass immigration from the Caribbean, and came together as a singing group in 1952 at the behest of leading calypsonian Edric Connor, initially singing mento and calypso with him before ’going solo’ and making the recordings presented in ’Britain’s First Doo Woppers’ between 1954 and 1960.

    Jasmine has collected all but one of the Southlanders’ non-calypso studio recordings, along with a couple of special surprises, to bring you the first ever compilation by the first ever Jamaican group to be seen on TV or heard on radio on a regular basis.

    Among the highlights here are their Top 20 hit ’Alone’, the ever-popular rock ’n’ roll floor filler ’Penny Loafers And Bobby Socks’, a rare audio aircheck of ’Ko Ko Mo’ from the oldest surviving UK TV clip of rock ’n’ roll and their perennial ’Children’s Favourite’ ’I Am A Mole And I Live In A Hole’.

    Attractively packaged as ever, with plenty of rare photographs and ephemera alongside Jasmine’s customary authorative sleeve note, it’s a package that no serious student of Caribbean music, early Rock ’n’ Roll or harmony vocal groups will wish to be without.

    ’Britain’s First Doo Woppers’ has been a long time coming – but the wait is more than worthwhile!

  • Various - Spotlight on Leroy Kirkland – Good Gracious (CD)

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    Koko Mojo Records (KM-CD-176) Songwriter album Thrill-La-Dill looked at Kirkland’s skill with the pen. The second study of his involvement in the music business is heard on Koko Mojo Records (KM-CD-179) Spotlight on Leroy Kirkland, Good Gracious, and the album looks at his behind-the-scenes work in the 1950s. The album is programmed year by year from years 1954 through to 1958, and the music is predominantly performed by Negro artists, with only three Caucasian artists appearing on the disc. Leroy Kirkland for twenty-seven of the songs led the orchestra and arranged the session, he makes one appearance as a named performer, and one included song is a Kirkland co-write. Where known the session details are within the album sleeve.

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