Get ready all you hep-cats ‘cause there’s reason to celebrate. The good folks at England’s Koko Mojo Records have assembled the kind of compilations that are almost too delicious for words. But you don’t need words to get on down and dance your fool self crazy…which is exactly what I did!
Author Archives: Mike Greenblatt
“God Moves On the Water” was recorded by Blind Willie Johnson for Columbia Records in New Orleans when representatives from the great label of the North went on a field expedition throughout Louisiana to try and find regional talent. It’s safe to say they hit the jackpot with the blind singing songwriting preaching Texan.
Mac Rebennack was run out of his native New Orleans when he was 28 and told to never come back. In Los Angeles, after becoming the go-to guy of recording sessions, he rechristened himself Dr. John, The Night Tripper, and recorded his debut as a solo artist, one of the greatest albums of all-time, 1968’s “Gris-Gris.” Dr. John, now 77, goes over all the fine ingredients that make up this 50-year-old album.
Pioneering Prog-Rock, Jazz Insanity, Mississippi Blues from France and two new divas make Dramatic Entrances
There’s some never-heard-before kind of sound here! Slivovitz, Vantomme and Muddy Gurdy are like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Don’t take my word for it. Check it on out! Plus, the way-out insanity jazz of Kevin Sun and Arnan Raz are totally mind-blowing, and two sultry sexy divas make dramatic entrances.
Jazz-Rock Fusion, Hillbilly Boogie, Alligator Blues, Canadian Craziness, Louisiana History and a Living Legend
This month’s batch of sound takes us back to the swamps of 1950s Louisiana, modern-day Chicago, a certified legend in John Mayall, a rollicking debut from Big Shoes (made up of members of the bands of Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Taj Mahal and Delbert McClinton) an outrageous Canadian septet, Living Fossil, and don’t forget the man they call Hristo.