Sugar Jump

The Mojo Man Sez: Lookie here chappie, don’t slip with the lip. Pause while I drop anchor and hip your ship. This party is for the able and the lame should know the score. If you’re not hep and in step, its time for you to blow. Jive is a hard drug, so get hip to it while cuttin’ the rug.

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Dapper Dan

The Mojo Man Sez: Aces to your places it takes a whole lotta jive to keep the joints alive. Dig these cool, frantic and dead in the know bronze kitties with pipes and a most able floorshow. Those dames never let anyone see them sweat and all the hep cats scream murder when they do their canary act.

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Andre Williams

Zephire “Andre” Williams was born in Bessmer, Alabama on November 1, 1936. He lost his mother when he was 6 and learned how to take care of himself at a very early age. At 14 he enrolled in the US Navy using his older brother’s birth certificate. A year later he was busted and sent home with a dishonorable discharge. As Garth Cartwright wrote “Andre Williams is neither a great singer nor a great musician in the traditional sense, but he is undeniably a great character, an innovator with a smile on his face and a hard-on in his pants. In a career spanning nearly six decades, Williams has worn all kinds of musical hats – songwriter, singer, producer, arranger, talent scout.

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Joe Tex

Joe Tex from was born Joseph Arrington Jr. in Rogers, Texas on August 8th, 1935 but he grew up in Baytown. While he was still a little schoolboy, he worked as a paperboy, a shoeshine and he would always sing and dance for the customers. He also sang in the school choir and the church choir. In high school, he played tenor saxophone and started to sing at talent contests. In his junior year of high school, Tex won a talent show in Houston $300 a trip to New York and a week’s stay at the Hotel Teresa in Harlem. He performed at the Apollo Theater (in the amateur section) and he won the Amateur Night competition four times. Talent scout Arthur Prysock introduced Tex to Henry Glover, an A&R man at King Records, who offered him a contract with King.

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Johnny Guitar Watson

Texas-born John Watson Jr. (Houston, Feb. 3rd, 1935) started to play the piano at the age of 8 and guitar at the age of 11 after his grandfather, a guitar-playing preacher, bought him his first guitar. Johnny was a big fan of T-Bone Walker and Clarance ‘Gatemouth’ Brown. At 15 he moved to Los Angeles with his mother where he started his career as a piano player.

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Gene & Eunice

Gene & Eunice ‘The Sweethearts of Rhythm And Blues’ were a Los Angeles based duo composed of singer-songwriters Gene Wilson (a.k.a Gene Forrest) and Eunice Levy. Gene was born Forrest Samuel Wilson, Jr. on September 3, 1931, in San Antonio, and Eunice was born Eunice Hazel Russ on March 12, 1931, in Texarkana, Texas. Gene & Eunice recorded more than a dozen self-penned songs between 1954 and 1959. The two met at local DJ Hunter Hancock’s talent show in Los Angeles. They started to date and they decided to get married after being together for a short time. They had a # 6 Billboard hit in 1954 with Ko Ko Mo a song covered by the likes of Perry Como, Louis Armstrong, the Crew-Cuts, the Charms, Hawkshaw Hawkins and at least a dozen more only in the first months after the song was released.

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Wild Life

The Mojo Man says: I guess it all goes back to the days of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They must have “shook that thing.” Adam told Eve “don’t be so cute, and give me some of that Forbidden Fruit.” The rest they say is history and it’s a solid mess if you ask me!

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Voodoo Lou

The Mojo Man says To get in a mellow groove you gotta know how to move. You riff low and you riff high. Then you jump high frantic and fly. Then all the weird people will raise a shout somebody is turning the “joint” out. Dig what I’m putting down or get out of town.

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Holy Smoke

The Mojo Man says: Here is some advice for the lovesick in the hep world; if strong winds are rocking your boat and the grapevine is sounding loud and wrong, don’t howl and growl, just bring all pushes to shoves. Give out sweet and Peteet, pull into the curb before your dreamboat becomes a battle-ship.

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It’s A Man Down There

The Mojo Man says: Upstate chicks and real gone Jims, dig these crazy tunes straight from the “Land of the Ravy-Gravy” a mighty great bunch of tasty musical artifacts you can dance to -and when the stash begins to rock and the band starts hopping, the real gone hits the floor and starts bopping. – Little Victor (a.k.a DJ “Mojo” Man)

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Crockroach Run

The Mojo Man says: Well, well, well, we got a second helping of danceable funny ones here. My personal faves are “Sleepwalkin’ Woman” and “My Next Door Neighbor” followed by “You Look Bad” and “Hoodoo Party” but I l really love ‘em all. It takes a whole lot f bulling jive to keep the joints alive. – Little Victor (a.k.a DJ “Mojo” Man)

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Work With It

The Mojo Man says: Cool axe-grinders hip to the tip that will make you laugh and cry, so Jack get hip to this jive Be ready for Freddy. Fall in line and get on time. The cats here are solid as a rock. If there’s no “rootin’ and tootin’’ “ won’t be no cuttin’ and shootin’. Enjoy! – Little Victor (a.k.a DJ “Mojo” Man)

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Cat Scratchin’

Jumping jills and jiving cats, this mighty fine collection is devoted to lady singers. Dig their sound and move the furniture around, put on your dancing shoes and dance to their blues. Get the joints shaking and the rugs quacking, but watch out ’cause these dames are dangerous as much as they are glamorous. MEOW!

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You’re Too Bad

WOWzer! So many cool harmonica tracks from the golden age of music here- and we do like the “Mississippi Saxophone” Y’all. The only “big” name here is Little Walter -who also blows harp on the John Brim song. All the other cats are pretty much obscure unless you are a “tip toe Joe” that’s in the know. Jack, I’m not gonna tell you everything about everybody, but I sure love ’em all. BLOW MAN BLOW!

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Burning Frets

You are holding a “fine frame, no parts lame” platter filled to the brim with boss gee-tar tunes from the from the golden age of music. It’s hard to stand still. All the cats conjugate to elucidate. Very different guitar styles from “slick” to “mean” and everything in between. This disc is loaded with hepcats from all fronts, mad aces in their places. Please play this loud!

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Love Shock

Well, well, well! Look what we got here dear cats and kittens… another “cool as a toilet stool” anthology of great songs from the “land of the Ravy-Gravy” about this thing called “love” and some of the best songs in the World are about love. You can finally dance to it. Not only that. I’m sure you’ll LOVE it!

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Fool Mule

Another winning selection of mighty fine dancing tunes from “The Land of the Ravy-Gravy” that will bring a smile on your face and even a few chuckles, dear hep cats and kittens.This new boss anthology of pretty obscure songs from the golden era of music is once again filled to the brim with lotta great funny “rocking” numbers…. all KILLERS, no FILLERS!

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Don’t Mess With Me, Baby

When you ain’t got a woman, you got the blues…. when you got a woman… you STILL got the blues. This is the lesson you will learn hep cats and kittens, by simply listening and dancing to this wonderful anthology filled to the brim with songs about the eternal LOVE-HATE relationship between men and women that started with Adam and Eve at the Garden of Eden… ENJOY!

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Move On!

Dig this boss selection of songs from the “Land of the Ravy-Gravy” filled to the brim with tunes that will allow you hip cats and kittens to try your best not only at the TWIST but also at the DOUBLE FREEZE, the WIGGLE, the KANGAROO, the CRAWL, the TWIRL and other forgotten dances you probably never heard of… ENJOY!

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Groove Juice

It must have been heaven on earth, when record playing time was limited to only about three minutes per side, as there wasn’t enough space for more on a fragile 78 rpm shellack. The majority of these titles was simply designed for dancing and pure pleasure in late 40s and early 50s territory jukeboxes, most of them pressed in relatively small quantities only and good survivors from way back then are scarce today. Enjoy your Shag-, Lindy-, Balboa- or Boogie-dancing with this collection. To tell it with ‘The Hipster’: “Put a nickel in the slot!”

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Bad Hangover

This is volume two of a series of danceable Rhythm & Blues re-issues. Picked by a DJ from his boppin’ and rockin’ set and remastered for best possible sound. This volume features songs about booze, beeing drunk and bad hangovers. 14 classic songs that make you move your hips.

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