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Geechie Goomie - R'n'B Gone Caribbean

    50's Rhythm & Blues with an eye on Caribbean/Latin sound. Here is a collection of fine and long forgotten examples, but without the Pig Latin that Louis Jordan or Slim Gaillard were so famous for. We dug deep in the vaults, recorded from very good 78s or old shiny vinyl, that was as closest as possible to the original quality. - Hit dat Jive and dig it! 


    10" LP Info: Limited edition of 500 copies.

    When you hear the crisp robo-electro of "Don't Stop The Rock" it immediately transports you back to the mid-eighties when these sounds were first emerging and blowing up the streets. A real favourite of cult Detroit DJ and original light flasher The Electrifying Mojo, it will still have you doing back flips to this day with its jerking beats and serrated synth lines all looking to the future. On the flip, the urgent space crusade that is "It's Automatic" surges with galactic chords with robotic vocals that bring a brilliant retrofuture feeling. This is an essential little 7" that really packs a punch.


    Issue 314 - January 2020

      A BUMPER SEASONAL PACKAGE, pairing a deep dive inside the genius of Leonard Cohen (plus the exclusive story of the posthumous new album, Thanks For The Dance) with our indispensable Review Of The Year, featuring the 75 Best New Albums of 2019, best reissues and the best releases in specialist genres – all presented in a handy and stylish additional book. The covermount CD is a comprehensive Best Of 2019, including tracks by Nick Cave, Underworld, Sharon Van Etten, Bill Callahan, Cate Le Bon and Fat White Family. Also in the issue: Ginger Baker – the full story; Brittany Howard’s solo breakout; the birth of Madness; Beck’s back pages; and Fontaines DC’s brilliant year. Not to mention: Springsteen, Hendrix, Nilsson, Lana Del Rey, Paul Butterfield, Jaz Coleman, Mark Hollis, Weller’s avant garde EP… and Ivor Cutler. Plus: Officially The Greatest Christmas Albums Of All Time!


      Issue 313 - December 2019

        COVER STORY: NEIL YOUNG From high up in the Rockies, the patron saint of Doing Your Thing delivers his latest thunderbolt, forged with the help of weed hits, eco ire and rock’n’roll’s most storied backing band: Crazy Horse.

        DEBBIE HARRY The Blondie singer has told her own story at last: adoption, acid, punk, Bowie’s junk, the secrets and lies. But why did it feel like pulling teeth?

        THE ROLLING STONES From Olympic to Altamont via Hyde Park and Cotchford Farm, Ethan Russell’s peerless photographs tell the story of Let It Bleed, the Stones’ first masterpiece.

        LOU REED As a book of his complete lyrics emerges, Reed’s partner Laurie Anderson offers blazing insight into his world – Rotten Rita, Newspaper Joe and all.

        CATE LE BON Back to her West Wales hometown with Britain’s most unusual songwriter, fêted by John Cale, Deerhunter and more for her psychedelic spirit and studio suss.

        MARK LANEGAN An elemental voice. A helluva life – from peak grunge to 8-day coma to solo salvation. The takeaway? “You don’t have to get shittier as you get older.”

        R.E.M. Folk-rock gave way to glam, irony and volume when Athens’ finest unleashed their Monster. 25 years on, the band relive a divisive album and watershed tour.

        BETTY WRIGHT How to survive and thrive in the rigged game of showbiz, with one of ’70s soul’s great unsung voices. “Don’t cry over spilt milk,” she advises.


        Issue 312 - November 2019

          COVER STORY: THE WHO Townshend and Daltrey have laid down their cudgels to deliver the best Who album in decades. But don’t imagine the sparks don’t fly in these exclusive MOJO interviews. “Roger *chose not to visit the studio once,” says Pete. “That’s kind of sad.”

          COVERMOUNT CD: HEAVY NUGGETS VOL. V The latest in MOJO’S much-loved series of riffmungous connoisseur compilations features Hawkwind, Groundhogs, Acid Mothers Temple, The Heads, Fu Manchu, Crushed Butler and more.

          PiL Braving tales of dope and danger, MOJO reopens the Metal Box with the men who sealed it, 40 years ago. “Chemical warfare was going on!” recalls John Lydon.

          HAWKWIND As a new album looms, MOJO revisits the insanity of Space Ritual – the tour-cum-album that made their legend. “It was an idealistic thing,” learns Ian Harrison.

          JUDY COLLINS In the mid-’50s, her passion for folk music derailed a promising career as a concert pianist. Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen had reason to thank their stars.

          UNDERWORLD How rave’s art-rock wing tore each other apart, and how, miraculously, 2019 became their most productive year. It’s been emotional, they tell Andrew Male.

          GENE CLARK The fragile founding Byrd had invented folk- and country-rock to little reward. Cue a lush pop makeover – in make-up! – and an ill-starred masterpiece...

          BIG THIEF A Christian cult, a controlling father: Adrianne Lenker made her escape from both with the help of her songs, and her band of brothers. Mat Snow reports.


          Clear / Alleys Of Your Mind

          Tunes don't really comes as influential or groundbreaking as Cybotron's seminal "Clear", one of Juan Atkins first foray into producing from 1983 which laid the blueprint for electro and many others to come. Rarer than hens teeth on 7", here is a full digitally remastered version, complete with the debut "Alleys Of Your Mind" from 1981 on the B side. Limited edition.

          Various Artists

          Back Fire - The Rhythm, The Blues, The Hot Guitar Part 2

            The Mojo Man says: You’re holding a "fine frame, no parts lame" platter filled to the brim with boss gee-tar tunes 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. 

            Various Artists

            Walkin' Girl - The Rhythm, The Blues, The Hot Guitar Part 1

              The Mojo Man says: You’re holding a "fine frame, no parts lame" platter filled to the brim with boss gee-tar tunes 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. 

              Various Artists

              Bad Hangover - Drinking Songs Straight From The Jukejoint - Part 2

                Limited edition of 500.

                Drinking songs straight from the jukejoint - Part 2 - songs about booze, being drunk and bad hangovers. 14 classic songs that make you move your hips.

                Hep cats and kool kittens dig this mighty fine mess of stone cold classic rhythm and blues tunes. We're riding the caboose to Boozeville. Have no fear, drink some beer, drink some wine, it ain't no crime, drink some gin, it ain't no sin. All "great shakes-no fakes" here, guaranteed to knock your socks off! 

                Reel Big Fish

                Everything Sucks

                This is Reel Big Fish's punchy ska-core debut, brass sections whip up a storm, quirky rhythms, grungy guitar and pithy lyrics. It's cool.

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