I Love To Rock 'n' Roll Koko Mojo (KMCD064) is the second Southern Bred exploration into the music from Louisiana and New Orleans known as Crescent City and the artists and newly introduced performers are intermixed throughout the series to make a more diverse assortment of sound and artist.
Unquestionably the aural feeling of this album is varied, with a dynamic and eclectic assortment of recordings. The titles are not used in chronological order they are used to fit with the albums direction and add a variety of sound. Most importantly due to the time frame of the recordings the sound and style for some artists may have changed. As always, the sequence of artists and styles sit comfortably side by side and this album focuses on Rhythm & Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, and up-tempo Blues music.
The mouthwatering array of Rhythm & Blues talent includes; Eddie Bo, Smiley Lewis, Little Eddie who has a name change to Eddie Lang and the exceptional Earl King who has Fats on piano, but who is Fats? The stalwarts are; Paul Gayten and His Orchestra, Champion Jack Dupree, Roy Brown, Frankie Lee Sims, Jesse Thomas, Rudy Green, and Classie Ballou and a man who was integral in the New Orleans music scene Roy Byrd aka Professor Longhair. With a different musical approach, you will hear, Linda Hopkins, Oscar McLollie and His Honeyjumpers and Big Boy Myles with Mac Rebennack Orchestra together with Bluesmen supreme Slim Harpo and Buddy Guy to deepen the aural feel of the album.
The Rock 'n' Roll hitmakers featured are; Fats Domino, Larry Williams, Clarence (Frogman) Henry, Richard Berry and The Lockettes, and Doo Wop rocker Donnie Elbert who add extra dynamism to the sound. The album like its predecessors could also be referred to as a self-composed album for most of the songs that came from the artist's pen. The album is great to play at home and perfect for Dee Jays who will find good dance-floor filling songs.
As with every album, there is more music to hear and enjoy and the vibrant music has a pleasing up-tempo feel throughout. Our albums have; stunning design, sleeve notes, twenty-eight songs, mastered for the best possible sound. The disc is housed in an attractively designed cardboard sleeve, specially designed to avoid the use of plastic and be environmentally friendly. You are listening to music from the past and preserving the future!
Dee Jay Mark Armstrong
01 Eddie Bo I Love To Rock 'n' Roll (Bocage) 02:25 Ace 1959
02 Little Sonny Jones I Got Booted (Bartholomew) 02:19 Imperial 1954
03 Eddie Lang She’s Mine, All Mine (Langlois, Ruffino) 01:58 Ron 1959
04 Roy Brown Big Town (Brown) 02:55 DeLuxe 1951
05 Jesse Thomas Jack Of Diamonds (Thomas) 02:11 Specialty 1951
06 Larry Williams Let Me Tell You Baby (Williams) 02:39 Speciality 1957
07 Earl King featuring Fats on Piano Is Everything Alright (King, Vincent) 02:46 Ace 1956
08 Big Boy Myles and The Shaw-Wees Who's Been Fooling You (Byrd) 01:56 Specialty 1955
09 Roy Byrd and His Blues Jumpers Bald Head (Bryd) 02:31 Mercury 1950
10 Classie Ballou and His Tempo Kings Orchestra Loving Huggin’ Kissin’ My Baby (Shuler, Ballou) 02:48 Goldband 1956
11 Tommy Ridgely Jam Up Twist (Ridgely) 02:49 Atlantic 1962
12 Buddy Guy Slop Around (Dixon, Guy, Montgomery) 02:05 Chess 1960
13 Slim Harpo Bobby Sox Baby (Moore, West) 01:41 Excello 1960
14 Donnie Elbert Leona (Cooley) 02:23 DeLuxe 1957
15 Roland Cook I've Got A Girl (Cook-Vincent) 02:15 Ace 1957
16 Linda Hopkins Rock & Roll Blues (Connolly, Weiner) 02:07 Atco 1957
17 Paul Gayten and His Orchestra Cow Cow Blues (Davenport) 02:01 Okeh 1953
18 Fats Domino Bo Weevil (Bartholomew, Antoine Domino) 02:11 Imperial 1956
19 Clarence Henry I Found A Home (Henry, Gayten) 02:29 Argo 1957
20 Champion Jack Dupree Rub A Little Boogie (Dupree) 02:16 King 1954
21 Frankie Lee Sims Hey Little Girl (Vincent, Sims) 02:38 Ace 1957
22 Larry Williams You Bug Me Baby (Williams) 01:52 Specialty 1957
23 Rudy Green and Orchestra It's You I Love (Green) 02:14 Chance 1953
24 Roland Cook I Want To Know Why (Cook, Vincent) 02:28 Ace 1957
25 Richard Berry and The Lockettes The Mess Around (Berry) 02:37 Flip 1958
26 Linda Hopkins and The Red Callender Orchestra Get Off My Wagon (Leiber, Stoller) 02:35 Forecast 1954
27 Oscar McLollie and His Honeyjumpers Hot Banana (Thomas) 02:21 Modern 1954
28 Big Boy Myles with Mac Rebennack Orchestra New Orleans (Klein) 02:24 Ace 1960