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theres an article and listing in the March 83 edition of Record Collector......dunno how complete it is.......let me know if you want a scan........ smile.gif

Thanks Sean and Jim,

I'd really appreciate a list or a scan of the article (please send to info@millbrand.com)

It's nothing urgent, I just wondered how many 45s they issued. It's difficult because Mojo and other Polydor labels shared a group catalogue numbering system.

I have about eighty Mojo 45s and I can think of a further twenty or so. No doubt there are more.

Best regards,

Paul Mooney

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Does anyone have a full list of UK 45s issued on Mojo?

Can I just add a request for a Mojo ALBUM listing to this? Thanks.

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Here's my incomplete list...

2001-118 : Bobby Byrd - I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone) (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2001-155 : JBs - These Are The JB's (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2027-001 : Formations - At The Top Of The Stairs / Magic Melody

2027-003 : Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul / If You Don't Work You Can't Eat

2027-004 : Fascinations - Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music / Who Could Be Loving You

2027-005 : Kool & The Gang - Funky Man / Kool And The Gang / Let The Music Take Your Mind

2027-010 : Jean Battle - Love Making / When A Woman Loves A Man

2027-011 : Jimmy Dawkins - Things I Used To Do / Put It On The Hawg

2027-012 : Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together / Funky Me

2027-013 : Blossoms - Touchdown / It's All Up To You

2027-015 : Timmy Thomas - People Are Changin' / Rainbow Power

2092-001 : Tami Lynn - I'm Gonna Run Away From You / The Boy Next Door

2092-002 : Three Degrees - You're The One / Rose Garden

2092-003 : Fuzz - I Love You For All Seasons / (Instrumental)

2092-004 : Fascinations - Girls Are Out To Get You / You'll Be Sorry

2092-005 : Doris Duke - To The Other Woman / I Don't Care Anymore

2092-006 : Oscar Weathers - The Spoiler / You Wants To Play

2092-007 : Delfonics - He Don't Really Love You / Without You

2092-008 : Fuzz - Like An Open Door / Leave It All Behind Me

2092-009 : Three Degrees - There's So Much love All Around Me / Maybe

2092-011 : Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything (He Wants Me To) / But I Love Him

2092-012 : Tami Lynn - That's Understanding / Never No More

2092-013 : Jamo Thomas & His Party Brothers - I Spy (For The FBI) / Snake Hip Mama

2092-014 : JJ Jackson - But It's Alright / Do The Boogaloo

2092-016 : Jesse James - Don't Nobody Want To Get Married (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2092-017 : Doris Duke - If She's Your Wife (Who Am I?) / It Sure Was Fun

2092-018 : Fascinations - I'm So Lucky (He Loves Me) / Say It Isn't So

2092-019 : ZZ Hill - Faithful And True / I Think I'd Do It

2092-020 : Freddie North - She's All I Got

2092-021 : Fabulous Counts - Get Down People / Lunar Funk

2092-023 : Jean Wells - After Loving You / Puttin' The Best On The Outside

2092-025 : Willie Tee - Thank You John / Walking Up A One Way Street / Teasin' You

2092-027 : Ponderosa Twins + One - You Send Me / Hey Girl

2092-028 : BJ Arnau - I Want To Go Back There Again / I Love You

2092-029 : Orlons - Spinnin' Top / Anyone Who Had A Heart

2092-030 : Betty Lavette - Let Me Down Easy / I Feel Good (All Over) / What I Don't Know (Won't Hurt Me)

2092-032 : Fontella Bass - Who You Gonna Blame? / Hold On This Time

2092-033 : Little Johnny Taylor - Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2092-035 : Toussaint McCall - Nothing Takes The Place Of You / Shimmy

2092-036 : Elephant Band - Stone Penguin / Groovin' At The Apollo

2092-037 : Bobby Patterson - How Do You Spell Love / She Don't Have To See You (To See Through You)

2092-040 : Donnie Elbert - This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) / Good To Me

2092-043 : Freddie North - Sweeter Than Sweetness / I Did The Woman Wrong

2092-044 : Little Johnny Taylor - It's My Fault Darling / There's Something On Your Mind

2092-045 : Fontella Bass - I Want Everyone To Know / I Need To Be Loved

2092-047 : Joe Perkins - Wrapped Up In Your Love / Looking For A Woman

2092-049 : Bird Rollins - Love Man From Carolina / She Needs Lovin' All The Time

2092-050 : El Dorados - Loose Booty (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2092-052 : O'Jays - I Dig Your Act / I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow

2092-053 : James Carr - Freedom Train / That's What I Want To Know

2092-054 : Moses & Joshua Dillard - My Ellusive Dreams / Get Out Of My Heart

2092-055 : Invitations - What's Wrong With Me Baby /

2092-056 : James & Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet / Wish You Didn't Have To Go

2092-057 : Sweet Charity - Tennessee Waltz / Never Get Home

2092-058 : Flirtations - Why Didn't I Think Of That / Oh Mia Bamba

2092-059 : Bettye Swann - Make Me Yours / I Will Not Cry

2092-060 : Jimmy Ruffin - Mother's Love / Waiting On You

2092-062 : Doris Troy - Baby I Love You / To My Father's House

2092-063 : Ikettes - Peaches 'N' Cream / Sally Go Round The Roses

2093-002 : Vernon Brown - I'm A Lover / Of Your Life

2093-006 : James Brown - Hey America! / Brother Rapp (Part 1)

2093-007 : JBs - Gimme Some More / The Rabbit Got The Gun

2093-008 : Joe Simon - Drowning In The Sea Of Love / Let Me Be The One (The One Who Loves You)

2093-009 : Lee Dorsey - Freedom For The Stallion / If She Won't (Find Someone Who Will)

2093-010 : Hank Ballard - Annie Had A Baby / Teardrops On Your Letter

2093-011 : Millie Jackson - A Child Of God (It's Hard To Believe) / You're The Joy Of My Life

2093-013 : Bobby Byrd - Keep On Doin' What You're Doin' / Let Me Know

2093-014 : Joe Simon - You Are Everything / Pool Of Bad Luck

2093-015 : Millie Jackson - Ask Me What You Want / I Just Can't Stand It

2093-016 : JBs - Hot Pants Road / Pass The Peas

2093-017 : Bobby Byrd - If You Got A Love You Better (Hold On To It) / You've Got To Change Your Mind

2093-018 : Bobby Newsome - Jody, Come Back And Get Your Shoes / Post Office

2093-019 : Winifred Parker - Stop Her On Sight (SOS) / I'm On My Way

2093-020 : Bobby Byrd - Never Get Enough / My Concerto

2093-022 : Millie Jackson - My Man, A Sweet Man / I Gotta Get Away (From My Own Self)

2093-023 : Joe Simon - Power Of Love / The Mirror Don't Lie

2093-024 : Joe Simon - I Found My Dad / Trouble In My Home

2093-025 : Fred Wesley & The JBs - JB Shout / Backstabbers

2093-026 : Ernie Shelby - Bend Over Backwards / Punish Me

2093-027 : The Burner Lee Austin - Real Woman / Gimme Your Hand

2093-028 : Bobby Byrd - Saying It And Doin' It / Vicki Anderson -Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage

2093-030 : Joe Simon - Step By Step / Talk Don't Bother Me

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Many thanks for the scans. I noticed three 45s they missed out so I'll post a full list later.

2011-083 : Chee Chee & Peppy - I Know I'm In Love / My Love Will Never Fade Away

2092-027 : Ponderosa Twins + One - You Send Me / Hey Girl

2092-057 : Sweet Charity - Tennessee Waltz / Never Get Home

It seems they issued 105 singles on Mojo, lots of great soul and funk. I'm about 20 singles missing so if anyone has any unwanted or duplicate Mojo 45s please let me know.

Best regards,

Paul Mooney

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So here's what I think is the full list of MOJO singles...

2001-115 : JBs - These Are The JBs (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2001-118 : Bobby Byrd - I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone) (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2001-150 : Vicki Anderson - Super Good (Part1) / (Part 2)

2001-155 : JBs - These Are The JB's (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2011-083 : Chee Chee & Peppy - I Know I'm In Love / My Love Will Never Fade Away

2027-001 : Formations - At The Top Of The Stairs / Magic Melody

2027-002 : JBs - The Grunt (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2027-003 : Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul / If You Don't Work You Can't Eat

2027-004 : Fascinations - Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music / Who Could Be Loving You

2027-005 : Kool & The Gang - Funky Man / Kool And The Gang / Let The Music Take Your Mind

2027-006 : Kool & The Gang - Love The Life You Live / The Penguin

2027-009 : Kool & The Gang - Music Is The Message (Part1) / (Part 2)

2027-010 : Jean Battle - Love Making / When A Woman Loves A Man

2027-011 : Jimmy Dawkins - Things I Used To Do / Put It On The Hawg

2027-012 : Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together / Funky Me

2027-013 : Blossoms - Touchdown / It's All Up To You

2027-015 : Timmy Thomas - People Are Changin' / Rainbow Power

2092-001 : Tami Lynn - I'm Gonna Run Away From You / The Boy Next Door

2092-002 : Three Degrees - You're The One / Rose Garden

2092-003 : Fuzz - I Love You For All Seasons / (Instrumental)

2092-004 : Fascinations - Girls Are Out To Get You / You'll Be Sorry

2092-005 : Doris Duke - To The Other Woman / I Don't Care Anymore

2092-006 : Oscar Weathers - The Spoiler / You Wants To Play

2092-007 : Delfonics - He Don't Really Love You / Without You

2092-008 : Fuzz - Like An Open Door / Leave It All Behind Me

2092-009 : Three Degrees - There's So Much love All Around Me / Maybe

2092-010 : Chuck Wood - Seven Days Too Long / Soul Shing-A-Ling

2092-011 : Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything (He Wants Me To) / But I Love Him

2092-012 : Tami Lynn - That's Understanding / Never No More

2092-013 : Jamo Thomas & His Party Brothers - I Spy (For The FBI) / Snake Hip Mama

2092-014 : JJ Jackson - But It's Alright / Do The Boogaloo

2092-015 : Al Kent - You Got To Pay The Price / Where Do I Go From Here (UNISSUED)

2092-016 : Jesse James - Don't Nobody Want To Get Married (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2092-017 : Doris Duke - If She's Your Wife (Who Am I?) / It Sure Was Fun

2092-018 : Fascinations - I'm So Lucky (He Loves Me) / Say It Isn't So

2092-019 : ZZ Hill - Faithful And True / I Think I'd Do It

2092-020 : Freddie North - She's All I Got / Ain't Nothing In The News (But The Blues)

2092-021 : Fabulous Counts - Get Down People / Lunar Funk

2092-022 : Ray Baretto - El Watusi / Ritmo Sambruso

2092-023 : Jean Wells - After Loving You / Puttin' The Best On The Outside

2092-024 : People's Choice - I Likes To Do It / Big Ladies Man

2092-025 : Willie Tee - Thank You John / Walking Up A One Way Street / Teasin' You

2092-027 : Ponderosa Twins + One - You Send Me / Hey Girl

2092-028 : BJ Arnau - I Want To Go Back There Again / I Love You

2092-029 : Orlons - Spinnin' Top / Anyone Who Had A Heart

2092-030 : Betty Lavette - Let Me Down Easy / I Feel Good (All Over) / What I Don't Know (Won't Hurt Me)

2092-031 : Oliver Sain - St Louis Breakdown / Shirley Brown - I Ain't Gonna Tell

2092-032 : Fontella Bass - Who You Gonna Blame? / Hold On This Time

2092-033 : Little Johnny Taylor - Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2092-034 : Bobby Powell - Peace Begins Within / Question

2092-035 : Toussaint McCall - Nothing Takes The Place Of You / Shimmy

2092-036 : Elephant Band - Stone Penguin / Groovin' At The Apollo

2092-037 : Bobby Patterson - How Do You Spell Love / She Don't Have To See You (To See Through You)

2092-038 : Midnight Movers - Why Don't We Do It In The Road (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2092-040 : Donnie Elbert - This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) / Good To Me

2092-041 : Marva Whitney - Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear / We Need More (But Somebody Got To Sacrafice)

2092-043 : Freddie North - Sweeter Than Sweetness / I Did The Woman Wrong

2092-044 : Little Johnny Taylor - It's My Fault Darling / There's Something On Your Mind

2092-045 : Fontella Bass - I Want Everyone To Know / I Need To Be Loved

2092-046 : African Music Machine - Black Water Gold / Making Nassau Fruit Juice

2092-047 : Joe Perkins - Wrapped Up In Your Love / Looking For A Woman

2092-048 : Art Gentry - Breakthrough / Wonderful Dream

2092-049 : Bird Rollins - Love Man From Carolina / She Needs Lovin' All The Time

2092-050 : El Dorados - Loose Booty (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2092-052 : O'Jays - I Dig Your Act / I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow

2092-053 : James Carr - Freedom Train / That's What I Want To Know

2092-054 : Moses & Joshua Dillard - My Ellusive Dreams / Get Out Of My Heart

2092-055 : Invitations - What's Wrong With Me Baby / Why Did My Baby Turn Bad

2092-056 : James & Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet / Wish You Didn't Have To Go

2092-057 : Sweet Charity - Tennessee Waltz / Never Get Home

2092-058 : Flirtations - Why Didn't I Think Of That / Oh Mia Bamba

2092-059 : Bettye Swann - Make Me Yours / I Will Not Cry

2092-060 : Jimmy Ruffin - Mother's Love / Waiting On You

2092-062 : Doris Troy - Baby I Love You / To My Father's House

2092-063 : Ikettes - Peaches 'N' Cream / Sally Go Round The Roses

2093-001 : Sonny Ross - Alakazam / Piper Must Be Paid

2093-002 : Vernon Brown - I'm A Lover / Of Your Life

2093-003 : Joe Simon - You're The One For Me / I Ain't Giving Up

2093-004 : Bobby Byrd - (Hot Pants) I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming / Hang It

2093-005 : Vicki Anderson - I'm Too Tough For Mr. Big Stuff (Hot pants) / Sound Funky

2093-006 : James Brown - Hey America! / Brother Rapp (Part 1)

2093-007 : JBs - Gimme Some More / The Rabbit Got The Gun

2093-008 : Joe Simon - Drowning In The Sea Of Love / Let Me Be The One (The One Who Loves You)

2093-009 : Lee Dorsey - Freedom For The Stallion / If She Won't (Find Someone Who Will)

2093-010 : Hank Ballard - Annie Had A Baby / Teardrops On Your Letter

2093-011 : Millie Jackson - A Child Of God (It's Hard To Believe) / You're The Joy Of My Life

2093-013 : Bobby Byrd - Keep On Doin' What You're Doin' / Let Me Know

2093-014 : Joe Simon - You Are Everything / Pool Of Bad Luck

2093-015 : Millie Jackson - Ask Me What You Want / I Just Can't Stand It

2093-016 : JBs - Hot Pants Road / Pass The Peas

2093-017 : Bobby Byrd - If You Got A Love You Better (Hold On To It) / You've Got To Change Your Mind

2093-018 : Bobby Newsome - Jody, Come Back And Get Your Shoes / Post Office

2093-019 : Winifred Parker - Stop Her On Sight (SOS) / I'm On My Way

2093-020 : Bobby Byrd - Never Get Enough / My Concerto

2093-021 : JBs - Givin' Up Food For Funk (Part 1) / (Part 2)

2093-022 : Millie Jackson - My Man, A Sweet Man / I Gotta Get Away (From My Own Self)

2093-023 : Joe Simon - Power Of Love / The Mirror Don't Lie

2093-024 : Joe Simon - I Found My Dad / Trouble In My Home

2093-025 : Fred Wesley & The JBs - JB Shout / Backstabbers

2093-026 : Ernie Shelby - Bend Over Backwards / Punish Me

2093-027 : The Burner Lee Austin - Real Woman / Gimme Your Hand

2093-028 : Bobby Byrd - Saying It And Doin' It / Vicki Anderson -Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage

2093-029 : Lyn Collins - Think (About It) / My And My baby Got Our Thing Going

2093-030 : Joe Simon - Step By Step / Talk Don't Bother Me

2066 098 : Joe Simon - Help Me Make It Through The Night / Most Of All

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Could have been a real collectors label if it wasn't for the jumps in the numbering system...

Some great stuff on the label.

I Agree, They did have a complicated system.

Anyone know why they used such a strange numbering system. shades.gif

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Couple of corrections that may help.

2011-083 :

Chee Chee & Peppy - I Know I'm In Love / My Love Will Never Fade Away

this was issued in 1971 on UK BUDDAH # 2011-083 1 not Mojo

and according to my old data

2001115 : JBs - These Are The JBs (Part 1) / (Part 2) was issued on Polydor not Mojo

this maybe wrong, if anyone has a Mojo copy on # 2001115 could I get a scan.

I have it in stock on the Mojo 2001155

Mojo series 2092 #s -043 - 051 - 061 I think were unissued

Hope this helps

john

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I Agree, They did have a complicated system.

Anyone know why they used such a strange numbering system. shades.gif

Presumably they just slotted it direct into the Polydor numbering system instead of giving the series it's own.

Bad marketing and the lazy option i.m.h.o.

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correction

Mojo # 2092043

is

Freddie North - I did the woman wrong c/w Sweeter Than Sweetness

anyone got a copy??

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Couple of corrections that may help.

2011-083 :

Chee Chee & Peppy - I Know I'm In Love / My Love Will Never Fade Away

this was issued in 1971 on UK BUDDAH # 2011-083 1 not Mojo

and according to my old data

2001115 : JBs - These Are The JBs (Part 1) / (Part 2) was issued on Polydor not Mojo

this maybe wrong, if anyone has a Mojo copy on # 2001115 could I get a scan.

I have it in stock on the Mojo 2001155

Mojo series 2092 #s -043 - 051 - 061 I think were unissued

Hope this helps

john

Thanks a lot, John.

That accounts for two I wasn't sure about.

The Freddie North single was issued, I have a copy on 2092-043.

Best regards,

Paul

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Thanks a lot, John.

That accounts for two I wasn't sure about.

The Freddie North single was issued, I have a copy on 2092-043.

Best regards,

Paul

Great Record too (I Did The Woman Wrong). A Southern beater... just how I like 'em!

Blinding label, Mojo, with quite a few hidden and underplayed Gems on there.

Jean Battle, Joe Simon "Let Me Be The One", Millie Jackson "Ask Me What You Want" etc.

:lol:

Sean

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Great Record too (I Did The Woman Wrong). A Southern beater... just how I like 'em!

Blinding label, Mojo, with quite a few hidden and underplayed Gems on there.

Jean Battle, Joe Simon "Let Me Be The One", Millie Jackson "Ask Me What You Want" etc.

:lol:

Sean

Yes, lots of gems there, Sean.

I was fifteen when most of the Mojo singles were issued ...so it was a label bought with school dinner tickets!

It's very easy to take these things for granted and even easier to forget that these singles are now thirty-five years old.

I recently replaced quite a few worn copies.

Paul Mooney

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Presumably they just slotted it direct into the Polydor numbering system instead of giving the series it's own.

Bad marketing and the lazy option i.m.h.o.

Thanks for that, looking at the scans, I picked these up from Rotherham Market in the 70's alongside various other DEMO's.

Mojo_2092-055a.jpgMojo_2092-056a.jpg

Polydor didn't issue many Custom DEMO's, I guess this is also as far as they got regarding a Mojo DEMO.

They could have made a lot more of this brilliant label and given us more to collect, White DEMO etc shades.gif

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Thanks for that, looking at the scans, I picked these up from Rotherham Market in the 70's alongside various other DEMO's.

Mojo_2092-055a.jpgMojo_2092-056a.jpg

Hi Roger,

When was that then?

I ran the Record stall on Rotherham Market, in the 70's.... from 74 until 78.

Prior to that, the guy who had the plot had all his Soul stuff (UK & US) priced at 35p.

I soon put that straight though. So if you paid more than 35p they will have come from me!

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Hi Roger,

When was that then?

I ran the Record stall on Rotherham Market, in the 70's.... from 74 until 78.

Prior to that, the guy who had the plot had all his Soul stuff (UK & US) priced at 35p.

I soon put that straight though. So if you paid more than 35p they will have come from me!

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Sean

Hi Sean

It was the early 70's, trying to remember.

I bought "Seven Days Too Long" on Big T & Competition Ain't Nothing" on Action - from a Stall in the Market, they also had a shop in the town.

What I can remember is I arrived at the old Rotherham Station, and walked into town.

Can't be far I remember thinking, WRONG :rolleyes:

Our paths will have crossed I'm sure, I used to go through to Rotherham, Sheffield (Violet Mays) etc

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Hi Sean

It was the early 70's, trying to remember.

I bought "Seven Days Too Long" on Big T & Competition Ain't Nothing" on Action - from a Stall in the Market, they also had a shop in the town.

What I can remember is I arrived at the old Rotherham Station, and walked into town.

Can't be far I remember thinking, WRONG :shades:

Our paths will have crossed I'm sure, I used to go through to Rotherham, Sheffield (Violet Mays) etc

That was it Roger.

The stall (and Shop) were "The Sound Of Music" (cute huh!).

Dread to think of all that stuff that went through my fingers for 50p! :P .

Hence, I had my famous standing order for virtually every UK Soul release at that time.

Left me broke... but happy! :rolleyes:

Violet Mays... now that was some place too.

I bought almost the entire Action collection off the old gal... for less than ten bob each... and loads of other luvverly British.

Picked up Johnny Baker "Shy Guy" for 20p long before it got played (mecca) out of Violets too!

Mate, they wouldn't believe you if you told 'em!

Where you from then? Donny?

Be a Boylans lad as well then, I'll wager?

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Sean

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That was it Roger.

The stall (and Shop) were "The Sound Of Music" (cute huh!).

Dread to think of all that stuff that went through my fingers for 50p! :D .

Hence, I had my famous standing order for virtually every UK Soul release at that time.

Left me broke... but happy! :P

Violet Mays... now that was some place too.

I bought almost the entire Action collection off the old gal... for less than ten bob each... and loads of other luvverly British.

Picked up Johnny Baker "Shy Guy" for 20p long before it got played (mecca) out of Violets too!

Mate, they wouldn't believe you if you told 'em!

Where you from then? Donny?

Be a Boylans lad as well then, I'll wager?

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Sean

Hi Sean

Yes, I am from Donny. I used to go to Boylans in the early days

I was there quite a few times in a week.

Used to travel through to Conisborough on my Lambretta, Happy Days. :shades:

Violet Mays, you're right about the stuff they had in that shop, Amazing. :rolleyes:

I used to play records at "The Drum" in Bentley.

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Great thread btw, I'm fortunate to have most of the releases.As the roots omy soul 45's collection are all on UK releases.I also collect UK labels. The MOJO label was /is collectable and was A&R'd at the time by John Abbey, the founder of Blues & Soul. John also went on to start another UK Black label Contempo.

Regards

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Great thread btw, I'm fortunate to have most of the releases.As the roots omy soul 45's collection are all on UK releases.I also collect UK labels. The MOJO label was /is collectable and was A&R'd at the time by John Abbey, the founder of Blues & Soul. John also went on to start another UK Black label Contempo.

Regards

Dr Bob Jones

:P

Hello Bob,

Let's declare next week CONTEMPO WEEK. I've probably had more 45s on Contempo than any other UK label. They were very prolific and often very brave.

And it takes me back to my teenage years. Maybe that's why those records are extra special.

Paul Mooney

P.S. Does anyone know any record dealers who accept school dinner tickets???

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Thanks for that, looking at the scans, I picked these up from Rotherham Market in the 70's alongside various other DEMO's.

Mojo_2092-055a.jpgMojo_2092-056a.jpg

Polydor didn't issue many Custom DEMO's, I guess this is also as far as they got regarding a Mojo DEMO.

They could have made a lot more of this brilliant label and given us more to collect, White DEMO etc shades.gif

On the Subject of DEMO's, around the same time I picked this one up.

M-G-M_Promo_A.jpgM-G-M_Promo_B.jpg

There isn't a release number on this one, It appears to be promoting her Album "Never Can Say Goodbye",

However, I figure If this exists, were any other Phonogram Soul releases treated to the same Luxury as a DEMO.

It's a bit better than just placing a sticker on the label.

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One of my favourite double siders on Mojo is Art Gentry - Wonderful Dream / Breakthrough , the top side is a great version of a superb George [ Bart ] Jackson song on Decca , whilst Breakthrough is a wonderful crossover styled outing .Best ,Eddie

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Can I just add a request for a Mojo ALBUM listing to this? Thanks.

Yes I'd like to see a Mojo album listing too .I've found it difficult to find many Mojo albums , the " Workin " compilation was my introduction to Soul music , great set with Northern and Funk side by side , took me ages to find a clean copy .Best ,Eddie

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Yes I'd like to see a Mojo album listing too .I've found it difficult to find many Mojo albums , the " Workin " compilation was my introduction to Soul music , great set with Northern and Funk side by side , took me ages to find a clean copy .Best ,Eddie

The 'Workin' compilation was my introduction to the wonderful "Maybe" from the 3 Degrees, Eddie!

A superbly compiled album.

Agree a Mojo LP list would be useful!

Sean

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On the Subject of DEMO's, around the same time I picked this one up.

M-G-M_Promo_A.jpgM-G-M_Promo_B.jpg

There isn't a release number on this one, It appears to be promoting her Album "Never Can Say Goodbye",

However, I figure If this exists, were any other Phonogram Soul releases treated to the same Luxury as a DEMO.

It's a bit better than just placing a sticker on the label.

I've got this as a promo:

JAMES, ETTACHESS9DJOUT ON THE STREETS AGAIN / COME A LITTLE CLOSER

and there were 2 Janus and 2 4 track Polydor promos too:

VARIOUSPHONOGRAM1DJSYMPATHY - DIANE DAVIDSON / GRITS AIN'T GROCERIES - LITTLE MILTON / DO ME RIGHT - DENISE LASALLEVARIOUSPHONOGRAM6DJSUZIE Q - DALE HAWKINS / MONEY - DON COVAY / LONG LIVE THE KING - DETROIT EMERALDS / DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF - CISSY HOUSTONVARIOUSPOLYDOR2DJMORE HUNKS OF FUNK EP - Gloria Gaynor/Irene Chanter/Millie Jackson/Esther PhillipsVARIOUSPOLYDOR2816011DJ4 HUNKS OF FUNK E.P. Sorry don't have the tracks to hand for this one.

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Guest mel brat

Yes I'd like to see a Mojo album listing too .I've found it difficult to find many Mojo albums , the " Workin " compilation was my introduction to Soul music , great set with Northern and Funk side by side , took me ages to find a clean copy .Best ,Eddie

Yes you're right about that, in fact I only recently got a good copy of the "Workin" compilation myself, a few months ago! (I didn't buy it new, as I had many of the tracks on 45 at the time). It's hard to find them in good condition these days.

Incidently, I also found a nice Ike & Tina Turner/Ikettes compilation on Mojo ("Peaches") on a local market which I'd also missed. Includes many of their hits plus "Peaches And Cream", "I'm So Thankful" etc. from the Ikettes.

The Mojo and Jay Boy labels have tremendous nostalgia appeal to "our generation" don't they? - even if we were somewhat complacent about them back then. It's just nice to have 'em I reckon! Great looking label of course...

As an accompaniment to this theme, you all might want to read this article on the 'MOJO' in Wikipedia. (Cheaper than viagra, huh!?) laugh.gif

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojo

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One of my favourite double siders on Mojo is Art Gentry - Wonderful Dream / Breakthrough , the top side is a great version of a superb George [ Bart ] Jackson song on Decca , whilst Breakthrough is a wonderful crossover styled outing .Best ,Eddie

I'm particulary fond of Jean Battle - "When A Woman Loves A Man" (great Sam Dees) and Oscar Weathers' "You Wants To Play" which both have prime places in my 'Fave Ballads Box'!

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The 'Workin' compilation was my introduction to the wonderful "Maybe" from the 3 Degrees, Eddie!

A superbly compiled album.

Agree a Mojo LP list would be useful!

Sean

I've got these LPs :

DUKE, DORIS MOJO 291006 A LEGEND IN HER OWN TIME

THREE DEGREES MOJO 2916002 SAME

WHISPERS MOJO SAME

NORTH, FREDDIE MOJO 2916012 FRIEND

BASS, FONTELLA MOJO FREE

TURNER, IKE & TINA MOJO PEACHES

SIMON, JOE MOJO 2918001 SOUNDS OF JOE SIMON

SIMON, JOE MOJO 2918003 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE

VARIOUS ARTISTS MOJO 2933001 WORKIN'

THOMAS, TIMMY MOJO WHY CAN'T WE LIVE TOGETHER

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I'm particulary fond of Jean Battle - "When A Woman Loves A Man" (great Sam Dees) and Oscar Weathers' "You Wants To Play" which both have prime places in my 'Fave Ballads Box'!

Hello Mel , I've got Jean Battle on USA , don't know Oscar Weathers , will have to check that out !! Best ,Eddie

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Dennis Hay posted this scan to Facebook, It has the same cat number as the Mojo Release, 2092 001. We've ruled it out as an Irish pressing as it doesn't have the Polydor numbering used for the rest of their Irish catalogue, And South Africa which released it as ATS 552.  Was it a UK released which was pulled when John Abbot and Contempo suggested Mojo as a dedicated soul label. Or is from another country which was pressing 4 prong centres?

Tami Run Polydor.jpg

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Dennis Hay posted this scan to Facebook, It has the same cat number as the Mojo Release, 2092 001. We've ruled it out as an Irish pressing as it doesn't have the Polydor numbering used for the rest of their Irish catalogue, And South Africa which released it as ATS 552.  Was it a UK released which was pulled when John Abbot and Contempo suggested Mojo as a dedicated soul label. Or is from another country which was pressing 4 prong centres?

Tami Run Polydor.jpg

Frank,

This looks to me like an East or West African release (eg, Kenya, Nigeria, Rhodesia etc).

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