Meeting on a street corner symphony of doo-wop, therefore, is the genre of blues, and The “Mojo” Man tasked with compiling a track list that leans on both genres in equal measures. What is unique about this second volume, and continuing along the same path for the following volumes of this brand-new album series, is that blues and doo-wop are rarely compiled together, let alone seen in the same room together. Yet Blues Meets Doo Wop Volume 2 witnesses their paths crossing, whether knowingly or unwittingly, given that artists of both genres passed along the same corridors of recording studios and record labels, in addition to sharing the same backing musicians when required. With this latest addition of albums, Koko Mojo brings together said genres where blues communicates directly with doo-wop to present this version of historical events. Look no further than an amalgamated collection of the two styles coming together during Champion Jack Dupree (recorded under different moniker Lightning Junior) with The Empires and ‘Somebody Changed The Lock’, The Evergreens’ ‘Guitar Player’, classic Bo Diddley featuring The Teardrops and track ‘I’m Sorry’, to established unit The Ravens and ‘Bye Bye Baby Blues’. Other areas of great quality reveal themselves in The Marathons’ ‘Talking Trash’, The Falcons’ ‘Sent Up’, Little Eddie Mint with ‘Bring Yourself Back Here’, Lee Roy Little and track ‘Hurry Baby, Please Come Home’, and spoiling the listener rotten with the inclusion of The Diablos’ (featuring Nolan Strong) ‘Jump, Shake & Move’. Littered throughout with gifts from the gods, Blues Meets Doo Wop Volume 2 is a unique collection of twenty-eight tracks for your listening pleasure, covering a period of history rarely featured, let alone discussed, where blues and doo-wop shared numerous relationships, and the end results being these enigmatic tracks. Such is their nature, Koko Mojo is once again first to the post by delivering a unique slice of music nostalgia with Blues Meets Doo Wop Volume 2. Nathan Olsen-Haines (Koko Mojo)


  1. Champion Jack Dupree (w The Empires) – Somebody Changed The Lock
  2. The Diablos featuring Nolan Strong – Jump, Shake & Move (Strong)
  3. Johnny Darrow -Don’t Start Me Talking (Sonny Boy Williamson)
  4. Lee Roy Little – Hurry Baby, Please Come Home (Johnson, Little)
  5. The Evergreens – Guitar Player (Stone, Otis)
  6. The Big Three Trio – Reno Blues (Crawford)
  7. The Royal Jokers – I Don’t Like You That Much (Howell)
  8. Baby Washington – Congratulations Honey (Sanders)
  9. Bob Landers (w The Cough Drops) – Cherokee Dance (Landers)
  10. Jimmy Witherspoon and the Quintones – My Girl Ivy (Evelyn, Smith, Withabig) 11. The Dells – I Wanna Go Home (Junior)
  11. Eddie King and the 3 Queens – Love You Baby (Milton, Brown)
  12. The Ravens – Bye Bye Baby Blues (Biggs)
  13. The Peacheroos (w Clarence Gatemouth Brown) – Be Bop Baby (Unknown)
  14. Eddie Boyd & The Daylighters – Come On Home (Boyd)
  15. John Bullard – Mary Lou (Bullard) 17. Tampa Red – Since Baby Been Gone
  16. The Tibbs Brothers – (Wake Up) Miss Rip Van Winkle (Pomus, Shuman)
  17. Bo Diddley (w The Teardrops) – I’m Sorry (McDaniel) 20. Lloyd Sims – I Want To Know (Fuqua, Mitchell) 21. Phil Flowers – Walkin’ (Unknown)
  18. The Marathons – Talking Trash (Cooper, Barnum)
  19. Little Eddie Mint – Bring Yourself Back Here (Johnson)
  20. Manzie Harris – Cryin’ and Sighin’ (Unknown)
  21. The Enchanters – Housewife Blues (Adams, Adams)
  22. The Falcons – Sent Up (Finney, Taytun)
  23. The Robins – If It’s So Baby (Richards, Leonard)
  24. The Five Breezes (w Willie Dixon) – My Buddy Blues (Gilmore)
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