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Mojo Blues Band: Blues Roll On

Cover

1994

Cover Layout by Erik Trauner

EMI Austria
CD 830319 2/C7777035

Tracks

  1. Let It Rain
    (Trad./arr MBB) 02:44
  2. Chicago Is Callin'
    (M:Gugolz, Müller, Pertiet, Toyfl - T: Trauner/Chromy) 04:11
  3. Masada (instrumental)
    (M: Trauner, Müller, Gugolz, Pertiet, Toyfl) 03:48
  4. I'm Not That Easy
    (M+T: E. Trauner) 05:12
  5. It's Half Past Midnight
    (M+T: J. Anderson/Flyright Music) 03:55
  6. Frankie And Johnny
    (
    Trad./arr MBB) 03:46
  7. Promised Land
    (M+T: C. Berry/Tristan Music Ltd.)) 05:39
  8. I Feel Like Dancing
    (M+T: J.A. Guillot/J. Allan Music BMI Flat Town Music) 02:57
  9. Nothing In This World
    (M+T: J. west/Valentine Music Group Ltd.) 04:53
  10. Inflation Blues
    (M+T: M. Simmons/BMI) 04:28
  11. Highway 57
    (M+T: J. Jones) 04:47
  12. Johnny Walker & Jack Daniels
    (M+T: E. Trauner) 05:25
  13. Restless Man
    (M+T: E. Trauner) 03:21
  14. I Stay Mad
    (M+T: A, Corthen/Melva Music/BMI) 03:37
  15. Georges' West Side Jive
    (M+T: Jones,Elem,Simmons) 06:26

Musicians

Erik Trauner
vocal, guitar, slide guitar
Markus Toyfl
guitar, b.vocals
Henning Pertiet
piano
Dani Gugolz
bass, lead vocal (2)
Peter Müller
drums

Jimmy Anderson
vocals, harmonica (5,6,9)
Johnnie Allen
vocals (7,8)
Harry Simoneaux
piano (7,8)
Little Mac Simmons
vocals (10,15), harmonica (10)
Taildragger
vocals (11,15)
Golden Big Wheeler
vocals, harmonica (12,13)
Big Mojo Elem
vocals (15)
Steve Bell
harmonica (15)
A.C. Reed
vocals, tenor sax (14)

Produced by Hans Maitner & Mojo Blues Band

The Louisiana Session
Track 5, 7 & 8 - Recorded live at "Metropol", Vienna, Nov. 17 1992 Track 6 & 9 - Recorded live in Hellmonsödt, Nov. 18 1992

"The Mojo Blues Band's preference for Swamp Blues and Cajun music eventually led to the invitation of musicians from Louisiana and Mississippi to Austria in 1992. Both Johnnie Allen and Harry Simoneaux, two authentic Cajuns are experienced war- horses from Lafayette, as well as Jimmy Anderson, one of the last living Swamp Blues musicians were on their list of guests. Jimmy who now lives in Natchez, Mississippi had a few local hits in the early 60's but then retired from the music business later to be rediscovered by Johnnie Allen - "Ambassador of Swamp Pop" in 1991".

The Chicago Session
Recorded March 5 and 6 1993 at Seagrape Studios, Chicago.
"In March 1993 we followed the call of the blues to Chicago for a second time. There on the Westside Mojos met up with many colourful personalities. Among them was Little Mac Simmons, who had gained a reputation as a singer and harmonica player in the 60's. With him they recorded his brand new track "Inflation Blues". In this song he praises the then new President of the U.S., Bill Clinton and expresses the hope of the American people for economic growth and social innovation". An extract from the booklet