MOJO Presents x 3: Well… All Right! (2011), Piece Of Cake – 20 Years Of Ryko (2003) & Good Grooves Number 11 (1999)

Three more freebies from MOJO. The latest, from the September 2011 issue, is Well… All Right!, a collection of favorites compiled and sequenced by the magazine’s guest editor, Noel Gallagher (ex-Oasis). A bizarre set, indeed, with a lot of really good under-the-radar tunes. The Bonobo track is a mindbender, but check out the smokin’ cut from The Big Kids, below. Conway Twitty’s Elvis-ized “Lonely Boy Blue” is pure heaven. Piece Of Cake – 20 Years Of Ryko is, just as the name implies, a label sponsored collection from the great Ryko Records. Everyone from Big Star to Frank Zappa. Big thanks to Steward for sharing his copy with us all. Good Grooves Number 11 is the magazine’s 11th free CD, from 1999. If you want to get technical, it’s the 12th, but we’ll get into all that later. Only the Ryko collection can be found at Amazon, brand new for a penny. There’s over 90 more MOJOs in our archives (click the gray bar). Three more next Sunday.

MOJO Presents: Well… All Right! (September 2011)
BUDDY HOLLY Well… All Right! (2:11)
THE BIG KIDS I’m Bored (3:40)
F.J. McMAHON Sister Brother (3:58)
BONOBO Between The Lines (Instrumental) (4:29)
THE WOODENTOPS Why? (Live) (5:00)
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE He’s A Keeper Of The Fire (2:56)
YAGE The Woodlands Of Old (4:11)
HANK MIZELL Jungle Rock (2:41)
BLACK MOUNTAIN No Satisfaction (3:43)
PIECES Sam (3:04)
ZOOT WOMAN Grey Day (4:15)
THE CAPE KENNEDY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Armageddon (4:18)
CONWAY TWITTY Lonely Boy Blue (2:15)
ALAN HULL We Can Swing Together (Live) (3:42)
NINA SIMONE House Of The Rising Sun (Live) (6:51)

MOJO: Piece Of Cake – 20 Years Of Ryko (Nov 2003)
BIG STAR Thank You Friends (3:05)
JOSH ROUSE Slaveship (3:11)
WARREN ZEVON Numb As A Statue (4:08)
THE FIRE THELT Chain (3:45)
THE FLAMING LIPS Chrome Plated Suicide (5:34)
FRANK ZAPPA I’m The Slime (3:34)
MORPHINE Cure For Pain (3:13)
PILOT TO GUNNER Barrio Superstarrio (2:56)
MEAT PUPPETS Plateau (2:22)
TOUMANI DIABATE Jarabi (3:38)
ROBERT WYATT Lullaby For Hamza (4:28)
SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA Mama Guela (3:31)
THE REPLACEMENTS I Will Dare (3:17)
SOUL ASYLUM Freaks (3:27)
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Crooked Frame (4:01)
JOE JACKSON BAND Still Alive (3:42)
GALAXIE 500 Fourth Of July (5:35)
SPAIN Untitled #1 (6:36)
KELLY WILLIS Wait Until Dark (3:40)
KELLY JOE PHELPS Window Grin (6:11)

MOJO: Good Grooves Number 11 (November 1999)
OOBERMAN Sur La Plage (3:17)
APPLIANCE Food Music (3:45)
MARK LANEGAN Consider Me (3:48)
DELIRIOUS? Follow (4:41)
SUBAQWA Little Glitches (4:14)
KATE JACOBS Shallow (2:53)
BERNARD BUTLER Cocoon (4:20)
LIVE The Distance (3:52)
JUNE TABOR The Water Is Wide (5:29)
NICK KANE Panetella (3:42)
LITTLE MOTHERS Moody (5:25)
ECHOBOY Canada (4:41)
BRENDAN PERRY Voyage Of Bran (5:32)
ARCHIVE You Make Me Feel (4:07)

14 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    August 7, 2011 - 09:03 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    ping
    August 7, 2011 - 16:58 | Permalink

    Ryko zip deleted! Thanks for the other zips.

  • 4
    August 7, 2011 - 19:28 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard for the much better MOJO & the last one, nomatter how bizarre…

  • 5
    pete
    August 7, 2011 - 21:54 | Permalink

    I just listened to that Noel Gallagher set, and it’s pretty damn good.

    Not that she’d remember but I was at college with June Tabor, who had a brief encounter with one of my best friends (drummers pull, dontcha know). He was marked by the experience, enough that his regular girlfriend, um, noticed. I gather someone had strong fingernails. What a near-brush with stardom. But what does Mojo mean by “Groove”? Not the first term I’d apply to the lovely and talented June. Nice ballad.

    • 6
      Willard
      August 7, 2011 - 22:12 | Permalink

      Yeah, it is good. Couple duds, but lots of cool stuff. The Good Grooves #11 was just MOJO trying to find their way. They started and ended a series, which were just your standard, whatever-was-released-by-the-labels-this-month kinda of freebies that all mags had given away. Then tried Good Grooves, but never followed up on it. It would take them almost another year before releasing Maximum ’65, which would more or less be the official beginning of their decade-plus series of themed releases.

  • 7
    August 8, 2011 - 08:57 | Permalink

    These MOJO discs are the polar opposite of “Now That’s What I Call (er)….. Music”.
    “Lonely Blue Boy” is worth singling out as a monster. It was one of the first things I posted on my blog.

    • 8
      Willard
      August 8, 2011 - 09:14 | Permalink

      Can’t stop playing it.

  • 9
    Mylene
    August 8, 2011 - 09:44 | Permalink

    The Noel article in the magazine is really interesting. He raves about Elvis’ Blue Moon and other great 45s. He also picks his favourite movies and books. I read most of it in a shop with the owner looking over my shoulder. That’s how interesting it was.

    • 10
      Willard
      August 8, 2011 - 09:53 | Permalink

      It’s in my bathroom, I’m only up to the JB piece.

  • 11
    John
    August 8, 2011 - 12:23 | Permalink

    Thanks for these – you’ve finally found one that I didn’t have (Good Groves). Keep the good stuff coming!

    • 12
      Willard
      August 8, 2011 - 12:48 | Permalink

      If you’ve got a 320 Born In The USA Vol. 2, we could use it.

  • 13
    August 8, 2011 - 21:49 | Permalink

    If Noel is so smart why is he in Oasis?

    • 14
      Willard
      August 9, 2011 - 04:47 | Permalink

      He’s not… any more.

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