MOJO Presents… All 160 MOJO CDs (1997-2015)

TAH-DAAAH!

Welcome to the end of our MOJO Magazine CD archive. Over the years we’ve been slowly pulling together all of the free discs MOJO has given away to readers each month, and we think we finally have them all. 160, by our count, and all you have to do is look below. Titles and individual links for each disc are listed. If any links are down, comment on the original post for a re-up.

Hopefully, any readers/completists out there will clue us in to anything we may have missed. Right now, we’re not including CDs from MOJO‘s offshoots, like MOJO Classic or their short-lived Collection’s magazine – which once gave away a Lee “Scratch” Perry 7″ single. Maybe later. Big thanks to everybody who has taken the time to send us parts of their collection to help complete this gathering. We couldn’t have done it without all your help. As you’ll see, MOJO started slow in 1997 with a series of label-sponsored collections entitled The MOJO Machine Turns You On. Then, over the next four years, from 2000-2004, they released only the occasional compilation – with thematic threads that helped to distinguish the magazine’s offerings from the typical label-dictated freebies of other mags. But, MOJO didn’t settle in to a monthly routine until July, 2004’s Chili Peppers Jukebox. Since then, they haven’t looked back. FYI: Twice, MOJO issued two CDs – September, 2004’s Beatlemania, Volumes 1 & 2 and January, 2006’s Born In The USA, Volumes 1 & 2. My guess is that readers pitched a fit over having to buy two issues of the magazine to get both CDs, as MOJO hasn’t doubled-up since. A few of the gaps on our list did feature freebies other than music; postcards, posters, prints, even a small bag of buttons once. As for anything before 1997, we’re clueless, but we don’t think any CDs were given away during those years (MOJO debuted in November, 1993). So… take a look and see if you have something we don’t. If we did miss something, let us know and we’ll do another TAA-DAAAH! post.

1997
1997 Jul – THE MOJO MACHINE TURNS YOU ON 1 (HERE)
1997 Aug – THE GREATEST SINGLE OF ALL TIME (HERE)
1997 Sept – THE MOJO MACHINE TURNS YOU ON 2 (HERE)
1997 Dec – THE MOJO MACHINE TURNS YOU ON 3 (HERE)

1998
1998 Mar – THE MOJO MACHINE TURNS YOU ON 4 (HERE)
1998 Jun – THE MOJO MACHINE TURNS YOU ON 5 (HERE)
1998 Aug – THE MOJO MACHINE TURNS YOU ON (6) (HERE)
1998 Nov – THE MOJO MACHINE TURNS YOU ON (7) (HERE)

1999
1999 Feb – THE MOJO MACHINE TURNS YOU ON (8) (HERE)
1999 May – THE MOJO MACHINE TURNS YOU ON (9) (HERE)
1999 Aug – THE MOJO MACHINE TURNS YOU ON (10) (HERE)
1999 Nov – GOOD GROOVES NUMBER 11 (HERE)

2000
2000 Sept – MAXIMUM ’65 (HERE)

2001
2001 Aug – SOUL RIOT (HERE)

2002
2002 Jun – THE SCORE (HERE)
2002 Aug – TROJAN EXPLOSION (HERE)
2002 Nov – FEED YOUR HEAD (HERE)

2003
2003 Mar – UP YOURS! PUNK’S NOT DEAD! (HERE)
2003 Jun – MUSIC GUIDE VOL. 1: INSTANT GARAGE (HERE)
2003 Sept – MUSIC GUIDE VOL. 2: THE ROOTS OF HIP HOP (HERE)
2003 Nov – PIECE OF CAKE – 20 YEARS OF RYKO (HERE)
2003 Dec – 2003 – 18 TRACKS FROM THE YEAR’S BEST ALBUMS (HERE)

2004
2004 Mar – MUSIC GUIDE VOL. 3: RAW SOUL (HERE)
2004 Apr – MUSIC GUIDE VOL. 4: BLUES POWER (HERE)
2004 Jul – CHILI PEPPERS JUKEBOX (HERE)
2004 Aug – THE ROOTS OF LED ZEPPELIN (HERE)
2004 Sept – BEATLEMANIA/VOLUME 1 + BEATLEMANIA/VOLUME 2 (HERE)
2004 Oct – RADIO CLASH (HERE)
2004 Nov – CASH COVERED (HERE)
2004 Dec – ROCK! ROCK! ROCK! (HERE)

2005
2005 Jan – BLUE CHRISTMAS (HERE)
2005 Feb – THE ROOTS OF THE SEX PISTOLS (HERE)
2005 Mar – STUDIO ONE SELECTOR (HERE)
2005 Apr – BEYOND PUNK! (HERE)
2005 May – SOUTHERN SOUL (HERE)
2005 Jun – MOD CLUB PARTY (HERE)
2005 Jul – U2 JUKEBOX (HERE)
2005 Aug – CHESS CLASSICS (HERE)
2005 Sept – DYLAN COVERED (HERE)
2005 Oct – MADE IN BRITAIN (HERE)
2005 Nov – I LOVE NY PUNK! (HERE)
2005 Dec – THE ROOTS OF HENDRIX (HERE)

2006
2006 Jan – BORN IN THE USA, VOLUME 1 (HERE) + BORN IN THE USA, VOLUME 2 (HERE)
2006 Feb – THE WHO COVERED (HERE)
2006 Mar – THE MODERN GENIUS OF RAY DAVIES (HERE)
2006 Apr – PSYCH OUT! (HERE)
2006 May – HAIL TO THE KING! (HERE)
2006 Jun – TRASH! (HERE)
2006 Jul – REVOLVER RELOADED (HERE)
2006 Aug – JAMES BROWN’S FUNKY SUMMER (HERE)
2006 Sept – THE ROOTS OF BOB DYLAN (HERE)
2006 Oct – THE QUIET REVOLUTION (HERE)
2006 Nov – EXPERIENCED! (HERE)
2006 Dec – THE WHO JUKEBOX (HERE)

2007
2007 Jan – IN MY ROOM (HERE)
2007 Feb – LOVE WILL TEAR YOU APART (HERE)
2007 Mar – SGT. PEPPER …WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS (HERE)
2007 Apr – STOOGES JUKEBOX (HERE)
2007 May – MADE IN BRITAIN 2007 (HERE)
2007 Jun – MUSIC IS LOVE! (HERE)
2007 Jul – SUN IS SHINING (HERE)
2007 Aug – THE BLACK KEYS – THE LIVE EP (HERE)
2007 Sept – STONED (HERE)
2007 Oct – IN SEARCH OF SYD (HERE)
2007 Nov – CIGARETTES AND ALCOHOL (HERE)
2007 Dec – HEAVY NUGGETS (HERE)

2008
2008 Jan – STAX SOUL POWER! (HERE)
2008 Feb – OK COMPUTER (HERE)
2008 Mar – BELOVED (HERE)
2008 Apr – THE NEW DICTIONARY OF BLUES AND SOUL (HERE)
2008 May – THE DAWNING OF A NEW ERA (HERE)
2008 Jun – THE CHANGING MAN (HERE)
2008 Jul – DESTROY! (HERE)
2008 Aug – SUB POP 300! (HERE)
2008 Sept – THE WHITE ALBUM RECOVERED 1 (HERE)
2008 Oct – THE WHITE ALBUM RECOVERED 2 (HERE)
2008 Nov – REBEL MUSIC (HERE)
2008 Dec – COHEN COVERED (HERE)

2009
2009 Jan – HEAVY MOD (HERE)
2009 Feb – MOTOWN NUGGETS (HERE)
2009 Mar – BAD SEEDS (HERE)
2009 Apr – I CAN SEE FOR MILES (HERE)
2009 May – ALL THE YOUNG DUDES (HERE)
2009 Jun – ISLAND FOLK (HERE)
2009 Jul – RED HOT AND REGAL (HERE)
2009 Aug – NEW HARVEST (HERE)
2009 Sept – AFRICA RISING (HERE)
2009 Oct – ABBEY ROAD NOW! (HERE)
2009 Nov – THE MAN MACHINE (HERE)
2009 Dec – THE WALL RE-BUILT! 1 (HERE)

2010
2010 Jan – THE WALL RE-BUILT! 2 (HERE)
2010 Feb – A MONSTROUS PSYCHEDELIC BUBBLE EXPLODING IN YOUR MIND (HERE)
2010 Mar – THE MADCAP LAUGHS AGAIN! (HERE)
2010 Apr – DREAM POP (HERE)
2010 May – HEAVY SOUL (HERE)
2010 Jun – HIGHWAY TO HELL (HERE)
2010 Jul – STEP RIGHT UP! – Compiled By Tom Waits (HERE)
2010 Aug – BOSS SOUNDS! (HERE)
2010 Sept – GOOD TIMES, BAD TIMES (HERE)
2010 Oct – LET IT BE REVISITED (HERE)
2010 Nov – JOURNEY TO LOVE (HERE)
2010 Dec – DYLAN’S SCENE (HERE)

2011
2011 Jan – FESTIVE FIFTEEN (HERE)
2011 Feb – HARVEST REVISITED (HERE)
2011 Mar – ROOTS OF NIRVANA (HERE)
2011 Apr – PANIC! (HERE)
2011 May – 1-2-3-4! (HERE)
2011 Jun – BROTHERHOOD (HERE)
2011 Jul – COMMUNION (HERE)
2011 Aug – THE ROOTS OF PAUL McCARTNEY (HERE)
2011 Sept – WELL… ALL RIGHT! (HERE)
2011 Oct – RETURN TO THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (HERE)
2011 Nov – HARRISON COVERED (HERE)
2011 Dec – THE ROUTE TO QUADROPHENIA (HERE)

2012
2012 Jan – STICKY SOUL FINGERS – A ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE (HERE)
2012 Feb – POWER CORRUPTION & LIES COVERED (HERE)
2012 Mar – THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN COVERED (HERE)
2012 Apr – COME ON LET’S GO – A MODERN DAY JUKEBOX (HERE)
2012 May – THE WORLD OF THE SMALL FACES AND BEYOND (HERE)
2012 June – PET SOUNDS REVISITED (HERE)
2012 July – YELLOW SUBMARINE RESURFACES (HERE)
2012 Aug – ROOTS OF THE ROLLING STONES (HERE)
2012 Sept – ELECTRICITY (HERE)
2012 Oct – THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT (HERE)
2012 Nov – MOVE ON UP – A MODERNIST COMPENDIUM (HERE)
2012 Dec – LET’S MOVE – A HEAVY BLUES COLLECTION (HERE)

2013
2013 Jan – RUMOURS REVISITED (HERE)
2013 Feb – MARR AND FRIENDS (HERE)
2013 Mar – ECHOES – A COMPENDIUM OF MODERN PSYCHEDELIA (HERE)
2013 Apr – ACTION! 15 CULT FILM CLASSICS (HERE)
2013 May – BLUES BREAKERS! 15 CLASSIC TRACKS AS COVERED BY ERIC CLAPTON (HERE)
2013 June – HEAVY NUGGETS VOL 2 (HERE)
2013 July – UNCOVERED – 15 TRACKS AS RE-CUT BY THE ROLLING STONES (HERE)
2013 Aug – WE’RE WITH THE BEATLES (HERE)
2013 Sept – SUB POP SILVER JUBILEE (HERE)
2013 Oct – JOHNNY CASH… AND FRIENDS (HERE)
2013 Nov – SONGS IN THE KEY OF PAUL (HERE)
2013 Dec – 20 FROM 20 (HERE)

2014
2014 Jan – 2013 THE BEST OF THE YEAR (HERE)
2014 Feb – THE BAD SEEDS JUKEBOX (HERE)
2014 Mar – SMALL FACES & FRIENDS (HERE)
2014 Apr – PURPLE SOUL (HERE)
2014 May – DEATH DISCO (HERE)
2014 June – THE BLACK KEYS AND FRIENDS (HERE)
2014 July – HEAVY NUGGETS III (HERE)
2014 Aug – JACK WHITE PRESENTS THE BEST OF THIRD MAN RECORDS (HERE)
2014 Sept – CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG LIVE 1974 (HERE)
2014 Oct – THE DREAMERS (HERE)
2014 Nov – IT’S A WONDERFULL LIFE (HERE)
2014 Dec – BRAIN DAMAGE (HERE)

2015
2015 Jan – THE BEST OF 2014 (HERE)
2015 Feb – DAVIDHEROESBOWIE (HERE)
2015 Mar – CHANGE THE BEAT (HERE)
2015 Apr – PHYSICAL GRAFFITI REDRAWN (HERE)
2015 May – MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH (HERE)
2015 June – BEYOND SATURN (HERE)
2015 July – THE ROOTS OF FLEETWOOD MAC (HERE)
2015 Aug – MY GENERATION (HERE)

MOJO’s Collections CDs:
We haven’t tried to gather or post the Collections CDs yet (there were only a few). If you know of any others, let us know so we can add them to the list. Thanks.

COLLECTIONS (Not Posted)
* Autumn 2001 – VARIOUS Almost Famous – 20 Early Rarities
* July 2003 – LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY Kentucky Shank/City Too Hot (w/interviews) 7″ Single

32 Comments

  • 1
    September 4, 2011 - 22:43 | Permalink

    Thanks heaps for these. I have downloaded most, if not all of them over the course of this project.

    What will your next challenge be, Captain? The Uncut Magazine CD series?

    • 2
      Willard
      September 4, 2011 - 23:00 | Permalink

      Not sure. The only reason I did the MOJOs was because I already had a majority of them. Half were still sealed, so it gave me an opportunity to dig into them and see what was there. Plus, I didn’t start with the intention of doing them all, so it wasn’t like “work.” If I had started out thinking about posting 113 CDs, I probably would have passed. But… it was fun to hear what was in my own collection. Don’t have a single UnCut, though (except one we posted, which was donated). So… I don’t know. Any ideas?

  • 3
    Anonymous
    September 4, 2011 - 23:54 | Permalink

    I must be either blind or getting old because for the life of me I can NOT find the links to these fine discs. I click on the blue “HERE” icon – nothing. I look for the individual links on the bottom right of the blog – again nothing. What am I doing wrong?

  • 4
    Willard
    September 5, 2011 - 00:07 | Permalink

    Most of our pages open up into new windows, so if nothing happens when you click on the links, it might be because of a pop-up blocker. If you don’t see links on the right hand side, then it might be a browser issue. Some have noted that Chrome doesn’t show everything. This was built in Firefox, so that is probably best to use.

    • 5
      Anonymous
      September 5, 2011 - 14:39 | Permalink

      I am using Firefox

      • 6
        Willard
        September 5, 2011 - 15:57 | Permalink

        Not sure what to say about that, then. The right hand side of the blog is filled with links (make sure your window is expanded, width wise). About the only thing I can suggest is to clear your browser’s cache, though, I don’t know if that would do the trick or not. What about the pop ups? And, did you try clicking the grey box above the post?

  • 7
    Anonymous
    September 5, 2011 - 00:14 | Permalink

    Thanks for these, W. I’ve especially enjoyed the psych comps and the Barrett tributes!
    JB

    • 8
      Willard
      September 5, 2011 - 08:21 | Permalink

      Me too, I kinda saved them for last.

  • 9
    Johanna Lapp
    September 5, 2011 - 01:34 | Permalink

    Might your readers be interested in the Fast Folk Musical Magazine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Folk)?

    I could also contribute a huge fraction of the Putumayo Presents series if that’s more your style.

    • 10
      Willard
      September 5, 2011 - 07:55 | Permalink

      That’s Fast Folk is certainly some obscure stuff.

  • 11
    J
    September 5, 2011 - 08:53 | Permalink

    I have copies of Mojo going back to the first issue and am fairly sure that there were no CDs before 1997 based on my list of CDs. Mojo’s sister publication, Q, had more CDs in those days. On a completely different topic, do you happen to have any Little Steven CDs, particularly Revolution which I have been looking for for ages? Great blog by the way.

    • 12
      Willard
      September 5, 2011 - 09:33 | Permalink

      Many thanks. Little Steven… no, sorry. Gave a cursory look and couldn’t find it floating around, either. I’ll ask around.

      • 13
        tjpython
        September 6, 2011 - 02:15 | Permalink

        Let me dig into the CD boxes tomorrow – fairly sure I have a complete Little Steven collection and would be delighted to share.

        • 14
          Willard
          September 6, 2011 - 12:28 | Permalink

          Cool, thanks.

  • 15
    Leon
    September 5, 2011 - 12:02 | Permalink

    Awesome, Willard – thanks! I have subscribed to MOJO for a while but I still missed some, so thanks for the “catch-up”…

    Yes, I would love to see more of the UNCUT discs posted here, that would be awesome!!

  • 16
    3410
    September 5, 2011 - 18:09 | Permalink

    Well done.

  • 17
    mauijim
    September 6, 2011 - 20:31 | Permalink

    Willard,

    thanks for this wonderful collection and the time it took to compile. I can help if you choose to undertake the Uncut cd series, i believe I have most of them still. Let me know.

    • 18
      Willard
      September 6, 2011 - 20:45 | Permalink

      Thanks. How many are there?

  • 19
    September 7, 2011 - 08:38 | Permalink

    I got quite a load of UNCUTs as well, so let me know if you miss any.

    • 20
      Willard
      September 7, 2011 - 09:55 | Permalink

      Thanks… I’m hesitant to tackle all that, frankly. Have only heard a couple of them and I’d have to rely on everybody else to supply it all. I gave a cursory look online and couldn’t even find any information sources about the discs, even from the mag’s site (cursory is the operative word here). So… I’m not sure.

  • 21
    September 9, 2011 - 12:12 | Permalink

    This is a cool project. Every one of these has at least one song I can’t believe I lived without.
    Everything here nicely curated.

  • 22
    Willard
    September 9, 2011 - 12:25 | Permalink

    No one has mentioned that anything’s missing yet, which is promising. But, surely there’s something we’ve overlooked. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

  • 23
    Ian of Cornwall
    September 23, 2011 - 10:04 | Permalink

    Thanks 4 all Mojo’s…always introduced some newies to me. Uncut 170 ish?? Little Steven, eh? Saw them supporting Quo in London 84 – can’t remember what he sounded like but I do remember large plastic bottles [of piss?] being thrown at the stage during their set. He swore a bit n said he wasn’t coming back here again n that was their biggest cheer. Phil Lynnot’s new band were there too n I think they were shit too. Quo were ace. Cheers! Peace.

    • 24
      Willard
      September 23, 2011 - 10:42 | Permalink

      Funny. But, for future tellings you must leave out the question mark on ‘large plastic bottles of piss!’ It’s not only laugh out loud funny, but it says something about the Brits, who will go to extremes to let their performers know the score… and the Yanks who are generally just content to boo. Although, I was present, and witnessed (from the stage) small batteries that were thrown at Maggie Bell, when she was opening for an AC/DC show. I also heard Ian Anderson tell a story about getting hit in the chest with a used, bloody tampon… his words. So… we’re not without some imagination in the States. But, the next time I’m at a concert and feel overtly offended, I will surely, if only mentally, gauge my odds at getting away with hurling my piss front and center.

  • 25
    February 5, 2012 - 13:10 | Permalink

    Great project Willard. I’ve started an Uncut archive at http://uncutjukebox.blogspot.com/. I don’t have them all (just over 100) so would appreciate help from others along the way. No download links as yet as the blog is just new but it’s going to keep me busy for a while.
    Cheers!

  • 27
    September 20, 2012 - 13:24 | Permalink

    Willard my man.. what a great post and wonderful job you did it… THANKS FOREVER, for make my MOJO magazine CDs complete now.. I have 100 issues with physical CDs and thanks for the others.. amazing..
    Cheers from Brazil

  • 28
    Willard
    September 20, 2012 - 13:25 | Permalink

    Cool. Thanks for stopping by.

  • 29
    March 14, 2013 - 15:28 | Permalink

    Since I found this post, coming back to get my daily MOJO fix has been my new everyday habit (or should I say obsession…).

    Well done Willard, what an inspired project!

    Greetings from Greece.

  • 30
    david loos
    August 19, 2013 - 05:45 | Permalink

    wow, this is incredible. many thanks!

  • 31
    fakename
    December 31, 2014 - 06:01 | Permalink

    Thanx for the “Bowie” 2015 CD

  • 32
    Anonymous
    May 10, 2015 - 08:51 | Permalink

    Superb resource. Thanks so much

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