Category Archives: MOJO PRESENTS

MOJO PRESENTS… Life Companion – 15 Tracks That Shaped Keith Richards (2015)

MOJO Life CompanionLife Companion – 15 Tracks That Shaped Keith Richards (September, 2015)

The latest free CD from the September, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a tribute to The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, who has a new solo album out. Instead of going for a straight blues comp, which might be expected when one 20/20s Keith Richards career in hindsight, this comp seems more reflective of what was actually on his record player back in the day…. back when he was subliminally laying the groundwork for what would become the longest-standing rock ‘n’ roll band ever. Includes music from Scotty Moore (Elvis’ guitar man), Jimmy Reed, Buddy Holly, The Coasters, The Everly Brothers, Muddy Waters and more. As you should already know… you can head to the archives to find all 161 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

Scotty Moore Trio Have Guitar Will Travel (1:59)
Chuck Berry
Little Queenie (2:39)
Little Richard
Lucille (2:23)
Bo Diddley
Diddley Daddy (2:25)
Buddy Guy
First Time I Met The Blues (2:16)
Pat Hare
I’m Gonna Murder My Baby (3:09)
Muddy Waters
Rollin’ Stone (3:05)
Jimmy Reed
Bright Lights Big City (2:34)
The Coasters
Poison Ivy (2:39)
Fats Domino
Blue Monday (2:14)
Jay McShann
Confessin’ The Blues (2:49)
The Everly Brothers
All I Have To Do Is Dream (2:21)
Buddy Holly
Learning The Game (1:59)
Sanford Clark
Son-Of-A-Gun (2:33)
Hoagy Carmichael
The Nearness Of You (3:21)

MOJO PRESENTS… My Generation (2015)

MOJO My GenerationMy Generation (August, 2015)

The latest free CD from the August, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a celebration of the Mod roots of The Who, this month’s cover boys, who are currently in the midst of their final tour. And… unlike 1982’s “farewell” tour, over 30 years ago, it’s probably true this time. Subtitled “15 Tracks Of ’60s Beat-Filled Teenage Mod Angst,” My Generation is a fun (and still) fresh blast of rockin’ British energy, boasting material not typically found on other MOJO comps. Speaking of which… head to the archives to find all 160 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

The Pretty Things Don’t Bring Me Down (2:08)
The Bo Street Runners
I’m A Bo Street Runner (2:04)
Larry’s Rebels
It’s Not True (2:25)
The Mike Cotton Sound
Make Up Your Mind (2:37)
The Stormsville Shakers
Number One (2:25)
The Artwoods
Can You Hear Me (2:54)
The in Crowd
Stop! Wait A Minute (2:06)
John’s Children
But She’s Mine (1:56)
The Fleur De Lys
Wait For Me (2:23)
Golden Dawn
My Time (3:50)
Sons Of Adam
Mr. You’re A Better Man Than I (2:54)
Andy Ellison
Cornflake Zoo (2:00)
Katch 22
Major Catastrophe (2:25)
The Rockin’ Vickers
It’s Alright (2:12)
The Syndicats
Crawadaddy Simone (3:17)

MOJO PRESENTS… The Roots Of Fleetwood Mac (2015)

RootsOfFleetwoodMacThe Roots Of Fleetwood Mac (July, 2015)

The latest free CD from the July, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a top-notch blues and R&B collection that could have easily been used for dozens of 60s Brit bands, but it’s a smartly sequenced collection just the same. A lot of unfamiliar stuff for me, which is a treat, while most of the artists I’ve already got are buried in box sets, nearly as forgotten. The Fabian inclusion is inspired, and how it’s possible to ever hear The Kingston Trio the same way after that Christopher Guest movie, I’ll not understand. There are too many individual highlights to pick one (if DivShare was working you’d see half of it streaming), so you get Otis Rush’s amazing “So Many Roads.” Another in a recent string of strong MOJO‘s. Hit the archives to find all 159 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

Freddie King San Ho Zay (2:36)
Elmore James
Shake Your Moneymaker (2:31)
Buster Brown
Doctor Brown (2:55)
Otis Rush
So Many Roads (3:10)
Howlin’ Wolf
No Place To Go (2:50)
Eden Kane
Well I Ask You (2:11)
Little Walter
Last Night (2:43)
Fabian
Tiger (2:28)
Buddy Holly
Rave On (1:47)
The Kingston Trio
Greenback Dollar (2:49)
Little Willie John
Need Your Love So Bad (2:13)
Jimmy Rogers with His Rocking Four
The World Is In A Tangle (2:55)
Eddie Boyd
Five Long Years (2:40)
Elmore James
Coming Home (2:24)
Robert Johnson
Hellhound On My Trail (2:37)

MOJO PRESENTS… Beyond Saturn (2015)

Beyond-SaturnBeyond Saturn (June, 2015)

The latest free CD from the June 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a collection of “15 mind-blowing cosmic tracks approved by Paul Weller.” Exactly what Jam/Style Council frontman Weller’s connection is to the sometimes spacey explorations exemplified by the likes of Sun Ra, Neu! and Charles Mingus… is something I’m not aware of, but so what? I’m always up for some cosmicity, so bring on the noise. Hit the archives to find all 158 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

Toy Motoring (4:32)
Syd Arthur
Ode (Summer Is Leaving Me Behind) (Amorphous Androgynous Remix) (4:07)
Temples
Sand Dance (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Reanimation) (7:04)
Panda Bear
Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker (3:06)
Neu!
Negativland (9:33)
Public Service Broadcasting
Gagarin (3:46)
Ryley Walker
Same Minds (4:14)
Mulatu Astatke
Yekatit (3:53)
Basil Kirchin
Primitive London 2 (2:04)
Charles Mingus
Passions Of A Man (4:52)
Erland & the Carnival
Radiation (3:44)
Serpent Power
Lucifer’s Dreambox (6:41)
Supefjord
A Love Supreme (7:32)
Santo & Johnny
Sleep Walk (2:20)
Sun Ra And His Arkestra
Tapestry From An Asteroid (2:07)

MOJO PRESENTS… Modern Life Is Rubbish (2015)

Modern Life Is RubbishModern Life Is Rubbish (May, 2015)

The latest free CD from the May 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a collection of modern “British angst,” featuring a slew of lesser known artists carrying on a grand and glorious British tradition (since the 70s, anyway) of rank indifference… with a shit attitude. Hit the archives to find all 157 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

Carl Barat & The Jackals Glory Days (3:40)
The Amazing Snakeheads
Where Is My Knife? (4:42)
Fat White Family
Cream Of The Young (4:04)
Nadine Shah
Stealing Cars (4:01)
Kate Tempest
Marshall Law (5:39)
Ghostpoet
Off Peak Dreams (3:16)
Kode9 & The Spaceape
Devil Is A Liar (2:55)
Lonelady
Bunkerpop (5:51)
Young Fathers
Rain Or Shine (3:49)
The Pop Group
Citizen Zombie (3:50)
Sleaford Mods
Under The Plastic & N.C.T. (3:17)
The Bohicas
To Die For (2:55)
Crushed Beaks
Rising Sign (2:23)
Menace Beach
Tastes Like Medicine (2:36)
Half Man Half Biscuit
Westward Ho! Massive Let Down (3:22)

MOJO Presents… Physical Graffiti Redrawn (2015)

Physical Graffiti RedrawnPhysical Graffiti Redrawn (April, 2015)

The latest free CD from the April 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a reboot of Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, featuring a slew of lesser known artists tackling the 1975 2LP behemoth. Almost all the interpretations are somewhat faithful to Zep’s arrangements, but some personality does manage to float to the surface. Son Little’s “Trampled Underfoot” is pretty good, sounding more ‘natural’ than the original, while Max Jury’s pleasing reading of “Down By The Seaside” is a winner, too. Sun Kil Moon is always worth your time, but “Kashmir,” despite its conceptual ingenuity, falls flat. Hit the archives to find all 156 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

WHITE DENIM Custard Pie
 (4:08)
BLACKBERRY SMOKE The Rover
 (6:15)
MIRACULOUS MULE In My Time Of Dying (4:25)

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT Houses Of The Holy (3:49)
SON LITTLE Trampled Under Foot (3:53)

SONGHOY BLUES Kashmir
 (5:06)
SYD ARTHUR In The Light (8:26)
LAURA MARLING Bron-Yr-Aur (1:25)

MAX JURY Down By The Seaside (4:39)

MICHAEL KIWANUKA Ten Years Gone (4:44)
DUKE GARWOOD Night Flight
 (4:41)
ROSE WINDOWS The Wanton Song (5:09)

KITTY, DAISY AND LEWIS Boogie With Stu
 (2:57)
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER Black Country Woman (3:31)
SUN KIL MOON Sick Again (5:22)

MOJO Presents… Change The Beat (2015)

Change The BeatChange The Beat (March, 2015)

The latest free CD from MOJO Magazine is a funky, wiry, nervous stash of late 70s/early 80s, New York City post-punk beats… that still manages to sound alive and breathing over 40 years later. Forget the “Madonna” tie-in MOJO uses to connect the dots to their cover story. She was just there, and had nothing to do with the vitality of this street-level beat-meistering. 14 tracks from Bush Tetras, James Chance, Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, Arthur Russell, ESG and others. PROGRAMMING NOTE: “Coup,” by 23 Skidoo, sounds flawed, with a few stutters and drop-outs, but that’s the way the track was originally released back in the day. Hit the archives to find all 155 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

23 Skidoo – Coup (4:13)
ESG
– Erase You (4:04)
Bush Tetras
– You Can’t Be Funky (2:41)
Delta 5
– Triangle (3:14)
James White And The Blacks
– Sax Maniac (7:30)
Arthur Russell
– Hop On Down (6:01)
Screamin’ Rachael
– My Main Man (6:02)
Maximum Joy
– White & Green Place (Extraterrestrial Mix) (5:32)
Funkadelic
– Icka Prick (4:06)
Curtis Mayfield
– Tell Me, Tell Me (How Ya Like To Be Loved) (6:17)
Chaz Jankel
– 3,000,000 Synths (4:43)
Section 25
– Program For Light (4:00)
Judy Nylon
– The Dice (3:42)
Singers & Players
– Make A Joyful Noise (6:02)

MOJO Presents… DavidHeroesBowie (2015)

FrontDavidHeroesBowie (Feb 2015)

The latest free CD from MOJO Magazine is a tribute to the root influences of David Bowie. It’s a pretty nifty listen, with diverse material ranging from Chuck Berry to Frank Sinatra to The Pretty Things, with a few obscure tracks and a handful that, while recognizable, probably aren’t in your collection already. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, so you might, too. Hit the archives to find all 154 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, HERE, dating back to 1997. See the complete list, HERE.

Little Richard The Girl Can’t Help It (2:29)
Chuck Berry
Almost Grown (2:18)
Bobby Bland
I Pity The Fool (2:40)
Ronnie Ross Quartet
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (4:48)
Frank Sinatra
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (3:41)
Jacques Brel
La Mort (2:50)
Lotte Lenya
Alabama Song (2:54)
Nina Simone
Wild Is The Wind (6:45)
Nat King Cole
Nature Boy (2:37)
Billy Fury
Wondrous Place (2:22)
Anthony Newley
What Kind Of Fool Am I? (2:33)
The Flares
Foot Stomping (2:14)
Vince Taylor And His Playboys
Jet Black Machine (2:22)
The Yardbirds
Shapes Of Things (2:23)
The Pretty Things
Rosalyn (2:20)

MOJO Presents… The Best Of 2014 (2014)

frontThe Best Of 2014 (Jan. 2015)

Better late than never. Is this really the ‘best’ of 2014, or the best of what MOJO could get the licensing for? You be the judge. Besides… does it really matter if it’s free? Hit the archives to find all 153 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, HERE, dating back to 1997. See the complete list, HERE.

Beck Blue Moon (4:00)
Jack White
Lazaretto (3:38)
Robert Plant
Turn It Up (4:03)
Sharon Van Etten
Nothing Will Change (3:12)
Temples
Keep In The Dark (4:37)
Ty Segall
The Faker (4:05)
Steve Gunn
Milly’s Garden (5:31)
Sturgill Simpson
Turtles All The Way Down (3:06)
Julie Byrne
Holiday (2:36)
The War On Drugs
Under The Pressure (8:48)
Kasai Allstars
Yangye, The Evil Leopard (7:05)
Wild Beasts
Wanderlust (4:51)
Caribou
Your Love Will Set You Free (5:45)
Sleaford Mods
I Keep Out Of It (3:00)
The Bug
Dirty (2:55)

MOJO Presents… Brain Damage (2014)

FrontBrain Damage (Dec. 2014)

The latest free CD from the December, 2014 issue of MOJO is subtitled “A Compendium Of Mind-Blowing Heavy Psych, Space Jams & Astral Chants.” Do you really need a hard sell? If The Coffin Daggers’ cool version of Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive” (below) doesn’t seal the deal, nothing will. This one’s a keeper. Find all 152 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

THE COFFIN DAGGERS Interstellar Overdrive (8:33)
PONTIAK Ghosts (3:18)
ANTHROPROPHH Crow With Sore Throat (2:50)
FOXYGEN Star Power II: Star Power Nite (2:14)
THE WYTCHES Digsaw (3:19)
GOAT Gathering Of Ancient Tribes (6:13)
DEAD SKELETONS Dead Mantra (4:27)
GNOD Visions Of Load (8:25)
HOOKWORMS On Leaving (6:00)
HILLS Master Sleeps (8:54)
LAY LLAMAS We Are You (7:18)
WHITE MANNA Acid Head (7:21)
THEE OH SEES (Featuring Chris Woodhouse) Penetrating Eye (3:17)
ELECTRIC WIZARD Sadiowitch (4:08)

MOJO Presents… It’s A Wonderfull Life (2014) – Compiled By Siouxsie Sioux & Steven Severin

FrontIt’s A Wonderfull Life (Nov. 2014)

The latest free CD from the November, 2014 issue of MOJO is subtitled “A Journey Into Sound, Compiled For MOJO By Siouxsie Sioux And Steven Severin,” and features a baffling array of music. It happens to be right up my alley, with lots of film & TV music, buoyed by seemingly disjointed selections ping-ponging from The Shadows to Bernard Hermann to Frank Sinatra to an exclusive track from Siouxsie & The Banshees. Though… I’m hard pressed to understand the connections or theme here, but it’s a great listen. No track is representative, so you get to hear a couple of oddities from a playlist of fun sore thumbs, below. Find all 151 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

MARTY MANNING & HIS ORCHESTRA The Twilight Zone (2:07)
DMIITRI MITROPOULOS/NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Suite One: Romeo And Juliet/Montagues and Capulets (5:08)
THE SHADOWS Man Of Mystery (1:59)
LOTTE LENYA Surabaya-Johnny (4:23)
BARRY GRAY Zero G (2:30)
BUDDY MORROW & HIS ORCHESTRA The Perry Mason Theme (2:15)
FRANK SINATRA Night And Day (3:57)
THE JOHN BARRY SEVEN The James Bond Theme (1:45)
FRANK IFIELD Whiplash (1:38)
BERNARD HERRMANN Vertigo – Prelude And Rooftop (4:36)
FRANCIS POULENC Gymnopedie No. 1 (2:49)
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES Trust In Me (4:02)
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI A Night On Bare Mountain (7:20)
CLIFF EDWARDS AND THE DISNEY STUDIO CHORUS When You Wish Upon A Star (3:15)

MOJO Presents… The Dreamers (2014)

FrontThe Dreamers (Oct 2014)

The latest free CD from the October, 2014 issue of MOJO is a 15 track collection of “Kate Bush-inspired dream pop,” which is totally outside my field of knowledge. So, it surely says more about me than this collection, that this is the first time in MOJO history I don’t recognize the name of a single artist listed here. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying MOJO’s 150th. Find all 150 of MOJO‘s free CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

PINKUNOIZU Great Pacific Garbage Patch (6:32)
HALEY BONAR Last War (3:58)
CONNAN MOCKASIN Do I Make You Feel Shy? (3:10)
CARIBOU Can’t Do Without You (3:54)
THE WAR ON DRUGS Red Eyes (4:57)
WHE Shriek (3:38)
POLICA You Don’t Own Me (3:15)
I BREAK HORSES Denial (3:37)
LIA ICES Thousand Eyes (4:02)
JULIA HOLTER Don’t Make Me Over (3:03)
ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF Mountains Crave (3:34)
SMOKE FAIRIES Your Own Silent Movie (3:18)
NITE JEWEL In the Dark (4:18)
SNOWBIRD Porcelain (3:58)
HAIKU SALUT Sounds Like There’s a Pacman Crunching at Your Heart (4:56)

MOJO Presents: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Live 1974 Sampler (2014)

FrontCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Live 1974 Sampler (Sept 2014)

The latest free CD from the September, 2014 issue of MOJO is as co-promotion for MOJO‘s 250th issue interview with each member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, busy promoting their latest live box set, CSNY 1974. It’s a five track, 20 minute plus sampler from the box. Perhaps we can use this opportunity to plug our C, C&N, CS&N and CPR hidden archive posts, HERE. Find all 149 of MOJO‘s free CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

Almost Cut My Hair (6:47)
Change Partners (3:28)
Pre-Road Downs (3:18)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (3:18)
Carry Me (4:43)

MOJO Jack White Presents The Best Of Third Man Records (2014)

FrontJack White Presents The Best Of Third Man Records (Aug 2014)

The latest free CD from the August, 2014 issue of MOJO is as advert for Jack White’s record label, Third Man Records. It also happens to be one of MOJO‘s better and more diverse offerings of late. Find all 148 of MOJO‘s free CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

BLACK MILK Brain (4:27)
JOHN & TOM Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar (2:23)
THE GORIES Train Kept A Rollin’ (2:13)
POKEY LAFARGE Central Time (2:57)
MICAAEL KIWANUKA You’ve Got Nothing To Lose (3:14)
THE RACONTEURS Broken Boy Soldier (3:00)
THE WHITE STRIPES The Hardest Button To Button (3:32)
ROCKFIRE FUNK EXPRESS People Save The World (3:30)
THE DEAD WEATHER Blue Blood Blues (3:22)
GIBBY HAYNES You Don’t Have To Be Smart (1:38)
KELLEY STOLTZ Are You My Love (3:22)
DUANE Postcard From Hell (2:43)
THE HADEN TRIPLETS Slowly (3:33)
FRANK FAIRFIELD Duncan & Brady (4:19)

MOJO Presents… Heavy Nuggets III (2014)

FrontHeavy Nuggets III (July 2014)
The latest free CD from the July, 2014 issue of MOJO is loosely tied to the magazine’s promotion of their Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page interview, parodying the cover of LZ-III. It’s a righteously heavy collection that’s better than it looks on paper, largely because the material isn’t typical MOJO fare. This is the mag’s third “Heavy Nuggets” collection, which means you can find the first, from December, 2007 (HERE) and Vol. 2, from June, 2013 (HERE) in the archives… along with all 147 MOJO‘s HERE. See the complete list of MOJO CDs, HERE.

ATOMIC ROOSTER Sleeping For Years (5:25)
BANG Keep On (3:37)
FREEDOM Going Down (4:43)
PENTAGRAM Little Games (2:54)
JOSEFUS Situation (1:53)
MORGEN Welcome To The Void (4:45)
ROG & PIP Why Won’t You Do What I Want (2:44)
MORLY GREY Peace Officer (5:45)
CAIN Born Of The Wind (3:10)
BULLET The Orchestrator (3:22)
AIR Twelve O’Clock Satanial (3:21)
CROW Evil Woman (3:09)
HEAVY JELLY Bio Blues (5:03)
ANCIENT GREASE Freedom Train (4:01)
MEDUSA Transient Amplitude (9:18)

MOJO Presents… The Black Keys And Friends (2014)

MOJOThe Black Keys And Friends (June 2014)

The latest free CD from the June, 2014 issue of MOJO Magazine is a tie-in with The Black Keys, boasting their newest single, “Fever,” and a live studio version of, “Gold On The Ceiling.” Also… some cool tracks from friends and influences, including Dr. John, Black Lips, RL Burnside and others. This is the second MOJO freebie to highlight The BKs. Three years ago, the June 2011 issue CD, entitled Brotherhood (HERE), featured six Keys cuts. Find all 146 MOJO‘s HERE.

THE BLACK KEYS Fever (4:04)
DR. JOHN Revolution (3:26)
HANNI EL KHATIB Head In The Dirt (3:17)
BOMBINO Azamane Tiliade (4:06)
BLACK LIPS Do The Vibrate (2:27)
STEPHEN DALE PETIT Holla (3:55)
THE SHEEPDOGS Feeling Good (3:09)
PETE MOLINARI So Long Gone (3:30)
JUNIOR KIMBROUGH Everywhere I Go (4:48)
BO DIDDLEY Who Do You Love (2:28)
VALERIE JUNE Wanna Be On Your Mind (3:55)
JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD Our Hearts Are Wrong (3:05)
TENNIS It All Feels The Same (3:23)
RL BURNSIDE Skinny Woman (2:40)
THE BLACK KEYS Gold On The Ceiling (Live in Studio) (3:38)

MOJO Presents… Death Disco (2014)

MOJO Death DiscoDeath Disco (May 2014)

The latest free CD from the May, 2014 MOJO Magazine is subtitled, “A Compendium Of Post-Punk Grooves,” and features tracks from Public Image LTD, Sonic Youth, The Fall, Throbbing Gristle and similar sonic troublemakers. I can honestly say I’ve never liked the majority of this era (except for some of the names I just mentioned), but what do I know? I still listen to Tony Conrad and have Metal Machine Music posted somewhere around here. Give a listen to the always satisfyingly obnoxious Pere Ubu, below. Find all 145 MOJO‘s HERE.

FELT Primitive Painters
ORANGE JUICE Simply Thrilled Honey
BUSH TETRAS Too Many Creeps
SONIC YOUTH Shaking Hell
KLEENEX Ain’t You
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD Deeper Water
THE NIGHTINGALES Dumb & Drummer
PERE UBU 414 Seconds
THE FALL Loadstones
THE RAINCOATS Shouting Out Loud
THE MONOCHROME SET Fun For All The Family
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS Searching For Mr. Right
CABARET VOLTAIRE Sly Doubt
THROBBING GRISTLE Hot On The Heels Of Love
THE DURUTTI COLUMN A Silence

MOJO Presents… Purple Soul (2014)

Purple SoulPurple Soul – MOJO Presents A Compendium Of Futurist R&B (Apr 2014)

The latest free CD from the April, 2014 MOJO Magazine celebrates the magazine’s exclusive interview with his Royal Purpleness, Prince. This audio collection features no Prince, and no Prince songs, but it’s clear that among these 15 “futurist” soul numbers, a handful of these artists have taken a few cues from P. Others, not so much. Find all 144 MOJO‘s HERE.

POLICA Warrior Lord (4:28)
BLOOD ORANGE You’re Not Good Enough (4:20)
ARABIAN PRINCE Strange Life (6:52)
LUKE TEMPLE Florida (4:25)
GAYNGS The Gaudy Side Of Town (7:07)
TOTO Y MOI So Many Details (4:43)
JAMES PANTS We’re Through (3:33)
THE STEPKIDS Sweet Salvation (4:55)
ARTHUR RUSSELL Get Around To It (4:57)
DARONDO Sexy Mama (3:52)
MUSIC, LOVE & FUNK Stone Lover (7:08)
THE GIRLS I’ve Got My Eyes On You (4:01)
HOW TO DRESS WELL & It Was U (3:04)
PYRAMID VRITRA Tea & Lemonade (2:40)
THE NEW YEAR My Bleeding Wound (3:31)

MOJO Presents… Small Faces & Friends (2014)

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The latest free CD from the March, 2014 MOJO Magazine is an excellent Brit-centric psych/pop collection of music that loosely orbits the Small Faces’ universe. Overall, a fun listen, but then… I’m partial to this sort of thing. Find MOJO‘s previous Small Faces trib, from May 2012, HERE. Find all 143 MOJO‘s HERE.

SMALL FACES Here Come The Nice (French EP Version) (2:48)
BILLY NICHOLLS Girl From New York (3:12)
NICO I’m Not Sayin’ (2:43)
CHRIS FARLOWE My Way Of Giving (2:27)
THE NICE The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (2:46)
THE FLEUR DE LYS Circles (2:57)
NICKY SCOTT Backstreet Girl (2:23)
HUMBLE PIE Wrist Job (4:08)
AMEN CORNER Hello Susie (2:28)
DUNCAN BROWNE On The Bombsite (2:40)
TWICE AS MUCH Green Circles (2:36)
PP ARNOLD (If You Think You’re) Groovy (3:11)
MURRAY HEAD She Was Perfection (2:41)
ROD STEWART So Much To Say (3:09)
SMALL FACES All Or Nothing (Live) (3:29)

MOJO Presents… The Bad Seeds Jukebox (2014)

FrontThe Bad Seeds Jukebox (Feb 2014)

The latest free CD from the February, 2014 MOJO Magazine is a tribute to the interests of Nick Cave, compiled by Nick & The Seeds. Truly strange cross-section of artists, ranging from Moondog to Betty Davis to Max Roach to Alan Vega, Alex Chilton & Ben Vaughn to one of my faves, The Dirty Three (featuring Bad Seen violinist, Warren Ellis). Overall, an excellent and entertaining listen. Find all 142 MOJO‘s HERE.

THURSTON MOORE Benediction (5:12)
KAREN DALTON Something On Your Mind (3:21)
ALAN VEGA, ALEX CHILTON & BEN VAUGHN Lover of Love (5:00)
MAX ROACH (featuring Abbey Lincoln) Driva’Man (5:13)
MOONDOG (with London Brass & London Saxophonic) Bumbo (2:21)
ELSE TORP & CHRISTOPHER BOWERS BROADBENT My Heart’s in the Highlands (8:29)
BILL CALLAHAN One Fine Morning (8:40)
DIRTY THREE Everything’s Fucked (5:30)
SHILPA RAY Lessons from Lorena (4:17)
XYLORIS WHITE Darvish Two (5:41)
MARTIN REV Mari (4:22)
ADRIAN YOUNG PRESENTS VENICE DAWN Something About April (5:01)
THE CALLAS Anger (2:35)
BETTY DAVIS They Say I’m Different (4:09)
CHAIND & HIS AFRICAN PERCUSSION SAFARI Torture of the Mau Mau (2:15)

MOJO PRESENTS 2013 – The Best Of The Year (2013)

frontMOJO Presents: 2013 – The Best Of The Year (Jan 2014)

The latest free CD from the January, 2014 MOJO Magazine is an editorial board selection of various artists representing the best tracks from 2013. This is the kind of freebie CD that most magazines traffic in, so it lacks any of MOJO‘s usual themes or uniqueness. Though, for some of us that remain out of touch with what the rest of the music world is up to, this will serve as a quick cheat sheet. Find all 141 MOJO‘s HERE.

PRIMAL SCREAM 2013
JOHN GRANT Glacier
GOLDFRAPP Annabel
PHOSPHORESCENT Song For Zula
CHARLES BRADLEY Victim Of Love
BILL CALAHAN The Sing
JULIA HOLTER Hello Stranger
DEERHUNTER Monomania
JOHN MURRY The Ballad Of The Pajama Kid
MARK KOZALEK & JIMMY LAVALLE Gustavo
FOXYGEN San Francisco
VILLAGERS Earthly Pleasure
LOW Just Make It Stop
ROY HARPER January Man
BILLY BRAGG Goodbye, Goodbye

MOJO PRESENTS 20 From 20 (2013)

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The latest free CD from the Dec, 2013 MOJO Magazine celebrates the mag’s 20th anniversary with a various collection of 20 tracks from 20 artists. Nothing unusual here, but a solid gathering of modern indie rock, if you like this sort of thing. I’m always up for Teenage Fanclub, and 1995’s Sparky’s Dream” is represented here, as is a contribution from The Raconteurs’ debut album. Hear them both below. Find all 140 MOJO‘s HERE.

ARTIC MONKEYS Teddy Picker (2:40)
THE BLACK KEYS Set You Free (2:44)
TEENAGE FANCLUB Sparky’s Dream (3:12)
THE RACONTEURS Steady, As She Goes (3:33)
MIDLAKE Roscoe (4:40)
MERCURY REV Opus 40 (5:01)
FLEET FOXES Sun It Rises (2:41)
PALACE BROTHERS (I Was Drunk At The) Pulpit (3:48)
BILL FEY Be At Peace With Yourself (3:00)
MY MORNING JACKET Golden (4:28)
JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS Johnny Appleseed (4:01)
JACK WHITE Take Me With You When You Go (4:04)
JOHN GRANT Marz (3:38)
AIMEE MANN Save Me (4:31)
RY COODER & ALI FARKA TOURE Soukora (6:00)
BJORK Mouth’s Cradle (3:59)
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE My Girls (5:36)
BOARDS OF CANADA Roygbiv (2:22)
CORNERSHOP Candyman (3:48)
ERIC MATTHEWS Fanfare (2:51)

MOJO PRESENTS Songs In The Key Of Paul (2013)

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Songs In The Key Of Paul
(Nov 2013)

The latest free CD from the November, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a tribute to the songwriting style of Paul McCartney, featuring a mix of McCartney covers and tunes that might be considered in his “power pop” style. I’m not sure where that close-but-different “Shake Some Action” comes from, but it’s not the same as the Flamin’ Groovies’ LP version. Lots of unfamiliar, outside-the-box pop for fans of the genre. One of the more enjoyable MOJO’s in recent memory. Hear for yourself. Find all 139 MOJO‘s HERE.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK Let Me Roll It
REDD KROSS Hazel Eyes
FLAMIN’ GROOVIES Shake Some Action
THE NERVES When You Find Out
NICK PIUNTI It All Comes Down
SQUEEZE Pulling Mussels from A Shell
JIM NOIR Tea
KELLEY STOLTZ I Am Your Singer
COTTON MATHER Lily Dreams On
KEVIN TIHISTA On My Way
CHRIS STAMEY & YO LA TENGO The Summer Sun
THE GOLDEN DOGS Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
EUROS CHILDS Good Time Baby (Talk to Me)
NICK CAPALDI First of the Runaways
DAVID ELLIS Wake Up Smiling

MOJO PRESENTS Johnny Cash… And Friends (2013)

FrontMOJO Presents:
Johnny Cash… And Friends
(Oct 2013)

The latest free CD from the October, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a cool tribute to Johnny Cash, featuring a cross-section of friends, influences and the influenced. Noteworthy as an out-of-the-ordinary collection of tunes not already spread across a dozen other MOJOs. I like the old country stuff myself, since most of it is missing from my collection. Nick Cave’s contribution is a stand out… and Charlie Rich’s “Lonely Weekends” is a dead ringer for Elvis. Find all 138 MOJO‘s HERE.

JERRY LEE LEWIS Lovin’ Up A Storm (1:50)
JOHNNY CASH Transfusion Blues (2:30)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Wanted Man (5:26)
NICK LOWE Indian Queens (3:39)
BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY New Whaling (5:30)
TOWNES VAN ZANDT If I Needed You (3:40)
GEORGE JONES Seasons Of My Heart (2:07)
MERLE TRAVIS Dark As A Dungeon (2:45)
LEFTY FRIZZELL The Long Black Veil (2:57)
KITTY WELLS As Long As I Live (2:31)
JUNE CARTER Jukebox Blues (2:15)
WILLIE NELSON Half A Man (2:25)
HANK SNOW I’ve Been Everywhere (2:44)
CHARLIE RICH Lonely Weekends (2:07)
WAYLON JENNINGS Never Again (2:04)

MOJO PRESENTS Sub Pop Silver Jubilee (2013)

FrontMOJO Presents:
Sub Pop Silver Jubilee
(Sept 2013)

The latest free CD from the September, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a tribute to Sub Pop Records… MOJO’s second trib to the indie label (their first from 2008, Sub Pop 300!, is HERE). Includes a cross-section of familiar Sub Pop types, including Mudhoney, J Mascis, Low and others. To be honest, I haven’t really listened to it yet, but because I’ve always liked the name Pissed Jeans, I’ve included their track on the streaming player. Find all 137 MOJO‘s HERE.

MUDHONEY No One Has (3:23)
THE U-MEN Gila (2:16)
METZ Wet Blanket (3:52)
ROSE WINDOWS Native Dreams (6:17)
SHABAZZ PALACES Recollections Of The Wraith (Remixed By The Helio Sequence) (3:47)
DAUGHN GIBSON The Sound Of Law (2:52)
KING TUFF Anthem (3:31)
J MASCIS Not Enough (3:11)
THE BAPTIST GENERALS Dog That Bit You (3:41)
LOW On My Own (5:39)
CHAD VANGAALEN Molten Light (2:52)
THE GUTTER TWINS God’s Children (4:57)
CLIPPING (Feat Baseck) Bout.That (3:54)
PISSED JEANS Health Plan (2:17)
MUDHONEY I Don’t Remember You (2:34)

MOJO PRESENTS We’re With The Beatles (2013)

We're With The BeatlesMOJO Presents:
We’re With The Beatles
(August 2013)

The latest free CD from the August, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a remake/tribute to The Beatles second album (in the UK), With The Beatles. Some unusual names pop up, including Ian McNabb (Icicle Works), Will Sergeant (Echo & The Bunnymen) and Chris Difford (Squeeze), whose acoustic reading of “All My Loving,” with Arcelia, proves that McCartney could have easily gone the “And I Love Her” route even earlier if he had desired. (For free downloads, visit Arcelia HERE.) As for some of the others, Wreckless Eric, Sara Lowes, The View and Pete Molinari at least sound like they were inspired by The Beatles. Some cool covers… some misses. Find all 136 MOJO‘s HERE.

THE JAMES HUNTER SIX It Wont’t Be Long (3:16)
IAN McNABB (featuring THOMAS McCONNELL) All I’ve Got to Do (3:00)
CHRIS DIFFORD (featuring ARCELIA) All My Loving (2:56)
EVA PETERSEN (featuring WILL SERGEANT) Don’t Bother Me (4:22)
WRECKLESS ERIC & JAMES NICHOLLS Little Child (2:07)
TAKEN BY TREES Till There Was You (2:43)
MAMA ROSEN (featuring MICK COLLINS & MATT VERTA-RAY) Please Mister Postman (2:27)
THE VIEW Roll Over Beethoven (2:43)
SARA LOWES Hold Me Tight (2:34)
JACCO GARDNER You Really Got a Hold On Me (3:19)
PETE MOLINARI I Wanna Be Your Man (2:17)
TREVOR MOSS & HANNAH-LOU Devil in Her Heart (2:28)
MAGIC ARM Not a Second Time (3:22)
KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS Money (That’s What I Want) (2:42)

MOJO PRESENTS Uncovered – 15 Tracks As Re-Cut By The Rolling Stones (2013)

frontMOJO Presents Uncovered (July 2013)

The latest free CD from the July, 2013 MOJO Magazine. Another ‘roots of’ type release (they just did The Roots Of The Rolling Stones in August, 2012) featuring a lot of familiar names; Muddy, Howlin’, Bo, Chuck, etc. You should have most of the old blues guys, but the ancient files from the likes of Jay McShann (1941), Nat King Cole (1946), Hank Snow (1950) and The Will Bradley Trio (1940) make this a worthwhile score. Find all 135 MOJO‘s HERE.

FREDDY CANNON Tallahassee Lassie
EDDIE COCHRAN Twenty Flight Rock
CHUCK BERRY Around And Around
HANK SNOW I’m Moving On
BO DIDDLEY Who Do You Love
LARRY WILLIAMS She Said “Yeah”
MUDDY WATERS Mannish Boy
SOLOMON BURKE Cry To Me
BUDDY HOLLY Learning The Game
NAT KING COLE Route 66
BOOGALOO & HIS GALLANT CREW Cops And Robbers
WILL BRADLEY TRIO Down The Road A Piece
JAY McSHANN Confessin’ The Blues
MUDDY WATERS I Just Want To Make Love To You
HOWLIN’ WOLF The Red Rooster

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MOJO PRESENTS Heavy Nuggets Vol 2 (2013)

frontMOJO Presents Heavy Nuggets Vol 2 (June 2013)

I’m really enjoying this latest free CD from the June, 2013 MOJO Magazine. Probably because I’m not familiar with a lot of this stuff. Find 133 more MOJO‘s (HERE.)
BULLET Jay Time (2:52)
FREEDOM Nobody (3:53)
THE INCREDIBLE HOG Lame (3:07)
BLOSSOM TOES Listen To The Silence (3:48)
THE PRETTY THINGS Cries From The Midnight Circus (7:25)
POSSESSED Thunder And Lightning (2:54)
MIGHTY BABY Same Way From The Sun (5:37)
THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND Long Haired Music (5:04)
THE HUMAN BEAST Brush With The Midnight Butterfly (5:17)
TWINK Ten Thousand Words In A Cardboard Box (3:23)
THE OPEN MIND I Feel The Same Way Too (5:00)
TRACTOR King Dick II (3:15)
FAMILY Strange Band (3:13)
DRAGONFLY Enjoy Yourself (3:24)
JERUSALEM Frustration (5:16)
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MOJO PRESENTS Blues Breakers! (2013)

Screen Shot 2013-03-24 at 4.51.36 PMMOJO PRESENTS – Blues Breakers! 15 Classic Tracks As Covered By Eric Clapton (May 2013)

The latest free CD from the May, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a “roots” collection of mostly early blues sides, made familiar to many a young 60s teen via Eric Clapton and his various bands. It’s yet another MOJO‘s blues collection, but – because of the music – they’re always worthy, even if you have these tracks already… which you should.(Besides… the Clapton tie-in works nicely.) Find 132 more MOJO‘s in the archives (HERE).

OTIS RUSH All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
‘BIG MAMA’ THORNTON Hound Dog
LITTLE WALTER It Ain’t Right
BIG BILL BROONZY Hey, Hey
ELMORE JAMES I Can’t Hold Out
ARTHUR ‘BIG BOY’ CRUDUP Mean Ole Frisco Blues
EDDIE BOYD Five Long Years
FREDDY KING Have You Ever Loved A Woman
T-BONE WALKER Stormy Monday
LEROY CARR Blues Before Sunrise
BO DIDDLEY You Don’t Love Me
THE MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS Sitting On Top Of The World
HOWLIN’ WOLF Spoonful
SKIP JAMES I’m So Glad
ROBERT JOHNSON Crossroads Blues

MOJO PRESENTS: Action! 15 Cult Movie Classics (2013)

frontMOJO Presents: Action!
15 Cult Move Classics
(2013)

The latest free CD from the April, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a collection of cult film soundtrack music. The tracks aren’t quite as “classic” as the cool cover might suggest, but this is still a good gathering (especially considering the price tag) that dabbles in a little Morricone, Bobby Womack (coincidently I just prepped Across 110th St. for posting) and Curtis Mayfield, alongside some oddities like The Last Poets, David Lynch and Rodriguez. If nothing else, you’ll have a file of Ricky Nelson’s “Lonesome Town” in your collection. You can find 131 more MOJO‘s in the archives (HERE).

JOHN BARRY ORCHESTRA Beat Girl (1:46)
CLINIC If You Could Read Your Mind (2:57)
RODRIGUEZ Crucify Your Mind (2:29)
BOBBY WOMACK If You Don’t Want My Love (Give It Back) (2:27)
CURTIS MAYFIELD Pusherman (4:59)
RICKY NELSON Lonesome Town (2:12)
ENNIO MORRICONE Muchio Selvaggio (2:37)
DANIEL JOHNSTON Some Things Last A Long Time (4:52)
BILLY GREEN Stone Is A Trip (1:53)
BROADCAST Our Darkest Sabbath (3:00)
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE Super-Sonic (5:11)
THE LAST POETS Wake Up Niggers (2:44)
DON GERE Werewolves On Wheels (5:29)
ARTHUR RUSSELL Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun/Let’s See (9:33)
DAVID LYNCH & ALAN R. SPLET In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song) (1:35)