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  • Coventry, West Midlands.
  • United Kingdom
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Bishop Mayfield.
Birthday
May 26
Education & Training
Self taught.
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BEING a good blues man is not about where you happened to have been born.

"Feeling the blues" is about feeling the music, and destitute or not, you either have it or you don't.

Coventry has been blessed with some great blues men such as Tim James, Joe Beale, John Warwick, John Alderson and the great Mojo Morgan.

Mojo Morgan was born in Gulson Road Hospital, in 1952. As a young man his chosen instrument was to be the bass guitar. He joined the popular 80s ska band EMF.

"The blues gives me a feeling, which no other music can," reveals Mojo. "When I was a kid, I was listening to Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, then all the 60s blues from the UK such as Alexis Corner, John Mayall, and the Electric Blues, that came out at that time. As I grew, so did my love of music."

EMF supported the likes of The Specials, Bad Manners, The Beat, and the Bodysnatchers.

"Even in EMF, a ska band, I was doing a lot of blues riffs," said Mojo. "We played all over the country, we just had a great time. But after 2½ years I had itchy feet to get back to my blues roots and I formed a band with John Alderson called the Travelling Riverside Blues Band, and my bass playing took on a different meaning when playing with such a great musician as John."

The Travelling Riverside Blues Band was formed in 1980 by Mojo and blues guitarist extraordinaire John Alderson. They played their blues heavy, and built up a huge reputation on the circuit.

"We played all the universities around Britain, supporting Paul Jones Blues Band, Dr Feelgood, Tony Mcphee's Band, Chicken Shack, and many more," said Mojo. "I also played in a drunken rock 'n' roll band called Sammy Earthquake and the Volcanoes with Roddy Byers from The Specials, and a good time was had by all."

By 1996 Mojo had moved to Pembrokeshire, and formed the The Hoochie Coochie Band four years later. From then on Mojo took his love for blues music to another level.

I said in my introduction that you don't have to have been born in Southern USA to play great blues. Go to www.myspace.com/mojomorgan and listen to just how well Mojo and the boys have nailed it.

Band members have come and gone, and today's line-up looks like this: Mojo Morgan, vocals; Vince, guitar, slide and vocals; Mr Chilli, bass and vocals; A.J, drums and vocals.

The band now boast a more rocky blues sound, and make sure that every one of their audiences goes home happy in the knowledge that the band gave 100 per cent. Their set-list includes not just blues standards, but many self-penned compositions - more evidence that this is a band who like to push things a little further than they have to.

"The Hoochie Coochie Band is all about having fun with the music and the audience," says Mojo, "while raising money for good causes, just like any true band should be."

I asked Mojo if he ever came back to his native Coventry?

"I would love to come and visit old mates like Roddy Byers, cause we go way back before The Specials were born. I do get a lot of friends I still see come down to Pembrokeshire for a holiday, like John Alderson and Jim Allen, the sax player from EMF. I do keep in touch on the net with a lot of people."

So what does the blues mean to Mojo? "Blues music has been a passion in my life since I can't remember when! So, I believe it has always been there. I always found joy in singing. It gives me inner peace and takes me to another place. Hard to compare with any other feeling."

We look forward to seeing you at forthcoming gigs or receiving an email from you. If you would like to contact me, and discuss the possibility of The Hoochie Coochie's, making your party one to remember, phone Mojo Morgan on 07969-327-502,
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Blues, Rock, Soul, Gospel.

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Mojo Morgan's music is coloured by the blues.

Posted on May 21, 2009 at 6:00am 0 Comments

BEING a good blues man is not about where you happened to have been born.



"Feeling the blues" is about feeling the music, and destitute or not, you either have it or you don't.



Coventry has been blessed with some great blues men such as Tim James, Joe Beale, John Warwick, John Alderson and the great Mojo Morgan.



Mojo Morgan was born in Gulson Road Hospital, in 1952. As a young man his chosen instrument was to be the bass guitar. He joined the popular 80s ska… Continue

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At 2:50pm on May 26, 2010, CAT MERLINO ( KENDRICK) gave Mojo Morgan a gift
At 12:50pm on July 4, 2009, internal flights said…
hello. very thanks
At 9:07pm on July 3, 2009, internal flights said…
At 1:11pm on July 2, 2009, Word Man said…

At 1:08pm on July 2, 2009, Word Man said…

At 1:06pm on July 2, 2009, Word Man said…

Hey Mojo, Thanks a lot for hook'n up!

Wishing you well,

Your One and Only ... Word Man
At 8:20pm on May 26, 2009, The Dirty Mac Blues Band said…
and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
At 8:19pm on May 26, 2009, The Dirty Mac Blues Band said…
Thanks for finding us and your kind words. Good, funny stuff you have.
At 9:10pm on May 25, 2009, Crystal Cartier VP said…
Beloved I am lovin' your music esp "Dog On Heat". It rocks me! LOL
I am looking forward to giggin' w/you & your hot Hoochie Coochie Band. You guys are AWESOME!!! Welcome to the Moiko Records Family! Be sure Brother Bishop signs you.
Your Fan & Sis, Crystal Cartier
Executive Vice President
Moiko Records

At 5:36am on May 25, 2009, Lady Rock said…
Thanks for the kind comment and your friendship!
 
 
 

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