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BURNING FRETS: DANCE AROUND YOUR GUITAR - The Audiophile Man
Title: The Rhythm, The Blues, The Hot Guitar Label: Koko Mojo Koko what? Koko Mojo is a ‘division’ of Rockstar Records and Rockstar Records, which was originally founded in 1979, became the home for the labels Rhythm Bomb Records, Richard Weize Archives and Catty Town records and, as you’ve just seen, is basically Richard Weize keeping his hand in since he became the “former” founder and boss of Bear Family. Hence, Koko Mojo has plenty of pedigree. You also know what to expect in term of quality. The label exists, apparently to, “…release danceable 1950s Blues/Rhythm & Blues music on vinyl! Its compiled by DJs and our main goal is to make you dance!” I’ve got a bit of a dodgy knee at present so I’ll resist. The main gripe I have with the Burning Frets CD is the lack of information. Arriving in a very nice fold-out gatefold card sleeve with a selection of attractive photos within, I hunted for the booklet or leaflet or scraggy bit of paper or anything. Zero. Which is a shame because it means that many users will be left in the dark about the majority of the artists featured on these 28 tracks …