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THE MIGHTY MOJO PROPHETS

THE MIGHTY MOJO PROPHETS

2011-08-01

On their first release, the Mighty Mojo Prophets serve up a platter of West Coast blues that a times swings and at others will take a slow lowdown beat that will touch your inner core. Led by vocalists Tom "Big Son" Eliff and guitarist Mitch Dow and harmonica great Alex "Lil A" Woodson the Mojo Prophets will draw comparisons to Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers as well as the late great William Clarke and James Harman. The Track "West Coast Blues" highlights the feeling of this disc and makes you believe that these prophets will really live this life until their dying day. "Da Switch" is swinging instrumental features some great guitar work from Mitch Dow. "My Baby" has a 1950's-60's laid back R&B sound to it and would make every good looking girl at the soda fountain melt. In addition to their West Coast blues sound you will also here echoes of Jump blues, western swing & the Chicago styling's of bands like Little Charlie and the Night Cats. My advice for you is to put some Boogie Woogie Rhythm in your traveling shoes and take in the Mojo that that these prophets are laying down as it will take you to places that can only be discovered on the thirteen tracks of this fine disc. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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