Muddy Waters

Born and raised on a Mississippi plantation, Muddy Waters was discovered in 1941, and two years later moved to Chicago whrre he pioneered what came to be know as urban, or electric blues.

Author: Sandra B. Tooze

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822025726134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

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This biography based on original interviews conducted in Mississippi and Chicago, brigns together the complete record of the first of the great Chicago bluesmen. Born and raised on a Mississippi plantation, Muddy Waters was discovered in 1941, and two years later moved to Chicago whrre he pioneered what came to be know as urban, or electric blues. Sandra Tooze explores Muddy's dramatic life as a bootlegger, gambler, ladies man, and legendary blues musician, and makes new revelations about Water's personal and

Hoodoo Blues the Role Playing Game

The group was founded by Mojo Man (a screen name), a mysterious figure none of the members have ever seen. Investigations- Paranormal 'investigations' conducted by the Black Cat Club range from spending the night in haunted houses to ...

Author: Brian St.Claire-King


ISBN: 9780971309562


Page: 314

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Hoodoo Blues is a Role Playing Game of supernatural beliefs from America's Old South. Players play the ageless, those who have lived through (sometimes suffered through) decades or centuries of Southern history.

The Bayou Katt Murders

“Put the jinx on him, old man. Lay him low, and do it hard.” The old man frowned. Then cash money graced his palm. “I have a prize,” the stranger said. The mojo man was puzzled. Then the gunny sack the stranger had brought with him was ...

Author: Ronald V. Micci

Publisher: Independently published

ISBN: 9781520687872

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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In this sequel to Coyote Horny, Katt Hall returns to her ancestral Baton Rouge roots to learn that her first husband is killing off her old high school boyfriends one by one. But no one man can possess this voluptuous Southern beauty, whose male admirers are legion. But the killer remains stubbornly elusive as the police launch a manhunt, and the Big Katt may very well be forced to take matters into her own hands.

Rough and Plenty

Mojo Man. I'm the Mojo Man. Come in and talk to the Mojo Man.” “The fine State of Georgia.” “Every morning he gets up before dawn and washes his Cadillac in cold, clear water.” “Yes, go through it all over again, but this time, ...

Author: Raymond A. Rogers

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781771124386

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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As a commercial fisher in Nova Scotia in the early 1990s, Raymond Rogers experienced the collapse of Canada’s East Coast fishery first-hand. Afterward, while preparing to leave the province to find work elsewhere, Rogers noticed a lone gravestone across the road from his home in Shelburne County that commemorates the life of Donald McDonald, a crofter from the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, who “departed this life” in 1881. Rogers wondered if there might be a connection between the necessity of his own departure, and McDonald’s lonely presence on the nearby Atlantic shore, linking them as members of local communities that were displaced in the name of “economic progress.” In Rough and Plenty: A Memorial, Rogers explores the parallel processes of dispossession suffered by nineteenth-century Scottish crofters expelled from their ancestral lands during the Highland Clearances, and by the marginalization of coastal fishing communities in Nova Scotia. The book aims to memorialize local ways of life that were destroyed by the forces of industrial production, as well as to convey the experience of dislocation using first-hand narratives, recent and historical. The author makes the case that in a world where capital abhors all communities but itself, remembering becomes a form of advocacy that can challenge dominant structures.


Record promotion men and radio buddies treated him to a welcome- back-to-Houston party. Joseph J. Holan is now spinning polka ... The Mojo Man is HOTLEN now on WING 6-10 p.m. daily; problem is, who's the Mojo Man? A note to Bill Sachs, ...





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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

How Britain Got the Blues The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Style in the United Kingdom

This was the country tradition which earlier produced men like Big Bill Broonzy, but it was a far cry from Big Bill's softer, ... 27 October 1958, 2, cited in Sandra B. Tooze, Muddy Waters: The Mojo Man (Toronto, 1997), p. 165.

Author: Roberta Freund Schwartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317120940

Category: Music

Page: 282

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This book explores how, and why, the blues became a central component of English popular music in the 1960s. It is commonly known that many 'British invasion' rock bands were heavily influenced by Chicago and Delta blues styles. But how, exactly, did Britain get the blues? Blues records by African American artists were released in the United States in substantial numbers between 1920 and the late 1930s, but were sold primarily to black consumers in large urban centres and the rural south. How, then, in an era before globalization, when multinational record releases were rare, did English teenagers in the early 1960s encounter the music of Robert Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller, Memphis Minnie, and Barbecue Bob? Roberta Schwartz analyses the transmission of blues records to England, from the first recordings to hit English shores to the end of the sixties. How did the blues, largely banned from the BBC until the mid 1960s, become popular enough to create a demand for re-released material by American artists? When did the British blues subculture begin, and how did it develop? Most significantly, how did the music become a part of the popular consciousness, and how did it change music and expectations? The way that the blues, and various blues styles, were received by critics is a central concern of the book, as their writings greatly affected which artists and recordings were distributed and reified, particularly in the early years of the revival. 'Hot' cultural issues such as authenticity, assimilation, appropriation, and cultural transgression were also part of the revival; these topics and more were interrogated in music periodicals by critics and fans alike, even as English musicians began incorporating elements of the blues into their common musical language. The vinyl record itself, under-represented in previous studies, plays a major part in the story of the blues in Britain. Not only did recordings shape perceptions and listening habits, but which artists were available at any given time also had an enormous impact on the British blues. Schwartz maps the influences on British blues and blues-rock performers and thereby illuminates the stylistic evolution of many genres of British popular music.

American Negro Folktales

I'm not like other men. ... 19, conjectures “mojo” in the sense of charm or amulet to be African in origin, and gives a photograph of an informant wearing a mojo, opp. p. ... Henry Bates, he was the mojo man in Goodman, Mississippi.

Author: Richard M. Dorson

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486805801

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected during the mid-twentieth century, tell of talking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints. The first part of the book provides a setting for the fables, in which folklorist Richard M. Dorson discusses their origins and the artistry of storytellers. The second part consists of the tales, which include the adventures of Old Marster and John, supernatural episodes, and comical and satirical anecdotes as well as more realistic accounts of racial injustice. Recounted in the actual words of the narrators, the folktales abound in bold language, memorable imagery, and bittersweet humor that reflect the essence of African-American storytelling traditions.

The Sorcerer s Apprentice

Someone told him,“Get you a mojo, it'll get you out of that whipping, won't nobody whip you then.” John went down to the corner of the Boss-man's farm, where the mojoman stayed, and asked him what he had. The mojo-man said, ...

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691191423

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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A diverse new anthology that traces the meaning and magic of the sorcerer’s apprentice tale throughout history “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” might conjure up images of Mickey Mouse from the Disney film Fantasia, or of Harry Potter. As this anthology reveals, however, “sorcerer’s apprentice” tales—in which a young person rebels against, or complies with, an authority who holds the keys to magical powers—have been told through the centuries from classical times to today. This collection brings together more than fifty sorcerer’s apprentice stories by a plethora of writers, including Ovid, Sir Walter Scott, and the Brothers Grimm. In an extensive introduction, fairy-tale scholar Jack Zipes discusses the significance of the apprentice stories, the contradictions in popular retellings, and the importance of magic as a tool of resistance against figures who abuse their authority. Twenty specially commissioned black-and-white illustrations by noted artist Natalie Frank bring the stories to visual life.

Manhattan Grimoire

Leave this street in Harlem before the Mojo Man takes your soul like he took mine.” The vision dissipates and ... “Mojo Man, I think that's what your sister called that guy, can't remember for sure —” I hear movement in the entranceway.

Author: Sandy DeLuca

Publisher: Crossroad Press


Category: Fiction


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A crippling blizzard. Grisly discoveries in an old church in Harlem. A small apartment building cut off by the mounting storm, its tenants trapped with a vicious killer that may or may not be human. And an unholy manuscript stolen from a dead sorcerer that could very well hold the secrets to opening the gates of Hell. Gina has seen strange visions since childhood. Her mother was considered insane for having the same affliction, and before her disappearance, Gina's sister Allie was obsessed with black magic and "saw" things too. It eventually led her to a depraved conjurer known as Mojo DeCanne, a man who possessed a book of demonic spells Allie stole and hid in Gina's apartment in the days before she vanished. Now, as Manhattan braces for the worst snowstorm in decades, and Gina's visions become worse, blurring the lines between nightmare and reality, Mojo DeCanne has come looking for what is his. In order to solve the mystery of her sister's disappearance and the meaning behind her own shattered life, Gina must first survive the night and somehow stop an unimaginable evil from fulfilling its horrific destiny. Darkness falls on Manhattan. The blizzard grows worse. And the lights go out.

Tears of the Midnight Sun

he was the man with the magic touch. However, certain people who knew him beforehand, would call him Mojo, said he was "The Mojo Man." With magic up his sleeve, speaking words meant to deceive. Whose hands were quick, knew how to get ...

Author: LeRoy Hewitt Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491791011

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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TEARS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN, is the eighth book written by LEROY HEWITT, JR. Among the other books written by him, includes a number of top sellers, such as: Mystic Eyes of Twilight, Jewels of the Red Dawn, Captured in Mystery, and True Persuasion. This wonderful book, Tears of the Midnight Sun. Is just as exciting, and captivating as the previous books written by LeRoy Hewitt, Jr. Taking you into a fascinating world of adventure. Expressed through explosive short stories, and gripping story poems as never before. Revealed in poetic format, based in part on real life situations. Intertwined, and blending with factual and fictional events that will set your mind aglow. With tales of love, mystery, crime, and betrayal. Whereby some of the names have been changed for reason of privacy. Once you read this exceptional book, or any other written by LeRoy. It can stimulate the magic in your imagination, as if sweet music for your mind. Putting you center stage for enchanting moments of excitement and intrigue. If you like being at the center of attention, to feel the excitement as you read. This is the book you must own, that makes reading so much fun for everyone. The book that gives to you, TEARS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN.

Rituals of Resistance

John was told to get a mojo lo get out of his next whipping . So he went down to the corner of the Boss - man's farm , where the mojo - man slayed , and asked him what he had . Well , the mojo - man replied . ' I have a pretty good mojo ...

Author: Jason Randolph Young


ISBN: WISC:89076302751

Category: Africa, Central

Page: 570

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A Modern Man

Second, he looks like a guy who can get things done. Joe doesn't fuck around. ... Same as the mojo man, or the voodoo lady who tells you your fortune by squeezing a goat's testicles. It's all the same, fifty-fifty.

Author: George Carlin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306827105

Category: Humor

Page: 336

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Experience George Carlin as you’ve never seen him in this collection highlighting his greatest hits and achievements, including never-before-seen material. It is impossible to talk about 20th century comedy without discussing George Carlin. Named the 2nd greatest standup of the 20th century by both Comedy Central and Rolling Stone, Carlin garnered multiple gold records, 4 Grammys, 6 Emmy nominations, and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He was the first host of SNL, appeared on the Tonight Show some 130 times, and acted in beloved films like Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Dogma. Dubbed “the dean of counterculture comedians,” George Carlin was an American icon. A perfect introduction for new fans and a worthy addition to the collections of old fans, The Best of Carlin showcases the longevity, range, and—above all—hilarity of the master. Filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other delicious verbal ordeals, it is drop-dead funny tour through Carlin’s mind. More than ten years after his death, Carlin’s characteristically ironic takes on life's annoying universal truths remain thoughtful, fearless, and somehow more relevant than ever.

Black and White Music

Hell of a Life'147 contains samples of ' She's My Baby'148 , written by Sylvester Stewart , and performed by The Mojo Men ; samples of ' Stud - Spider'149 by Tony Joe White ; and portions of Iron Man'150 , written by Terence Butler ...

Author: Admin 12

Publisher: Admin 12


Category: Music

Page: 183

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In the last five years thousands of articles have been written about the white privilege and millions of times have been distributed on social networks. The main idea of ​​these articles is the existence of a privilege that the white artists (more in the USA and UK) benefit, a privilege that lacks or is at a lower level for black people and other minorities. In this report I will explore a small part of the music industry from the USA, more precisely I will investigate the contribution, greater or lesser, of black and white artists in the production and writing of their albums. The artists investigated in this report are Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan, Adele and Beck. I selected these artists because the music produced and released by them were used to provide examples of racial discrimination that takes place in the music industry. Why black artists do not win the Album of the Year so often as white artists? The purpose of this report is to show (within the limits of the information used): - the creativity, originality and novelty of the investigated artists; - the artist who enjoys a greater contribution in the production and writing of songs from the album or albums that have been released; - whether the awards and recognition offered by the USA music industry are based on originality, creativity and novelty in music, or are offered based on the colour of the skin; - what are the differences between the music recognized by receiving an award and music that did not receive an award, but was nominated for the music award (either by the vote of the general public or by the vote of the members of the jury that awarded the song or the album); - whether the loss of the award is a direct and personal non-recognition of the artist who performed the songs and under whose name the songs and album are released; - whether the loss of the award is a direct and personal non-recognition of the producers and lyricists who created parts of a song and the album; - reasons that might justify why white artists receive more recognition than black artists in the music industry (only the artists in this report and Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, MTV, Beyoncé versus Taylor Swift regarding the originality of two songs). This report was born out of the urgent need to confront and challenge the core arguments of black artists who feel and promote the idea of injustice regarding their music, hoping to provide clearer, more transparent information and better-founded reasons for the institution’s decision to award the white artists from this report. Black artists and white artists are in need of answers and this report is a meditative resource about the recognition of their contribution in the music industry. In this report interested people about music and awards will find the space to read about it and confront their knowledge with the report’s findings. The report can be used to calm the realities of racism and can provide a point of reference of the quality, originality and novelty of the music used in this report, but also for future artists waiting to be dicovered. The findings of the report might be a challenge for people with a fixed opinion about who is the best artist despite the evidence used. In the end, the findings of this report are a challenge for the music industry as well, as it contributes to the wider discussion about creativity, originality and novelty of the artists and who/which artist/song/album should get the higher award.

Blues All Day Long

Ilene Melish, “The Man Who Shaped a Sound,” Melody Maker, October 6, 1979, 38. 54. Brisbin, “Jimmy Rogers: Havin' Fun ... Sandra B. Tooze, Muddy Waters: The Mojo Man (Toronto: ECW Press, 1997), 58. 5. Palmer, “Muddy Waters: Delta Son,” ...

Author: Wayne Everett Goins

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252096495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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A member of Muddy Waters' legendary late 1940s-1950s band, Jimmy Rogers pioneered a blues guitar style that made him one of the most revered sidemen of all time. Rogers also had a significant if star-crossed career as a singer and solo artist for Chess Records, releasing the classic singles "That's All Right" and "Walking By Myself." In Blues All Day Long, Wayne Everett Goins mines seventy-five hours of interviews with Rogers' family, collaborators, and peers to follow a life spent in the blues. Goins' account takes Rogers from recording Chess classics and barnstorming across the South to a late-in-life renaissance that included new music, entry into the Blues Hall of Fame, and high profile tours with Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. Informed and definitive, Blues All Day Long fills a gap in twentieth century music history with the story of one of the blues' eminent figures and one of the genre's seminal bands.

The Record Men The Chess Brothers and the Birth of Rock Roll Enterprise

... 168–69, 175–78 on Rock & Rollers playing Blues, 174 Muddy Waters: The Mojo Man (Tooze), 171, 176–77 Murray, Charles Shaar, 103 musicians' pay, 63, 146 see also royalties Musicians Union Hall, 95 Music Man (Wade and Picarole), 185, ...

Author: Rich Cohen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393352504

Category: Music

Page: 224

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"Brilliant; the best book I have ever read about the recording industry; a classic."--Larry King On the south side of Chicago in the late 1940s, two immigrants; one a Jew born in Russia, the other a black blues singer from Mississippi; met and changed the course of musical history. Muddy Waters electrified the blues, and Leonard Chess recorded it. Soon Bo Diddly and Chuck Berry added a dose of pulsating rhythm, and Chess Records captured that, too. Rock & roll had arrived, and an industry was born. In a book as vibrantly and exuberantly written as the music and people it portrays, Rich Cohen tells the engrossing story of how Leonard Chess, with the other record men, made this new sound into a multi-billion-dollar business; aggressively acquiring artists, hard-selling distributors, riding the crest of a wave that would crash over a whole generation. Originally published in hardcover as Machers and Rockers. About the series: Enterprise pairs distinguished writers with stories of the economic forces that have shaped the modern worlds; the institutions, the entrepreneurs, the ideas. Enterprise introduces a new genre; the business book as literature.

Encyclopedia of African American Actresses in Film and Television

Spencer Williams was the director, proving that a black man could create forties-style horror schlock with the best of them. ... She directed a comedy ti- tled The Mojo Man for the NAACP Playwright's Competition. It won first runner-up.

Author: Bob McCann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786458042

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 461

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The first work of its kind, this encyclopedia provides 360 brief biographies of African American film and television actresses from the silent era to 2009. It includes entries on well-known and nearly forgotten actresses, running the gamut from Academy Award and NAACP Image Award winners to B–film and blaxpoitation era stars. Each entry has a complete filmography of the actress’s film, TV, music video or short film credits. The work also features more than 170 photographs, some of them rare images from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Willie Dixon

Sandra B. Tooze, Muddy Waters: The Mojo Man (Toronto: ECW Press, 1997), 125. 60. Dixon, Willie Dixon, 117. 61. Whitburn, Top R&B Singles, 1942–1999, 471. 62. Corritore, Ferris, and O'Neal, “Willie Dixon (Part 2),” 24. 63.

Author: Mitsutoshi Inaba

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810869936

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 445

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Examines the development of Willie Dixon's career as well as the evolution of his songwriting techniques and skills as a singer, arranger, and producer.

Bad Juju

The junkyard artifacts were somehow endowed with bad mojo. And Odell Porch was the Mojo Man himself. The Mad Prince of the Realm, come to punish trespassers. “What-chew pussies doing here?” Odell challenged. He strode toward them, ...

Author: Randy Chandler

Publisher: Red Room Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 313

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Dark forces are afoot in Vinewood, Georgia, a deceptively sleepy town where the dead don’t stay dead and a sinkhole is as sinister as it is deadly. Violent events both natural and supernatural build to a chaotic crescendo of horrors that will threaten the entire town and everyone in it. An odd handful of townsfolk put their lives on the line to save the town, but the darkness may swallow them up before they have a chance. EDITORIAL REVIEWS “Reading Bad Juju is like being bitten by scorpions again and again and again, then asking for more because it felt so damned good.” --T. M. Wright, author of Bone Soup "This is a brilliant book, and ranks right up there with James A Moore's Serenity Falls as my favourite town under siege by evil novels of all time." --Ginger Nuts of Horror “A high octane read … scary as hell.” --Walt Hicks, author of The Deathgrip Collection “Outstanding! Randy Chandler is horror's best kept secret! Buy it immediately, and discover the genre as it should be.” --Kelly Tomblin, Horror-Web “I climbed into that sucker and couldn't get out. It was a real Venus Flytrap of a novel, absolutely compelling. I’d recommend Bad Juju without a single reservation [to] folks who dig old-time horror.” --Steve Vernon, author of Devil Tree “A full-bore, take-no-prisoners, one-man mission to once and forever completely upend & recontextualize the hallowed traditions of the Southern Gothic." --t. Winter-Damon, co-author of Duet for the Devil

Rock Music

In the later track, Muddy reminds us he's a 'hoochie coochie man', while delivering a pentatonic riff on I ... although they were restored in subsequent performances' (Tooze, Muddy Waters: The Mojo Man, Toronto: ECW Press, 1997, p.

Author: Mark Spicer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351550697

Category: History

Page: 504

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This volume gathers together twenty articles from among the best scholarly writing on rock music published in academic journals over the past two decades. These diverse essays reflect the wide range of approaches that scholars in various disciplines have applied to the study of rock, from those that address mainly the historical, sociological, cultural and technological factors that gave rise to this music, to those that focus primarily on analysis of the music itself. This collection of articles, some of which are now out of print or otherwise difficult to access, provides an overview of the current state of research in the field of rock music, and includes an introduction which contributes to the ongoing debate over the distinction (or lack thereof) betweenrock andpop.