Welcome to MUCHO MUSIC
The No 1 shop for rare and collectible CDs – plus the odd dab of vinyl. Although we specialise in Old School soul, we love blues, R & B and rock ‘n’ roll very much as well. We aim to stock all the important reissue and new CDs of the styles of music from all over the world. This is the best music from the 50s to the 80s all under one roof, from hard to find out of print items to the latest re-issues. Our stock is expanding every month so check back here regularly for new releases.
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EVERYBODY'S GOT A JONES
Interesting and unusual theme for a compilation this - apart from Paul Kelly's title track all the artists here are called "Jones"! Some great selections as well - a really excellent listen!
Koko Mojo's latest blast from the 50s includes group sounds, hot R & B and the usual selection of blues rockers. Some rarities here as well. Excellent.
SOUTHERN BRED VOL 1
Volume 1 of Koko Mojo's excellent series of blues / R & B rockers from the 50s from Mississippi bred artists. Superb stuff.
SOUTHERN BRED VOL 2
Volume 2 of Koko Mojo's series of 1950s hot black rockers and blues killers from Mississippi born artists is here - and its as good as Vol 1. Which is saying something! Unmissable.
SOUTHERN BRED VOL 3
Volume 3 of Koko Mojo's look at scorching black rockers and hard hitting blues grooves may be the best set yet as it includes such late 50s stars as Otis Rush and Magic Sam. Quite superb!
SOUTHERN BRED VOL 4
More hi octane R & B rockers and uptempo blues from those nice people at Koko Mojo. A great set including tracks from Otis Rush, Little Milton and many others. Recommended.
SOUTHERN BRED VOL 5
Another super collection of dance orientated R & B mainly from the 50s - some really rare songs here. 28 of the best of black rockers from the liked of Elmore James, Earl Hooker and many others.
WE WROTE 'EM & WE SING 'EM!
Lovely small selection of 50s recordings by such great songwriters as Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott. These are the original versions of such classics as "All Shook Up" and "Tweedle Dee" - the first recordings are always the best!
HIDDEN GEMS FROM CHESS VOL 1
This really is a little gem of a CD. 24 of the rarest Chess sides of the 50s including some gospel from the wonderful Rev. Ballenger, some very tough blues from the likes of Calvin Bostick and Lou Sargent as well as group sounds from the 4 Cruisers. Chock full of lovely R & B! Highly recommended.
"We Get By" is the latest set from one of soul music's most brightest and enduring stars the wonderful Mavis Staples. This CD of new recordings has been highly acclaimed by critics and fans alike. Don't miss it!
Gallant little Timmion Records from Finland has a growing reputation for it's new soul based recordings. Now the pick of some of their recent efforts has been put onto CD by another rather more established concern, Daptone of New York. This 10 track set includes several latin tinger performances as well as a peach from the great New Orleans star Willie West. If you thought new soul recordings didn't have the feel of 60s or 70s music this set might just change your mind.
DEEP DIP INTO MISSISSIPPI SOUL VOL 2 THE GREENVILLE CONNECTION
As far as we are aware, this is the only ever retrospective of Mississippi music with the Greenville connection. As the notes state, this compilation is probably the first time these songs have been available since the records were pressed over 50 years ago. No big names here – no soul or blues superstars and no national hits either, but you will find a heartbeat of little label music – the backbone of Afro-American culture as it was heard in the juke joints and bars of the Mississippi Delta in the 60s.
BROTHERS & SISTERS OF SOUL
The Red Onion label brings us another interesting compilation this time featuring a mix of male, female and mixed groups in their Relative Soul series. Obscurities abound and it would be a very committed collector who had these outstanding tracks on original 45 in their collection. So we thank Red Onion for making these rare tracks available to us all.
SOUL DIAMONDS VOL 12
Vol 8 in this series of Soul Diamonds from Buried Treasures certainly keeps up the standard set in previous CDs. As in all the other releases this set combines some of the rarest and most obscure tracks from a single label. 22 songs of the highest class. We wouldn't think there are too many soul music fans that have John Ladrew, Avalons, Sedatrius Brown or Elaine 45’s in their collections. Lovely stuff!
SOUL OVER THE COUNTRY VOL 2
It's been almost a year since volume one appeared and that was very well received by everyone. We are pleased to say that this second set keeps up the same high standard bringing together the usual interesting mix of singers and material from across the USA. The underrated Lee Moses (look out for a CD and LP that covers his recordings from 1965-72, due next month) and the little known Anthony Swete stand side-by-side with the better known Clarence Carter, Lavern Baker and Big Maybelle. It all adds up to an hour’s worth of very listenable music.
How Much Longer Must I Wait? Singles and Rarities 1965-1972 collects all of Lee Moses’ non-album singles and B-sides, plus three never-released tracks together for the first time ever. Most of the material here pre-dates 1971’s Time and Place album, reflecting his initial bid for stardom via a series of now-legendary 45s recorded with Atlanta producer Johnny Brantley. As for the unreleased recordings – much like the man himself, little is known about them. What remains is an oeuvre that has become synonymous with raw and emotionally charged Southern soul. Southern soul singer Lee Moses began his career in the clubs of Atlanta, where he performed alongside the likes of Gladys Knight. Later came a move New York, where he found some success with his only LP Time and Place, before returning to Atlanta as his bid for stardom faltered.
JAMES & BOBBY PURIFY
JAMES AND BOBBY PURIFY shot to fame in late 1966 with their debut single for Bell Records, ‘I’m Your Puppet’,which quickly became established as a soul classic. Written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, the song was a smash hit, reaching the US Top 10 Pop and R&B Billboard charts, and was nominated for a Grammy. Thereafter, the pair recorded two albums and several singles for Bell before eventually leaving Bell in 1968. Named after their biggest hit, I’M YOUR PUPPET includes all of James And Bobby Purify’s recordings during that dizzy two year period, including both LPs, all non-album tracks and a clutch of recordings which only surfaced in 2002. Many tracks are currently unavailable on CD.
DEEP SOUL DELIGHTS
The excellent Li-Jan label from Thailand kicks off what we hope will be a series of CDs with an absolute cracker. Deep Soul Delights has 20 tracks of top top quality music - not a dud anywhere to be seen. An absolutely unmissable release - a sure fire success. Wonderful!