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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Giving Thanks for Mojo Workin’

Each Thanksgiving at the Flucke household, we have a special tradition where we open up the mojo bag and drop in some new gris-gris,...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Mike Bloomfield, “Try It Before You Buy It”

Mike Bloomfield's second album has received the digital reissue treatment, and Mojo Flucke revels in the "classic 1970s R&B and funk stew."...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Heavy Trash, “Midnight Soul Serenade”

Jon Spencer’s the reigning court jester of blues, a smart-aleck white guy who is part clown, part serious musician, part genius, and...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Goodbye, Saffire

In his latest Cold Shot, Mojo Flucke bids a fond farewell to blues queens Saffire, who are calling it quits next month after a wonderful...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: The Albert King Pencast

He may have been born under a bad sign, but this week, Albert King gets his due as Mojo Flucke looks back on the life and times of the...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Bo Diddley, “Drive By: Tales From the Funk Dimension”

One of the many things I love about Popdose is our collective freedom to write different kinds of posts: Sometimes you gets yourself a Cold...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Paul Reddick

The kids are back in school, and Mojo Flucke is taking advantage of the peace and quiet the right way -- by blasting some blues harp with a...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: James Booker

Mojo Flucke is back, and this week, he's pouring us a Cold Shot of James Booker. Drink up!...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Super Session Live at the Fillmore East

Mojo Flucke has returned from an unexplained disappearance, still woozy from a cold shot of '60s blues powerhouse Super Session....

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Do We Call What White Rockers Play “Blues?”

Since I started listening to blues, that’s been a hard question for me to answer. It’s important, because it speaks to what...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Happy 70th, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson

This column, sadly, sometimes looks like the blues obituary page. Well, forget that for now! This Shot, we’re celebrating the life...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens

Be still my soul. Lawd have mercy. When soul first came out, so many social issues made so many people so PO’d (civil rights,...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Setting the Record Straight on Etta James

To the hardcore fan of 1950s blues, R&B, and soul, Etta James can be vexing. To anyone following the news lately, her calling out of...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, “Gonna Get Old Someday”

Even in these crushing economic times, blues fans can count on three things: Death, taxes, and until they spend every last red cent they...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Nathaniel Mayer, RIP

Nathaniel Mayer passed away last Saturday, from complications due to a stroke suffered back on April 13. The Detroit soul singer was a...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Restaurant, “Joe D”

Meet Restaurant, or Restavrant, depending on how the person writing about this crazy Texas duo interprets the band’s logo. Equal...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: R.L. Burnside, “First Recordings”

The blues aren’t dead yet. But, compared to, say, 1971, they’ve got one foot and two thirds of the other in the grave....

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, “I Thank You”

I’m not much of a modern blues guy; in fact a lot of my pals like to refer to me as a crusty-old, close-minded, purist curmudgeon....

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: The Scissormen, “Luck in a Hurry”

A couple months back, I interviewed the Scissormen for Popdose. They’re a raunchy blues-rock duo in the vein of Black Diamond Heavies...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, “A Man of Many Words”

I think I speak for all of Popdose, going through a painful migration to the latest version of WordPress, that we have had the...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Cephas & Wiggins, “Sounds of the Blues”

I am an unabashed fan of Cephas & Wiggins, who bring a modern take on traditional folk blues. In interviews, they’re gentlemen,...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Paul “Wine” Jones, “Pucker Up Buttercup”

“Johnny Cash, he’s scared of me,” Paul “Wine” Jones said to me in one of the most endearing moments of my...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot (Statutory Rock Edition): “Shake, Rattle and Roll”

Originally, this fine blog entry was crafted exclusively for the awesome Popdose Statutory Rock List, but alas, as I am wont to do —...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: The Meters, “Cabbage Alley”

The Meters, generally known for bringing some of the hottest funk in the 1970s, remain one of the “least underground”...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Chuck Berry, “Deep Feeling”

Chuck Berry made rock and roll what it is today. This critic would fight — and win — a cage match with any other writer...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, “Damn Traffic”

Innovation in the blues milieu can be tough: Old-skool fans like old-skool sounds and themes, and if you change it up too much, they get a...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Professor Longhair, “Big Chief (Part 2)”

You can’t get away from Professor Longhair, a.k.a. ‘Fess. Piano freaks who appreciate all players and who don’t just...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Brewer Phillips, “Hen House Boogie”

Semi-obscure guitarist Brewer Phillips died in 1999. His playing was a key element of Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers, the legendary...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Joe Beard, “37 Years Old”

The blues, sometimes, is about how big my schlong is. Or, other times, how long me and my monstrous schlong can go in the sack before we...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Koko Taylor, “Love You Like a Woman”

“I’m gonna tell you, in plain English — just as plain as I can — I’m gonna love you like woman,” Koko...