Sunday, May 24, 2015

3RD ANNUAL MOJO PARTY * ONE SURPRISE AFTER ANOTHER!

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I think the title really sums up this season's Mojo Party!

I think I can speak for both Paul Tidiman and myself  when I say, the Mojo Party was a bite larger that we could chew. But, as hard working, no time-wasting, blues loving people, we both looked at the prospects of merging the CrossRoads gang into the Sunday Social Matinee Show with an open mind and a full heart in the hopes that we would be pleased with the outcome.

And, even though the best laid plans did go a bit sideways - the outcome was fantastic!!!

So that was a big surprise!!

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Then early in the day, I was saying to a few of the guests that we really need to start to integrate some young blues blood into the scene - and who walks in the door at the very moment?

It was Javier Hernández from Valencia city with guitar in bag!! Who is he? Don't you read CBBlues?

Well, he is the youngest professional blues player and recording artist on the scene. His parents brought him down by car to us - bless!!

Surprise, Surprise - his father won the hand-painted CBBlues tshirt. He was crazy and over the moon with glee!!

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Then the invited musicians / performers turned out to be a real treat. Harmonica George, Peter Gun (guitar), Capitan Wilson Puerto (bass)

Very stylish, nervous - because they were late - got lost - oh well - another a surprise. They quickly set up and transported us back in time to a musical performance better than a theatre show. These guys could easily perform at Edinburgh's big summer showcase festival in any theatre if given the chance.

You can read more about them here -
http://www.cbblues.com/2015/05/vintage-50s-jump-n-jive-blues-at-its.html




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After the raffle, the invited band hooked up with Paul (music director), Javier (new blood) and our friend Alvaro (beat keeper) and played one of my favourite songs, Caldonia first recorded in 1945 by Louis Jordan. And, I managed a video clip of that song - sorry too busy to take more, but this will give you an idea! Enjoy!! karla darocas