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The Routers !

Woohoo ! Let’s Go ! Cheerleaders, Go ! (That's an ancient and obscure ritual to bring cheerleaders straight to your home, just trying sorry...) Formed in 1962 by Mike Gordon, the Routers recordings were made primarily by session musicians rather than an actual group with the exception of Gordon. The Routers first release in September 1962 was "Let's Go !". Its infectious “clap clap clap-clap-clap clap-clap-clap-clap Let's Go! " chant became a favorite of cheerleaders and crowds worldwide (I mean, even when I walk in the streets of Paris, people always shout that at me). The recording was instigated by record producer Joe Saraceno and his producing and songwriting partner Mike Gordon. Like many pop instrumentals recorded in Los Angeles, California at this time, such as those by B. Bumble and the Stingers, it involved Mike Gordon, (guitar), Plas Johnson (saxophone) and Earl Palmer (drums), probably with Plas’ brother Ray Johnson on bass guitar. Later Routers re

Elder Roma Wilson !

HALLELUJAH ! Elder Roma Wilson was born December 22, 1910, in Tupelo, Mississippi, one of 10 children raised on his parents' cotton farm. When Wilson was 15, he taught himself to play the harmonica, using an instrument that his older brothers had discarded. He was ordained when he was only 17 years old and became an evangelist, preaching at different churches until he was appointed pastor of his own congregation. When his children were still young, he and three of his sons, whom he had taught to play harmonica, often performed their unique style of religious music on the streets of Detroit. Joe Van Battle, owner of Joe's Record Shop, covertly recorded their street playing in 1948 and sold his recordings of "Lily of the Valley" and "Better Get Ready" to the Gotham label. These now legendary 78 rpm releases introduced the music of Wilson to audiences in Europe and the United States. It wasn't until the 1980s that Wilson learned of these records, and eager

A Bloody Western Mix, Part 5 !!!

AMIGOS MIOS !!! Bring the horses ! The ropes ! The shovels ! Thee long-long-long awaited new Western Mix is served ! All together once again : « YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAA !!!!! » Rev. Frost Presents…A Bloody Western Mix, Part 5 ! (71 :40) 01. Intro 02. Stelvio Cipriani - Un Uomo, Un Cavallo, Una Pistola 03. Johnny Horton - The Battle Of Bull Run 04. Perry Como - Wild Horses 05. Bruno Nicolai - Espanto En El Corazon 06. Marty Robbins - Prairie Fire 07. Leroy Holmes - Hang 'Em High 08. Johnny Western & Richard Boone - The Guns Of Rio Muerto 09. The Outlaws - Husky Team 10. Frankie Laine - The Tarrier Song 11. Ennio Morricone - La Resa Dei Conti (Seconda Caccia) 12. Buell Kazee - A Short Life Of Trouble 13. Ray Evans & Jay Livingston – Bonanza 14. Johnny Burnette - Green Grass Of Texas 15. Brent J. Cooper - Sixty Seconds To What ? 16. Billy Strange - The Battle Of New Orleans 17. Hoyt Ming & His Pep-Steppers - Indian War Whoop 18. Roy Rogers & The Sons Of The Pioneers - Ghos

The Mojo Men !

The Mojo Men !!! Yeah, a bit of history, The Mojo Men recorded for the Autumn Records label in San Francisco, California. One of their hits, 1965's "Dance With Me", and a number of other records, were produced by Sylvester Stewart, later better known as Sly Stone. (Staaaaand) One of the first San Francisco psychedelic bands, the Mojo Men began as a British Invasion inspired group, even covering the Rolling Stones' "Off The Hook". But following the arrival of drummer Jan Ashton, the group developed more intricate arrangements and harmonies. They were one of the premier bands that help shape the San Francisco Sound ! Their many singles never fully displayed the band's considerable songwriting and vocal talents, and after changing their name to the Mojo and finally just Mojo, they disbanded in the late '60s. The Mojo Men : * Something Bad * * My Woman's Head * * Fire In My Heart *